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Development charges dip for non-landed residential use

Straits Times – 01 Mar 12 Summary: Charges that developers pay to enhance the use of a plot of land have finally been reduced or left flat for some sectors, as the slowing property market takes its toll (I think it’s more for the luxury prime areas, rather than the rest of Singapore.) The new […]

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Launching Soon @ Bishan Central

One of the most exciting developments in the suburban areas is launching soon! Here are my personal opinions on why investors should consider this development: 1. Excellent connectivity in terms of public transportation. 2. Drivers would love this location due to its accessibility to all expressways e.g. CTE/PIE/KPE/SLE/TPE 3. Excellent Schools located within walking distance: […]

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S’pore, US among top destinations for rich Chinese migrants – The Straits Times 4 Nov 11

About 60 percent of the rich Chinese people, each of whom has a net asset of at least 60 million yuan (S$12.12 million), said they intended to migrate from China, a report has found. About 14 per cent of them have either already migrated from China or have applied for migration. The three most favoured […]

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Green Lodge put up for collective sale, EOI at Oxley – Business Times 3 Nov 11

Green Lodge, a freehold development located on Toh Tuck Road, has been put up for collective sale. Separately, an Expression of Interest (EOI) exercise was launched yesterday for 71 and 73 Oxley Rise, a freehold site zoned for ‘commercial and residential’ use. The Green Lodge site has an asking price that is above $195 million, […]

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URA Released Real Estate Statistics for 3rd Quarter 2011

Check out my analysis of the data released! Please click on the picture below to enlarge the font size!

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According to Sunday Times on 9th Oct 2011, PM Lee said that Singapore’s housing market should stabilize in 4 years. What does it mean to you?

 What does stabilizing means? A stabilizing property market does not mean that the property prices will drop or remain constant. It just simply implies that property prices will climb at a steady, constant pace. What is driving the property market? One word can sum it all. FEAR. With reports on many foreigners coming into Singapore […]

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Part 5: Finding the correct market suitable for your investing style

Many a times, investors prefer to invest in their country of residence or birth. After looking part 1, 2, 3, and 4, it is now time to use the information that you have gathered to decide on where you are suitable to invest in your country of residence or birth. Why do I emphasize more […]

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Part 4: Knowing, and understanding the characteristics of the property market that you are interested in

Knowing and understand the characteristics of the property market will help you decide whether you want to invest in the property market. Find out about the following: What is the rental yield? – This will determine as a general rule of thumb how much you can rent out your property. What is the interest rate? […]

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Part 3: Knowing what and where your priorities are

Property investing is a long-term plan, aimed at wealth accumulation. Money is just a method of keeping score. Let us not forget why money was created in the first place. Money is just printed paper, with a value that everyone agrees upon at that point in time. It was created to be used as a […]

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Part 2: Knowing Your Investing Style

Your investing style is partly influenced by your holding capacity, but mostly influenced by your investing EQ towards property. What is holding capacity? In any economy, there are always upturns and downturns. It is during the downturn that everyone should be more mindful of. During the downturn of the economy, jobs are lost and businesses are […]

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How to Invest in Properties And Sleep Soundly At Night

It is not easy to predict where the property market is going, whether it is in Singapore or Australia. Not even the property market “experts” can do it accurately. Why is that so? Actually, the reason is simple. It is because what property market experts do, is to crunch the numbers. They do not have […]

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The Importance of Tax Agent and Property Manager when investing in Australian properties from abroad

Here I go again, I thought wryly. Who is the idiot who invented giving things for free when there is an unseen cost to it? I was meeting a client, explaining to him about property investing in Melbourne. There are certainly many differences between investing a property in Melbourne and Singapore. But one question that […]

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Summary of URA’s New Regulations on Singapore Property Market

The recent measures on 14 Jan 2011 imposed by the Singapore government had taken to ensure that the property market is sustainable has been pretty drastic.  Check out the new regulations here.   A Summary of URA’s regulations: 1. Holding Period for Seller’s Stamp Duties from 3 years to 4 years 2. Seller’s Stamp Duties imposed […]

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