How a Good Property is Like a Blissful Marriage

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Tonight while flipping through the local TV channels in my hotel room somewhere in Taiwan, I came across a variety show with the hosts and guests sharing their views on ‘what makes a blissful woman’. The blissful marriage A local celebrity backed her argument with a thought-provoking remark, “女人不是要嫁得到,是要嫁得好。” (What…

How to Be a Contrarian Property Investor

By Mr. Propwise While the term Contrarian Investor is typically used for someone who invests against the crowd in the stock market, it is also applicable for property investing. In this post we’ll look at how Contrarian Property Investors think, why it makes sense to be one, and how to think like one. What is…

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 Multi-Million Dollar Mistake

By Mr. Propwise Here’s the story of a property investor who missed a once-in-a-decade opportunity. The date is early March, 2009. Post the onslaught of the Global Financial Crisis property prices had corrected sharply and everywhere he looked there were bargains to be had. At many projects prices were down 30+% from the early 2008…

“No Money Down” Properties – Legit Scheme or Scam?

By guest contributor Gerald Tay There are many myths about doing property deals. Most contain a grain of truth – and a lot of misinformation. Several printed advertisements and mass emails in the past couple of years have been claiming that one can invest and own properties with no money down. One advertisement even claims…

Profile of the Typical Singapore Property Investor

By Getty Goh (guest contributor) Property is a hot topic these days and it seems like everyone is jumping onto the property bandwagon. In my line of work, I often come across seminar participants who ask me where they can find good property deals. What many of them fail to realize is that finding good deals…

Worrying Trends in the Singapore Property Market

By Mr. Propwise I’ve noticed some interesting and worrying trends in the Singapore property market that I’d like to share with you, and also delve into what they mean for the property investor and own-stay home buyer. HDB prices are rising faster than private property prices Last week the URA reported that the private residential…