Posted: 5 April 2020
Let's talk about something positive for a change!
Yeah, like finally!
It's been 2+ months since the coronavirus hit our shores and since then, the days have been gloomy, the atmosphere tepid and our survival instincts keeping us tuned towards the slightest sniffle or cough even in the distance.
Our overly enthusiastic colleagues bombard us hourly in multiple chat groups with the latest in COVID updates; prompting us to wonder why they have never exhibited this sort of enthusiasm in their work before.
But enough is enough. It's time we called a stop to what we are feeding our minds daily. Garbage in, garbage out.
By now, we know enough of the dangers, the precautionary measures and the odds of dying. What else do we really need except to fill the void that our insatiable minds crave?
So it's time, and I say it with gravitas, that we look ahead while keeping safe, and IMAGINE the possibilities that this once in 10-12 years kind of black swan event, is bringing us.
That golden era we have been complaining for ages that we missed out on, when HDB flats were only $40,000 each and a bungalow in Holland costed only $1M - Our parents time, when property prices were much much lower.
So, I have whetted your appetite...
But I'm sorry to break the news; those days are history.
While it is likely that we will see a correction in 2020, it is next to impossible for prices to return to those levels unless we are prepared for our incomes to follow suit.
Whuttt? You made me read all that and then an anti-climax?
No no.. Chill. There are still opportunities for you and I to profit from the uncertainties in the market.
Let's dive in to take a look at the possible options for HDB flat and private property owners now.
Ways to Profit From Real Estate Investments In A Crisis
Are you a HDB flat owner?
Well, with the way the market is playing out, it is highly likely, despite the HDB stimulus of enhanced housing grants a few months back, that prices will correct as the livelihoods of people from all walks of life get affected.
Many HDB owners I have come across are asset rich and cash poor. Despite the matrimonial home ABSD remission scheme, most cannot afford to upgrade to a private home even if prices were to correct significantly tomorrow.