Monthly archive - March 2016

Property Investing in 10 Collossal Sentences

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Articles by 0 Comments

Size doesn’t always matter — and I’m here to prove it.

I’m most-well known for my massive blog posts, but today I want to do something different.

Today, I wanted to go short.

I’ve been investing in property for 15 years now, and these are 10 most impactful lessons I’ve learned, succinctly summed up in ten quick sentences.

Enjoy. 

Property Investing in 10 Colossal Sentences

Is it time to look into Prime properties?

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Articles by 2 Comments

Buyers who are tempted to buy or speculate prime properties on the illusion it’s discounted today should read this first.

Read even if you’re not considering prime properties. The context is important for any real estate considerations.

Some “experts” are suggesting maybe now is a good time to look into prime properties. Those who said so are living in the past. The others are just ignoramus.

Any of them actually grew up or owned properties in these expensive areas during the early 1980s to 1990s Singapore? Have they witnessed the locality’s past developments and infrastructure?

“Property Price drop over 20% unlikely”. You want to GUARANTEE what you said?

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Articles by 0 Comments

http://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-management-news/2016/3/119494/home-price-drop-of-over-20-unlikely-say-experts

I kept getting the sense that I was reading some horrible episode of Scooby-Doo where the villain prolongs his victory speech and reveals his methods over and over, only to be foiled by revelation.

There are many so-called experts in the real estate world from “Get-Rich-Gurus” to real estate agents. Many professionals in the real estate field have vast knowledge of the industry but have NOT the subtlest idea how to invest in real estate.

The fictional movies of James Bond is familiar with many – a character made up by a FAILED British spy. The movies just weren’t the real world.

And similar analogy is market predictions versus real world investing.

What Is Going To Happen To The Property Market In Singapore?

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 in Articles, Property Market by 0 Comments

 

We know property prices have gone down, albeit an 8% dip since the peak of 2013.

There’re plenty of arguments from “experts” (mostly against) if the Singapore Property Market will indeed face another round of severe price correction – low price levels as seen in the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the economic stagnation period between 2002 and 2005 and 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

The arguments suggest prospective buyers who are eagerly waiting on the side-lines are looking for answers in the wrong place.

Some arguments have the audacity to suggest buyers, instead of waiting for the “impossible” scenario of a bloody market, they should take advantage of (somewhat) “discounted” prices by developers who are desperately clearing stock today.