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HDB loan vs bank loan

Deciding between HDB loans and bank loans? Here’s a quick reference.

That’s probably the second thing that many first-time homeowners are wondering, after figuring out where their first home should be. Overwhelmed with all the jargon and fine print? Don’t worry, we’re here to break down the differences between HDB loans and bank loans. Key points about HDB loans vs bank loans HDB loans require a…

Artist's impression of Midtown Modern

Luxury home shopping spree: Which are some of the condos in the CCR people have been buying?

The past quarter has been pretty eventful for the property market. For instance, February recorded the highest number of million-dollar HDB resale flats sold in a month. And last month in March, we saw the highest sales of luxury homes sold in a month since November 2013.  546 units were sold in the Core Central…

Infographic on median price psf of resale condos within 1km of MRT stations

Do home prices truly decrease as they move away from the city centre? A look at the price psf along MRT lines

It’s understood that centrally-located properties, especially those in the Core Central Region (CCR), are the most expensive in Singapore. A general rule-of-thumb for residential property purchase is that the closer a property is to the city centre, the higher the value it commands.  Looking at the condo resale transactions in March 2021, the most expensive…

a couple stressed over finances and housing affordability

Now that interest rates are rising, how will it affect housing affordability?

Over the past several months, there’s been a growing concern about housing affordability. Despite the recession and pandemic, housing prices have been on the rise ever since the end of the circuit breaker.  Resale prices for HDB flats and condo units have been rising for the ninth and eighth straight month, respectively. Factors such as…

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