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Is Lentor Mansion: The 5th New Lentor Condo in 2 Years Still Worth Your Attention?

Lentor has been buzzing from 2022, thanks to the unveiling of ventures such as Lentor Modern and Lentoria. The upcoming project in this vicinity is set to be the most expansive yet, spanning approximately 21,887 square meters. Given the solid interest shown towards projects in...
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Why Aren’t Spacious, Wallet-Friendly Homes Our Reality Yet?
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Why Aren’t Spacious, Wallet-Friendly Homes Our Reality Yet?

Sherlyn Tan, a communications undergraduate, has twice encountered setbacks in her attempts to secure a Build-to-Order (BTO) flat. She fondly recalls the five-room Bedok flat her parents purchased in the late 1990s for S$300,000. Fast forward to today, the cost of a similar BTO flat...
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Why Can’t We Have More Housing Options For Singles?
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Why Can’t We Have More Housing Options For Singles?

Logistics expert, Lee Siang, aged 39, decided to leave his parents' two-room apartment eight years prior when his sibling's family relocated there. His desire was to own a flat; however, he was below the minimum age requirement during that time. Upon reaching the age of...
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Why Can’t More People Own Private Property?
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Why Can’t More People Own Private Property?

Under the alias of Siti, an undergraduate student expresses her aspiration to one day become a private property owner. She mirrors the sentiment of many in her age group, holding faith that private properties not only appreciate more in value but also endow a sense...
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6 Misleading Claims Property Agents Often Make That Savvy Buyers Are Aware Of
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6 Misleading Claims Property Agents Often Make That Savvy Buyers Are Aware Of

Alright, let's talk real estate agents. The majority are straight shooters because they've got a lot riding on their license. But then there are some who might feed you dodgy info, whether that's due to lack of knowledge or just plain untruth. It's important to...
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Why Can’t Everyone Have Homes In Good Locations?
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Why Can’t Everyone Have Homes In Good Locations?

Ms. Lim, a university student, and her significant other, Mr. Lee, believe that the geographical location of their future home is fundamentally important since they have no plans to purchase an automobile. "Our preference is for a Build-to-Order (BTO) flat within a comfortable walking distance...
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7 Essential Considerations to Keep in Mind When Assessing a Floor Plan for a New Condominium Development
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7 Essential Considerations to Keep in Mind When Assessing a Floor Plan for a New Condominium Development

The floor plan might not be the most appealing aspect of selecting a unit, but its significance is undeniable. It's easy to get swept away by the allure of the show flat with its perfect lighting and expensive furnishings, however, keep in mind that your...
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6 Unexpected Property Warning Signs That Can Be Negative for Some, But Beneficial for Others
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6 Unexpected Property Warning Signs That Can Be Negative for Some, But Beneficial for Others

When discussing property preferences, what may seem like a property "disadvantage" doesn't necessarily mean it's a deal-breaker for everyone. Sometimes, people are specifically on the hunt for these so-called negatives due to their personal living situations or unique requirements. So, let's delve into a few...
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Budget 2024: What To Expect For The Singapore Residential Market?
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Budget 2024: What To Expect For The Singapore Residential Market?

Enhanced Annual Value Band for Owner-Occupier Residential Properties to offer Property Tax Relief in 2025 For example, an OCR 3-bedroom with an AV of $40,000 can enjoy a tax saving of $360 in 2025, while a semi-detached property with an AV of $85,000 can enjoy...
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Singapore’s Housing Phenomenon: A Success Tale Calling for Tweaks – Insights from the Experts
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Singapore’s Housing Phenomenon: A Success Tale Calling for Tweaks – Insights from the Experts

Singapore's housing system, while still presenting room for improvement, has generally performed admirably in meeting the dynamic homeownership desires of its citizens, according to real estate specialists. Mr Tan from the Institute of Policy Studies lauds the public housing programme of Singapore's Housing Development Board...
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Unseen Dangers of Putting Your Money in Upscale Freehold Properties in Singapore
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Unseen Dangers of Putting Your Money in Upscale Freehold Properties in Singapore

Guess what? If you're a newcomer to Singapore's property market, you may find this surprising. Those top-tier, freehold luxury properties might not be the golden investment opportunity you thought they were. Sure, they're seen as the best of the best, but if you chat with...
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Why Can’t We Buy Low, Sell High?
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Why Can’t We Buy Low, Sell High?

Madam Tan voiced that approximately two years ago, when her apartment hit its minimum occupation period, she and her spouse deliberated over selling their abode, considering the favorable conditions for sellers. Although their home could have garnered a considerable amount on the resale market, Madam...
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What’s Needed For Singapore To Lift Those Cooling Measures?
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What’s Needed For Singapore To Lift Those Cooling Measures?

Well, isn't it great to see someone finally relaxing their real estate restrictions! But alas, it's not us. Nope, it's happening over in Hong Kong, where they've just cut the additional property taxes for foreigners from a whopping 15% down to a more manageable 7.5%....
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7 Frequently Overlooked Questions That New Condo Buyers Should Ask At The Showflat To Avoid Any Regrets In The Future!
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7 Frequently Overlooked Questions That New Condo Buyers Should Ask At The Showflat To Avoid Any Regrets In The Future!

The issue with newly launched condominiums is that you're largely buying into an idea, not a tangible product. Instead of concrete walls you can knock on, you're investing based on promotional materials, faith, and a model unit. If it's your first time dealing with a...
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2024 Will Be A Buyers Market
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2024 Will Be A Buyers Market

The Real Estate Game Never Stays Still, And 2023 Was No Different. It Was A Roller-Coaster Year, Filled With More Ups And Downs Than A Theme Park Ride. So, As We Peek Around The Corner At 2024, Let's Chat About The Potential Sweet Spots In...
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The Sneaky Role of Property Appraisals in Shaping Singapore’s Home Prices
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The Sneaky Role of Property Appraisals in Shaping Singapore’s Home Prices

At times, it feels less like a precise science and more like tossing a set of tarot cards into a spinning fan, then trying to interpret whatever lands near you. Take, for example, when you're hunting for a mortgage. You'll see that some banks think...
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I Regret Buying A DBSS: 5 Homeowners Share Their Biggest Regrets
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I Regret Buying A DBSS: 5 Homeowners Share Their Biggest Regrets

Launched in 2005 but canned in 2011, folks still chat about Singapore's Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS), even though it only lasted a few years. This one-of-a-kind housing plan aimed to jazz up public housing by roping in private property builders, which was a...
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Singapore’s HDB Projects: From Unique Landmarks to Just Another Brick in the Wall?
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Singapore’s HDB Projects: From Unique Landmarks to Just Another Brick in the Wall?

Take a look at this chill spot in Yew Tee. Someone's gone all out to make it feel like an old-school kampung. It's all natural, no town council planning involved. It's simply a place where folks come together. But as you might guess, they've been...
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Debunked! 6 Popular Property Myths of 2023, Including the 99-1 Loophole – Legal or Not?
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Debunked! 6 Popular Property Myths of 2023, Including the 99-1 Loophole – Legal or Not?

As we cruise out of 2023, it seems like a few wonky ideas about our beloved property market are popping up. Some of these are fresh off the press while others seem to be leftovers from yesteryears. The recent whirlwind of changes and tweaks in...
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Singapore Homes Prices Falling? Is This The Beginning Of A New Trend?”
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Singapore Homes Prices Falling? Is This The Beginning Of A New Trend?”

After what seemed like forever since early 2020, the cost of private homes in Singapore finally took a small dip. This fresh scoop is hot off the press from the July 2023 property statistics dished out by URA. Thinking of snagging your own pad or...
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Decoding the HDB Classification: The New Prime, Plus & Standard – What It Means for Singaporeans
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Decoding the HDB Classification: The New Prime, Plus & Standard – What It Means for Singaporeans

Big news, everyone! National Day Rally 2023 has unveiled a fresh way of classifying HDB flats. We're moving from the old 'mature versus non-mature estates' system we've been using since '92, to a new 'prime, plus and standard' classification. Alongside this change come some new...
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I Bought a Mega-Home : Hear 7 Homeowners Spill their Heartfelt Remorse
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I Bought a Mega-Home : Hear 7 Homeowners Spill their Heartfelt Remorse

The pool's awesome, just wish there were more facilities around it Meet Anthony. He's got a tale to tell about his residential experience on Bayshore Road. Nestled in a vintage mega-building dating back to 1996, he shares a cozy abode with his partner amidst hundreds...
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Ouch! Our $1.8 Million Condo Investment Blunder: Unpacking 5 Crucial Takeaways from Our Bad Experience
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Ouch! Our $1.8 Million Condo Investment Blunder: Unpacking 5 Crucial Takeaways from Our Bad Experience

Just about everyone has heard the age-old real estate mantra, "location, location, location." But it's not always as simple as that, right? Take this for instance - you could have a property in the perfect spot, but if the layout's all wrong or the block's...
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3 Property Owners Reveal Their Major Mistakes: The Pitfalls of Ill-timed Home Sales
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3 Property Owners Reveal Their Major Mistakes: The Pitfalls of Ill-timed Home Sales

Let's face it, the web is bursting with rags-to-riches tales of successful homeowners. And with realtors consistently showcasing deals that exceed property valuations, it's easy to wear rose-tinted glasses when viewing Singapore's property market. But wait, let's hit the pause button there. As enticing as...
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Is the Dream of Homeownership Becoming a Steeper Climb?
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Is the Dream of Homeownership Becoming a Steeper Climb?

Living in a snug 3-room flat, Ms. Chen and her husband have their sights set on a much loftier abode - a dog-friendly condo with secure walking areas. They're hoping to make this move in about five years. When they bought their current place last...
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