What is the real estate market cycle? Is now the best time to buy residential properties in Singapore?

FORECASTING AND PREDICTING We all know that the development and construction of a building takes years, and this results in a lagged relationship between demand and supply for properties. As early as 1876, an American political economist and…

Your guide to Seller Stamp Duty in Singapore

Taxes have always been something that everyone in the world has to deal with. In Singapore, taxes are unavoidable in various aspects, and there are specific ones for the transactions of properties as well. One major and common tax is the Seller…

Singapore Private Residential Property Market Analysis: CCR, OCR, RCR

In a previous article, we provided readers with a clear overview and understanding of where Singapore’s properties are located, and classified as in terms of prestige. As such, as promised in the aforesaid article, this article will conduct…

A guide to DBS home loan interest rates in Singapore

Banks in Singapore are known to provide very attractive interest rates packages. How does DBS compare when it comes to home loans? Here’s a list of features that are unique or beneficial to customers when it comes to applying for a home…

Conversations with: Auctionjia – Singapore’s first online property auction platform

When you hear the words “online auction”, what comes to mind? For many of us, this term rose to fame back in the late 1990s when e-commerce site eBay revolutionized the world wide web and introduced its auction-style listings. These…

Collective sales in Singapore: Frequently asked questions

En bloc is a collective sales method that is unique to Singapore with private developers acquiring the whole development and/or adjoining properties under one single transaction. This is governed by the Land Titles (Strata) Act. The recent slew…

Here’s how to read your renovation contract

What should you take note of in your renovation contract? Before plunging head first into your renovation, having an idea of how the entire process works will definitely come in handy – and it all begins with straightening out the paperwork.…

What and How much is Property Tax in Singapore?

It is December now and as a homeowner, you will receive the Singapore property tax bill very soon. How much do you know about the property tax you have been paying every year? On the other hand, if you are a prospective homeowner and will be…

What and How much is Property Tax in Singapore?

It is December now and as a homeowner, you will receive the Singapore property tax bill very soon. How much do you know about the property tax you have been paying every year? On the other hand, if you are a prospective homeowner and will be…

A quick guide to Singapore’s regions and districts

It is understandable that at times, one might actually be unsure of the terms ‘OCR’, ‘RCR’, ‘CCR’ or even wonder what the district numbers (e.g. District 9, 10, 11) actually mean. These terms can be found…