Entries by The Colab Team

3 Important Things To Take Note When Taking Up Rental Space

With evolving customer taste and preference, more and more business enthusiasts and entrepreneur wannabes are taking the chance to jump on the bandwagon in the hopes of becoming the next big brand. While many retail brands have taken to the e-commerce space, using social media platforms and the internet to market their products, the idea […]

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The Singapore Playground: Themes, Culture, and Community

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has undergone rapid transformation, with the development of modern infrastructure, a thriving economy, and a diverse population. One of the key strategies that has shaped the city’s development is the creations of new towns in the suburbs, as outlined in the first Master Plan in 1958. The Housing and […]

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Overcoming Fear in Investing

As negative as it seems, fear is not necessarily a bad thing. Consider how, for example, the fear of being knocked down may help us cross the road carefully. However, if the fear prevents us from crossing the road at all, then it is not so healthy. How does fear impact investing? Stanley Druckenmiller, known […]

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Is Getting Mortgage Advice Necessary?

For many of us, real estate is likely one of the most expensive assets that you will ever purchase in your lifetime. This is even more true in Singapore, where property prices keep getting higher. Whether you are seeking to purchase your next property for investment purposes or to upgrade your property, mortgage advice would […]

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Instead Of Timing The Market, Invest Early And Often

Timing the market with short-term forecasts could turn out to be extremely harmful to your portfolio. Imagine walking in the park and coming across an owner of a pet dog walking the pet, and the pet is darting to its left and right while the owner is heading towards his destination. In order to invest […]

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Maximising Your CPF for Home Loans

Are you considering purchasing a new property but have no idea how much Central Provident Fund (CPF) you can use to finance your purchase? Or perhaps you are looking for alternatives to invest your cash and need new financing modes for your mortgage. Well, here’s a quick run through of how you can make the […]

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Singapore: A business scene that opens its arms to talents abroad, but a real estate market that restricts foreign ownership

A growing concern amongst Singaporeans is the fear of displacement in their own country. Singapore is well on her trajectory to becoming one of the world’s most booming economy with growth schemes such as the Tech.Pass targeted at foreign tech companies, which would indirectly allude to the fact that more expats and foreign talents are […]

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Interesting Facts You Never Knew About the Distribution and Planning Of Parks in Singapore

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is the land-use planning authority in Singapore. Singapore is a country with limited land area of 728 km², equivalent to 0.22% the size of Malaysia. Singapore has faced a low annual population growth rate, of 1.1% in 2019. This was followed by our total population, which includes citizens, permanent residents, foreign workers […]

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Understanding Property Tax In Singapore

What Is Property Tax & Why Does It Matter? Property Tax in Singapore is a wealth tax levied on property ownership. It is not a tax on rental income. It is levied on the ownership of properties, irrespective of whether the property is occupied or vacant. This is a recurring tax and the amount of […]

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