Category Property & Real Estate

Simplify Your Search for HBD Flats in Singapore With This 6-Step Guide


The vast majority of residents in Singapore live in Housing and Development Board (HDB) housing, so it is important to understand how to find the property that is right for you. In today’s world, information about flats on the market is more available than ever before. Below are six factors to consider when trying to find a HBD flat for you and your family.

1. Understand Your Needs

Before looking for a HBD flat, you should consider the price range that you can afford and the needs of your family. Not all HBD flats are cheap, so prospective buyers should evaluate their income to decide on a price that is not too expensive but also still enough to purchase a nice flat. Most HBD buyers consider the needs of their family as the most important factor to consider when choosing a property...

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Malaysia’s Ipoh Attracts Foreign Property Buyers for Living and Business


The global recession is finally waning. Prospects on the international real estate market are brightening. So much so, that individuals are once again investing in foreign real estate markets. Markets with increasingly exotic tags. For example? How about Malaysia?

Malaysia was among the countries that escaped the real estate market implosion that gripped the West several years ago. Investors and retailers streamed into the country’s major cities, and new building, much of it in the form of new retail and living space, occurred at a phenomenal rate. Not only was there a tremendous amount of new real estate growth, the buildings going up were practical and efficient in their design, and very green in their construction...

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How to Find Your Luxury Property

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Owning a luxury property is a great way to have an investment that will be both enjoyable and profitable. You will be able to enjoy your life more when you live in a luxury home because there will be more amenities and other exciting opportunities for you to be more comfortable. Choosing a luxury property can be difficult, so consider a few things when you are deciding on your luxury property.

Like New Homes

While you are looking for a luxury property, you may come across many home that have already been built. These homes have probably never been lived in, but they were created by a group and were not likely intended to be customized to your likings. Choosing one of these homes is simple and does not involve much decision making on your part.

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If you are considering a luxu...

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4 Useful Tips for First Time Home Buyers


Buying your first home is a outstanding achievement. It is the end result of months of saving and getting your finances together. If this your first time buying a home, what should you know about the process of acquiring your first property?

What Kind Of Loan Are You Going To Get?

There are many types of loans available to first time homebuyers. For example, a FHA loan allows you to buy a home with a down payment of as little as 3.5 percent. Those who have served in the military may be eligible for loans that don’t require a down payment at all. However, when comparing home loans, you should understand that loans requiring a low down payment may require you to buy mortgage insurance. That could increase the overall cost of your loan. Also see What To Do If Your Home Loan Was Rejected


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Checklist for Renting Out Your House

So you’ve decided to move out of your old house and let new tenants take over. Homeowners often decide to do this if they go for a trip or simply because they need a little extra income every month.

Renting out your house to unknown people comes with a lot of risk. Reduce this risk by adhering to the following tips before giving up the keys:

Perform Background Checks 

Background checks are essential if you plan on finding a tenant that won’t trash your property or won’t pay the rent on time.

A good way to see what type of potential tenant you’re dealing with is to talk to previous landlords, family members, employers and friends...

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