After years of saving and empty yearning, I finally bought my first property at the ripe old age of 32. It’s a cosy (euphemism for small!) condominium apartment located in the western region of Singapore and I cannot wait to move in!

Friends would know I’m very calculated when it comes to money matters, but for what is the biggest transaction in my life thus far by a long shot, I must admit I used my heart significantly more than my brain. I’m buying a home, not an investment. Well, that’s my rationalisation at least.

Life as a single person who is not a shoe

As a single guy under 35 in Singapore, my housing options are rather limited. I wouldn’t mind having a 3 or 4-room HDB flat as a spacious bachelor pad, but nope. HDB deems me too young (and too single). Also thought