13 results for 'msr'
3 Oct 2022 • Home Financing
What Is Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR)?
The Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR) in Singapore caps the amount that may be spent on mortgage repayments to 30% of a borrower’s gross monthly income. It applies to HDB flats and executive condominiums (ECs) bought from developers.
3 Oct 2022 • Home Financing
New Property Cooling Measures (2022): Higher Interest Rate Floors, HDB LTV Lowered to 80%, and New 15-Month Wait-out Period for Downgraders
The government announced new property cooling measures, effective from 30 Sep 2022 onwards. Read about the new property curbs here.
30 Sep 2022 • Home Financing
Total Debt Servicing Ratio in Singapore (2023): What Is TDSR?
The Total Debt Servicing Ratio or TDSR in Singapore limits your monthly debt repayments to 55% of your gross monthly income. This includes your home loan (mortgage) and other liabilities like credit card debt and personal loans.
25 Aug 2021 • Home Financing
How Can I Borrow More for My Home Loan?
Home loans in Singapore are subjected to Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits of up to 75% (bank) or 90% (HDB) only. Also, you may not get approved for the full amount. Here's what to do if you need to borrow more funds for your mortgage.
31 May 2021 • Buying
25 May 2021 • Home Financing
Mortgage Joint Borrower Guide: 5 Things To Consider Before Committing
Learn about being a joint borrower in Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) mandates that all joint borrowers must also be owners of the property, so think carefully before you commit! Here are 5 key considerations.
7 Apr 2021 • Home Financing
Should We Expect New Property Cooling Measures in 2021?
Will there be another round of property cooling measures in 2021? After all, the government has been dropping hints since the start of the year. Here's what the experts and industry insiders have to say.
27 Jan 2021 • Home Financing
Did You Know: You May Not Be Eligible for a Full 90% HDB Loan
One of the appeals of the HDB loan is the higher LTV of up to 90%. But did you know not everyone is eligible to loan the maximum amount? Read about it here.
30 Oct 2020 • Home Financing
Should You Refinance with a Shorter Tenure? 3 Reasons to Consider It
Refinancing is a great strategy to lower interest costs. If you can afford higher monthly mortgage repayments, should you shorten your tenure? We show you how shaving 10 years off a 1.8% $500k loan could result in almost $50k of savings.
13 Oct 2020 • Home Financing
Appraisal Time: How good a job did the cooling measures do?
Many Singaporeans complain about the government's property cooling measures, such as the ABSD, LTV, TDSR, MSR and more. Let's evaluate these regulations objectively and see how effective have they been so far.