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Sell One Buy Two

Sell One Buy Two sell one buy two

REVISIT SELL ONE BUY TWO “Sell one property buy two” is nothing new, but it has been in the spotlight recently. Some pundits have highlighted the risk of such strategy and cautioned buyers to exercise caution and prudence. Significant risks include loss of jobs and depreciation in property value. Our current slow economy has accentuated […]

Client’s interest or own interest?

Client’s interest or own interest? client's interest

Client’s Interest or Own Interest? There are times when a property agent has to choose between protecting a client’s interest or serving his/her own interest. I faced this dilemma recently. I brought a buyer to view a condo unit with an asking price of $1.29m. It was the lowest priced unit in the project. My buyer liked it and […]

Which Property Type Is For Me?

Which Property Type Is For Me? property types

Which Property Types Is For Me? Different Property Options and Their Implications I am often approached by young couples asking me what property types should they buy for their first property. There isn’t a definitive answer. But these would be my personal priorities: BTO flat EC Private condo Resale flat   Property Type 1: HDB Build-To-Order (BTO) Flat If […]

Will The New Holland Village Be Better Than The Old?

Will The New Holland Village Be Better Than The Old? one holland village

Will The New Holland Village Be Better? Holland Village is identified by The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as one of Singapore’s endearing Identity Nodes and a distinctive lifestyle destination. URA then hatched a plan for a new Holland Village extension to the existing Holland Village. The Winning Bid In May 2018, in a dual-envelope (concept and […]

Upgrading To A Condo Is Not Always Feasible

Upgrading To A Condo Is Not Always Feasible

Upgrading to a Condo is not Always Feasible I had a chat recently with a friend who has indicated she wants to upgrade to a private condo. She is a 57-year-old single mother with a university-bound daughter. Currently owned a colossal jumbo flat that is worth about $750k. I did some calculations to see the […]

Property Investors Don’t Think About Retirement Age

Property Investors Don’t Think About Retirement Age retirement age

Property Investors Don’t Think About Retirement Age I was glued to the TV last night listening to the PM’s National Day Rally speech. One thing caught my attention: government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 65, and re-employment age from 67-70 by 2030. Will I want to work till I am 70? I don’t foresee […]

Can’t Accept A 10% Depreciation of HDB Flat

Can’t Accept A 10% Depreciation of HDB Flat HDB depreciation

Can’t Accept A 10% Depreciation of HDB Flat HDB’s depreciation is real! Recently I was contacted by a couple who was looking to sell their 44-year old 3R flat in Holland Avenue. They bought the property 7 years ago –  when it was 37 years old. This meant when it was bought, there was no […]

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