Self-Service Potholes

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Co-authored by Mr. Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty with Janice Chin Li Ping, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore. Summary of the key points in the article Self-service property websites lure property buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants (let us collectively address them as “Clients”) with the bait of substantial… Read more

Part 3 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Rise of the Single-Person Household

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Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore publish today their joint series article on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. This article is the final part of three. Read more

Part 2 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Income Growth and Housing Affordability

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Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore publish today their joint series article on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. This article is part two of three. Read more

Part 1 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Downsized Properties

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Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore publish today their joint series article on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. This article is part one of three. Read more

The Patterns of Dodgy Property Agents

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In today’s competitive services market, real estate agents are not only caught in the strife of industry competition, they also have to grapple with being made redundant by technology. To say that there are many real estate agents in Singapore is an understatement — there are more than 28,000 licensed agents or about 1 agent serving every 140 residents; and this is probably the principal cause of the stiff competition in the industry. The competition is exacerbated by the growing number of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants who opt for self-service through web applications. We are concerned that some agents have compromised their integrity and their “duty of care” for their clients in order to trump the competition. Read more

Veteran Property Agent and Analyst Joins HugProperty As Co-Founder

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Singapore-based start-up HugProperty, a property platform which provides property buyers and sellers with unbiased, expert-guided information, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ku Swee Yong, Chief Executive Officer of International Property Advisor, as a co-founder. The move is part of HugProperty’s strategic plans to provide customers with expert insights focusing on a credible and factual analysis of properties. HugProperty aims to eliminate unnecessary delays to property transactions by providing unbiased information amidst the myriad of misleading information present in today’s market. Read more

Counting the love of aircon ledges in dollars

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Source: http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/counting-love-aircon-ledges-dollars Just how much do buyers of private property pay for air-conditioner (AC) ledges every year? A whopping S$780 million. I hope my estimates are wrong, but simply examining new residential sales in the six years from 2011 to 2016, it seems that buyers have spent a total of S$4.7 billion on AC ledges. If… Read more