Prepare for Supply Avalanche as Ageing HDB Flat Owners Die

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Source: First published on The Straits Times 05th March 2018 Our rapidly ageing population is very much in the news, with the ongoing debate in Parliament on the Budget and the impact of an ageing society on public finances. Singapore reaches a population milestone in 2018: The total number of senior citizens at 65 years… Read more

Opportunities in Commercial and Industrial Markets for SMEs

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Source: First published on The Business Times 19th December 2017 GDP growth is being revised upwards. Data for total trade and manufacturing output has been growing year-on-year since 2017 began. With most analysts claiming that the property sector will rebound in 2017 or 2018, every media story about the real estate sector is bullish. Oddly,… Read more

Coping With En Bloc Fever

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During the previous en bloc wave 10 years ago, a handful of sales involving weak developers were aborted as they could not raise sufficient capital and loans to complete the transactions. Whether you are for or against en bloc sales, as a subsidiary proprietor (SP) or owner of a strata apartment unit, you should get involved by participating in all the meetings to understand the deal that is being put together. Read more

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