Wealth not in properties next 20 years in Period 9?
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by Property Soul
1w ago
2024 is a significant year. It marks the commencement of Period 9 (九运) in the Chinese calendar. On February 4 precisely at 4.37 pm, we welcomed the arrival of spring (立春). From that moment, we officially entered Period 9 that will last for 20 years until the end of 2043. What is three cycles and... [read more] The post Wealth not in properties next 20 years in Period 9? appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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The showflat in my dreams
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by Property Soul
1M ago
New project sales galleries and their showflat are very quiet these days. At most times, there are only a handful of cars parked in front, most likely driven by the agents. That is why we were in disbelief when the media told us that Hillhaven and The Arcady at Boon Keng drew 2,000 and 3,000... [read more] The post The showflat in my dreams appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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The most honest property developer
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by Property Soul
1M ago
Which is the most honest property developer? In 2012, former CapitaLand chief executive Liew Mun Leong urged the government to regulate the building of shoebox apartments. He criticized shoebox developers for wasting Singapore’s limited land. Besides, these homes are “almost inhuman” and not good for the welfare of the family. Apparently, Liew himself grew up... [read more] The post The most honest property developer appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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Renovation of our house
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by Property Soul
2M ago
Our home is under renovation. We are living there. Imagine the mess and inconvenience with the ongoing work! I have been planning to renovate the house for years. Then came the outbreak of Covid-19. When the pandemic finally stabilized, the two children were sitting for their public exams. At times, I would frown at the... [read more] The post Renovation of our house appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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Another PSLE result release day
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by Property Soul
3M ago
Yesterday, I joined 38,088 parents to wait for their child’s PSLE result. The experience was an emotional roller coaster. Worries of a parent about PSLE result Exactly six years ago, I wrote the blog post “Thoughts from the release of PSLE results”. That was for my elder child who was sitting for her A-level exam... [read more] The post Another PSLE result release day appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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How will bankruptcy of Chinese developers affect us
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by Property Soul
5M ago
When Chinese developers go bust, how will it affect us? After Evergrande, this Tuesday (September 19) another leading China property developer Sunac filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US. The country’s second largest developer Evergrande is estimated to be US$340 billion in debt. The company lost US$81 billion last year. Similarly, China’s biggest... [read more] The post How will bankruptcy of Chinese developers affect us appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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Can we repay our debts?
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by Property Soul
6M ago
2023 is another year of high interest rates. Borrowers with outstanding debts from the banks are constantly under pressure. With four more months to go, the Federal Reserve shows no sign of decelerating the engine of rate hike. The big question is: How much longer can individuals, SMEs, corporations and governments hold onto their high-interest... [read more] The post Can we repay our debts? appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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Home buying spree is fading fast
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by Property Soul
7M ago
Singapore’s pandemic-fueled home buying fever is cooling faster than what everyone has expected. Last week ended with the shocking news that three new launches sold a total of merely 53 units in their first weekend: – TMW Maxwell sold 7 units out of a total of 324 units (2.2 percent sold) – The Arden sold... [read more] The post Home buying spree is fading fast appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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Where’s the property market now and what’s next
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by Property Soul
8M ago
The property market suddenly runs out of steam: Transaction volumes drop much lower. The private home for sale market is quiet. Condo rental deals also take much longer to close. Even property agents are taken by surprise. What is happening in the property market? How did it happen? Was it because of the 0.4 percent... [read more] The post Where’s the property market now and what’s next appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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How to Buy Good Quality Properties Workshop
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by Property Soul
8M ago
How to Buy Good Quality Properties A Workshop by Property Club SingaporeLearn how to pick the best unitor house in any property project29 July 2023 (Sat)9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.Raffles Town ClubWhy You Need to KnowDo you know how to pick the best unit in a residential project or the best house in the street? Do... [read more] The post How to Buy Good Quality Properties Workshop appeared first on Property Soul ..read more
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