Local Interest Rates at 12-month Low

With the strong Singapore dollar (SGD), local interest rates have been declining to a 12-month low. Both the three-month Singapore interbank offered rate (SIBOR) and three-month swap offer rate (SOR) are about 30 and 60 per cent lower respectively,…

Conversations with Real Estate Personalities: Tan Wee Kwang

We’ve heard the horror stories. If the names Fernvale Link, the Trivelis, or The Sea View ring a bell, then you would know what they all have in common: multiple defects found within each development.  (No) thanks to social media…

MAS Announces Smaller Loan Amounts for Buyers Using Deferred Payment Scheme

Image Credit: Leong Him Woh According to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), buyers of private properties who are utilising deferred payment schemes will now receive smaller loan amounts. This affects various completed projects that are…

Conversations with Real Estate Personalities: David Ng

When you think of property valuations in Singapore, the name David Ng comes to mind. As a veteran valuer, he has come a long way in the local real estate scene. To many of us, the word ‘valuation’ is commonly associated with properties,…

Mortgage Packages That Can Help You Earn Tons Of Money In Your Savings Account

Image Credit: Ken Teegardin Homeowners are constantly overwhelmed by the many different housing loan packages offered across banks in Singapore. While homeowners generally seek for the most competitive housing loan rate or packages, they often…

What You Need To Know About En-Bloc Sales In Singapore

Image Credit: Jakob Montrasio Private property is a well sought-after commodity in land-scarce Singapore. Yet in some cases, the government and property developers can actually take over the land that your property sits on, compelling you to…

Your Opinion Needed: iProperty Asia Property Market Sentiment Survey H2 2016

Between December 2015 and January 2016, the iProperty group conducted the Asia Property Market Sentiment Survey (APMSS) across various countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Survey results were collated and subsequently…

UOB Suspends Financing Services for London Properties

Image Credit: Abi Begum The United Overseas Bank (UOB) is the first bank in Singapore to announce its suspension of loans programme for properties in London, due to the instability of the current market. This decision comes as no surprise as…

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…