The Case of the Falling COV: A Step towards Affordability?

Written by Adam Rahman, Senior Marketing Executive, PropertyGuru Recent findings released by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) drew much attention to Cash-Over-Valuation (COV) premiums for Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats, with reports stating that overall COVs across all HDB property types have been experiencing a declining trend. In fact, this downward spiral
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The PropertyGuru Newspaper Goes Mobile

Singapore’s ONLY dedicated property newspaper is now available on mobile! Readers can now download the TPG (The PropertyGuru) Newspaper app absolutely FREE! Search for ‘PropertyGuru’ in your Apple App Store (iOS users) or Google Play Store (Android users)                                    
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Debunking the Hype behind ECs

Written by Adam Rahman, Senior Marketing Executive, PropertyGuru Executive Condominiums, otherwise popularly known as ECs, have been all the rage in the local property market in recent years. Essentially a cross between a private property and a HDB flat, ECs are designed and built by private developers, thus offer a wide variety of amenities comparable
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Strategise yourself in TDSR framework

Following the latest measure to set best practices among banks in Singapore, many property observers have adjusted their outlook for the property market in view of TDSR framework. To recap, the main highlights of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework are: 1)      All Guarantors have to be mortgagor. 2)      In the case of joint
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Top of the Props – July

In the first half of July 2013, Waterbank at Dakota topped the list of most searched residential projects on PropertyGuru. The recently launched Lush Acres was also a new entry to the Top 10 list. Waterbank at Dakota is a 99-year leasehold condominium located in District 14. This 616-unit project was launched in April 2010
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HDB Hotspots: A Heated Debate in the Resale Market

When the Population White Paper was released earlier this year, it sparked off a furore which some say exposes the flaws of policy-making in Singapore. The primary point of contention which drew public ire was the idea that the population in Singapore would reach 6.9 million by 2030,  a figure most agree would put a
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The Pros and Cons to Being a Real Estate Agent

There are many career options in life and becoming a real estate agent is one of those. You may have heard of those million dollar realtors but it is important to understand that they are the exception not the norm – although you can earn a great salary when starting out. The money is not
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What Do You Need to Become a Real Estate Agent in Singapore?

Now that you have decided that you want to become a real estate agent, it is time to start looking at how to do that. This isn’t a career choice for everyone. It requires a lot of hard work, studying and qualifications to gain the high yearly incomes. Here are some steps to take to
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How Much Does a Real Estate Agent Really Earn?

It is really tempting to take that leap of faith and become a Real Estate Agent upon hearing tales of multi-million dollar transactions by other agents – the question is, do they really happen or are they really just that, tales? It is a fact, not a myth that there are such ‘super agents’ around.
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Ecopolitan engages in Mobile Integration

Recently, one of Singapore Top 10 developer, Qing Jian Realty, launched it’s new project, Ecopolitan. Ecopolitan is 99-years leasehold Executive Condominium situated along Punggol Walk within the buzzing District 19. Ecopilitan engages in PropertyGuru’s mobile platform to reach out to property seekers on-the-go. Mobile integration aims to create awareness, branding as well as lead generation.
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