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Things to look out for when buying a home

Higher price, higher returns? Freehold or leasehold? Primary market or secondary? And what about mortgagee sales?   Buying a home is a multi-faceted decision. Not only does it satisfy the physical need of having a roof over your head, it is also often an emotional decision –…

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What Rising Interest Rates Mean for Singapore Property

Homeowner Grace Koh had barely settled into her new condominium apartment along Singapore’s breezy East Coast in August, when the interest rate on her mortgage jumped from 1.5 per cent to 1.8 per cent.   When she first took out the S$1.1 million (US$800,000) home loan with…

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Sub-sale: What property sellers and buyers need to know

SINGAPORE: What happens when you have bought a newly launched property from a developer, but wish to sell it before it is completed?   Before completion, a transaction of a unit between the original buyer and new buyer is called a sub-sale in industry parlance.   This…

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Tenant tips: 7 effective steps to negotiating rent in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Tenants, if there is anything that you need to know before you rent a home, it is this: Rental rates are always negotiable.   Not only is nothing set in stone, negotiation margins – the difference between asking price and the price the landlord is willing…

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The Top Seven Traits Of A Successful Real Estate Investor

Real estate is said to have made more millionaires than anything else. For those who have successfully made money in it, it’s not hard to see why. With so many different ways to grow wealth investing in real estate, there are tons of opportunities for many different…

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Is the Singapore property market still a safe haven for investors?

SINGAPORE: With all the turmoil of a Trump presidency and Brexit, we wouldn’t be surprised if analysts eventually suggest hiding your money in a sock.   In the aftermath of the last crisis years (2009 to 2013), the Singapore property market — particularly its luxury segment —…

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