Your 2019 Resolution – Practice Financial Discipline

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Do you have a new year resolution for 2019? A common goal for many is to lose weight and stay fit. Today has an article on the Ministry of Health’s vision to help us “live long, live well and with peace of mind”. To lower obesity and the diabetes rates, the government…

Reader’s Letter – Singapore’s Shoebox Condos are Not So Bad

By Mr. Propwise In response to a previous article, Geylang Shoebox Condos – A Comparison, we received the following reader response which I’d like to share with you: Dear Mr. Propwise, Thank you for this useful research. However, I think there has been some misconception about these so-called shoebox condos. These shoebox condos are nothing…

Unbiased New Launch Review – Parksuites

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Parksuites @ Holland Grove – a pretty classy name for an integrated development condo located at one of Singapore’s premium areas – District 10. This110-year leasehold project with 119residential and 18 retail/F&B units was launched in February 2018. Sitting on an area of 101,203 square feet, this site previously housed…

Comparing 3 Popular RCR Condos – Which One to Buy?

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Singapore’s latest cooling measures on the property market – enforced on 6th July 2018 – were to raise the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates and to tighten the Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits for purchases of residential properties. These measures are intended to cool the market for buyers of second and…

Pitfalls of Buying an Overseas Home – The Cautionary Case of Forest City

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad recently organized a five-day official visit to China. Besides asking China to withhold two major Chinese infrastructure projects, an agreement was reached to directly import Malaysian durians to China. As early as 2019, perhaps thousands of tons of Mao Shan Wang will be exported to different…