10 Common Mistakes Property Investors make

Investing in property could serve to be lucrative, luring many investors to the market. However many potential investors often overlook the costs of making grave investment mistakes like great financial losses. If you are a first-time investor seeking to venture the property market, here are 10 common mistakes to avoid upon investing in property. 1. Not treating property investment
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PropertyGuru’s Malaysia Property Show Returns!

Tapping into the high demand for luxury properties across the causeway, the PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Show, organised by PropertyGuru, Asia’s leading property portal, takes centre stage once again when it returns over the Easter weekend this year (30 to 31 March 2013) at Orchard Hotel, Singapore. The return of the PropertyGuru’s Malaysia Property Show will feature
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Singapore cooling: Property measures spell danger

By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Singapore’s sweeping package of property cooling measures to curb rising home prices not only applies to foreigners buying properties in the city-state, but has gone one step further to include permanent residents (PRs) and citizens. Introduced last Friday, this is the government’s seventh round of measures since 2009 and includes a stamp
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S’pore property market set to heat up

By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Singapore could introduce a new round of property measures to curb home prices following the US government’s third round of quantitative easing (QE3) that is expected to drive a fresh wave of capital into the city-state, according to The Business Times. The decision by the Federal Reserve to inject US$40 billion into
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Malaysians now the top buyers of Singapore properties

By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Malaysians have outpaced the Chinese as the top overseas buyers of Singapore properties, according to data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and CBRE Research. In 1H2012, Malaysians accounted for 27.6 percent of all foreign purchases, while buyers from China comprised 20.3 percent. In comparison, the Chinese took pole position in
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Shoebox mania subsides, demand up for bigger units

              By Romesh Navaratnarajah: With initial signs that the shoebox craze may be subsiding, demand for larger non-landed homes appears to be on the upswing with upgraders leading the way. Data from property consultancy CBRE shows that the median size of all new non-landed homes sold in Q2 2012
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What can you buy for less than S$1 million?

                        By Romesh Navaratnarajah: A number of private homes in Singapore are going for less than S$1 million, but their location and décor may not be on par with the pricier developments. However, these properties could end up being a good deal if they
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ABSD dented property demand, not prices

      By Romesh Navaratnarajah: The 10 percent additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) imposed in December 2011 has affected the demand for Singapore property, but not prices, according to Nicholas Holt, Asia-Pacific Research Director at Knight Frank. “Prices not only held up but actually increased slightly at the very top end of the Singapore
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High-end market on a downward spiral?

                          by Cheryl Tay Sluggish demand for high-end homes has lowered developers’ profits of late. If this trend continues, the luxury market could eventually hit rock-bottom in the days to come. With prices of luxury homes expected to fall by 15 percent this
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Who said there are no affordable private homes in Singapore?

                By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Prices of several private property projects launched recently in the Outside Central Region (OCR) have been higher than average, with many such units being sold for more than S$1,000 psf – a new record. Amidst this growing trend, more home buyers are now on
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