New Cooling Measures Affect Loan-to-Value (LTV) Limits and Minimum Cash Down Payment

The swift actions by the government bodies in response to the Executive Condominium fiasco discussed in our earlier article and the continued escalation of property prices are probably welcomed by many.  Of course there will be those who will not agree with the need for new cooling measures, but we reckon that it is prudent for [...]

 
New Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) Rates

New Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty Rates will be in effect today!  Here are the comparisons against current rates as released late yesterday evening by authorities.

 
URA Must Do More to Curb Developers

The recent post by Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, about the $2.05M EC furor has given us some food for thought. In his blog, he questioned and rationalised the decision by the developer to build a super-sized penthouse EC unit, instead of multiple smaller units. He pointed out that because of the large roof terrace, [...]

 
Run Away Brides - Sacrificing HDB at the Altar

In a somewhat sad scenario, a new phenomenon seems to have taken hold in Singapore. Singapore brides are getting the pre-marital jitters. Hardly something a babies-short Singapore needs, unless we suddenly become much more accepting of babies out of wedlock.

 
Chasing the Singapore Dream Cripples Innovation

What a bold statement for today! But before you dismiss us out of hand, have you considered why Singapore lacks its fair share of industry innovators, entrepreneurs and visionary thinkers, despite a highly-educated populace, concentration of capital wealth and drives by the government to instill creativity – somehow – by education? One common theme of [...]

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BLUTA wishes a Happy New Year to all our readers! It is our hope that 2013 marks a year of progress for Singapore and her citizens, on all fronts.