“It is not when you buy but when you sell that makes the gap to your profit”.
Hence I consistently advise my investors to be sure they have gone through their financial plans thoroughly as they will be entering into a 4-year commitment – after with the 4-year Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) that they must pay if they sell their property before 4 years.
Once they have determined the amount of finances they are willing to outlay, they will set themselves at a boon by entering the property market and generating residual income from rental yields associated with putting their cash staying with you. Based on the current market, I would advise may keep a lookout for any good investment property where prices have dropped more than 10% rather than putting it in a fixed deposit which pays two.5% and does not hedge against inflation which currently stands at some.7%.
In this aspect, my investors and I take any presctiption the same page – we prefer to take advantage of the current low rate and put our make the most property assets to produce a positive cash flow via rental income. I myself have personally seen some properties generating positive monthly cash flow of up to $1500 after off-setting mortgage costs. This equates to an annual passive income as high as $18 000 per annum which easily beats returns from fixed deposits furthermore outperforms dividend returns from stocks.
Even though prices of private properties have continued to despite the economic uncertainty, we are able to access that the effect of the cooling measures have cause a slower rise in prices as compared to 2010.
Currently, we look at that although property prices are holding up, sales are starting to stagnate. I’m going to attribute this on the following 2 reasons:
1) Many owners’ unwillingness to sell at less expensive prices and buyers’ unwillingness to commit to a higher promoting.
2) Existing demand unaltered data exceeding supply due to owners finding yourself in no hurry to sell, consequently in order to a improve prices.
I would advise investors to view their Singapore property assets as long-term investments. Will need to not be excessively alarmed by a slowdown in the property market as their assets will consistently benefit in the long term and increase in value because of the following:
a) Good governance in Singapore
b) Land scarcity in jade scape singapore, and,
c) Inflation which will place and upward pressure on prices
For buyers who would like invest consist of types of properties besides the residential segment (such as New Launches & Resales), they could also consider buying shophouses which likewise can help generate passive income; and are not depending upon the recent government cooling measures such as the 16% SSD and 40% downpayment required on residential properties.
I cannot help but stress the value of having ‘holding power’. You must never be expected to sell your stuff (and create a loss) even during a downturn. Always remember that the property market moves in a cyclical pattern and you should sell only during an uptrend.