When obtaining a home loan in Singapore, whether it's a new purchase or refinancing, you'll need to obtain several documents from the CPF, IRAS and HDB websites. Our step-by-step guide helps you download the 9 most common income documents required.
HDB homeowners paying their home loan with CPF savings are automatically enrolled in the Home Protection Scheme. Is this compulsory? Are there alternatives? Here's how HPS compares with other mortgage reducing term assurance plans.
With so many home loan packages offered by banks and financial institutions in Singapore, how can you choose the best one for yourself? Based on our decades of shared experience in the industry, we share 7 steps that you'll need to take.
With many airlines being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mortgage Master has started a referral programme to help affected cabin crew earn additional income during these troubled times.
It was an interesting day in Parliament when Dr Jamus Lim of the Workers' Party gave his maiden speech. Of interest to us, the concept of "remortgaging" came up! We discuss what Dr Jamus and Mr Sitoh Yih Pin were actually talking about.
It is definitely a good idea to refinance your housing loan in Singapore. The main reason is to save money in the long run, but you can also enjoy other benefits offered by the banks! However, take the time to learn more about the fees and costs involved in refinancing before you make your decision.
What will the newly elected 14th Parliament be addressing regarding mortgage and housing loan rates? We took a look back at 3 times earlier this year when the 13th Parliament discussed these issues.
DBS has announced two unique 5 year fixed rate packages, but which one is better for HDB owners looking to refinance? We did the math so that you don't have to.
When one bank in Singapore announced they were raising their interest rate floor, the backlash was swift. But what is an interest rate floor and are banks allowed to raise it? I mean... it's supposed to be a FLOOR, right?
For the past five years, fixed deposit linked rates like DBS FHR8 have been a unique proposition in the mortgage industry. But are they truly as low a risk? This is what we found out in 2020.
Are you buying an HDB flat in Singapore? Then you'll have to confront a perennial question: is taking an HDB loan better, or should you go with a bank loan? We weigh the pros and cons of each decision.
Looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Singapore? How much does conveyancing cost? Before we answer any of these questions about conveyancing fees, here are 3 things you should know
On 31 March 2020, MAS announced a slew of financial relief measures for individuals, especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn. So should you apply for mortgage deferment?
Before March 31 2020, banks were offering various relief measures to help homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic. We compiled a list of 8 banks and financial institutions.
The Federal Reserve in the US cut interest rates again on 15 March 2020, the second emergency cut this year after dropping 0.5% on 3 March 2020. Even more surprising? The emergency rate cut of 1.0%, to a range of 0% - 0.25%.
As SIBOR continues to fall in 2020, even the most risk adverse may find value in choosing this volatile type of home loan package. Here's why you should take a floating rate today.
Depending your risk profile and financial situation, choosing fixed rate home loans may be the best choice. However, you have to consider that no package stays fixed forever, and that it may cost you more in the long run! Surprised? Here's what else you might not know about fixed rates in Singapore.
These days, there are many reasons why you may not want to meet someone face-to-face. Find out how you can apply for home loans in Singapore without ever needing to meet someone!
Should you choose a SIBOR rate for your housing loan in Singapore? What is the difference between 3 month SIBOR and 1 month SIBOR? Learn more about the Singapore Interbank Offered Rate and why it is so crucial to your mortgage.
The mortgage market is like a train threatening to go off the rails. Left to their own devices, homeowners have to spend hours researching through multiple diverse home loan packages offered by several banks in Singapore, or they risk choosing poorly. Mortgage brokers are the solution.
On 5 February 2020, Mortgage Master CEO David Baey was interviewed by Michelle Martin on Money FM 89.3 about choosing the best mortgage loan. Here is the interview transcript.
A board rate is a home loan interest rate that the bank determines internally. There is no transparency to you and me. How this rate is decided and what benchmarks are used are not revealed to the public. Read on to find out why you should avoid these home loan packages.
Confused about mortgage loans and what they mean in Singapore? What is the meaning of fixed rate home loans or SIBOR? We help you make sense of home loan rates.
Ready to buy a house in Singapore? Don't forget to consider three things: whether to get an HDB loan or a bank loan, whether you can afford your downpayment, and if you have the ability to pay your home loan monthly instalments!