By Eugenia Liew (via moneysmart.sg)
Singapore — BTO shopping? You’re in luck. The August 2018 HDB BTO launch is coming and they’re in 2 of Singapore’s favourite estates – Punggol and Yishun! What a tough choice, eh? Should you go for Yishun (homeland of siao langs) or Punggol (number one killer of friendships in Singapore)?
On the face of it, the two BTO developments might not seem that different. Both are in non-mature estates and quite far from town, and prices should be about the same. But when it comes to actually buying a home and living there… things are a bit different.
Let’s deep dive into the upcoming BTO launches in two of Singapore’s dream districts.
New property cooling measures were recently announced, and boy, did it send Singaporeans into a frenzy as everyone rushed to buy condo units the night before they kicked in. So… what are these property cooling measures and why did everyone freak out about them?
Here are 10 biggest questions on everyone’s minds, and our answers (to the best of our abilities, anyway).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.