Impact of the property measures on the housing market

Originally published in Today, this article is posted here with the kind permission of the author Ku Swee Yong (guest contributor), founder of real estate agency International Property Advisor, which provides services to high net worth individuals. UPDATE: On 13 Jan 2011 the government announced a fourth round of policy measures. Read the summary and…

Singapore Property Beginner’s Guide Part 3: Major Players in the Real Estate Market

Following our first post about public and private housing types and second about districts and planning areas in Singapore, this post is the third in our series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore property market. We’ll be discussing who the major players in the property market are and how they drive the functioning…

Ask Mr. Propwise #2 – Should you take a bank or HDB loan?

Have a question about Singapore property? Ask Mr. Propwise (AMP)! Hi Mr Propwise, Need your expert advice on financing a resale flat, which we are planning to buy at $650,000. At this point where interest rates for bank loans are at rock bottom, does it still make sense to be taking a HDB loan to…

How to Choose Your Mortgage

Choosing a mortgage can be confusing. There are so many options to think about: fixed or floating interest rates, loan term, lock-in periods, subsidies, penalties and other special features. There isn’t one “best” mortgage out there – it all depends on your needs and preferences. Here are the main options you need to consider when…