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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…

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Be a happy property consumer! Follow these 6 steps!

Buying a property is a major decision all of us face at some point in our lives. It is very likely to be the biggest ticket item we’ll ever purchase and we want to make sure we are armed with the most up-to-date information and best practices to make the home-buying process as smooth as…

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Prices of completed condos increase 0.1%

However, market watchers are not convinced that private residential prices will follow this upward trend.   Prices of completed condos increased by 0.1% in September, according to National University of Singapore’s (NUS) estimate. Although this broke the streak of five consecutive months of price declines since April, market watchers still firmly believe that private residential…

Singapore property buyers continue to invest in foreign real-estate assets

Singapore property buyers continue to invest in foreign real-estate assets

Australian property is a big draw for Singaporean investors. Foreigners are only allowed to purchase new dwellings under Australia’s foreign investment regime. Come Dec 1, new property reforms to tighten the scheme will take effect, but Singaporean interest in foreign real-estate assets remains, property agents said. Foreign real-estate ownership in Australia will be saddled with heavier regulation…

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Is the winter in the property market finally over?

Is the chilly private property market heating up? We examine the hotspots to keep an eye on as the private housing market thaws out After the property market’s persistent slump in recent months, resale prices of private apartments look to be stabilizing, with prices in May echoing those in April. Private apartment resale prices tumbled…

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MCST – What is it?

MCST stands for Management Corporation Strata Title in real estate MCST, the Management Corporation Strata Title, refers to the managing body of a condominium or any compound which has multiple owners and shared public facilities. MCSTs are usually associated with private residential developments. When a Management Corporation is contracted to manage an estate, it is…

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The A to Z of ABSD

In December 2011, the government introduced the Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) with the aim to reign in the overheated property market. With the softening of the demand, experts predict that the ABSD might be withdrawn. We examine what it means for home buyers. Much has changed since the government introduced the Additional Buyers Stamp…

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