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How to qualify and apply for the HDB loan?

Owning property has been made easier in recent times. If you’re looking to purchase HDB flat and monthly income is not reliable, don’t worry. Instead of taking a bank loan, as a flat buyer, it would be wiser…

That illegal animals make good house pets is irrelevant

I was disappointed when I read Mr Lee Chiu San’s letter (Missed chance to be centre for legal trade in exotic animals; Dec 6). The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species has assessed the Indian star tortoise species…

Most nature photographers are ethical

In Mr Neeraj Prabakharan’s letter (Action needed against bird-baiting; Dec 5), I would like to think that the bird was fortunate to be rescued by a caring couple. The release date for the bird was announced on a…

Fair that members’ rights to facilities guarded

Those who champion for a change in rules to allow maids to use the facilities in private clubs and condos are confusing the issue. Their empathy and sympathy are misplaced. I agree with Mr Cheng Choon Fei that…

Are HDB BTOs always cheaper than resale flats?

Most of us Singaporeans are under the impression that HDB resale flats are way more expensive than BTOs. I was totally one of them… until I tried to buy an HDB flat for the first time in my…

Residuary Property: What happens when a home is left out of a will?

Writing a will is vital to ensuring that a person’s property and assets are distributed according to his/her wishes upon death. However, there are times when specific property or assets may be inadvertently left out of one’s will.…

Cleaning firms tapping tech to lift productivity

Instead of brandishing a mop and bucket, cleaner Albert Tan’s only tool during a recent training stint was a pair of VR goggles, which the 60-year-old donned to practise wiping down virtual toilet bowls. For the past year,…

Starhill Global REIT an attractive proxy to tourist arrivals amid retail headwinds: DBS

DBS Group Research is maintaining its “buy” on Starhill Global REIT (SG REIT) with an unchanged target price of 75 cents, which reflects more conservative discount rate assumptions due to a less-optimistic outlook of the trust’s retail portfolio…

BlueSG to open charging stations to drivers of other electric vehicles from 2019

As part of its move to grow the “ecosystem” here for electric vehicles (EV), electric car-sharing operator BlueSG will begin opening up its charging stations to third-party owners of electric vehicles from next year, a year earlier than…

Global climate conference important for S’pore, countries must decisively resolve differences: Masagos

Arriving in Poland for high-level climate talks, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Tues that the critical meeting will determine how the world comes together to address climate change. Mr Masagos said in a FB post that the…

URA unveils first White site in Woodlands Regional Centre for sale

URA released the first White site in Woodlands Regional Centre for sale under the reserve list of the 2nd half 2018 GLS programme. The 2.7 ha mixed-use site can potentially generate 115,000 sqm of GFA for office, residential,…

Over 1.2 million sqm industrial supply to come online by 2019

This chart from OCBC Investment Research (OIR) with data from JTC shows that the looming supply of industrial space coming onstream in 2019 will be higher than 2018 as about 1.8 million sqm of industrial space will be…

Singapore property ‘standstill’ expected next year

Just when Singapore’s residential property market was reviving after a four-year slump, the government moves to curb the exuberance might play spoiler going into the new year. Home prices that are forecast to climb as much as 10…

Park View Mansions to go en bloc at a lower price

Park View Mansions is set to relaunch its en bloc sale tender on Wed at a reserve price of $250 million, down 22 percent from the $320 million price in Mar. This comes after more than 80 percent…

Resale condo prices up 0.2% in Nov

Resale condo prices grew 0.2% MoM in Nov, SRX Property revealed. Resale condo prices in CCR led the trend with a 0.6% hike. Meanwhile, resale condo prices in RCR and OCR both inched up by 0.1%. Resale condo…

Steep rents set to boost office REITs only by H2 2019

The steady pick-up in Grade A office rents in the past few months is expected to lend a boost to Singapore’s office REIT sector and boost the overall performance of S-REITs although the impact may be delayed into…

Singapore ranks second among investment destinations in Asia

Singapore is the second best real estate investment market in APAC as the city-state continues to rebound from the cyclical lows of a couple years ago, according to “Emerging Trends in Real Estate — APAC 2019”, an annual…

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