Last year, I bought a 3-room HDB flat. My friends and family from the States were all shocked. They all asked the same question, “Why didn’t buy something bigger/better?” As with so many things in modern society, the question of why you should or should not purchase something often boils down to affordability. That’s why shows like Suze Orman’s exist — to tell potential buyers whether they can afford something or not. The problem is that this completely misses the larger picture.
When I first moved to Singapore, I was shocked by the unscrupulous practices employed by some property agents to further their own selfish interests. From fake listings and misleading information to omitting important property details, these dodgy practices would have definitely resulted in legal action in the States (where the majority of real estate agents are held to fiduciary standards). With more than 30,000 property agents in Singapore, how can one find not only an honest agent but also the most suitable agent to fit his/her situation? This is where Propseller can help.
When I was renting a condo unit, I never had to deal with drain flies. But ever since I bought an HDB flat, they seem to want to share the flat with me. After trying another blogger’s method on how to get rid of them and then trying an all-natural method, I found an even better way. One that is not only easy, but also non-toxic and cheaper in the long run. (more…)
I recently painted my 3-room flat. The cost of painting a 3-room HDB flat using a washable (higher quality) paint is approximately $1000 to $1500. How much did I spend? Only $100. I bought the paint on sale and with coupons: two 5L cans for $80 (from Qoo10). The other supplies — rollers, brushes, tape — cost me around $20 altogether. (more…)
[This article was contributed by Electrify Pte Ltd] The nation-wide roll-out of the Open Electricity Market (OEM) is on the horizon, and this could mean saving money on your utility bill. This article will help you plan for the roll-out. And if you’re unsure whether switching to a retailer is the right choice, here’s a list of benefits that could help you weigh your options. (more…)