Monthly archive - July 2015

Six Reasons It’s STILL A Terrible Time to Buy Property

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

“My name is Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire, I own a mansion and a yacht.”

 

1. Because property prices are still dangerously high for mass market homes.

(Outside Central Region/OCR) Taking the base point (100) at Q1 2009, prices in the CCR have grown +30 percent, +42 percent in the RCR, and +60 percent in the OCR.

Since the peak of Q3 2013, prices of mass market homes fell a measly 5.5 percent. Properties in the OCR are still overpriced. Mass-market home prices haven’t dropped as much as those for luxury housing. Rental incomes are falling and vacancy rates are rising.  A huge oversupply is casting dark clouds on the horizon. Current property prices are ridiculously beyond good rental fundamentals.

The bottom is still far from sight even though vested powers claim it will happen in the next 3 to 6 months. If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

11 things that are irrelevant in our daily lives (if you want to succeed)

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Articles by 0 Comments

 

“Life is not just eating, drinking, television and cinema…The human mind must be creative, must be self-generating; it cannot depend on just gadgets to amuse itself.”

I’ve been using the statement, “it’s irrelevant”, a fair bit as of late and I hadn’t really noticed its constant use until today. It’s incredible the amount of things we give our time and energy to that are not only completely non-essential to our lives and our own personal evolution, but irrelevant, be it in information or because they do more to distract us from our goals, path, focus in life, our mission, than they do to aid us.

So, I started jotting down just a few things that are irrelevant in our daily lives. Some of these things are obvious, others we unknowingly give great importance to. Each, however much we currently cling to them, should be rooted out of our lives if we’re going to succeed as we define success.

This isn’t meant to be a list you breeze through and forget tomorrow. Ideally you print this out, as I have already written it down on a pad for reminder, and glance at it when something stresses you out.

The reality is that something cannot stress you out. It’s you that give “it” permission to affect you. It’s your reaction to the event that gives you stress, thus, you are in control of everything in your life and that cannot change unless you release said control.