Monthly archive - January 2015

URA’s Geylang Rezoning

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Articles, Property Market, Singapore Property Investment by 0 Comments


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On Jan 13, 2015, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced it is proposing to rezone parts of Geylang from Residential/Institution to Commercial/Institution.

This is a proposed amendment to the URA Master-Plan 2014.

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A reader asked if I could kindly share my insights on Geylang’s rezoning plans and it’s impact on future opportunity for sellers and buyers. Being very familiar with the location, I’ve addressed her questions below.

Since 2001, Geylang has always been on my location radar for great property buys. At the time, people thought I was crazy to buy into Geylang; but then, I’ve achieved profitable and sustainable results from early foresight.

In the last few years, I’ve predicted that Geylang will have major changes in its commercial and residential landscape, rewarding savvy early investors, increase in location prestige, better government initiatives and much more. Guess what? Almost all of them came true…..

Impact of Population Growth on Property Prices

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 in Articles, Singapore Property Investment by 0 Comments

Magic Question: Will a 6.9 million population by 2030 support property prices or increase it exponentially?

The article’s objective aims to track historical indexes of Singapore Private Residential Property Market versus Population Growth.

The information allow investors, buyers, sellers, etc., to:

  1. Form own constructive analysis when buying or selling
  2. Understand in-depth historical Property Market Trends
  3. Manage risks rather than predict unknown future
  4. Make better property investment decisions

Readers will have to first read When to enter/re-enter the property market? to get a bigger picture and understanding of the post’s major highlights.

 

The Truth about Visualization and Wealth Building

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Articles, Fundamentals Of Real Estate, Investment Strategy by 1 Comment

Everyone and their grandma loves to talk about the importance of visualization in wealth building. One of the most famous quotes heard in motivational wealth videos is: ‘If the mind can conceive it, the body can achieve it’. Similar thoughts seem to be quite popular these days when people are convinced that positive thinking is all you need to progress forward.

This ideology is part of the so-called New Age movement which consists of people big on visualization and the so-called law of attraction. Today, it’s popular to believe that anything can be achieved, if you have positive attitude. The more positive your thoughts are, the more positive things you attract in your life.  This is, of course, a scam thinking and has only one goal – to take your money by promising you easy success.

Today’s Property Market – To Enter or Not to Enter?

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 in Articles, Property Market, Singapore Property Investment by 0 Comments

The ‘magic” question on everyone’s mind today, “When is it good time to re-enter the property market since prices are set to continue their downward spiral?”

The article’s objective aims to provide an overview of Singapore Private Residential Property Market and allow investors, buyers, sellers, etc., to:

  1. Form own constructive analysis when buying or selling
  2. Understand in-depth historical Property Market Trends
  3. Manage risks rather than predict unknown future
  4. Make better property investment decisions

I am a property investor, not a property consultant, analysis or a claimed “expert”.  Like many savvy investors, I don’t predict the unknown future, rather I manage my risks with current and available information. This should be the prerogative for every property buyer and investor.