Are You Being Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?

By Lau (guest contributor) (Or in Singapore terms, Cents Wise Dollar Foolish) Recently I had sent a friend home and went up to his apartment for a short 20 minute drink. As Murphy would have told me, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong: Saving the trouble of tearing a 50 cent coupon cost…

Singapore Property News This Week #8

Here’s our summary of the important residential, commercial and industrial news this week. We hope this helps you to save time catching up on the news! RESIDENTIAL Peace Centre and Peace Mansion up for collective sale at $675 million For the third time, 40-year-old Peace Centre and Peace Mansion at One Sophia Road are up…

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 8 now out!

Dear readers, We’re happy to bring you the eighth issue of our FREE PDF e-magazine, through which we hope to bring interesting and pertinent articles on the Singapore property market to our members. We’ll be adding new sections over time. Let us know what else you’d like to see – we welcome all feedback! In…

Singapore Property News This Week #7

Here’s our summary of the important residential, commercial and industrial news this week. We hope this helps you to save time catching up on the news! RESIDENTIAL Grand Tower at Novena up for sale at $88.8 million 21,742 sq ft Grand Tower located in Novena is up for sale with an asking price of $88.8…

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 7 now out!

Dear readers, We’re happy to bring you the seventh issue of our FREE PDF e-magazine, through which we hope to bring interesting and pertinent articles on the Singapore property market to our members. We’ll be adding new sections over time. Let us know what else you’d like to see – we welcome all feedback! In…

Restoring sanity to property prices

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. When the latest property measures were unveiled on Jan 13, it took most market watchers by surprise, mainly…

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…

What defines a luxury property?

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. In attempting to describe the top category of residential real estate in Singapore, we often find ourselves struggling…

Are Foreigners Driving Up Property Prices?

With the growth of PRs and non-residents far exceeding that of citizens over the last five years, there has been a growing sentiment among Singaporeans that foreigners are crowding out the market and pushing up property prices. From 2004 to 2009, the number of PRs and non-residents grew at a compounded annual growth rate of…