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DRIVING The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Jack Of All Trades

Words: James Tagle
Photos: James Tagle

In the old days if you wanted a small, fast cheap and reliable car the VW Golf GTI was the grand daddy of hot hatches. 1,359 more words


How Much Should a Property Really Cost You?

There are generally three approaches to calculate the right price for any property; using historical data, using today’s data, and using future data. Most people use the first two approaches as they are more straightforward and easily understood, but in this post, I will focus more on the third approach – using future data. 496 more words

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What SHOULD you look for when buying a phone?

When buying a new phone, there are so many names and figures thrown out which often confuse and make purchasing choices unnecessarily difficult. But what actually matters, and to what extent? 1,477 more words

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When ABSD becomes basic BSD

We have heard countless times from different ministers on being too early to lift or even relax the property cooling measures, particularly the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) introduced in Jan 2013… 257 more words

Real Estate Investment

What is a "Company Share" property and how does it work?

When it comes to ownership of apartments many¬†readers will already be familiar with the terms “unit title” and “body corporate” and may have an understanding of how the “stratum” ownership model functions. 875 more words


Why Property Agent Demands Buyer to Get In-Principle-Approval?

Many times, as a direct buyer, inquiring on a property listed by an agent representing the seller. This will usually be the first why question – “Have you gotten your In Principle Approval (IPA)?” Don’t be taken aback or think that the agent is being rude. 144 more words

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My Six Attempts At HDB BTO Balloting And My Advice to Other Couples

If you have tried to apply for HDB during the Build-to-Order (BTO) launches and failed many times, don’t worry. You are not alone.

We were together for 6 years when we first applied for a HDB and we were¬†more than ready to progress with the… 404 more words

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