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Lack of fair treatment of HDB lease expiry
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Kuan Back to Lawrence Wong’s mumble about not to assume all HDB flats are eligible for SERS. The trouble with HDB leases is not that they are 99 year leases – after all lots of property around the world especially in urban Read More

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Clearing up the confusion on new property measures in Singapore
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg The changes in the Sellers Stamp Duty and TDSR requirements have been exaggerated by headlines. Here, we explain what the new property measures mean. There has been a lot of confusion regarding the new property measures in Singapore announced this  March 2017. Read More

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When is an ‘amenity’ not really an amenity
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg When buying a property in Singapore, think twice before paying a premium for amenities. ‘Amenity’ is the most overused term in Singapore’s property market. It is a generic, catch-all term to suggest there are various conveniences around you. However, it’s important to get Read More

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3 reasons why adjustments to property measures is not a good sign
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Property Soul Last Friday, a press release was jointly issued by Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Finance and Monetary Authority of Singapore to make adjustments to the Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) and Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework, with effect from Read More

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Should Singaporeans be grateful for property cooling measures?
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Property Soul Singapore’s Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong said in a Bloomberg TV interview that the government has not “made any movement in the budget” to relax property cooling measures because “demand remains very resilient” and “property volume in terms of Read More

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6 things you weren’t told about the CPF housing grant
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By Property Asia Direct Are CPF housing grants for HDB resale flats really FREE money? Or is there a catch somewhere? We examine some implications of getting these grants. In the Budget Statement on Monday (20 Feb 2017), Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat announced Read More

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Trust is a scarce commodity in properties
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Property Soul In properties, market confidence determines the boom and doom of the industry. To property buyers and investors, trust can make or break a deal. In this digital world, trust is more valued than ever. Unfortunately, trust is increasingly rare to Read More

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Singapore govt to enforce ban on Airbnb rentals but URA studying option of creating new property category
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Private apartment owners who rent out their apartments or rooms on a short-term basis on websites like Airbnb soon may breach the law. The Government passed a Planning (Amendment) Bill on 6 February that will make the ban on Airbnb-style short-term home rentals Read More

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KCAP Architects & Planners appointed as consultant to develop Jurong Lake District master plan
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed the team led by KCAP Architects & Planners (KCAP) as consultant to develop the detailed master plan for Jurong Lake District. URA noted that the team’s proposal received the highest score among those of the five Read More

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Private residential properties prices decreased by 0.5 percent in 4th quarter 2016
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has announced that prices of private residential properties decreased by 0.5 percent in 4th quarter 2016, compared with the 1.5 percent decline in the previous quarter. For the whole of 2016, it noted prices fell 3.1 percent, compared with Read More

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