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How Will ‘Baby Boomers’ Impact The Property Market?

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Baby Boomers are an interesting bunch. They refuse to be pigeonholed, as their lifestyles, financial situations and even their definitions of retirement vary significantly – both from each other and from the generations that preceded them. The only one thing that remains certain is the fact that we’re in uncharted territory, as the ripple effect […]

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Slowdown In Property Loans But Demand Still Strong For Cheaper Homes

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

THE slowdown in the local property market saw loans approved to the sector last year drop marginally. According to National Property Information Centre’s (Napic) 2015 Property Market Report, total loans to the property sector grew 2.6% during the quarter ended December 2015, a drop from the 4.3% in the previous corresponding period. Of this, loans […]

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Winning Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Sellers’ Markets

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

For sellers, success is all about managing the offers, while buyers must strategize and be prepared to compete. In a market with limited inventory and lots of willing and able buyers, we find a hot sellers’ market. Phrases such as “bidding wars” and “non-contingent offers” are music to sellers’ ears — and enough to scare […]

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UAE Cities Remain Preferred Choice For Rich Gulf Real Estate Investors

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah remain by the destinations of choice for wealthy Gulf individuals with an interest in investing in property. According to research by Cluttons, which polled high net worth individuals (HNWIs) across the region, Dubai is the most popular city for real estate investment, with 27 percent saying they picked the emirate […]

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Rise of Singapore’s West and North

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Property investors have much to be excited about with recently announced plans to develop Jurong. We take a look at the upcoming Jurong Innovation District, as well as Woodlands Regional Centre, and give you the Guru View. Recently announced plans for the Jurong Innovation District (JID) is welcome news for residents of Singapore’s Western region. […]

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It’s a Sellers’ Market: What That Means for You

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Whether you’re buying or selling, being prepared goes a long way toward a successful transaction. Real estate is growing strong in many parts of the country. First-time and entry-level buyers find little inventory but lots of competition, leading to a frustrating seller’s market. For sellers, this means quicker and easier sales, if they cross their […]

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A Steady Recovery for the Indian Real Estate Market

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

The year 2015 was not the greatest when it came to the residential real estate market. In fact the last three years have seen quite a few big names take hits when it came to real estate projects. Even popular locations for investment such as Mumbai and Delhi haven’t been able to shrug off this […]

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Is Iskandar Property Still Worth Investing In 2016?

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Ever since the end of 2013, the Iskandar property market peaked from a period of super high growth to a gradual decline. To add to the problem, the Iskandar Redevelopment Authority (IRDA) announced partnerships with 3 major Chinese developers to develop more than 107,000 high-rise units in Iskandar Malaysia. Shocked by this news, panicking investors […]

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Is 2016 The Year In Which Dubai Real Estate Price Fall Ends?

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Since the 1980s, China has seen enormous increases in its wealth because of its economic reforms, which have created numerous Chinese investors with a newfound interest in other countries as well as the means to capitalize on the investment opportunities therein. Although most of this investment is headed towards major countries such as the United […]

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Is It Still A Good Time To Flip?

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

First, let’s get the term right. What is flipping properties? There are generally two types of property investors out there in the market. There are those who buy properties with the intention of renting it out at a good yield to get cash flow. These types of investors are called keepers. The other types are […]

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