Tag: Property

Banned in Joo Chiat

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
Street walkers are not the only ones who are banned in Joo Chiat, the URA has also banned new diners from operating as sit-in restaurants. Relational Goods was told by URA, which is in charge of issuing dine-in licenses to pack up its tables and...

What Sentosa Cove says about Singapore

Property News
If you want to have a snapshot view of how dramatically Singapore has changed politically, economically and socially just take a drive around Sentosa Cove, the only residential enclave that boasts exclusive oceanfront living for Singaporeans and foreigners. Executive Adrian Tan, who had the rare...

When property becomes lottery…

Property News
Of all the statistics that are thrown at the property-obsessed Singaporean, the most ignored, but most worrying, is the one that speaks volumes about the dark hole that the country is digging for itself. The money stashed away in residential property is hitting a payback...

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...

Iskandar hit or hype?

New projects are springing up in Iskandar, Johor but where are the tenants? Buyers are concerned about high crime rates in JB. By Mathew Yap “What do you think of Johor-Iskandar as an investment?” I casually asked Delvin, a director of a well-known Singapore-based property consultancy...