Does a 60 Years Leasehold Condominiums Make Sense?

By guest contributor AK When I was told that residential properties in Hong Kong generally come with a 50 years lease, I was amazed. Imagine that someone in his thirties bought a condo in Hong Kong and he lived to be 90 years old.  This effectively means that he could be kicked out of the…

The Impact of the 6th Round of Property Cooling Measures

By Mr. Propwise The MAS announcement on October 5, 2012 of the new restrictions on mortgages has been well covered by the media. In this article I will focus more on my thoughts on the impact of these measures on the market, and also present some concrete illustrations of how these measures will impact different…

New Book: Mortgage And Grow Rich

by Alfred Chia (guest contributor) Alfred Chia, CEO of SingCapital, has just published a new book on using mortgages wisely. In this article he shares with us what the book is about and his reasons for writing it. Most of us have been brought up to believe that borrowing is a bad thing. To many…

Buying Commercial Properties – What to Look Out For?

By MoneyIQ (guest contributor) Recently I met up with an old classmate of mine, who had just purchased a commercial property for investment purposes. I thought it would be great if he could share some of his experiences when buying commercial property, and we’ve put up some quick tips for you: 1. Tenure Most commercial…