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5 Ways to Score a Lease in a Competitive Rental Market

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Follow these six tips to give yourself an edge over other renters and achieve your goal. In a competitive rental market, you’ll need to do quite a bit more than simply fill out an application and put down a deposit. Since 2005, there has been “an uptick in renters, with people in their 50s and […]

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Many Singaporeans Still Dissatisfied With Housing Market: Survey

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Many Singaporeans are still unhappy with the state of the local property market, according to PropertyGuru’s latest Property Affordability Sentiment Survey 2016. About 44 percent of the survey’s 933 respondents reported being dissatisfied with the market. The main cause of unhappiness remains the sky-high property prices. However, the majority of those polled believe home prices […]

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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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China Researcher Sees Downside Risks In Property

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

SHANGHAI: There are downside risks for the China property market in the second quarter because of the tightening measures that have been reintroduced to some cities, a Chinese government researcher said. The curbs in first-tier cities are limiting property sales’ growth, Zhang Changcai, deputy director general at the Information Research Department of the State Council, […]

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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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Singapore’s Housing Market Among The Weakest: Knight Frank

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Prices of private residential properties in Singapore continued their downward trend, falling by 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 from the previous year, according to Knight Frank’s latest Global House Price Index. On a quarterly basis, prices slipped by 0.2 percent from Q3 2015. Singapore was ranked 51st out of the 55 housing […]

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How Buyer’s and Seller’s Markets Impact Homes for Sale

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Nothing is as fickle as real estate. Housing prices may rise or fall for any number of reasons. Although they can make investing in your own property a bit of a risk, with a little bit of knowledge the informed shopper can easily make the best decision possible when looking at homes for sale. Buyer’s […]

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Nine Tips To Buy Well In A Hot Property Market

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Despite predictions that our property markets would slow down in 2016, the year has started strongly with more buyers out there looking for homes or property investments than there are good properties for sale, especially in the hot suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The challenge with buying in a hot market when the competition is […]

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