In an earlier blog post dated, 16 July 2018, we discussed about inventory issues in rental disputes and how best to protect yourself as an agent, landlord or tenant. In short, it really boils down to documentation and communication between the agent, landlord and tenant throughout the tenancy. As we talked to many agents, landlords…
By paying off a 99-year leasehold property in 25-30 years, you are essentially prepaying the remaining lease period of 60-70 years for your descendants during your lifetime.
During a public feedback forum organised by government feedback unit, REACH, on 21 August 2018, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong clarified that an HDB flat is an asset that will appreciate as the country prospers.
Despite more landlords are using the Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) services offered by various portals in recent years, real estate agents still have many important skills to offer.
Inventory issues are one of the most common reasons for tenancy disputes. When the condition of items at the start of a tenancy are not well documented and there is dispute at the end, how does the tenant or landlord protect himself? The tenant might have replaced an expensive Samsung television with a cheaper brand…
To keep yourself on your toes and improve year-on-year, it is extremely important to know what is working and what is not. These are some performance metrics that can help you to analyse your performance quantitatively year-on-year.
A recent PropertyGuru article dated 25 June 2018 cited a HSBC survey, 54% of respondents aged between 21 and 36 years old are residential property owners. 24% of these people already have more than one property. One of the most striking findings of the survey was that 43% of millennials hope to own multiple properties.…
KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) has been scrapped after the recent Malaysia elections. So what does it mean for Singapore and Malaysia property investors?
With Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remaining strong, Dr Mahathir has increased policy uncertainty, particularly in business investment. Nonetheless, most analysts expect stronger household spending this year. The consensus view is for GDP growth to hover around 5.0% this year.
The Singapore economy grew by 4.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in Q1 2018, an annual growth rate of 3.6% in 2017. However, analysts think economic growth will ease and have a consensus view for GDP growth to hover around 3.0% this year.