#70: HDB to Condo Ownership Trends in Singapore, Affordability & Making Prudent Decisions
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by Melvin Lim
1d ago
On this episode of NOTG, George, Shawn, and Jesley from PropertyLimBrothers discuss the impact of HDB upgraders on Singapore’s property market, noting the trend of increased condo ownership due to rising HDB prices and a desire for better capital appreciation. They explain how higher borrowing capacity also drives this shift. The team covers loan frameworks, MSR regulations, and property valuations, emphasising strategic property investment’s importance for capital growth. They highlight the value of property ownership in Singapore, where a buyer’s name has become a significant asset.   A ..read more
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#68: 2024's Anticipated New Launches, Understanding Floor Plans and the Importance of Layout Flexibility
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by Melvin Lim
2w ago
We’re back with part 2 of New Launch 101! George and Yu Rong talk about the most anticipated new launch condos in 2024. They discuss key factors such as proximity to MRT lines, available amenities, and new launches with potential for lower prices due to low land acquisition costs. Their discussion continues with the importance of layout flexibility in new launch condos—where new launches often offer more bedrooms within the same square footage, providing more options for potential buyers.   Find out more about the development of new launches in Toa Payoh, where its GLS sites are highly an ..read more
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#67: HDB’s Resale Portal, Pros & Cons of New Launch Condos, & Property Investment Cycles
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by Melvin Lim
3w ago
New Launch 101! George and Yu Rong talk about all there is to know about new launch condos—their current appeal, how to buy one, its processes and risks, their pros and cons, how to analyse factors such as price comparisons, layouts and locations, buyers’ remorse and more recently, the impact of the GFA harmonisation!   But before that, the duo shares their thoughts on HDB’s newest resale portal, which aims to provide a more transparent and seamless transaction process for buyers and sellers, which is great news for existing homeowners! However, will it completely rule-out the assistance ..read more
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#66: 11 Key Factors That Drive The Allure of New Launch Condos!
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by Melvin Lim
1M ago
The Whiteboard Series is a new series on Nuggets On The Go, focusing on different segments of real estate and exploring its key points in detail. In this first episode of The Whiteboard Series, Melvin Lim, co-founder and CEO of PropertyLimBrothers talks about all things new launch condos and why these projects remain popular among homebuyers, accounting for about 50% of monthly transactions.   Stay tuned for an in-depth sharing on what you should know about New Launch condos. Melvin covers 11 key factors that attract buyers to new launches – the TOP Effect, Third Exit Audience, Popularity ..read more
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#65: Rejuvenation of Jurong, The Potential of Woodlands & Evaluating Foreign Property Investments
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by Melvin Lim
1M ago
The NOTG team continues their discussion with infrastructure development and its influence on property investment decisions. This week, they focus on regional developments, beginning with the impact of the cancelled high-speed rail project between Malaysia and Singapore and the premature hype it generated. They also explore the potential of Woodlands, highlighting the notable appreciation in property prices there over the past few years.   In an interesting segment, Melvin raises a few scenarios to the rest about investing in properties in neighbouring countries, given the appeal of forei ..read more
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#64: How URA Master Plan, Plot Ratios & Developments Impact Property Investments in SG
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by Melvin Lim
1M ago
This week, the NOTG team discusses the URA Master Plan and how it can guide property investment decisions. They highlight the importance of understanding different plot zones and the development potential, as well as plot ratios determining the density of developments that might impact properties with previously unblocked views, which, in turn, could affect desirability and eventually their value.   Regarding the URA Master Plan, the talk of the town for the longest time has been the development of the Greater Southern Waterfront. Is it considered overhyped? Is it still too far down the r ..read more
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#63: Money Supply in Real Estate, Interest Rate Movement, & The Roles Of Cooling Measures
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by Melvin Lim
1M ago
Part 2 of the 101 series on interest rates has the NOTG team talking about the concept of money supply and its impact on real estate. They highlight how the creation of money determines the depreciation of property and eventually the depreciation of wealth. This is all relative because of Singaporeans' holding power in property, and that Singaporeans buy properties for their own stay, rather than pure investment. So what happens to Singapore’s real estate market when there is a cut in the overall Fed rates? And how do liquid assets like bitcoin and the S&P 500 relate to real estate? In thi ..read more
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#62: The Real Cost of Funds, Renting vs Buying & The Power of Leverage in Real Estate
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by Melvin Lim
2M ago
The NOTG Team newly introduces the 101 series! This new series aims to break down complex real estate topics into fundamental principle, providing timeless insights that remain relevant regardless of market conditions. In this episode, Melvin Lim, Yu Rong, Grayce and Lyndon deep-dives into the importance of interest rates in real estate investing and also what is in today’s market. Find out their take and more on this week’s Nuggets On The Go ..read more
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#60: Live Debate Special: Resale HDB vs Resale Condo!
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by Melvin Lim
2M ago
In the market for your matrimonial home? This topic might have crossed your minds as a couple—should you purchase a resale HDB or a resale condo as your first home? Much like John and Sally who has an urgency to move-in within a specific timeframe.Have you ever wondered if the grants and subsidies from a resale HDB outweigh the value appreciation of condos over time? Is the higher barrier of entry for a condo worth it as a first home? Will you be missing out on long-term benefits when it comes to an exit from a resale HDB?If you’re like John and Sally and have been looking for answers to these ..read more
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#59: Leveraging Real Estate, Paying Down Mortgage & Property Vs Crypto
Nuggets On The Go - Daily Real Estate Tips By PropertyLimBrothers
by Melvin Lim
2M ago
The NOTG team answers collated questions from our NOTG group chat on Telegram! Thanks to all our participants for your valuable contributions, which have culminated in this episode.   Melvin Lim, Grayce, Yu Rong, and Joan discuss the ripple effects of the new harmonisation rule on the perception of buyers. Because of the 'adjusted' PSF prices, it might change the way buyers look at a property's size in the future. The team also talks about the power of leveraging real estate as good debt and paying down your mortgage—should you or should you not? Find out the answers to your questions rig ..read more
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