Ms Goh, 42, a division director at ERA, believes property is an asset that can appreciate over time and is a good hedge for inflation.
“Take property as a form of savings, as the instalments you pay each month will eventually come back to you,” she notes.
“Buy your first property when you’re young rather than renting, and you would have an asset to convert to cash when you retire. To me, property investment is the safest investment instrument among all the others.”
Ms Goh graduated with an honours degree in civil engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1997 and joined ERA Realty Network in 2015.
Last year, she was handpicked as one of 100 agents out of ERA’s 6,500-strong network to join Plush, believed to be the industry’s first realtor service here to solely target high-net-worth individuals.
“Only agents who have transacted a high-end property with a minimum value of $5 million in 2018 are selected for this by invitation,” she said. Another criterion included earning minimum commission of $200,000 a year.
Before joining ERA, Ms Goh was a marketing manager in an international paint company.
She is a single mum with two children – Brandon, 11, and Amelia, seven.
Q Please describe your home.
A My home is a three-bedroom, 1,011 sq ft apartment at Skysuites@Anson. I bought it in September 2017 at $2.375 million.
It was love at first sight! The panoramic view of the city blending into the sea is breathtaking from the 68th floor. There is a lot of natural light in the house, illuminating the stunning apartment from all angles.
The apartment has an excellent layout with intelligent use of space. It has great finishes and built-in appliances. For such an immaculate apartment, the price was really attractive.
I did my homework to understand that Tanjong Pagar will be developed into three times the size of Marina Bay – and is also dubbed the Greater Southern Waterfront area – in the next few years to become Asia’s No. 1 business and financial hub. That will mean great potential capital appreciation for properties in this area.
At the time of my purchase, properties with a similar floor level and view in Tanjong Pagar were starting from at least $3,000 per square foot (psf). Skysuites@Anson was offered at $2,300 psf; I decided that it would be a safe investment as the prices would still continue to appreciate.
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Q What’s your financing strategy?
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