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3 potential En-bloc hotspots that should be on property investors’ radar (28 May 2021)

This write-up was reproduced in entirety with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. In the previous 2017 En-bloc cycle, some resale properties in En-bloc hotspots saw price gains of up to 28%. (We wrote articles about these moves in a previous article, you can read about it HERE) Image 1: Enbloc Cycle Timeline, Source: JLL Given that En-bloc cycles tend to be 5 to 6 years apart, and the start of the last En-bloc cycle was in 2017, the next En-bloc cycle could […]

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7 reasons why Private Resale Condos may be better than new launch for HDB upgraders (6 Mar 21)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. Since 2018, we have been sharing with our clients and readers that resale properties are good options. Today, as of the date of writing, there are still a handful of readers asking us if resale properties can be profitable. The simple answer is – Yes! There are considerations that property buyers should note about New Launch properties, in particular for HDB upgraders. Most HDB upgraders who are selling off their BTOs would […]

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How to plan your property transition (sale and purchase) 23 December 2020

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. Don’t sell your home before you know what you intend to buy. The worst thing you can do is to sell your property and become stranded because you don’t know what to buy, and even after finding for some time, you still don’t have any target property to wait for units at.   A) You won’t want to experience what this blog follower did… A blog follower who contacted me earlier this […]

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My thoughts on Sing Medical Group’s possible share transaction (29 Dec 20)

Dear all Sing Medical Group (“SMG”) announced on 18 Dec 20 that the Company is currently in discussions with a third party regarding a possible transaction involving the Company’s shares. The discussions are preliminary and there is no certainty or assurance that such discussions will progress beyond the current stage or that any transaction will materialise as a result of such discussions.   Why am I interested in SMG? My personal view is that at $0.315, given a potential share transaction scenario, the risk reward seems favourable. Please refer to my basis and the risks as highlighted below: 1) Past […]

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The Skyscraper for Keppel+ Visionaries (22 May 20)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. There is rarely a time where we think a new condominium is almost a perfect 10, we think we finally found the one. This is one for both visionary homeowners and investors who would like to participate in two of Singapore’s most ambitious masterplan which we will elaborate further in the article. Sustainable desirability is an important trait that has to be built from the beginning and we believe that the condo […]

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Navigating Depressions and Great Recessions (Real Estate Edition, 8 May 20)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. We are currently in unprecedented times (as of writing in April 2020). Covid-19 is upon us as a global pandemic which will go down in history books as the gravest health crisis mankind ever faced in this century. Over the past few weeks, I had the fortune to converse and interview numerous Seniors (our Merdeka & Pioneer Generation) whom I knew for some time already. The wiser generation I interviewed range from […]

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Why Property Investors should look at the Private Resale Condo Segment (11 April 2020)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. With the record number of new launch properties on the market in 2019 and 2020, all eyes have been on the new launch segment of the property market. Some new property buyers believe that they should buy new properties because they would be buying at the lowest price in the development, and therefore are more likely to make profits when the property obtains TOP. These same property buyers are afraid of buying […]

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10 things you must know when upgrading from HDB to private (1st October 2019)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. The decision to upgrade from a HDB to a private property whether a condominium or landed property is a big decision to many, over the past few years, I have had many clients ask me for my opinions and particularly if they should upgrade. Many HDB owners upgrade because they are fearful of their HDB price being stagnant. The worst thing that can happen is a HDB owner to upgrade into a […]

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How to select a good unit in a new launch property that outperforms? (17 Sep 2019)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to market numerous properties in different developments, some within the same developments. What I noticed was, even within the same condominium, there are units that sell within 3-4 weeks, while some took more than 3 months. There are some units that are just more desirable by most buyers. There are also some owners that managed to make significant profits while some struggled to make […]

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How to select the right new launch property development? (11 Sep 2019)

This write-up was reproduced with permission from Ray’s Estate Clinic, written by Founder, Raymond Chng. Please refer to the end of the article for more information on Raymond. This is a follow up article from a previous article – 10 things you must know before buying a new launch property (click HERE). Some readers wrote to me after reading the article, I’m glad that the article provided good insights. Some even came to me for my opinions on what to consider when selecting a new launch. This article is for anyone who needs an un-biased view on new launch property […]