Are You an Armchair Property Investor?

By Gerald Tay (Guest Contributor) On a daily basis, I probably get 5 to10 emails telling me investing in property is my route to “financial freedom” or “it’s a better bet than investing in stocks.” And for some, property might be. But for many, it can be the worst investment you make. There are far…

Are Overseas Properties with High Rental Yields a Good Deal?

By Paul Ho (Guest contributor) With property cooling measures in Singapore, many property buyers are looking outside of Singapore. The popularity of overseas investment property fairs shows that Singaporeans and Singapore-based investors are buying into overseas property projects. Some of these property projects offer rental guarantees whilst others are marketed as being easy to rent…

4 Must-Ask Questions Before You Buy That Overseas Property

By Property Soul (guest contributor) I have recently been getting messages from my blog readers, asking whether they should invest in overseas properties. Locations that people are interested in include Iskandar, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Australia, UK, US, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. There is only one reason to justify buying an overseas property Basically, I…

The Difference Between How Successful and Average Property Investors Think

By guest contributor Gerald Tay I recently ran across this book titled How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold. I was immediately struck by the differences between the thoughts and actions of the “World Class” investor and the “Middle Class” investor. In the book, Steve listed 21 ways that the wealthy think differently from average…

Are Shoebox Residential Units Profitable Investments?

By Mr. Propwise Shoebox apartments (aka “mickey mouse” apartments) have become increasingly popular in recent years, with caveats lodged rising from fewer than 30 in 2004 to more than 1,900 units in 2010. They are becoming a more prominent feature in our private housing landscape – they made up just 6% of new private home…

Ask Mr. Propwise #5 – Sell HDB to buy a private property for investment?

Have a question about Singapore property? Ask Mr. Propwise (AMP)! Dear Mr. Propwise, I would like to seek your views on one of my property investment decisions. Some experts think private properties are better investments than HDB flats. I currently own a HDB flat (for own stay) and a private property. I have the intention to…