BT Podcasts: Renting vs owning private property: an in-depth look
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In this episode, BT digital editor Chris Lim hosts senior correspondent Leslie Yee to discuss his article Renting can be a viable alternative to owning a private home in Singapore. It also features property analysts’ take on it.
Highlights of the conversation:
00:56 Why explore the financial viability of renting vs owning private property and not HDB flats (includes comments from Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy, ERA Realty)
03:15 Leslie’s thought process behind his article, the simulation he adopted and response to analysts’ critique of it
05:02 The prevailing argument of personal preference vs just numbers (including comments from Leonard Tay, head of research, Knight Frank Singapore)
13:30 As demographic trends change, might renting vs owning a private property become one as well? (includes comments from Wong Xian Yang, head of research Singapore, Cushman & Wakefield)
Read Leslie’s article.
Produced by: Chris Lim, Ernest Luis, Lee Kim Siang & Howie Lim
Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim
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