In the final part of a 2-part series, Bernard Tong, managing director of The Edge Property, assesses the advantages of buying condos that are selling closer to cost.
SINGAPORE: I spent some off recently at Surin beach in Phuket, basking under the sweltering sun. At times, the heat became unbearable. Beach peddlers were selling chilled coconut, the perfect drink to quench my thirst – if not for the S$5 asking price. Continue reading
In the first of a two-part series, Bernard Tong from The Edge Property look at ways to determine if a particular home is a good buy, especially when discounts are offered.
SINGAPORE: We can all fondly recall that one euphoric moment when we discovered a great bargain and took advantage of it, whether it was for a 50-inch TV at a promo price of S$399 or that pair of sneakers you always wanted at half the original amount. Continue reading
Every now and then, I get Singaporeans I barely know asking me whether I grew up in private housing or an HDB flat. (By the way, it’s rude.) It’s clear that Singaporeans are still extremely status-conscious when it comes to the public-private housing divide.
Despite all that talk about the 5 Cs no longer being important, in actual fact the only C that’s died is the country club. Everything else is still very much alive in the hearts and minds of Singaporeans. Continue reading
Jurong is being touted as Singapore’s second central business district, given the number of projects announced there, but Far East Organization (FEO) is also putting its money on Woodlands.
The firm bought the first predominantly office site in Woodlands Regional Centre in 2014 and yesterday began selling units at the project, Woods Square. Continue reading
Ruby Group, the original developers of Ruby Warehouse Complex, is selling its stake in the building.
This consists of 69 strata-titled units, or about 53 per cent of the development by share value. Continue reading
One of the largest bungalows in Wilkinson Road has been sold by two directors of several marine services firms that are in receivership.
The freehold home at 79, Wilkinson Road in Katong was bought for $30 million late last month by Mr Yeah Hiang Nam, managing director and chief executive of mainboard-listed pawnbroker ValueMax Group. Continue reading
There was a huge turnout for the last executive condominium (EC) site on offer this year, with 16 developers casting bids for an Anchorvale Lane plot that could yield about 630 units.
It was the highest number of bidders for an EC site since the tender for a Yuan Ching Road site, now Lake Life, in July 2013. Continue reading