Marriage & Family

Home Renovation Hacks That Will Save You Money

As I enter the complex process of spearheading a school’s renovation, I am embroiled in a tedious task of finding the most cost-efficient options. I have been saving those picturesque renovations and design ides on my Pinterest mood board. However, a renovation design only works when you add the element of realistic budget. When it comes to build-to-order HDB, the average spending on renovations is between S$30,000 to S$50,000. A resale flat can cost you around 50% more! Imagine that.



4 Rental Tips For Expats In Singapore

Ring in the reality check! Singapore is a country which considers “space” as a luxury. Singaporeans do not usually keep their spare rooms open for annual guests to lounge on. More often than not, they keep these extra rooms for rental. You would be suprised to learn the amount of bedrooms that landlords can squeeze in a seemingly small condominiums. It goes without saying that it is cheaper to rent out a single room than the entire flat. So, set


Lifestyle & Hobbies

5 Entirely Free Ways To Maximize Your Small Flat

Flats ranging from 45 to 110 square meters are popular among the Singaporean masses. These spaces may be considered as tiny to some people. But, small is highly subjective (besides my height). Making your space livable comes down on how well you can divide the function of your rooms or how well you can store your things. On that note, here are 5 Entirely Free Ways To Maximize Your Small Flat: USE A TRUNK Avoid spending hundreds of dollars on


Tax & Estate Planning

Extremely Wrong Reasons To Buy A Home

If you are updated with the latest in property, you will know that Singapore housing prices are trending down. In fact, the private residential property index decreased by 3.83% (or 3.45% when adjusted for inflation) in Q1 2015. However, the downward shift in pricing does not automatically mean that it is a good time to buy your own space. Buying a home is one of the greatest financial commitment for most Singaporeans. It is a long-term commitment and responsibility that