Singapore Property News This Week #143

Residential A breather for homeowners who bought before last June 29 With immediate effect from Feb 10 this year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that refinancing of loans for homes bought before June 29, 2013 will be exempted from the total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) cap of 60 percent. The cap means…

The 2 Numbers Smart Property Investors Must Know: COCR and IRR

By guest contributor Gerald Tay In the first part of this article, we talked about the importance of looking at numbers instead of location when buying investment property. There are two vital numbers that novice investors and speculators frequently ignore: the Cash-on-Cash Return and Internal Rate of Return. Let’s now take a closer look at…

The Pros and Cons of Buying versus Renting

Home ownership is a big deal for Singaporeans. The most critical part of the 5 Cs in the Singapore Dream is the one that stands for Condo (the other four being Cash, Car, Credit Card and Career). Thus buying a home is often an emotional decision rather than a rational one, sometimes with financially distressing…