SIBOR or SOR?

SIBOR is generally more stable while SWAP tend to fluctuate more. However 3-month SWAP has recently stayed consistently lower than 3-month SIBOR for an extended period of time. SOR is also very reactive to currency exchange rates.

Which bank offers the best home loan deals?

Interest rates and spreads are not all that matter. Don't ignore the closing costs involved. Different banks can have different customized home loans for you. Don't be surprised if you will save more on a home loan that charges more interest because of the lesser closing costs involved. This is especially so if you know that you will refinance your home loan as soon as the lock in period has expired.

HDB loan or bank housing loan?

Our opinion is to always take a HDB concessionary loan if you are eligible for one. One of HDB's objectives is to to provide affordable housing for the people. While a bank is profit driven.

Negative Amortization?

Negative amortization for a housing loan occurs when your outstanding housing loan balance increases instead of decreases. There are a few instances that this can happen. Speak to us to learn more.

Approval In Principle Mortgage Loan Singapore

aApproval in principle mortgage loans are getting more widespread understanding. Because of this, there are a lot of mortgage calculators which you can find online that can help you estimate what kind of a mortgage loan quantum you can possibly take up. However, do be mindful those are just figures that may not show a true picture of your situation. There are also a lot of irrelevant housing loan calculators online.

To get a more concrete commitment from a home loan lender, it is best to get the lender’s approval in principle in writing. Sometimes in the form of a letter. Here are some reasons why so many home buyers are going for approval in principal home loan these days.

1) A housing loan that has an in principle approval helps you to draw parameters of what price range of properties you can or cannot afford to buy. This not only save your own personal time, it also help your real estate agent be more productive in his work. Some top property agents do not entertain home buyers who do not have a housing loan approved in principle.

2) By having a formal commitment from a mortgage lender on the approval quantum, you can have an idea of how big a down payment you have to pay for the property. This helps you monitor how much cash you have to prepare for the purchase of a house. You can then plan on liquidating your assets when you have finally decided on buying a piece of property.

3) There are horror stories going around the market all the time regarding home buyers who lost their booking fees because they could not obtain a mortgage to finance their purchase. In fact, the recent policies on Singapore housing loans caused many people to lose their down payments. This would not have happened if you have an approved in principle mortgage loan on hand.

4) A good house can be bought by someone else in a matter of hours of you last viewing it. Being unable to commit to the purchase immediately can let another buyer step in to snap up the house. With a loan approved in principle, you can commit to buying an apartment at the very moment you feel right about it. Some sellers would also not accept your booking fee if you do not hold an in principle approval home loan. The lack of a pre approved mortgage loan does not help the seller feel safer in any way to sell to you.

In summary, a loan that is approved in principle allows you to move fast and have better material information to make a real estate purchase. You can commit to a purchase quickly and also prevent yourself from losing a deposit you have paid due to you being unable to secure a Singapore mortgage loan. Contact us for a FREE housing loan analysis of your likely outcome if your apply for a approval in principle home loan.


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