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  • How big will Singaporean homes get?
    by Paul Ho on October 15, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Here is why Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent residents will be condemned to even smaller homes. If I want to buy property in Singapore, what should I do? Click here. If you think a 600 square feet studio apartment is small, wait till you see the 400 square feet studio units. But of course, a certain [&hellip The post How big will Singaporean homes get? appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Understand Your Credit bureau report for your dream home
    by Paul Ho on October 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

    iCompareLoan.com is pleased to bring to you this event in collaboration with Credit Bureau, a public education talk on Understanding your credit bureau report, maintaining a good credit or repairing your credit so as to be able to finance your dream home. SME Business owners may sometimes be too busy to bother about their own [&hellip The post Understand Your Credit bureau report for your dream home appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • NorthWave EC – Go North for Your Next Home!
    by iCompareLoan Editorial Team on October 6, 2017 at 10:39 am

    NorthWave EC is an upcoming 99-year leasehold in Woodlands, District 25. It promises a restful, productive lifestyle, comfortably distanced from the clamour of the city. Nonetheless, the green-fringed location is in no way far from the necessities of life. For one thing, it’s close to the Woodlands Regional Centre, which is being developed to be [&hellip The post NorthWave EC – Go North for Your Next Home! appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Park Place – Upscale Urban Living, East Style
    by iCompareLoan Editorial Team on October 6, 2017 at 10:26 am

    District 14’s Paya Lebar is in an exciting season of modernization and growth, as the URA’s plans and programs are geared to enliven the area. These efforts include some residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. One upcoming mixed-use project to look forward to is Park Place at PLQ. Three parcels along Paya Lebar Road will be [&hellip The post Park Place – Upscale Urban Living, East Style appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • 3-3-5 rule now endorsed by the CPF Board
    by Property Soul on October 5, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    It is official. CPF Board just endorsed Property Soul’s 3-3-5 rule. The statutory board recently published an article “How to use the 3-3-5 rule to consider if you can afford your new home” in its “Are You Ready?” portal. “Are You Ready?” is an initiative by the CPF Board to educate Singaporeans on how to... [read mor […]

  • HDB loans have now been more expensive than bank loans for almost a decade
    by Ryan ONG on October 4, 2017 at 6:21 am

    The HDB concessionary loan is supposed to help make housing affordable. Which it totally did at one point…almost a decade ago. But from 2008 to the present, bank loans have been much cheaper. Even now, with interest rates on the rise, the typical bank loan charges about two per cent interest per annum. The HDB [&hellip The post HDB loans have now been more expensive than bank loans for almost a decade appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Alias Villas – Exclusive Kampong-Style Villas For the Privileged Few
    by iCompareLoan Editorial Team on October 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    The lush neighborhoods in the Bukit Timah area bloom anew with fresh expectation. Among these District 10 estates is the impeccable Alias Villas by WHA Heritage (a branch of Warees Investments Pte Ltd) The 99-year leasehold is a small but impressive cluster housing enclave just outside the metropolis. It blends the most excellent features of [&hellip The post Alias Villas – Exclusive Kampong-Style Villas For the Privileged Few appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Hillsgrove – Landed Suburban Bliss in Hougang
    by iCompareLoan Editorial Team on October 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Singapore’s suburban neighborhoods are lately becoming more and more popular for investors and home buyers alike. This is hugely due to the fact that more and more families wish to raise their children in homes with lots of space, serenity, and security, preferably in an area where they can be close to nature. And because [&hellip The post Hillsgrove – Landed Suburban Bliss in Hougang appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Is Enbloc Good or Bad news?
    by Paul Ho on October 1, 2017 at 7:40 am

    When is Enbloc good or bad news? Receiving an enbloc offer for your property is akin to striking lottery. So who wouldn’t be pleased with it? Not everyone actually. Some may have an emotional attachment to their home or location as their family or relatives may have stayed in this development or in this vicinity, [&hellip The post Is Enbloc Good or Bad news? appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Credit Score Facts and Myths for getting a home loan
    by Credit Bureau Singapore on September 30, 2017 at 2:45 am

      30th Sep 2017 Your credit score is a number used by banks and financial institutions as an indicator of how you are likely to repay your debts and the probability of going into default. Credit Bureau Singapore(CBS) credit score is based on the various types of information in the credit report to calculate a [&hellip The post Credit Score Facts and Myths for getting a home loan appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • Chinese developers: Who exactly are they?
    by Property Soul on September 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Since the start of the year, cash-rich property developers from mainland China have been actively participating in Government Land Sales (GLS) tenders. Aiming to expand their footprint in Singapore, they have set new records in bidding prices for residential sites. This is no doubt a big windfall for the government. But not for local developers... [read mor […]

  • Speaking at Malaysia Property Show on Sep 30
    by Property Soul on September 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I will be joining the panel discussion at PropertyGuru’s Malaysia Property Show this Saturday (Sep 30). Feel free to attend if you are interested in the topic. Event: Malaysia Property Show Date: September 30, 2017 (Saturday) Venue: The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road Time: 1630 – 1715 Panel Discussion Topic: Soft Market vs Hard... [read mor […]

  • What to look for when buying under-construction condos
    by Ryan ONG on September 26, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Buying a property in Singapore is a major investment, and buying a building-under-development BUC properties heightens the risk. There’s no transaction history for you to check, and no way of knowing if the developer will fulfill the marketing hype. Still, you may be convinced by the lower initial costs, or by the high demand for [&hellip The post What to look for when buying under-construction condos appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources. […]

  • En bloc sale – the good, the bad and the ugly
    by Property Soul on September 22, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Spring Grove is the latest condominium jumping on the en bloc sale bandwagon. Almost every week, there is an announcement of a new privatized HUDC estate or old project putting up for sale. Recent candidates joining the collective sale craze include Braddell View, Pine Grove, Changi Garden, Amber Park, Jervois Gardens, Florence Regency and Normanton... [read mor […]

  • What we can learn from cockroaches to survive the next crisis
    by Property Soul on September 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Typhoon Hato lashed Southern China two weeks ago. Hong Kong and Macau were struck head-on with strong winds and heavy rain. A widely-shared youtube video of Macau showed thousands of cockroaches getting out of their underground hiding places and crawling one after the other over a sea wall. It was a well-coordinated effort to march... [read mor […]

  • 3 lessons I learned from National Day Rally 2017
    by Property Soul on August 25, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Did you watch the 2017 National Day Rally last Sunday evening? No, our Prime Minister didn’t mention the master plan or the property market. Nor did he cover any schedule to relax the cooling measures. As expected, there’s no mention of MRT either. He only talked about e-payments, diabetes and pre-school education. Tay Kah Poh,... [read mor […]

  • Recovery? What recovery?
    by Property Soul on August 22, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Property news from the media can be very confusing these days. Headlines of articles on a single day can be totally contradictory to each other. On Monday August 14, Business Times had an article “Analysts upbeat on property, tech after Q2’s mixed earnings”. Flip the Straits Times on the same day and there’s a headline... [read mor […]

  • Why you need to learn about defects before getting your new home
    by Property Soul on August 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Buying a home is an indispensable part of the Singapore dream. After you placed the deposit, followed the progressive payments, signed up for a 30-year housing loan, and finally collected the key to your new home, a big surprise is awaiting for you – the bare unit is totally different from the showflat you can... [read mor […]

  • Why housing affordability is more than your salary
    by Property Soul on July 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Dollars and Sense recently published a blog post titled “Here’s the salary you need to earn to afford these homes in Singapore”. The writer of the article has the good intention to show readers what type of housing they can afford based on their monthly salary. However, income is only part of the whole picture... [read mor […]

  • Older Leasehold But Cheaper – You Might Want To Avoid Such Property
    by admin on July 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    When buying cheaper old leasehold, you should expect to incur more expenses in the long-term. Anyone who holds a property on leasehold, they have to protect it or otherwise it reverts to the property owner, freeholder, leaving him/her empty. People who have lived on a property for many years have an option to renew the ... […]

  • MAS makes commentators look foolish again
    by Property Soul on July 6, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Last Thursday, Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ravi Menon mentioned at the annual report media conference that it is “not time yet to ease the cooling measures”, “they remain necessary” and “easing the measures now would send a wrong signal”. Sorry, cooling measures are to stay Menon cited two reasons for the... [read mor […]

  • 7 Tips to a Wonderful Home Buying Experience  
    by admin on April 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    So you’re finally ready to move out and buy your own home. It can be a mite intimidating to go into this, especially if you don’t know much about the process. Here are a few handy pointers to make your home buying experience the best one ever. Steps for Simplifying the Process Use a property portal. ... […]

  • GE 2015 Results |Singapore General Election
    by admin on September 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    GE 2015 Results – Singapore General Election     GRC / SMC in Singapore GE 2015 Results – 11 Sep 2015 Aljunied GRC WP PAP 69,929 50.95% 67,317 49.05% Ang Mo Kio GRC PAP RP 135,115 78.63% 36,711 21.37% Bukit Batok SMC PAP SDP IND 18,204 72.99% 6,585 26.40% 150 0.60% Bukit Panjang SMC PAP ... […]

  • Property Stocks Singapore List
    by admin on August 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Property Stocks Singapore List – 27 Aug 2015 Property Stocks Singapore List Based on Dividend Yield Rate In Descending Order. Company Name Code Industry Mkt. Cap.in S$ mm Tot. Rev.in S$ mm P/E Div. Yld.in % LHN Limited 41O Real Estate Management and Development 47 94.3 4.615 769.23 Croesus Retail Trust S6NU Real Estate Management ... […]

  • GE 2015 Singapore on 11 Sept 2015
    by admin on August 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    GE 2015 Singapore on 11 Sept 2015 With GE 2015 Singapore been announced today, all eligible Singaporeans will have to vote for our next Singapore Government on 11 September 2015. At the same time, we can also enjoy another long weekend as this important poll day will be our public holiday. Yes! Which constituency do you belong? ... […]

  • Executive Condo Singapore, A Better Investment?
    by admin on August 23, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Executive Condo Singapore, A Better Investment For Singaporeans? Executive Condo Singapore‘s income ceiling requirement may be likely to be announced to be lifted up during 23 Aug 2015 or tonight SG50 National Day Rally Speech by PM Lee. The possible rise in such EC’s income ceiling cap may be ranged from $2000-3000 to reach up to ... […]

  • AUD SGD | Weakest Aussie Dollar Opportunity-2016-2017
    by admin on August 23, 2015 at 2:32 am

    AUD SGD | Weakest Aussie Dollar Opportunity In 2016-2017 AUD SGD Opportunity is getting near to us in 2016-2017. There are a few happy things for me to look forward to when AUD vs SGD is estimated to be the weakest in this decade. Not only local commenters from Australia mentioned that Australia currency will slide further ... […]

  • Masters of Wealth By Robert Kiyosaki
    by admin on August 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Masters of Wealth By Robert Kiyosaki Masters of Wealth Singapore by Robert Kiyosaki will be presented live in Singapore and Malaysia. Robert Kiyosaki has quoted that “I predict the BIG BUST will come by 2016. For those who are PREPARED, theFUTURE is VERY BRIGHT!“. This is enlightening to us as property investors. Why i said his ... […]

  • Sentosa Merlion Roared In Colours During SG50 NDP
    by admin on August 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Sentosa Merlion Roared In Colours During SG50 NDP […]

  • Lizzie Velasquez’s Quote
    by admin on July 20, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Lizzie Velásquez  (born on March 13, 1989) who is tagged as the world’s most ulgiest woman is an American motivational speaker and author. She suffers from a rare congenital disease which, among other symptoms, impedes her from accumulating body fat. This condition resulted in bullying during her childhood and early youth and ultimately inspired her to take ... […]

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