New York vs Singapore

Singapore and New York take the top spot for highest prime rental growth in 1H2022

Commentary on Property news in Singapore If you thought that what is happening in Singapore with high rentals is unique to just Singapore, think again. According to Savills World Cities Rents and Yields report. (Published on 9-Aug-2022) Singapore has tied with New York to claim the first spot on the global index, where rents outpaced capital value growth. This trend is observed in many of the world's...

Seller Stamp Duty

What you need to know about Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD)

In February 2010, the Government introduced SSD on sellers who buy (or acquire) residential properties on or after 20 February 2010 and sell (or dispose of) them within the specified holding period. SSD is applied to the sale of residential property within the holding period The new measure was introduced to combat property 'filliping' where buyers acquire a property and immediately sell it off for a...

The Complete guide for the process of securing a lease

The process of securing a lease

Finding a place to stay that meets your requirements can be daunting and exhausting. On the surface, it may seem quite simple but is it truly the case? As you will learn, the process goes beyond shortlisting and contacting agents through property portals. In this guide, I will walk you through each step, and hopefully, you'll find it helpful and perhaps better understand the value we agents bring to...

Common Clauses found in Tenancy Agreements

Common Clauses found in Tenancy Agreements

Tenancy Agreement (TA) will form the contract for the duration of the tenancy, although Estate Agencies, as well as the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), provide their own templates as means to help both Landlord and tenants by having a common/standard template to make use of, do note that it is overall subject to the landlord discretion on what clauses he/she will want to include in the tenancy...

2022 Guide to buying a condo (new launch)

2022 – Guide to buying a Condo apartment (New Launch)

The day has come to make use of all those hard-earned dollars you've been saving and get a place of your own. For most of us, buying a property is a big undertaking, as homeownership comes with a hefty price tag and a long-term financial commitment. It's time to make some tough decisions. Do you want to put all that money in a resale flat? Or perhaps get a new launch condo instead? There are...

Guide To Property Stamp Duties in Singapore - Updated 2022

All You need to know about Buyer’s Stamp Duty

On Dec 15th, 2021 The Singapore Government announced a package of measures to cool the private residential and HDB resale markets. With effect from 16 December 2021, Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates will be raised, and the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) threshold will be tightened. The Government has also tightened the LTV limit for loans from HDB from 90% to 85% What is Buyer’s Stamp...

How Real Estate Agent Commission is calculated?

Agent Commission Explained

A good property agent more than deserves his/her commission, but many buyers and sellers are often unsure about how much to pay. And it’s the same with landlords and tenants. There are many factors that determine property agent commission in Singapore; even seasoned sellers, buyers and renters do get confused about industry standards. So here’s our guide to help you be absolutely sure about the...

Type of Housing properties in

Type of Housing in Singapore

There are 3 main categories you need to get familiar with: Public: consists of government-subsidized homes known as HDBPublic-Private Hybrid: Executive CondosPrivate:Private (Landed) - More about this belowPrivate (Non-Landed) - Apartments & Condominiums In this article, we will focus mainly on Private (Landed / Non-Landed) and the subcategories in each one. HDB Public...

Singapore Districts & Regions CCR RCR OCR

Singapore Districts / Regions

There are many ways to slice the cake; here are the three most commonly accepted methods used in Singapore. By Regions: North-East, North, Central, West, and East RegionBy market segments: Core Central Region (CCR)Rest of Central Region (RCR)Outside Central Region (OCR)By the 28 Postal Districts Singapore by Regions Singapore by Regions (Source: iProperty) Singapore by Postal...

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