Tag: HDB

Academic dismisses Forbes commentary, but says….

A stinging commentary in Forbes about Singapore's march towards an Iceland-like economic meltdown is making the rounds online. Here, academic Donald Low digs into the article dismissing its main thesis but saying there are some valid points that the government should not ignore. -- You...

Should You Buy the Biggest Flat You Can Get?

Yeah, I know we covered this topic before. But it was before all the big changes we've seen, so that old guide's now as useful as a car manual from the time of The Flintstones. And since some of you have started asking this...

How Singapore’s Latest HDB Cooling Measures Affect You

Affordable housing is a big ticket issue right now. And when our government tackles a problem, they do it with a uniquely Singaporean slant: That is, the unshakeable conviction that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Enter the latest HDB Cooling Measures: “Hello, what you...

Housing affordability a key concern in Singapore

Singapore News
A regional survey by iProperty has found that Singaporeans are concerned about affordability of housing given that HDB prices have doubled in the last seven years. Low global interest rates and high liquidity in the asset market have driven property prices up, according to the...

Mortgage malaise

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
In a recent blog post, Minister Khaw Boon Wan urged HDB home owners to get mortgage insurance so that they do not leave their families in the lurch. The Independent dug deeper to see how other countries handle such matters. The Unites States, for example, has...

The property reality

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
Property curbs increase prices of HDB flats. This the new property reality.  By Leong Sze Hian Forget those who have the bucks to continue to buy private proverties, curb or no curb. The latest statistics which show that new private property purchases plunged 73 per cent last...