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What is Decoupling and How Can It Help You in Buying a Second Property? (Updated May 2023)

Buying a second property may be a dream come true to many but, in Singapore, it also means having to pay the hefty Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD). However, many married couples in Singapore have found a way to buy a second home without having to pay the ABSD – in a process called decoupling.

How to Recognise a Good Investment Property

As it is with all investments, real estate is a tricky field to navigate. But with sufficient research and the help of a trusted real estate advisor, it can be highly rewarding. Below, we explore a few key factors for you to recognise a good investment property: Good entry price Cheap doesn’t mean good Vacancy rates Appreciation potential Know your costs Before you begin, you should have narrowed down key traits of your ideal property,…

Follow This HDB Resale Payment Timeline When Selling or Buying HDB

Selling your current home and buying a new one can be very exciting. But paying for the transaction fees and stamp duties, not so much. No matter what you do, though, making payments is integral to completing your HDB resale transaction.

The Differences Between BTO, SBF, Open-Booking, and Resale HDB

Many of us are familiar with Build-To-Order (BTO) flats and resale flats, however there are also other modes of sales such as the Sale of Balance (SBF) and Open Booking of Flats which are less commonly discussed

The Differences Between BTO, SBF, Open-Booking, and Resale HDB

Many of us are familiar with Build-To-Order (BTO) flats and resale flats, however there are also other modes of sales such as the Sale of Balance (SBF) and Open Booking of Flats which are less commonly discussed. Read on to learn the four different types and ways you can go about acquiring your own HDB flat.