Life in the East – Condos in Bedok

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Bedok is a matured town in the Eastern part of Singapore, and has an estimated population of 289,000, which is the largest of all Sg residential towns. Similar to other towns on the island, Bedok offers a mix of public and private housing. Clusters of private housing are situated in…

Have We Learnt Our Lesson From the Last Financial Crisis?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) More than ten years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Did the world learn anything from the 2008 financial crisis? Are we heading for the next economic disaster? Rush in quick. Get out fast Speaking to CNBC’s “Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World” documentary, Warren…

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…

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…

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…

Unbiased New Launch Review – Kandis Residence

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Launched in the last weekend of August 2017, Kandis Residence is a 130-unit condominium set in the quiet and serene area of Sembawang. Based on the 33 transactions from launch date up to June 2018, the average transacted price is $1273 psf. Developed by Tuan Sing Holdings, the 99-year leasehold…

Top 10 Must-Know Home Loan Terms and Conditions

By Eugene Huang (guest contributor) Image Credit: Siri Hardeland Home loan terms and conditions can be very confusing, with lots of jargon that is difficult to understand. In this article we will go through some of the key terms that you’ll see, and help you to decode it so you know what you’re getting into when you…