Here’s How Singaporeans Can Better Plan Their Finances When It Comes to Their Homes

Singapore — Owning a home that you can call your own is certainly exciting, but it is also one of the biggest purchases you will probably make in your lifetime. What’s more important to bear in mind, however, is that it’s not a journey that ends the moment you get your house keys.

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KL-Singapore HSR: What you need to know

SINGAPORE: Construction for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) line was due to start this year, but the project is set to be derailed, after Malaysia announced on Monday (May 28) that it will be scrapping it.

Here’s what you need to know:

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HDB BTO Launch May 2018

Available for balloting: Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun, and Sengkang.

by Sim Kang Heong, via dollarsandsense.sg

HDB Built-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats is now available for balloting from 22 to 28 May.

With about 3,970 Built-To Order (BTO) flats in a variety of locations – including rarely-seen Toa Payoh – there are compelling choices that is worth your careful consideration, if you’re in the market for a BTO flat.

If you aren’t sure of what you need to know before choosing a BTO flat, you can refer to our handy Step-By-Step Guide To Buying Your First BTO Flat.

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The Cheapest & Most Expensive Areas to Live in Singapore

By William Hofmann, via Yahoo! Finance

Singapore is recognized as an exceptionally expensive city, especially when it comes to price of cars and properties. Below, we compare the cost of renting and buying HDBs across different areas on the island to help renters and homebuyers conceptualise real estate prices across Singapore. Additionally, we analyse trends in the rental and resale markets and discuss what they mean for consumers.

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Single Parent in Singapore – Guide to Grants, Subsidies And Financial Assistance

By Joanne Poh, via moneysmart.sg

Singapore’s laws remain depressingly old-fashioned when it comes to certain things. And nowhere is this clearer than in the way single parents are penalised. It’s almost as if it’s your fault for being a single parent.

While a lot has been done to make parenthood less financially taxing such as the Baby Bonus and HDB subsidies, single parents are often left out in the cold and denied the same degree of support.

This despite the fact that it is often precisely single parents who need help most in the absence of a spouse to share the physical, emotional and financial burden of raising a child.

If you or someone you know is on the brink of single parenthood, this guide will help you to see at a glance which grants, subsidies and financial assistance you qualify for.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Estates To Rent A HDB Flat In Singapore

By Dinesh Dayani, via dollarsandsense.sg

As Singapore residential property prices look set to rebound following several years of decline, since its peak in 2013, many may expect rental prices to follow suit. While the rationale for this may be simple – higher property price must equate to higher rental prices (to offer a similar return on investment), the reality may be significantly different.

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