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New Launch Review: Are the 1-BR and 1+S at The Tapestry good for investment?

Tampines Avenue 10 is already a well-established private residential area, well served with a neighborhood retail centre near Tampines West Community Club, schools, and recreational areas (Bedok Reservoir). SRX has done a very nice drone video of the area: And at such attractive price point, there is no doubt that The Tapestry will appeal to families who are looking to upgrade from HDB to a private condominium. What about for […]

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New Launch Review: The Tapestry @ Tampines

The long-awaited blockbuster new launch of the year is finally coming! The Tapestry, a 861-unit condominium developed by City Developments, is due to launch this coming weekend! Is The Tapestry a good place to call home? Is The Tapestry a good investment? Should you be bringing your cheque book down to the launch this weekend? Let us explore more below. A Well-established Location for Private Housing The location of The […]

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Do you feel the enbloc heat?

The enbloc craze just keeps getting crazier. There were many significant developments in collective sale market over the past week. The Next Enbloc Blockbuster – Mandarin Gardens First, we have a potential blockbuster collective sale exercise coming up! Mandarin Gardens is one step closer to being put up for collective sale. A mind-blowing reserve price of S$2.45 billion has been set for Mandarin Gardens. This price has not even taken […]

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Growing Optimism over Singapore Property Market

What are Singaporeans’ views on the local property market? Below is an extract of the findings from PropertyGuru Consumer Sentiment Survey: 46% of Singapore’s home buyers anticipate prices to rise further this year Satisfaction levels in the Singapore residential market have gone up (37%) but unsatisfaction levels are still higher (42%). About 21% of respondents are neutral. The record satisfaction level is due to the anticipation of long-term capital appreciation […]

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Weekly Kopi Talk (17/2/18 – 23/2/18)

21st Feb 2018 – Implicit message in buyer’s stamp duty hike SPK: As mentioned in my earlier blog post, this increase in BSD rates is not going to hurt most of us unless you are going for a high-end property. In fact, prior to the Budget, the market was expecting the government to introduce more drastic measures to cool the heated enbloc market. This mild measure seems to be a good news […]

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Buyer’s Stamp Duty has just been raised. What should I do?

Oh no! The government has just raised Buyer’s Stamp Duty for residential properties! What should I do? Should I exercise my option now before the clock strikes 12? More cooling measures coming up? Is the market going to CRASH??? Fret not. I am here to give you (my) answers! First of all, let’s not get confused. The additional 1% BSD is applicable for property value in excess of S$1 million. […]

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