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Property insights in the year of the dog

There are a lot of properties in the market, and sometimes we are in doubt if getting property in that year is the best time. This time, I found an article which relates for us to ponder.

Year 2018 is the year of dog, man’s best friend. Loyalty, warm, intelligent and energetic best describe the character of a dog. What is the significance for the property owners in the year of dog? Is this the year for property investors to invest more properties? What other essentials to add into your house in the year of dog? Let’s see what’s there to take note for the year of dog.

Image via Allen Mandell / Sunset magazine.
Purchasing property
In year 2017, the property industry was in the bear market situation with it’s oversupply in the market. Although Singapore government has ease the cooling measures for property market by adjusting the Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) and TDSR. The SSD’s holding period has been shortened and the rates lowered due to the declination of properties’ speculation. The mortgage equity withdrawal loans with loan-to-value ratios of 50 per cent or lesser has been excluded from the TSDR framework in hopes to give home owners better flexibility to monetise their properties for future retirement funds.

Hence, with the lifting and easing of the cooling measurement, it is foresee that the year of Earth Dog is all about property market, with the element earth that signifies properties. This year we foresee the upside of the property market as the oversupply of properties caused the properties’ prices to drop. But as the market is stabilising itself, do not rush into sealing the deal. Take your time to survey and research the offers and prices around the market. Ensure the property you chose suits your lifestyle and your finances’ needs. The month of October is the best time to buy properties as the earth related industries will start do better. So, if you’re looking for a HDB unit in Choa Chu Kang or Pasir Ris, it’s your time and take your time.

It’s the element of Earth this year, the nature of earth is about consolidating factor to bring greater harmony and prosperity. Therefore, the colour for year 2018 is to emphasised on the warmth and pinkish-brown echoes the natural earthy tones to balance the combination of fire and earth elements. If you want something brighter, you can consider light yellow, beige and sandy. If you’re considering to change your wall colour, it’s time for you to do so by refreshing the walls’ paint.
According to Fengshui, it is not advisable to keep the wall colours dark and non- earthy element colours. For example, blue, green, black, grey or white tones are best to avoid.

Interior Designs
Year 2018’s fengshui will be expecting metal element to visit and if your house is in the East with the wood element, the fengshui will project negative energy as metal cuts wood. Therefore, to neutralise the negative energy, water element is needed to be in position. How you can add the water element is using the water features in the East area – fountains, mirrors, images of water as well. You can also add in the décor elements such as pillows, rugs and lampshades with flowing shapes. Besides, you can add crystals in your HDB unit which represents water, sui jing.

Interior designing part is to keep simple, less is more. The rule of thumb when it comes to house decoration is to declutter your home items and keep it neatly. Keep your things neatly and hidden to let the qi flow smoothly. Lesser extravagant ornaments is the trait of canine, keeping it humble and simple. Opt for simple and elegant pieces to place in the house to elevate the look and feel of space and overall classy vibe. Another reminder to take note is to avoid renovation and activity in the area that is hosting a negative star.

Fixing the broken entrance
The paramount of the house is the gate which creates the first impression when inviting guests to your house. Thus, you have to make sure your entrance is well-maintained. Based on fengshui basic concept, it is to keep it attractive and tidy, you will notice how opportunities are “knocking” at your door. Ensure your door bell is working well, so that you can hear your opportunities looking for you. Since the water represents money and emotions and water’s movement is all about the flow of it. In that case, be sure to check your pipes, tapes and faucets, ensuring no water leakage so that water and money would not flow out from the house. You would need to fix immediately as fixing your house means fixing your own life.

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