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Should you sell off your family home?

I met up with a client about a week ago. Owing to some developments in her family, she had some doubts about re-writing her Will. Originally, she had included two of her children as beneficiaries but now, she wanted to … Continue reading

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Property investment clubs

More than a decade ago, people were talking about wine investment. Maybe wine investment clubs are still around but I haven’t heard any new development for a very long time. Several years ago, I had my first whiff of a … Continue reading

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Tommaso the cat inherits from owner

It is not often that one hears about people dying and leaving all or part of their fortunes to animals. Usually when such stories come to light, we hear that it has happened in the western countries. Less so in … Continue reading

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Dividing an inheritance

I was reading this Q&A item in The Times newspaper recently. Do bear in mind that as this advice was given by a barrister in England and the circumstances refer to UK law, it may not be totally applicable here … Continue reading

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Another question of shelter

An elderly parent needs to consider various issues before transferring his only house to his child. THE pursuit of material possessions is a common obsession, and people‚Äôs attitude towards ownership of property may change as they get older. Many, after … Continue reading

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A question of shelter

When a parent transfers a house to his child, it does not automatically give the former a right to stay on, on an unlimited basis. THE problem of children neglecting their elderly parents is nothing new. It was recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate to go bust next?

Looks like there is an alert out for the collapse of the Commercial Real Estate market in the United States if this article in The Wall Street Journal on Monday is anything to go by: Federal Reserve and Treasury officials … Continue reading

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Don’t be a homeless couple

Moral of this story: don’t be stupid enough to transfer the title of your house to your children during you and your spouse’s lifetime. SIN Chew Daily reports that an elderly couple in Singapore who gave up their duplex to … Continue reading

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