Category: Commercial News

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5 commercial properties Singaporeans secretly wish they own

Sure, we could go into detail about how commercial properties are a better investment because residential property have higher taxes, lower rental yield et cetera, but that’s not the only reason why plenty of Singaporeans wish they owned commercial properties. Whether it’s a kopitiam or a yoga studio, we’ve all fantasised about owning these at…

neighbourhood shopping mal

How does a neighbourhood shopping mall die?

To be honest, the days of a shopping mall as an amenity are beginning to fade. More Singaporeans shop online every year, and the tenant mix at neighbourhood malls is also revealing. In the not too distant past, a mix consisting of 80% retail and 20% F&B (food and beverage) outlets was common. Today, it’s…

Commercial Property Investment

Residential vs Commercial property investment in Singapore: which is right for you?

Commercial properties are an attractive investment to many right now. Rental yields for commercial properties may reach 5% on average, whereas residential units typically have more modest rental yields of 2 to 3% per cent. However, there are many more differences between investing in a residential vs. a commercial property — vital make-or-break factors that…

HDB Conservancy Charges

What you need to know about the HDB Conservancy Charges hike

Since 1st June 2018, all 15 town councils run by the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) have increased service and conservancy charges (S&CC) for residents and tenants. Flats of all sizes, shops, offices, as well as market and cooked food stalls under the Housing and Development Board (HDB) are affected by the fee hike. The…

Blackout CBD Singapore

Companies: How to survive a blackout without losing money

Blackouts don’t discriminate. As last Friday’s power outage in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) proved, blackouts can hit businesses of all sizes — anywhere and across every industry. Electricity blackouts may cost a small business about $1500 an hour or more, depending on the nature of the business and timing of the outage. (The loss…

Shophouse Condo

9 reasons to buy a shophouse (instead of a condo)

Few things get more attention than a shophouse for sale — and for good reason. In 2014, median shophouse price in Singapore peaked at $3,824 per square foot (psf) on land area. Due to the implementation of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) loan curb, however, demand for shophouses decreased in line with other types…

HSR Property Value

8 countries show the impact of HSR on property prices

Now that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed it would pull out of the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, it’s likely that homeowners and property buyers the Jurong region might be feeling what Spiderman felt at the end of Infinity War (i.e. not so good). Without the HSR, their overriding fear is that that…

Shopping Malls in Singapore

5 amazing retail ideas for shopping malls in Singapore

Shopping malls in Singapore need to up their game — and fast. After all, when was the last time you stepped into a mall not for a product, but because you wanted to experience something cool? And, no, we’re not talking about the air-con. As it stands, Singaporeans are increasingly growing weary of our copy-paste…

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