Over the years, quite a number of male readers have asked me if they should upgrade from HDB flats to private condos.

For some reason, it is always the wife’s desire for an upgrade.

I wonder if the husbands were being honest with me.

Hmm…

I wonder also if there is some truth in the saying that it is easier to sell luxury goods to females than males?

Hmm…

Aiyoh!

Did some (female) readers throw shoes at me?

Ouch!

Wait, I see some branded ones.

Maybe, I can sell these later.

OK, yes, I know.

Bad AK! Bad AK!

Well, these readers should know that, easily, on a per square foot basis, a condo is going to cost 3x to 4x more than a HDB flat.

Just getting something that is the same size as their current HDB flat would be quite a big deal.

So, it is not surprising that many who upgraded from HDB flats ended up downsizing …