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Should Singapore follow China for property market ‘warming’?

The property market of Singapore for 2014 has been quite unpredictable. Read here: Singapore property, prices continuously declining into 2015  Sentiment continue to be dampened and the major reason was due to the government’s cooling measures. According to Chia Boon Kuah, the president of Singapore’s Real Estate Developers’ Association (REDAS), total transaction volume for 2014 is … Read moreShould Singapore follow China for property market ‘warming’?

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OPEC vs US oil producers. Who’s going under first?

The oil price has been on a downtrend and it is still on a downtrend this far. The largest producers are all grouped under the Organisation of the Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC). Thus, this group is quite powerful when it comes to dictating oil prices. For example, when the demand goes up or when there’s … Read moreOPEC vs US oil producers. Who’s going under first?

Bubble will burst when S&P 500-stock index reaches 2250.

Yes, this is a prediction by an expert. According to Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist at Boston-based money-management firm GMO, there is already a stock bubble but this bubble will not be bursting yet, not until the S&P 500-stock index reaches 2250. That’s another 10% to go. What’s the current S&P 500-stock index? Refer to the … Read moreBubble will burst when S&P 500-stock index reaches 2250.

Retirement Homes – GreenAcres by TI Homes

It’s very tough when you are the first to the market with something new. For example, retirement homes. An even tougher part is to launch a new concept in a city where people generally believe that they live very well today and may not want to fork out extra for something they have no understanding … Read moreRetirement Homes – GreenAcres by TI Homes

Electronics Sector Vibrant – Property Sector Supported

In Penang, the electronics sector is a very important sector for property market. The reason I say so is because more often than not a lot of these manufacturing companies would hire engineers as well as other functions to support operations and these are the potential buyers of properties. This is especially so when these … Read moreElectronics Sector Vibrant – Property Sector Supported

Is stock market scary for many? It does seem so.

Gen-Y in the stock market? Well, Gen-Y has shown keen interest in properties thus far but when it comes to the share market, not yet. Though much has been done to encourage them the participation has been low. Most of the players in the market are older people. One key reason, the older you are, … Read moreIs stock market scary for many? It does seem so.

15,000 units sold in 2013. Only 50% sold in 2014? Bad.

Yes, it’s going to be a very slow year where properties are concerned, for the primary properties in Singapore. From a total of 14,984 units in 2013, it is predicted that the number would only be 75,00 – 7,900 for 2014. Most developers would not want to launch now as year end is not a … Read more15,000 units sold in 2013. Only 50% sold in 2014? Bad.

GST on maintenance fees for residential properties

Read any reports recently about some groups of people holding some banners saying that it is unfair that GST will be levied on the maintenance fees for residential units? For example, those high rise ones? There has also been a report on the fact that some high end high rises may be exempted because somehow … Read moreGST on maintenance fees for residential properties

Malaysian homes are more expensive than Perth? I agree.

There has been a few recent reports about Malaysian properties being much higher priced in terms of affordability when compared to developed countries. I think there are truths to this as I happened to have just visited Perth. Note, I said some truths because it is not all truth as well. In Perth, I was … Read moreMalaysian homes are more expensive than Perth? I agree.

Perth – City with Parks or actually Parks with a city?

I like Perth. I used to think Perth is pretty boring as it is somehow not as prominent as Sydney or Melbourne. After 6 days here, let me declare this. I like Perth and yes, I did browse through realestate.com.au to understand more about the properties here. On a scale of 1 – 10 on … Read morePerth – City with Parks or actually Parks with a city?

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