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Interested in a landed property? 3 new things you’ll need to pay for

1) Gardening and landscaping – The average cost of a landscaper is S$41/hour, but you’ll also have to accommodate room in your budget for the materials like the soil, stones, shrubbery and trees. Landscapers and gardeners may also…

Should you pay off your monthly mortgage early or invest?

Singapore’s housing market is among the most expensive worldwide. For instance, the average cost of an HDB property listing is S$532,768 or S$507 psf. Compare that to the average monthly salary of S$5,783, and it isn’t difficult to…

Singapore’s property market in 2021: Everything an investor should know

There is no arguing the fact that the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 hit all economies hard. Even real estate, a traditionally safe investment option, suffered from the pandemic and restrictions it imposed. However, while some property markets were…

OrangeTee disrupts the Singapore property market with newly launched Market Analytics Suite

Property buyers and sellers would be familiar with the lack of relevant information when making critical property transaction decisions. While a lot of information is publicly available, some fall behind a paywall, and others are only released to…

OrangeTee & Tie Joins Forces with Juwai IQI

OrangeTee & Tie (“OTT”), has entered into a strategic partnership with Juwai IQI, SEA’s largest proptech group and operator of real estate super-brands, Juwai and IQI Global. By joining forces, Juwai IQI and OTT will open up new…

OrangeTee launches The Green Avengers social media campaign, raises awareness for sustainability in Singapore

OrangeTee & Tie has successfully launched its “The Green Avengers” campaign, in a bid to raise public awareness towards sustainable living in Singapore. The campaign aimed to crowdsource for innovative green ideas that anyone could do at home…

Will my property purchased during a crisis be profitable in future? Here’s a research-backed analysis for you

If you have been looking for your next property and are concerned about making your purchase now – because a pandemic is sweeping the globe, locking down cities and upsetting global economies – you are probably not alone.…

OrangeTee distributes over 1000 care packs to elderly and underprivileged amid Covid-19 outbreak

OrangeTee is stepping up its efforts to support the elderly and the vulnerable during the current Covid-19 outbreak. During Mar 28 weekend, 60 volunteers from OrangeTee spent two days packing and distributing more than 1000 care packs to…

Foreign buyers in Singapore. Will we see more of them?

It is no secret that Singapore is a popular location among wealthy foreigners to park their businesses and settle down. Property purchases by these wealthy billionaires often grab news headlines. Last year, 6.1% of total non-landed home sales…

Impact of epidemic outbreaks on the Singapore property market | How will it affect your private property?

Here’s what you need to know, based on what we have learned from past epidemics like Sars and H1N1, according to OrangeTee & Tie Research & Consultancy. Historically, financial crises have had a greater impact on selling prices…

Buying Singapore property in 2020? Here are some tips for you

If you are planning to buy a Singapore property in 2020, you would probably have a number of questions on your mind. Is this the right time to buy? What should you look out for? “Despite a bigger…

Opportunities, challenges and the outlook of the Singapore hospitality industry

Singapore is a popular tourist destination in SEA region, and it’s an important component of the country’s economy as well as a source of foreign exchange income. As a result, a lot of leisure and business travelers are…

This is what’s happening in the private property market 2020

1) New private residential property prices will rise in 2020 – Private residential property prices for new homes are expected to grow at between 2% and 4%, based on OrangeTee & Tie estimates. This is buoyed by positive…

HDB resale market in 2020. What should you expect?

1) Policy changes made in 2019 will continue to benefit the HDB resale market in 2020 – “Some of these policies seem to have achieved their goal of improving housing demand especially for older flats,” explained Sun; 2)…

What is in store for Singapore power market in 2020?

Singapore’s power market is still in a transition phase, even on attaining a high level of maturity. A transition from nonrenewable sources of electricity to renewable sources is the latest trend set to shape the sector for years…

Foreign High Net Worth investors are pushing Singapore’s luxury homes market

Singapore’s real estate market has been in high gear for the past few years, during which massive developments have taken place. This has also translated to rising real estate prices in a market that is considered to be…

HDB launches tender for Seng Kang & Tampines EC sites: Here’s what you need to know

Demand for ECs is expected to remain strong next year since there has been a dearth of new launches over the past few years and only one new EC project has been launched this year. Further, the pool…

Properties in the OCR. Where is it headed?

With all the spotlight on RCR properties, property owners in OCR must be wondering what would become of their properties. Infrastructural developments and improved amenities over the past decade have brought about staggering upside to homes in OCR,…

4 reasons the RCR is the place to watch in 2020 and beyond

1) It appeals to a wider buyer pool – Properties in city fringe may benefit from “the confluence of demand from various buyer groups, including foreigners looking for a good buy and Singaporean investors and owner-occupiers who want…

November’s new home sales mark a good end for 2019

2019 is looking to be a good year for the Singapore property market after all. Nov’s new home sales rose by 23.2% month-on-month, as developers launched several projects before the new year. This is a good sign, according…

3 key trends that will guide the Singapore property market for 2020

The 3 big trends that will likely guide the property market in 2020, according to PG. 1) Buoyant foreign buying to continue – The Singapore luxury property market, which performed well above expectations in 2019, is likely to…

HDB’s new rules and their real implications for HDB owners

2019 has turned out to be an exciting year for HDB buyers and sellers. Earlier in May, CPF announced a number of changes to the use of CPF for home purchase. The new change allowed buyers to purchase…

Is zero waste grocery shopping a reality?

The world is rapidly changing due to human activity, and that is evident in the climate changes that have led to unusual weather across the globe over the past few years. At the individual level, concepts such as…

Foreign buyers flocking Singapore property market: This is why

1) Friendly investing environment – A report by Knight Frank indicates that two in every five ultra-high net worth investors prefer Singapore properties because of the island’s relative stability. Ease of doing business, a stable currency, as well…

Forget saving money! I’d rather buy REITs to generate a growing passive income

While living within your means is a great first step to take when seeking to improve your personal finances, failing to obtain a relatively high return on your investments could hold back your plans to get rich and…

Why I’m avoiding Starhill Global REIT for now

Starhill Global REIT shares have outpaced the broader Singapore market so far this year. Its units have climbed 10% year-to-date compared to STI return of 2%. However, despite the optimism surrounding the REIT, I will not be buying…

Guide to top coworking spaces in Singapore

1) Trehaus – Located at 442 Orchard Road, it is a family-friendly, coworking space that is hybrid with kids centre and coworking space; 2) The Hive – Located in the CBD and occupies an entire six stories building…

3 reasons I’m avoiding this REIT with a 9.1% distribution yield

Income investors normally target companies and businesses with high dividend yields, as this means they’ll be able to obtain a higher level of passive income per dollar of capital invested. However, things are not always so simple, as…

Singapore’s REIT industry is growing fast with no signs of slowing down

For several years now, REITs have been a thriving investment option, for several investors in Singapore. It does not seem to slow down anytime soon. REITs are popular in Singapore because they offer exposure to diverse sectors in…

Choosing the best real estate investment between REITs and rental property

Investing in real estate is rewarding in the long term because it can be a source of a reliable stream of cash with little maintenance as an investor. It is, however, challenging when it comes to choosing the…

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