How love may get into the way of your property: Joint Tenancy or Tenancy-in-Common

Love and marriage are often one of life’s greatest milestones, a blissful day where you pledge and commit to your other half. As part of establishing a separate entity from one’s biological family, purchasing a matrimonial home…

Caveats, easements, covenants and all other must-know legal jargons in your property title

While not everyone would become a lawyer in their lifetime, almost every individual would own a property at some point in time. We do not deny how daunting it may be to grasp these terms, but it is crucial for you to have a sufficient level…

How would a low Interest rate environment affect you?

The Covid-19 situation has changed much of how the world functions. As we head into 2021 and beyond, governments all over the world have initiated policies to ensure that their economies do not crash. Interest rates are one of the many…

A race to keep our heritage alive, but at what cost?

Chinatown (牛车水) – directly translates to ‘bullock water-cart”. One of Singapore’s most iconic tourist destinations located in the heart of the lion city boasting of a rich Chinese culture and pop-up…

Are you applying for a BTO in 2021 for the first time?

As we usher in the year of the Ox in 2021, you may be heavily contemplating if applying for a Built-to-Order (BTO) flat would be a wise choice. Indeed, purchasing a home is a big-ticket item and for many Singaporeans, one of their largest…

How are we celebrating Chinese New Year differently in 2021?

News that a COVID19 vaccine had been developed was met with a mixture of relief, joy and excitement. To some, it signalled the end of the nightmare brought on by the onset of the pandemic. Others kept a sense of perspective, recognizing…

The ‘Lottery Effect’ In HDB Properties

The ‘Lottery Effect’ of HDB properties have once again become a hot topic of debate as the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of some 50,000 flats were expiring in 2020-2021. National Development Minister Desmond Lee had also stepped…

February 2021 BTO Sales Launch: Tengah – The hidden gem of the West

If you have been an avid follower of the quarterly Built-to-order (BTO) sales launches, you would be quick to notice that Tengah has been on the list of options for the past few months, offering brand new flats in the thousands. Many have raised…

No Valentine’s? No problem. How to qualify for a flat from HDB as a single?

Being alone on Valentine’s Day can be a mood-kill for singles out there, with no one to spend the special season together. A recent trend to make headlines would be the option of ‘renting-a-boyfriend/girlfriend’ where singles…

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Singapore’s problem with flash floods

For those suffering from travel bug bites and sighing at the inability to travel to Norway or Japan to catch snow during the Winter season, the weather here in Singapore has not disappointed much in the first two weeks of 2021. With temperatures…