9 things to consider when you buy a property in Malaysia

Given the comparatively high home prices in Singapore, it is understandable that many Singaporeans have, over the years, turned their heads to investing overseas. Nevertheless, buying a property in Singapore can be very overwhelming; let alone…

Conversations with: Timothy Ho, Co-Founder & Managing Editor, DollarsAndSense.sg

Whether you are a twenty-something at the beginning of your career, buying your first home, or sending your child off to pursue an overseas education, one thing’s for sure: it’s essential for you to do your financial planning. As…

How Mortgage Insurance can help you avoid regrets in life

How many of us have regrets in life? Take your time to think. I guess pretty much everyone has one or two regrets in their life regardless of whether it’s due to education, relationships, career or family. It could be as simple as not…

5 reasons why your home loan application will be rejected (and how to avoid it)

Are you stuck in a situation where you’ve applied to multiple banks for your housing loan and have gotten rejections from them, yet the bankers were unable to disclose the reason(s) to you? Here, I’ll share some common loan application…

5 reasons why your home loan application will be rejected (and how to avoid it)

Are you stuck in a situation where you’ve applied to multiple banks for your housing loan and have gotten rejections from them, yet the bankers were unable to disclose the reason(s) to you? Here, I’ll share some common loan application…

What I wish I knew before I purchased a property

“How do I buy a property?” – It is absolutely critical that we answer this question before we start the shopping. Learn about the “How” before jumping into “What property should I buy?” If we skip the…

Conversations with: Sharon Lee, Head of Auction, Knight Frank Singapore

For many of us, the word “auction” brings up imagery of a tense yet exciting environment where an auctioneer takes the lead in accepting bids and declaring goods sold. Or maybe when “auction” comes to mind, you think…

London Special: Conversations with John Murphy, Director of City Docklands Global

This August, City Docklands Global, the Asian arm of City Docklands Limited, celebrates the launch of their Canary Wharf, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. In just a year, the company has increased its reach in Asia, a culmination of the company’s…

Your Last Chance at Safety; An Opinion Piece for Property Loan Fixed Rates Packages

Introduction: End of An Era of Cheap This is already old news – the US Fed raised rates again, as anticipated, on 14th June 2017, bringing the target rate to 1.25%. They are expected to raise again to 1.4% in the second half of the year,…

Why your HDB is not going to make you any money?

Just like any young couples would as they begin their next chapter of life, you ballot for a BTO and, after 4 years of wait, move happily into your first matrimonial home. Over the years, you start a new family and…