Unbiased New Launch Review – Stirling Residences

By KK Tong (guest contributor) On 5th July 2018, the Singapore Government announced that it would raise the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty rates and tighten loan-to-value limits on residential purchaseswith effect from 6th July. In view of these cooling measures, some developers brought forward their launches to allow buyers to seal deals hours before these…

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…

Geylang Shoebox Condos – A Comparison

By KK Tong House sizes in Singapore are shrinking – for both HDB flats as well as private apartments. Comparing sizes of HDB flats of the 1980s to those in the 2000s, data shows that a 3-room flat was 69 sq m then vs 65 sq m today, a 4-room flat was 105 sq m…

Singapore Has the World’s Lowest Fertility Rate – Accept It

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Recently a Straits Times article said Singapore’s total fertility rate plunged to a seven-year low of 1.16 last year. It is well below the replacement rate of 2.1. Do you know that Singapore has the lowest fertility rate in the world? According to the 2017 World Factbook published by the Central Intelligence Agency, the…