Home Is Where We Build It Together

In the vibrant tapestry that is Singapore's cultural rojak, those of us venturing through our thirties and forties, are embarking on an incredibly personal yet universally shared journey towards creating futures with those we hold dear. This adventure, woven with threads of individual experiences and collective dreams, is set against the colourful and distinctive backdrop of Singapore's societal norms,...

Jurong’s Makeover Unveiled

All you amazing comrades from the rainbow connection! Searching for a home but don’t know where to settle down in our little red dot? Look no further. It's not just the east that is getting a fabulous makeover. The west is also about to undergo a complete transformation, darling! Jurong, an already vibrant district, is poised for a dazzling facelift that promises to redefine its urban landscape and...

Owning A Property In Singapore (LGBTQ+ Couples Edition)

This February, we are not just celebrating the Year of the Wood Dragon, we are also celebrating Valentine's Day!! Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and it can also be a catalyst for a unique journey – finding the perfect love nest for you and your SO. What better way to “take the next step” in a relationship than to purchase your first home! However, even though Singapore has repealed...

HDB 101: Your Guide To HFE And Purchasing A BTO Or Resale Flat

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) will launch about 19,600 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats across three sales exercises in February, June and October this year, down from four from previous years. For prospective homebuyers, HDB advised that they should apply for a HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) letter by 15th January, 2024 to be eligible for the upcoming BTO and SBF launches in February. In February,...

Singapore Real Estate 2024: A Peek into Housing Trends

The landscape of real estate in Singapore is poised for intriguing shifts in 2024, with various factors shaping the housing market. Let's take a closer look at which areas are likely to make waves, which areas will be more less volatile, in the realms of HDB BTO, HDB resale, condominium new launches, private resale and the rental market. HDB BTO – Blooming Opportunites HDB flats remain the...

Surfing the Wave of Change: The East Coast of Singapore To Get Splashy Makeover!

East side, best side? Haus of Pride thinks so! East Coast is about to get a dazzling makeover, and it's not just the buildings that are getting a facelift—it's the vibe too. In recent years, the Government's announced several plans that will turn East Coast into the coolest spot in town. Grab your shades because we're diving into the hippest redevelopment plans that promise to make the East Coast the...

Upgrading From An HDB To A Private Property As an LGBTQ+ Individual

As a realtor, a statement I often hear from LGBTQ+ clients in their 30s would be: “Oh, this will be my forever home”. The reality is that most of us will likely not be living in the same home that we first purchase. Think of the childhood home you grew up in. Is that still the home you are living in? The answer is often no.  As LGBTQ+ people, even though starting a family with kids is not as...

Right-Sizing Homes for Singapore’s Aging LGBTQ+ Population

Singapore's population is rapidly aging, and this demographic shift has significant implications for housing and living habits, especially within the LGBTQ+ community. As we delve into this pressing issue, we will explore the changing demographics, the evolving needs of aging LGBTQ+ individuals, and the benefits of right-sizing their homes, all while considering the statistics of one-person...

377A Repeal : My thoughts on how it affects housing for the LGBTQ+

In the last few days, there have been countless articles and social debates on the Repeal of 377A and the protection of the definition of marriage. I am not here to debate on that subject. 

However, I have been asked to comment on housing issues and how the repeal of 337A and the tightening of the marriage definition will affect the LGBTQ+ in the long run. So here are my thoughts.

Buying Executive Condo (EC) for LGBTQ+. Is it possible?

In my years of helping LGBTQ+ clients with their home selection in Singapore, most of them would opt for HDB flats either from BTO scheme, or the resale market. For financially better off individuals, they have the additional choice of private properties like condominiums, apartments or even landed housing. However, there is one property class that is often missed out by the LGBTQ+ community - the...

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