Tag: Property

Hong Kong folks are looking at property and private schools in Malaysia

There is a spike in interest in Malaysian property and private international school enquiries, according to property consultants and a couple of International Schools in Malaysia. Interest in Malaysia rose towards late June and early July with realty companies noting a sudden interest in Malaysian...

Johor developers urge government to review restrictions for foreigners wanting to buy real estate in Malaysia

According to a restriction enforced in 2014, foreigners cannot buy Malaysian property that costs less than RM1million (S$329,145). Now, the Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) is calling on the government to revise the current policy in order to boost real estate...

Singapore rushes to save banks amid property rules easing

Bloomberg on Friday said banks has been given a reprieve with the easing of the country's property rules, following a rise in housing loans share in the bad debts ratio. OCBC alone showed housing loans consisted 15% of its bad debts ratio, and make up...

Tips for Singaporeans when buying a property in Iskandar Malaysia

When I was growing up in Singapore, I recall my relatives telling me cautionary tales about Johor whenever a negative story appeared in the local media. While Johor is a great escape for us urban dwellers, it was a different story altogether when it comes to buying...

Home Loan Calculator – You Should Definitely Read This Before Using One

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Applying for a home loan in Singapore feels like a lot of shows on cable right now. The new government regulations resembles the plot of Game of Thrones (spoiler alert: everyone you love dies), and all the while your property agent is acting like he's...

Why Are Gen Y Singaporeans Saving So Little Despite Not Having to Pay Rent?

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Sure, a house costs a ton of money in Singapore—but so does a Ferrari. Neither affects you at this point if you're still living with mum and dad. And that's what most unmarried Singaporeans continue to do. Unmarried people in the 18-30 age group...

Are You Making a Huge Mistake By Upgrading Your Property?

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Singaporeans are always looking for reasons to upgrade to a larger home. Then again why shouldn't they? Homes are small enough as it is! But is it always a smart move to upgrade? That's a question that many Singaporeans unfortunately don't ask and think...

5 Important Things Your Lawyer Actually Does For You When You Buy a Property

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You've been scrimping and saving to buy your first property, and now they tell you you have to pay a few thousand dollars for a lawyer? What lunacy is this? Unfortunately, lawyers are a necessary evil when it comes to property transactions. So, does your...

Your Step-By-Step Guide To: Buying a Resale HDB

Planning on getting a resale HDB in the open market? In between trying to find that perfect unit in the perfect location, and also not being able to get a bank valuation on your intended purchase without first spending on a downpayment (What the...

How to Get More Out of Your Lawyer When You Purchase Property

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Whenever you tell people you're going to speak to your lawyer, they immediately assume you're going to jail or getting sued. Whatever it is, it can't be good. So when you purchase a property, you should probably be glad the goal of your visit to...