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Funding Homes For Life

Funding Homes For Life

The Singapore Government has updated rules on the use of CPF  to purchase properties – both private properties and HDB flats – as well as the rules on HDB housing loans with effect from 10 May 2019. The objective is to enable Singaporeans to have more flexibility in purchasing a home, while safeguarding their housing needs in their retirement.  Restrictions on the use of CPF will be imposed if the remaining lease of the property cannot cover the youngest buyer until at least the age of 95. According to a joint media release by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Ministry of M...

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In A Class Of Its Own

In A Class Of Its Own

The Beach Road precinct is fast becoming one of Singapore’s new prime areas. One of the most distinguishable developments that sits right in the heart of that precinct is Concourse Skyline.  Designed by the award-winning COX Group, Concourse Skyline is a mixed-used development comprising two high-rise block and one low-rise block with 360 units in total. To-date, there are only a very limited number of two- and four-bedroom apartments still available for ownership.  The developer of Concourse Skyline is public-listed Hong Fok Corporation Limited (Hong Fok), and they have just unve...

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Moving With Times: Digitalisation In Real Estate

Moving With Times: Digitalisation In Real Estate

Technology has disrupted lives in so many ways, impacting industries at an accelerating speed and pushing companies to rethink every aspect of their businesses.  The key goals of the industry transformation map for many industries is to automate processes in order to scale the business. For the real estate industry, it is to fully digitalise property transactions. We take a look at how technology has changed the way real estate business is done.   For the buyers The internet has made things a lot more transparent and information more easily accessible. Consumers can easily sea...

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Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate

Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate

Having a steady stream of passive income to maintain a certain lifestyle after retirement is probably on most, if not everyone’s mind. Historically, the four main asset classes have been equities (stocks), fixed income (bonds), cash equivalent or money market instruments, and real estate. Modern times, most investment professionals also include commodities, futures, other financial derivatives and even cryptocurrencies to the asset class mix. Each asset class reflects a different risk and return investment characteristics and perform differently in any given market environment. Different...

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Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

When deciding which luxury home is suited to you, take note: architecture and hardware tell part of the story, but it’s the interior design that truly turns a house into a home. How To Determine Your Interior Design Styles? Take this quiz! We’ve assembled some of the most current—and lasting—interior design trends to give you a window into your personal interior style. Take this quiz to find out which trend suits you best, and investigate the features your home should have in order to bring your look to life. Arguably, the best design includes a dash of personality. From eclecti...

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Waterfront Living At Its Best

Waterfront Living At Its Best

Corals at Keppel Bay by developer Keppel Land, epitomises world-class luxurious waterfront living both in Singapore and the region, offering residents a beautiful sea and greenery view rarely available. Corals at Keppel Bay is the brainchild of celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, who is known globally for his ground-breaking work. The daring and iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay – also by Keppel Land – was his first Asian residential showpiece. With Corals at Keppel Bay , he once again brings his design genius to prime waterfront living.  Further extending the water them...

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Soaring Heights

Soaring Heights

A unique collaboration between several acclaimed international brands, Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is set to become Kuala Lumpur’s most coveted branded residence yet. The two-tower Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is part of the 8 Conlay development by Malaysian property developer KSK Land,which also includes the first Kempinski Hotel in Kuala Lumpur as well as a lifestyle retail quarter The iconic Petronas Twin Towers have long been the beacons on the Kuala Lumpur skyline, but come 2020, a new pair of skyscrapers is set to become another of the city’s most talked about landmarks. The two b...

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Wanderlust | Why You Should Purchase A Property Outside City Limits

Wanderlust | Why You Should Purchase A Property Outside City Limits

Sometimes, it takes living on the edge to cultivate absolute calm. It’s often the elusive, off-the-beaten-path locations—those involving a helicopter landing, ferry ride, or seaplane—that are most worth visiting. From palatial villas in the South Pacific to far-flung sanctuaries in the South of France, these homes are worth the effort of pushing past city limits. Rural Québec Marie-Piers Barsalou & Johanne Meunier, Sotheby’s International Realty Québec For many, the countryside offers the perfect antithesis to city life: clean air, open country markets, and f...

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URA Draft Master Plan 2019 – A Plan For The Future

URA Draft Master Plan 2019 – A Plan For The Future

The much awaited URA Draft Master Plan 2019 was officially announced on 27 March 2019. The Master Plan is a land use plan that guides Singapore’s development needs over the next 10 to 15 years and is updated every five years. During his speech at the launch of the Draft Master Plan 2019 Exhibition, Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development, said: “Cities everywhere have their own processes for urban planning. But very few have been as effective as Singapore in planning for the long-term and translating these plans into reality. This is a key competitive advantage for Singapor...

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The Art Of Luxury Living

The Art Of Luxury Living

List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, is pleased to share that we have launched SELECTIONS, our very own quarterly luxury real estate magazine curated with you in mind. Through this magazine, we aim to tell the stories of Singapore’s real estate scene from fresh perspectives. We start off with the heritage behind the prestigious prime district 10 and what Sentosa Cove – the only place in Singapore where foreigners can buy landed properties – has to offer.  Sentosa Cove We will also feature property-related articles from countries, cities and territor...

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