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by Hannieroo
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Rental Housing Trends and Venacular
Replies: 29
Views: 7046

Isn't it? :D We don't pay our rent but we do have to pay anything over our allowance. I decided on my areas and researched what I could get in those areas for that price. I emailed him beforehand with our exact spec and some of the properties we were interested in if they were still available or to ...
by Hannieroo
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Expat Package Proposal for US Exec
Replies: 66
Views: 21023

The schools seem to be in three price brackets, very cheap (although probably not English speaking), medium (Chatsworth, Nexus) and expensive (huge waiting list). We went with a medium for various reasons including philosophy, curriculum and wait list. I would hesitate to put a price limit on educat...
by Hannieroo
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Rental Housing Trends and Venacular
Replies: 29
Views: 7046

If your rent is below SGD 2500 then you pay half a month's rent for a year lease and a full month for a 2 year lease. If your rent is over SGD2500 then you pay nothing, the landlord pays his agent half and your agent half. Some agents will advertise that they don't charge tenants and they negotiate ...
by Hannieroo
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: International schools/pre-schools
Replies: 6
Views: 8531

We went and did those same schools at the beginning of the month. We went for Nexus, the feel of the school was very comfortable and the small size was attractive. They don't have a long history in SG but we were originally offered KL were they are major providers. Our children are 14 and 5 so our c...
by Hannieroo
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Advice on what to bring.. with a twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 5422

Every single house we viewed last week had a decent known brand American style fridge. All of the electrical stores also had a big selection and prices were comparable with the UK. We never move large electricals because things can go wrong and it would be gutting to buy a great fridge then realise ...

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