Property

99.co launches new initiative against LGBTQ discrimination in Singapore’s housing and property industry

99.co, a leading property portal in Singapore, together with Prout, a community-based app for the LGBTQ+ community, hosted Singapore’s first ‘Meet Your Next Housemate’ event for the LGBTQ community at Found8’s Anson Road co-working space on Thursday (19 Sep). About 120 participants attended the jointly-run event, which was sponsored by General Assembly, and supported by industry partners AMICI Events and …

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Can this ‘CPF Key’ truly unlock the value for old flats?

(Article contributed by Ku Swee Yong, CEO of International Property Advisor Pte Ltd.) In May 2019, the government relaxed rules for older people looking to buy old flats using more money from their CPF accounts. The aim of amending the rules was primarily to improve the demand for older flats, so that the value of older flats may be maintained …

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Will Hong Kong people buy Singapore homes?

Some readers ask me whether there will be more Hong Kong people buying Singapore homes, and whether this will raise local property prices and sales volumes. Maybe they know I was from Hong Kong two decades ago. Or they have seen too many media reports on riots in Hong Kong. Like many foreign countries, protests and strikes to Hong Kong …

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3 property statements that don’t hold water

I always believe that there are things best leave it to the professionals, such as legal and taxation matters. On the other hand, there are things best to be managed on your own, especially when it comes to finance and investment. I immediately struck a chord with Andrew Craig when I read his book How to Own the World: A …

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4 tips for LGBTQ and singles to purchase property in Singapore

For the most of us, securing a property is one of the biggest milestones that we would want to achieve in our lives. It gives us a sense of accomplishment to know that we have a roof over our heads – whether it means owning our own home or just renting one. However, it’s definitely easier said than done. In …

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Case Study: A curious case of “no money down” property schemes

We present the case of John and his parents. John is an undergraduate student who has taken finance and investment classes that cover a range of asset-types, including real estate. During a family dinner, when discussing a module that John was taking in the university, Real Estate Investments and Finance, his parents divulged that they have made a real estate …

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Singaporeans are able to afford property despite finding prices high, says PropertyGuru survey

Based on a survey conducted by PropertyGuru Group, it was revealed that Singaporeans are now being more positive about the property market due to the increased in affordability, ease of getting financing, good long-term prospects and government policies. The results, which came out in the leading property technology company’s bi-annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, was conducted on 643 people in Singapore …

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