Favorable Conditions for Property and Home Buyers: Lowest Interest and No Capital or Withholding Tax

Singapore offers a host of business opportunities to its people who will now be able to have their own homes, condos and flats at the lowest possible rates as the government is taking extraordinary interest in this matter. Now, the conditions are favorable for potential home buyers in this country.

Singapore government takes an unusual interest in the public affairs and has devised plans for providing thousands of homes to its inhabitants every year. It will allow the homeless to have homes without any problems around.This high influx, of so many homes, has already lowered home prices, interest rates and Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (SIBOR) that is presently at the lowest point.

It seems to be the most favorable condition for home buyers who can, in this age of competition, buy homes through home dealers and builders. The latter want to sell their flats, apartments, homes and condos to the public in Singapore on all conditions as they want to recover their capital. If the builders are facing a lot of competition in home supplies, it is all due to the interest of the government. It is also the reason why people are getting vast supply of living places at the lowest rates.

Singapore is the luckiest country due to its proximity to the highly populated areas of the world. China, India, Hong Kong, Korea, etc are its Asian stakeholders while Europe, USA and many other nations are its other stakeholders. The population of the country is also educated and well-organized. They know the benefits of low birthrate so that the needs of the nation do not rise.

They are the people from other nations who come to this highly developed land for business purposes, and cause an increase in the home prices. Therefore, people who invest in Singapore by using their own hard cash or by using Singapore home loans get enormous benefits in the long run. Not only will they be able to use this secondary source of income in the future, but also they will see a price hike in their properties after some years.

Invest in Singapore because a property buyer gets a lot many advantages when he takes a resort to this option. Singapore laws are pretty clear for foreign ownership as foreigners can easily own apartments and condos. Singapore government applies no capital gain or withholding tax to them. The government is so much relaxed in its policies that it allows up to 70% loan quantum at the purchase price. At the available lowest mortgage financing rates, they can also invest in Singapore on better terms.

Thus, real-estate offers a lot many advantages to residents as well as foreigners to invest in Singapore or to buy a property by involving a bank or any other financial institution. This is the simplest way of getting a property, and to make money through it. Although there are ups and downs in the property business, the buyer has a consolation that he will continue getting passive monthly income in the form of rent from a home or property.

Why Buy Now? Find VA Property and Homes For Sale

If you are in the real estate market looking for a good deal on a home or property in an area that was previously out of your price range, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. Prices have dropped in many desirable areas. In some hard hit markets, such as California and Florida, homes for sale have been reduced by 25-35% or more in the past year.

The national median existing home price in October 2009 was $173,100 which is a decline of 7.1% from one year ago.1 This is the lowest decline in over a year, and may be an indicator the market has reached bottom.

This could truly be the time to re-evaluate your current home and move to a more desirable area that seemed out of reach before. Or — upgrade your home for a larger square footage. Whatever your reasons for wanting to purchase real estate, this particular buyer’s market could be the best time to be on the lookout for a new home.

Homes are selling across the U.S. A regional breakdown indicates home sales are up in the Northeast by 11.6%, Midwest by 14.4%, South by 12.7% and the West by 1.6% (ibid). These figures show promise in the housing market across the country.

Housing sales increases may also be experiencing a boon as a result of the $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit. Since the deadline has been extended past November to April 30th home sales will most likely surge in early spring 2010.

This article gives an overview of the area of Virginia where my real estate business is based. Many homes and properties for sale are located in areas that may have been out of reach for the average home buyer in Virginia just two to three years ago.

Desirable Areas to Live: Williamsburg, James City County or York County

Williamsburg, James City County, and York County, are all premium areas for real estate investment right now, either as a primary residence or an investment property. The school districts are excellent, and the amenities in or near the counties include Busch Gardens & Water Country USA, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown/Yorktown and the Colonial Parkway. This area is rich in American history, and many activities are available at least 10 months of each year. Other popular activities in the Williamsburg, James City County and York County area are: golfing, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Purchase Homes and Property in Upper James City County and New Kent County

Upper James City County is unique compared to the rest of the county because there are not many rentals. Neighboring New Kent County is also an excellent place to purchase investment property. Both counties are within a close proximity to Richmond (as little as one half hour to 45 minutes away) and are nearby Richmond International Airport.

Retire or Relocate to Richmond Virginia

Like many urban centers, the Richmond real estate market has multiple foreclosures and short sales due to the economy. I recently completed a short sale in King William County, just outside of Richmond, VA. The property appraised for $651,000 and sold as a short sale for $500,000. The lucky owner of this property now has 40 acres of land and a 4,000 square foot brick transitional rancher, complete with an in-ground pool and gazebo — at a bargain price.

Richmond also has sellers who are motivated. There will always be divorces, job relocation, death, and life changes.

With the real estate market beginning to percolate again, buyers need to seriously consider closing deals before the tax credit expires and prior to the rise of prices again. Though nobody can actually say for certain when this buyer’s market will crest, now is the time to buy low — especially in desirable areas.

* Molony, Walter. Realtor.Org.

Wallpaper – The Bugaboo of Realtors Trying To Sell Your Property and Home Buyers Buying

The greater population of the United States moves on average every five to seven years, according to Fanny Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, and other agencies tracking these statistics, unlike Europeans and others where the family home is a legacy passed from generation to generation. With those statistics, you might want to reconsider hanging wallpaper.

Wallpaper is a personal statement and even the mere fact of having any style limits the sales value of your home. Home buyers can’t see through the personality of others and place themselves in someone else’s home when their stamp is so heavy-handedly placed on it. If they can see through that handicap, they think about the work of removing wallpaper and paint.

Home buyers cringe at the idea of painting over wallpaper. They have heard the horror stories of patterns bleeding through the paint, seams showing, edges peeling. Not a pretty picture in the mind of prospective home buyers and realtors.

Wallpaper rarely opens up a space. It usually makes it more difficult to hang art that doesn’t compete with the paper’s pattern. When it grows old, it tends to look shabby–not shabby chic. It often dates a place.

But there is a solution if you insist on having pattern on your walls. It’s an old trick that is rarely used. Hang fabric with starch rather than wallpaper paste. The fabric peels off as easily as contact paper. All the rules for hanging wallpaper are the same for hanging fabric, except it’s done with starch. You will still have to paint when you remove the fabric, but removing the fabric is a snap. You don’t have to steam, soak, score, or scrape. Just peel!

When your realtor suggests you remove wallpaper, do it. Or don’t be surprised when home buyers low-ball their offer because they are anticipating the work involved to depersonalize your home. You may not understand why home buyers don’t love your selection, but you can wallpaper–oops, fabric–your new place and make memories there. After all, you are moving on. How would you like to move into other people’s memorabilia?