Friday, 9 April 2021

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. * With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are discovering the value of a multigenerational home. * With such high demand for houses today, now is a great time to sell so you can upgrade to a multigenerational home that may better suit your evolving needs.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […]

Monday, 5 April 2021

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans […]

Friday, 2 April 2021

Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. * According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less than three weeks. * If you’re ready to make a move, let’s connect today so you can sell your house while the market is in your favor.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing […]

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of Europe, which was still in many […]

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased […]

Monday, 29 March 2021

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to […]

Friday, 26 March 2021

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape. * Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market. * Let’s connect to discuss your needs and so you can decipher facts from fiction in our local market.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. Here are the top two to […]

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price […]

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?

Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar amount of cash-out refinances was greater in 2020 than in recent years. A cash-out refinance, as defined by Investopia, is: “a mortgage refinancing option in which an old mortgage is replaced for a new one […]

Monday, 22 March 2021

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter lending standards could be a challenge for […]

Friday, 19 March 2021

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. * If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move. * Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home of your dreams.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. Here are two things to […]

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?

Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and February activity in over a decade. Then came the announcement on March 11, 2020, from the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. Two […]

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is […]

Monday, 15 March 2021

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical […]

Friday, 12 March 2021

How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * With so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy a home. * Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must-haves and nice-to-haves, preparing for a bidding war, and keeping your emotions in check are all ways to gain confidence in the homebuying process. * If you’re looking for an expert guide to help you navigate today’s lightning-fast housing market, let’s connect today.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will […]

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time

Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substantially over the year before. 2020 was so strong that many now fear the market’s exuberance […]

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and the next. Articles talked about the “negative impact” it may have on the housing market. However, we should realize two things: 1. The bump-up […]

Monday, 8 March 2021

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the perfect time to […]

Friday, 5 March 2021

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast. * That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move. * Let’s connect to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale this spring. It may be closer than you think!

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time […]

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. […]

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal […]

Monday, 1 March 2021

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down payment options available for qualified buyers who don’t want […]

Friday, 26 February 2021

It’s a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * Over the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring. * With homes selling twice as fast as they did last year at this time, getting multiple offers, and rising in price, homeowners are in the driver’s seat. * Let’s connect today if you’re ready to learn about the leverage you have as a seller in today’s housing market.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), across the country, inventory of […]

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales are up 23.7% from the same time last year while the inventory […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low […]

Monday, 22 February 2021

Waiting on a new Property at Bukit Timah Road ?


Back in 2019, The sale of City Towers in Bukit Timah completed at its fourth attempt to be sold en bloc – after a pair of sibling owners initially attempted to block the deal.

Sale of the District 10 freehold site for $401.9 million to a unit linked to Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka Shing was completed according to real estate firm Colliers International announced in a press statement

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Depending on the size of the unit, each residential owner stands to receive $2.78 million to $11.5 million from the successful sale.

The sale price, which is more than 13 per cent above the owners’ reserve price, works out to a land rate of about $1,847 per sq ft per plot ratio (psf ppr), after factoring in a development charge of $3.5 million.

The 17-storey development comprises 77 units of apartments and maisonettes, a penthouse unit and a shop unit. It has a land area of 9,711.3 sq m, with a proposed total gross floor area of 20,393.7 sq m.

City Towers, which is near Newton and Stevens MRT stations, is located in an enclave of private residential apartments and landed housing estates in District 10.


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Perfect Ten is a freehold, located along Bukit Timah Roaddistrict 10. Perfect Ten Condo is developed by CK Asset Holdings Affiliate, owing to its prime location near renowned schools, a wide range of amenities and the Newton and Stevens MRT stations. Comprises of 1 to 4 Bedrooms, this condo is going to be a ideal improvement that intended for the privilege few who love the quality of existence using a well-desired address.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Key highlights:

  • Within prime District 10

  • Walk distance to Newton and Stevens MRT stations

  • Prestige Bukit Timah neighbourhood

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Watch out for this Launch – Forett at Bukit Timah

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 Japura Development Limited, affiliated with the highly-regarded CK Asset Holdings.
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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Why Should you Choose Perfect 10 Condo ?

✅A new freehold condominium.
✅1 stop away from Orchard Prime Shopping District and 4 stops away Raffles Place
✅Close to various famous shopping cnetres like Orchard Shopping Centre, Paragon, Cathay Cineleisure, Midpoint Orchard
✅Just 3 train stations away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Interchange where its future residents can make use of the Circle Line Service and North East Line Service available there.
✅Easily connected to the Central Expressway (CTE) and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
✅Close to reputable schools such as Anglo-Chinese Primary School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, St. Joseph’s Institution, Anglo-Chinese Junior School and Raffles Girls’ Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
✅Surrounded by prestigious clubs such as The Pines Club, Tanglin Club, Raffles Town Club, The American Club and Singapore Polo Club[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”8px”][vc_column_text]

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]

Friday, 19 February 2021

One new building is coming up in Bugis Soon - Midtown Modern Condo by GuocoLand


Midtown Modern condo, featuring 558 residential units across a site area of 124,117 square feet, is just a short walk to the lively Bugis Town, as well as being a 1-minute walk to the Bugis MRT Station.

Situated along Tan Quee Lan Street, the luxury project will be right above Bugis MRT Interchange, offering residents seamless connectivity to the whole of Singapore.

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Once Midtown Modern is completed in 2025, the development is set to add further vibrancy to the Beach Road enclave.

Banking on the strategic location, property developer GuocoLand has shared that the move to acquire the land was crucial to controlling access to the MRT station, revealed Cheng Hsing Yao, group managing director at the company. This would then allow residents and visitors to enjoy unparalleled connectivity to two MRT lines – the EastWest and Downtown Lines, and will cater to families looking for a home for a home within the CBD. Altogether, Midtown Modern will comprise 558 residential units spread across two blocks of 30-storey apartments, with commercial units at the first storey. At its launch, prices for a unit at the development will start from $1.1 xx million.

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As part of Guoco Midtown, residents of Midtown Modern will also be able to enjoy amenities beyond the retail offerings that will grace the first level of the development. Guoco Midtown is set to be a bustling lifestyle hub. With 770,000 sq ft allocated for Grade A office spaces; 219 units at Midtown Bay; an 80,000 sq ft business and lifestyle Network Hub; three retail villages spanning some 50,000 sq ft; and landscaped gardens and public spaces that take up over 400,000 sq ft, residents at Midtown Modern will be welcomed into a larger community within the CBD. “If you own a unit at Midtown Modern, you actually own a piece of Guoco Midtown,” comments Dora Chng, general manager for residential at GuocoLand Singapore. “Because our commercial and retail spaces are not for sale, residents can be assured that we will be here for the long term, managing the property for them.”

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Key highlights:

  • Within prime District 7

  • Walk distance to Bugis MRT serving on the Downtown Line (DTL) and East-West Line (EWL)

  • Vibrant neighbourhood

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Watch out for this Launch – Forett at Bukit Timah

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 GuocoLand, Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty
Tenure: 99 Years
Units: 558[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”8px”][vc_column_text]

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Why Should you Choose Midtown Modern Condo ?

✅Mixed Development at District 7
✅Walk distance to Bugis MRT serving on the Downtown Line (DTL) and East-West Line (EWL)
✅3 mins drive to Shenton Way and 4 mins to Orchard Shopping Belts
✅Plenty of options shopping as Suntec City, Marina Square, Raffles City, Bugis Junction and many more
✅About Education, Midtown Modern is close to Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where your child’s artistic potential grows. Besides, there are many famous schools around Midtown Modern area such as Rosemary Hall Montessori, PCF Kampong Glam Blk 2, Stamford Elementary School and Singapore Management University.
✅Access to Kallang Riverside Park where many attractive outdoor activities
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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Midtown Modern will be developed by renowned Singapore-based developer Guocoland

Since being listed in Singapore in 1978, GuocoLand Limited has quickly risen to become one of the leaders in property development across Asia.

With top class operations throughout Singapore, China, Vietnam and Malaysia, the group has delivered the highest standard of property development, management, sales, investing, hotel operations and more for over 40 years.

With its headquarters located in Singapore, the group is looking forward to completing yet another impeccable residential development project with The Avenir. With 35 residential projects to its name in Singapore alone, GuocoLand has seen over 10,000 apartments and homes be sold to satisfied customers that love their blend of practical and luxurious design.

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Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights * Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we’ve seen in recent decades, it’s a great time to buy a home. * Locking in a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home loan, but these low rates may not last forever. * If you’re in a position to buy a home, let’s connect to determine your best move in today’s housing market while interest rates are still in your favor.