Articles by Cheryl Chiew
19 Oct 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
During Hungry Ghost Festival, there is typically a dip in transaction volume as there are taboos around moving and buying houses in Singapore. After two years of bucking the trend, it seems in 2022 and in 2023, we are adhering to superstition again.
14 Sep 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
Smart locks, or digital door locks, are one way you can transform your home into a smart home. We go through the pros and cons of smart locks and suggest 4 options you can check out right now.
22 Aug 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
National Day Rally 2023 Summary: Standard, Plus, Prime Flat Categories, More Single Housing Options, and More
During the National Day Rally 2023, new HDB housing policies were introduced. Learn more about the Standard, Plus, Prime flat categories, increased housing options for singles in Singapore, and more.
24 Jul 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
A Natura Loft 5-room DBSS flat in Bishan transacted at $1.43 million in July 2023, one of the most expensive HDB flats transacted in Singapore. Is it worth its price tag? We speak to Marcella Yong and Winnifred Lim, the agents who brokered the deal to find out.
5 Jul 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
The Singapore rental market is red-hot and renting in Singapore can be costly. If you're navigating the rental market in 2023, here are top tips from 3 tenants who have recently scoured for a rental home.
30 Jun 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
MOE P1 registration Phase 2C prioritises children living within a 1km and 2km radius of their choice primary school. We asked 6 parents if they would move for their children's primary school.
21 Jun 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
Housing affordability in Singapore has been a hot topic. In an article published in The Business Times, Dr Lee Nai Jia, Head of Real Estate Intelligence, Data and Software Solutions, PropertyGuru Group asks: is Singapore property prices unaffordable or are we paying premiums for quality housing?
9 Jun 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
The May 2023 BTO Serangoon flats, Serangoon North Vista, were the most popular project of the exercise. We find out more about the 4 reasons why Singaporeans snatched up these flats in the recent HDB BTO exercise.
5 Jun 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
Rental scams have been on the rise in Singapore as the rental market remains red-hot and rents soar. The number of home rental scams increased from 192 to 979 cases from 2021 to 2022. Here are 6 tips on how to avoid rental scams.
11 May 2023 • Cheryl Chiew
The Singapore rental market remains hot. Renting in Singapore has become a costly affair as rents have sky-rocketed over the course of the pandemic. Will rental prices come down in 2023? Here are 5 things we can expect.