Tag Archives: MND

PROPERTY AGENTS BECOMING TAXI DRIVERS, HAWKERS

Dennis Wee Realty agent Aaron Lin said he has seen older agents turn to multi-level marketing or driving a taxi. Alternative jobs beckon in the food and beverage as well as spa industries. Agents are also turning to forex trading, holding investment seminars and even setting up economy rice stalls.

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STAGGERED DOWNPAYMENT FOR NEW HDB FLATS STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER BTO EXERCISE

Existing Housing Board flat owners who buy a new two- or three-room flat in a non-mature estate can now choose to pay only half the required downpayment upfront, and the rest later. This staggered downpayment takes effect from the September Build-to-Order exercise, which began on Wednesday. For those who are not taking a bank loan, or who are taking an HDB loan, they need to pay only 5 per cent in downpayment when they sign the Agreement for Lease, instead of the current 10 per cent. For those taking loans from financial institutions, they need to pay only 10 per cent upfront, instead of the current 20 per cent.

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HDB resale prices slide for seventh straight month

HDB market continued its slump, with prices falling for the seventh straight month in August. Further falls are expected, especially with demand being shackled by property cooling measures, even as new flats continue to enter the market. The slide is nowhere near its end and will continue till the end of next year before things pick up, said analysts.

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DOG DEBARKING CONTROVERSY: 5 THINGS ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

Animal welfare groups in Singapore are upset over a Housing Board notice that asked some dog owners in Ang Mo Kio to consider "debarking your dog through surgery". The notice has since been taken down. Just what is debarking, which the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) described as a "solution of last resort" in an online brochure? We take a look.

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BRIDGING GAP IS PRIORITY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES UNIT

The MSO will not cause further delays by adding a layer of bureaucracy or require the public to learn a new number to call for help, she added. It will be housed under the Ministry of National Development (MND), which said in a statement yesterday that the goal is to "improve the Government's overall coordination and delivery of municipal services". When asked why the MSO has not involved town councils, Ms Fu said that is an area still under consideration. "But we need town councils to cooperate, obviously."

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Jobless PMET forced to resign as assistant property manager at town council

Recently, I started work as an Assistant Property Manager with a town council, the MD was a very nice man who told me skills-set can be learned and picked up along the way and that attitude is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, I was attached to a senior manager to learn the protocols and procedures and he told me that I was not suitable for the job only after 3 weeks with him – shockingly he asked me to resign own my own.

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MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: TOO EARLY TO RELAX PROPERTY COOLING MEASURES

The MND's comments came as prominent developer Kwek Leng Beng warned of a potential impact on Singapore's reputation as a global city, and called for a review of the policy measures. The National University of Singapore's Residential Price Index out yesterday showed that prices of resale homes climbed 0.8 per cent in May from April, after falling for nine months. The Urban Redevelopment Authority's flash estimates for private home prices will be out today.

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HDB MADE EST S$72 MILLION PROFITS FROM ANCHORVALE HORIZON BTO, YET UNWILLING TO RECTIFY DEFECTS PROPERLY

Yesterday, TRE published an article highlighting that new residents moving into HDB BTO flats in Anchorvale Horizon at Seng Kang were complaining about the defects and poor workmanship found in their newly completed flats. Given that HDB is making a sizeable gross profit from the Anchorvale Horizon project, why can’t HDB accede to the requests from the new residents to pay them some compensations for the defects in their units so that they can get their own contractor to rectify the problems? This is especially so since Jingye is not able to rectify the defects or HDB is unable to supervise its contractor Jingye to do a proper job.

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USELESS MP LAM PIN MIN FAILED TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH TERRIBLE BTO FLAT DEFECTS

The grassroots leaders even roped in Seng Kang West MP Lam Pin Min to visit Anchorvale Horizon just to show him how terrible the defects are. Thus he advised that HDB personnel in front of us to check with his higher authorities if they can work out with some reimbursements for owners. But HDB turned a deaf ear to the issue. No follow-up was done with regard to compensations except HDB going back to their old tricks of rectifications after rectifications, hoping one day, you will give up and accept whatever they provide you.

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