Cluster Housing – the Best of Both Worlds?

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Should you buy a condominium, or a landed property? When shopping for private property, buyers may well be torn between these two choices. In Singapore, landed housing is deemed more “elite” as statistics from 2016 show that there are only 75,603 units of landed housing as compared to 301,674 units […]

5 Lessons from Hong Kong’s Property Godfather After 40 Years in the Market

By Property Soul(guest contributor) I was in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year. With 92 percent of the population being Chinese, everyone was taking a break during the public holiday. Not for the property agents. Some agency branches even opened on the first day of Chinese New Year. One of them was Centaline Property Agency (中原地產), a […]

Pasir Ris Condo Showdown –Living in the Far East

With its proximity to the sea, beach lovers will find Pasir Ris a haven to live in. Located at the far end of Eastern Singapore, Pasir Ris is reasonably well developed with a population of 139,890 as at 2015. As in any part of Singapore, there are plentiful condominiums to choose from. Which are the […]

Are Singaporeans Unhappy Because of Property?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) As we are near the end of the first quarter in 2018, let’s look back and see how the year has started on a happy note. Singapore’s GDP grew 3.5 percent in 2017. Salaries are expected to rise 3.9 percent this year. The stock market continues to close at record […]

5 Property Tips for the Year of the Dog

By Property Soul (guest contributor) We kick-started the Lunar New Year with a Property Club Singapore education seminar titled “Reading Property Signs in the Year of the Dog”. I used the occasion to share with the audience property strategies for homebuyers and investors in the year of the Earth Dog. The presentation can be summed up by […]

Unbiased New Launch Review – Martin Modern

By KK Tong (guest contributor) A Core Central Region (CCR) project, the 450-unit Martin Modern is located at Martin Place within the Robertson Quay area. Situated in a central location near the city, will this development be able to attract buyers? At the launch at end July 2017, about 90 units were sold. Prices ranged […]

Finding Good Bargains this Lunar New Year

By Property Soul(guest contributor) Still remember my 2014 blog post “Finding great bargains in a Chinese New Year fair”?We flew to Hong Kong again this Lunar New Year and stayed in the same hotel opposite the Victoria Park Flower Market which opened from February 10th to 6 a.m. on February 16th. Most people buy plants […]

Condo Hunt by the River at Robertson Quay – Which One Will You Choose?

In Singapore, most people who buy condos to live in usually get those located in the Outside Central Region (OCR) as they are more affordable. However, people who have higher incomes may choose to buy private property located in the Core Central Region (CCR). These prime properties are more expensive and exclusive. Properties near the […]

The Best Advice for Home Buyers is…

By Property Soul(guest contributor) A Hong Kong actress met a renowned fengshui master recently at a press conference. With Chinese New Year approaching, she asked him about her relationship fortune in the new year.“You will find Mr. Right these two years. If you want a good marriage, remember one thing: No need to find a […]

Unbiased New Launch Review – Le Quest

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Le Quest – a mixed use development in Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, was launched in early August 2017 to a healthy response from buyers. A total of 280 units were sold at an average price of $1,280 per sq ft. The 516-unit development with more than 6000 sq m […]