5 Hidden costs of renovation and how to avoid them

So, you’ve gone through your home renovation scope with your renovator countless times. You think you have all grounds covered. Surely, with all these preparations, there shouldn’t be any reno issues, and your budget shouldn’t overrun, right? Or so you thought. Even with all these preparations, there is still a chance your renovation budget may overrun….

How to buy the right air conditioner for your home

With the hot weather that we are “blessed” with all year round, it’s little wonder why most of our homes need an air conditioner. But given the huge variety of options available in the market, choosing a good air conditioner for yourself can get bombarding, especially if it is your first time buying one. So,…

En bloc sales – What happens when your property goes en bloc

En bloc sales are all the rage right now, but do you understand what actually happens when your property goes up for it? Here are the steps involved: 1. There are three ways an en bloc process gets started: The owners collectively decide to sell en bloc, rather than sell their own units individually (common…

10 Easy ways to get married at home

When it comes to picking a wedding venue, most couples tend to overlook the fact that there’s a familiar, comfy and beautiful place that can be the perfect spot to hold such a special celebration. By getting married at your own house, you wouldn’t need to think about availability, price and other couples to compete…

5 Clever ways newlyweds can save money with their new home

Given how expensive getting married and buying a house can get, it’s understandable why many newlyweds end up penny-pinching by the time they get to furnish their new marital home. But, did you know, you can still furnish your new home just the way you love it, without needing to break a bank? Here are 5 clever ways…

HDB loan vs Bank loan: Which is a better home loan?

Thinking of buying a new HDB apartment, but not too sure if you should get a HDB loan or a bank loan? Here is a quick guide on the list of things you need to pay attention to, when considering both options: 1. Not all properties are eligible for both types of loans HDB Concessionary Loans can only…

Save $400 by doing your own HDB BTO defect inspection!

Hey there! Have you just gotten the keys to your BTO flat? If that’s a yes, then congratulations on getting your new home, and for getting a new “mission” of checking your BTO for defects. Probably the easiest solution to this mission is to hire someone else to do the inspection job for you. But that’s gonna cost you at least $400…

My house is too noisy. How can I reduce noise?

Don’t we all hate it when we are trying to concentrate on something, or just yearning to get a good night sleep at home, but the house is wayyy tooo noisy? Maybe your neighbour is renovating his house, or the road near your home just have happen to attract a lot of noisy cars vrooming by. And yet,…