Should You Use All Your CPF on Buying Property?

By Desmond Ng | September 4, 2020

So you are hitting 30 and at the prime of your life, isn’t it a little early to talk about retirement now? Isn’t that decades away for most of us?As a matter of fact, it’s important to start planning for our future RIGHT NOW, while we have the runway to grow our savings.According to a…

Singapore Covid Resilience

By Desmond Ng | July 16, 2020

15 July 2020 – Despite no new major project launches, new private home sales in Singapore rebounded strongly in June 2020, surging by about 105% to 998 units (excluding Executive Condos) from the 487 units transacted in the previous month. Notably, this is the highest new home sales in the month of June since 1,806 units…

Why Invest in Singapore?

By Desmond Ng | July 16, 2020

Strategically located in the heart of Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometres with a planned population expansion from 5.5 million to 6.9 million* by 2030. Singapore is also a thriving cosmopolitan city with a multicultural population. Ethnic Chinese make up about 74.3% of the population and Malays comprise 13.3%. Indians…

Investing in Singapore Commercial Properties

By Desmond Ng | July 16, 2020

Property investors in Singapore typically focus on buying residential properties, but do you know that you can invest in commercial properties as well? In fact, after property-cooling measures were introduced in 2013, property investors started looking at commercial properties because they do not incur additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD). This article will give you a primer to the…

What is Buyer Stamp Duty & Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD)?

By Desmond Ng | July 15, 2020

What is Stamp Duty? Before we talked about what is buyer stamp duty and additional buyer stamp duty in Singapore, let us have a brief understanding of what is a Stamp Duty. Stamp duty is a tax on documents relating to the purchase or lease of a property. It is to be paid by the…

Guide to Buying Property in Singapore as a Foreigner.

By Desmond Ng | May 1, 2020

BUYING IN SINGAPORE The residential market in Singapore is very diverse and offers a variety of lifestyle options ranging from city living to suburban living; high-rise housing to landed homes; plenty of choices catering to young working professionals as well as families. Most of the condominiums in Singapore are equipped with facilities such as gyms,…