Redbrick Event: Property Quotient – A Real Look At Real Estate

On the morning of 11th June, the Redbrick Team organised its first ever real estate summit, Property Quotient – A Real Look At Real Estate! Held at the DBS Auditorium at Marina Bay Financial Centre, our guests started streaming in as…

U.S. Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

Image Credit: William Warby On Wednesday, the federal reserve kept their rates unchanged once again. The decision reflects their ongoing concerns surrounding a stall in US employment and inflation, the possible Britain’s Brexit and its…

URA unable to approve new eateries until illegal parking issue is alleviated

Image Credit: blue_quartz on Flickr Based on traffic and parking conditions evaluated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), a new ban has been placed on various sought-after dining locations with effect…

Deposit-Pegged Mortgage Rates: An Overview

Image Credit: Mikhail Golub In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in banks coming up with their own deposit-pegged mortgage rates (DPMR). DBS was first in the DPMR playing field, introducing the 18-month Fixed-Deposit Home Rate…

MCST – What They Do, Why You Should Care & How To Spot A Good One

Image Credit: Alan Tan The Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST), otherwise known as the managing body for your condominium, manages private properties in Singapore. For new condominiums, the property developer has to find a condo management…

The Magic Ruler

Lu Ban Ruler (魯班尺) The Lu Ban ruler is synonymous with Fengshui or geomancy, which is the Chinese art of living in harmony with nature by harnessing Qi (energy). It is practised by arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously. Who…

The Currency War: Is It Better To Finance Malaysian Properties In SGD or MYR?

Singapore and Malaysia are two countries that offer property investors the advantages of border proximity, ease of transportation, and close economic ties. With Singapore still ranking as the world’s most expensive city to live in (EIU),…

Reading the Fine Print for Home Loans

Image Credit: Siri Hardeland These are the key criteria you have to take into consideration when choosing your home loan: Reference Rate This can be either a Fixed Rate, or floating rates pegged to Singapore Interbank Offer Rate (SIBOR), Swap…

International Property Financing

Image Credit: Tanaka Juuyoh Many local banks have introduced foreign property loans in view of the rising trend of Singaporeans looking outside the little red dot to invest. These investors are usually attracted to their chosen host country…

Share Value and Maintenance Fees

Image Credit: Walter Schärer One of the considerations when purchasing a condominium development is the amount of maintenance fees the homeowner has to pay. It may not be a significant amount but it may increase your monthly commitments…