Singapore is always appearing at the top of those cost-of-living surveys. But how expensive is it really to live here? If you’re a young working adult or potential expat thinking of accepting that job offer in Singapore, you must be wondering just how much is “reasonable” for someone in your age group
No matter what stage of your career you’re in, if you’re looking for a job, it’s kind of stressful. It’s even worse when it’s your first job! If you’re a fresh grad who doesn’t know where to start, let’s first take a look at the average salary in Singapore and other important things to look out for.
Are high maintenance costs considerations the major reason why Nicon Gardens condominium failed to maintain their water service installations? PUB said today that it issued a composition fine of $2,000 to Nicon Gardens condominium management for failing to comply with notices to repair a service pipe
Savills Singapore announced on July 2nd of the launch for sale by tender of a mixed-use development. The launch of the collective sale of the mixed-use development, Sixth Avenue Centre, was posted a just a few days before the Government announced the new property cooling measures. The tender for Sixth
Banks have been aggressively marketing peer-to-peer payment services that let you make payments and transfer money using your mobile phone. The trouble is, they all have horribly similar names like PayNow, PayLah and PayAnyone. No wonder we cannot catch up with China when it comes to contactless payment
The next step in this bank-breaking journey is renovation, another costly endeavour but one that’s necessary in order to make your house actually liveable. From one new homeowner to another, do your due diligence.
Speaking at the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore’s property market update seminar, its President suggested that the new property cooling measures introduced by the Government could worsen the high supply situation of private residential units in Singapore. On 6 July, the government acted
Knight Frank Singapore on 16 July announced the re-launch of the sale of Summer Green, a freehold residential redevelopment site off Balestier Road. The site was unsuccessfully launched for collective sale first in January 2018 with a reserve price of $48.5 million. The owners are now expecting offers
I know someone whose storeroom could double as a Samsonite warehouse – it’s filled to the brim with luggage from credit card promotions . Free luggage aside, there are also other kinds of enticements ...
Entrepreneurs are turning Singapore into hotbed of startups as more and more new companies form to meet a rising demand for talent and ideas and creating the Next Big Thing. At the same time, the number of freelancers and remote workers in Singapore has also been rising. Coworking spaces function as
A survey by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed that 654 private homes were sold by developers in June. This is a drop of 41.7 per cent from the 1,122 units sold in May and also 20.2 per cent lower than in June last year. More than half of the sales took place Outside Central Region. [&hellip
The new property cooling measures will likely result in price cuts in average selling prices of new homes by developers. With high end homes leading the price adjustments by developers, new home launches are expected to drop by up to 10 per cent. The reduction in average selling prices have been factored
In responding to questions about the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) public consultation exercise on short term accommodation (STA) from 16 April to 31 May 2018, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said many respondents supported the need for regulations on STA, given that STA can cause
Thankfully, there are still quite a few places (and websites) to shop for cheap furniture in Singapore. In general, shopping for cheap furniture online can be quite tricky. Just like on Tinder, photos on online shopping stores can be pretty deceiving.
This article isn’t about where to pump the cheapest petrol. No matter which station you go, prices are usually about the same. They hardly differ by anything more than $0.05 per litre, which is just $2 ...
Best SCB home loans – where can you find one? Gone are the days where the best scb home loans (Standard chartered bank) are either fixed rates or SIBOR pegged home loans. The trend within the financial industry has been to shift away from these traditional interest rates with the bank’s own floating
New Launch Condo home loans – How much do I have to pay if I am a first time home buyer in Singapore New Launch Condo home loans are going to be affected by the Cooling measures effective on the 6th July 2018. Singaporeans and PR alike, maybe even the occasional foreigner simply loves Singapore [&hellip
The fresh property cooling measures – higher additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) and lower loan-to-value (LTV) limit – announced by the Singapore Government on 05 July took the market by surprise as recent trends suggest that the private residential market is finding its own equilibrium: developers
The research from Noddle – a British credit information provider – said that an average consumer from the United Kingdom will spend more time searching for value-for-money holidays than investigating mortgage options. They spend six days investigating cars and take five days to shop around for their
Mr Inderjit Singh has suggested that the Government should put in place anti-speculation measures for commercial and industrial properties. Mr Singh a former member of parliament made that comment in responding to a Straits Times report ‘Interest in commercial, industrial space may rise’, dated July
There's no question that exchange-traded funds are becoming a big part of the investor's toolkit. Assets in ETFs and similar exchange-traded products now exceed $2.3 trillion, nearly 10 times what they were a decade ago, according to the Investment Company Institute, the fund industry's