Singapore Real Estate: 2017 in Review

The year of 2017 has presented itself as an interesting year for the Singapore real estate market; full of developments that have shaped a rather rapid recovery across various sectors. One of the most prominent developments can be said to be…

Estate Planning 101: Understanding Insurance Trusts in Singapore

Although wills are one of the few important estate planning tools, it alone may not be sufficient in addressing your needs or in protecting your assets and wealth. As such, the use of trusts is sometimes considered by individuals, in addition…

Estate Planning 101: Setting up a property trust in Singapore

Are you considering purchasing a property for your child who does not have the legal capacity (i.e. below 21 years old) to own a property in his/ her own name? Are you having concerns about the succession of your assets? Or are you contemplating…

Conversations with: Jerry Tan, Founder, JTResi

65 Club Street is home to Jerrytan Residential (JTResi), a boutique luxury property consultancy founded by real estate magnates Jerry Tan, Jason Tan and Eckardt Caius in October 2001. The three and a half storey conservation shophouse is where…

Upgrading from an HDB flat to a condo unit – steps to take

If you’re making the big step to upgrade from an HDB flat to a condo, it pays to know the finer details. Here’s what you’ll have to go through, depending on whether you sell-then-buy, or buy-then-sell: Key highlights If a…

A home owner’s guide: feng shui basics

‘Feng shui’ (which literally translates to ‘wind’ and ‘water’), is a complex system of thoughts that teaches us how to position buildings in a harmonious relationship with their environment and how to balance…

FAQs on The Use of CPF For Home Purchase

Undeniably, purchasing a property is a major decision, and probably the heaviest financial commitment for most of us. However, the use of Central Provident Fund (CPF) to pay the down payment and make monthly financial obligations has been a…

Make your money work harder for you: Mortgage interest offset accounts

Housing loans are one of the biggest financial liabilities we have in our lifetime. With the current low interest rate environment, a $500k loan over the low interest would still amount to a $120k payment towards interest over a 30-year tenure.…

Conversations with: Prestige Global Designs

Sophistication, finesse, opulence – these are some words that best describes the work that the team at Prestige Global Designs is capable of. Headed by Managing Director Michael Ong and Director Jeremy Tay, Prestige Global has bagged numerous…

5 Things to check in a resale home before you buy it

Buying a home is a tedious process. Buying a resale home is even more so. From hunting for a good unit in a good location, to settling all the paperwork involved, there are tons of things you need to take care of.  But none of these really…