What new developments are coming to your area? How will these developments affect the way you live and work? What changes would you like to see in your local environment? These are all things URA’s Draft Master Plan 2019 attempts to address. (more…)
Category: Housing & Property
When you own a home, something will eventually break and need repairing or replacing. For major issues, HDB often requires that you hire a licensed contractor to perform the work. But for minor issues, you can save a lot of money and learn valuable skills by doing it yourself.
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…)