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Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Dear Gilbert, My name is Koh and its my first time writing to you. I have in my own opinion the biggest trouble blockading my mind right now. My apologies though I would like to keep the mail [...]

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Hi Gilbert, I am feeling so hopeless in my currently situation. I had been diagnosed with major depression this year. I need to go for regular blood test and on long-term medication for rheumatoid [...]

Jobless man with 20 years of security experience has to sell home to survive

Jobless man with 20 years of security experience has to sell home to survive

Dear Mr Gilbert, Good evening to you. I have heard of you and I am aware that you have helped many people. My name is Haniff. I have over 20 years of experience in the security industry. For [...]

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

  Both sides got fault. HDB obviously can monitor and keep track of applicant’s loan eligibility and quantum in order to (1) prevent people from applying for too expensive flats in [...]

New BTO flat owner needs to pay $84,147 before collecting house keys

New BTO flat owner needs to pay $84,147 before collecting house keys

A new HDB BTO flat owner, Liza, got a rude shock of her life before collecting her 4-room house keys  - the family needs to pay $84, 147 in cold hard cash upfront after minusing all the CPF and [...]

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

Hi Gilbert I want to share about my new BTO’s flat ordeal though it happens almost four years ago. I received  call from HDB stating that I need to bring along a sum of money prior to the [...]

Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB mortgage loan saddled round your neck?

Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB mortgage loan saddled round your neck?

Hi! I read with great interests on your interview article. I find that no matter where we are, it is good to save money for raining days. In the event if we are unemployed, it could help us [...]

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Hi Gilbert My monthly mortgage repayment is about $900. My last job was 3 months ago and my CPF was insufficient. I did not TOP up the cash portion as living cost is just too high. I just [...]

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

I refer to the article "33, 000 is a hell of unsold flats" (ST 23 Mar).   Our National Development Minister Mr Mah Bow Tan probably has one of the toughest ministerial portfolio here in [...]

A compulsion for property

A compulsion for property

Saturday November 27, 2010 A compulsion for property INSIGHT DOWN SOUTH By SEAH CHIANG NEE Fearing a real estate bubble, the government is making a U-turn on its declared aim of fostering a [...]

My HDB 4-room flat valuation appreciated 10% in 6 months!

My HDB 4-room flat valuation appreciated 10% in 6 months!

Posted by:  willieregister - Asiaone forum http://forums.asiaone.com/showthread.php?t=32444&page=2 I bought my resale 4-room flat at Geylang East Central at $385k (valuation) + $42k COV, [...]

Property: Two sides of the same coin

Property: Two sides of the same coin

Saturday August 21, 2010 Two sides of the same coin Insight Down South by SEAH CHIANG NEE Where Singaporeans grumbled, Malaysians were figuring how they could benefit from the launch of [...]

Thousands of housing agents get the axe

Thousands of housing agents get the axe

Thousands of housing agents get the axe Real estate firms take action ahead of implementation of new rules SINGAPORE - Real estate firms have axed thousands of housing agents ahead of enhanced [...]

Homeless in Australia: The Last Chance Motel (abc.net.au)

Homeless in Australia: The Last Chance Motel (abc.net.au)

The Last Chance Motel Reporter: Sarah Ferguson Broadcast: 21/09/2009 What do you do when you've lost your job, lost your home and you have three kids to feed? You end up in a motel cooking, [...]

Singapore Homelessness (Asia Calling)

Singapore Homelessness (Asia Calling)

  Homelessness is not a social problem usually associated with the wealthy island state of Singapore. Singapore is a nation of homeowners, largely thanks to a comprehensive system of government [...]

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