Committing to Singapore Properties

“It is not an individual have buy but when you sell that makes learn to your profit”.

Hence I consistently advise my investors to ensure that they have gone through their financial plans thoroughly as they will be entering into a 4-year commitment – after for the 4-year Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) that they would have to pay if they sell their property before four years.

Once they have determined the amount of finances they are willing to outlay, they will set themselves at a great advantage by entering the property market and generating a second income from rental yields regarding putting their cash staying with you. Based on the current market, I would advise may keep a lookout for any good investment property where prices have dropped an estimated 10% rather than putting it in a fixed deposit which pays two.5% and does not hedge against inflation which currently stands at suggestions.7%.

In this aspect, my investors and I are on the same page – we prefer to make the most of the current low fee and put our make the most property assets to generate a positive cash flow via rental income. I myself have personally seen some properties generating positive monthly cash flow of a whole lot $1500 after off-setting mortgage costs. This equates for annual passive income of up to $18 000 per annum which easily beats returns from fixed deposits furthermore outperforms dividend returns from stocks.

Even though prices of private properties have continued to rise despite the economic uncertainty, we can see that the effect of the cooling measures have cause a slower rise in prices as in comparison to 2010.

Currently, we look at that although property prices are holding up, sales start to stagnate. Let me attribute this towards following 2 reasons:

1) Many owners’ unwillingness to sell at affordable prices and buyers’ unwillingness to commit into a higher charges.

2) Existing demand unaltered data exceeding supply due to owners being in no hurry to sell, consequently leading to a increase prices.

I would advise investors to view their jade scape singapore property assets as long-term investments. Will need to not be excessively alarmed by a slowdown your market property market as their assets will consistently benefit in the longer term and increased value because of the following:

a) Good governance in Singapore

b) Land scarcity in Singapore, and,

c) Inflation which will set and upward pressure on prices

For buyers who would like invest in other types of properties in addition to the residential segment (such as New Launches & Resales), they may also consider inside shophouses which likewise can help generate passive income; and therefore not subject to the recent government cooling measures similar to the 16% SSD and 40% downpayment required on residential properties.

I cannot help but stress the need for having ‘holding power’. You shouldn’t ever be required to sell your property (and create a loss) even during a downturn. Always remember that the property market moves in a cyclical pattern and you will need to sell only during an uptrend.