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EP - DP all approved

Postby soulsearching » Thu, 01 Oct 2015 6:35 pm

Got the confirmations today :) Now to start looking for good places to rent :)

Looking at Newton. Any other places worth looking around?

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Re: EP - DP all approved

Postby the lynx » Fri, 02 Oct 2015 9:10 am

Congratulations!

Without looking at your previous posts yet (you have quite extensive threads going for your questions), I would assume you would want to be close enough to MRT network. Newton is pretty good connected with buses. Actually there are soooo many condominiums concentrated between Novena and Newton MRT stations that it is hard to pinpoint which ones are good, unless we get residents themselves to talk here!

So if you want a condo with private lift and proximity to Orchard, you can check out Cairnhill Suites right behind Newton MRT station and NEA building. And it is near the popular Newton Food Centre for those days when you are hankering for local food in open air settings (just avoid the seafood touts - there are scam horror stories there). That's all I know because I've been there before.

Perhaps you may want to copy and paste, or point us to the threads where you have mentioned the specifics of your requirements (or haven't you?), because I tried looking at your threads and I seem to miss those parts.

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Re: EP - DP all approved

Postby JR8 » Fri, 02 Oct 2015 2:06 pm

Congratulations SoulS :)
I too forget your specific situation; but have you had a look through the viewtopic.php?t=101985 'GUIDE: Where should I/we consider living?' 'assistive tool' ?

p.s. re: Newton FC. IME if you go with locals who are familiar with how such places work you are unlikely to have any problems. Then once you have a feel for how it works, which food stalls work out for you, and what stuff costs then I've not had a problem going without locals.
If you are going to have a problem it seems to stem from confusing a marked price as being 'per unit' (a whole fish, a dish of prawns etc), when it might be a price per 100 grams. But I thought SG had really clamped down on these scams... indeed wasn't there a FC in or around Newton that years back got shut down by the authorities as the gouging was so egregious...?
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Re: EP - DP all approved

Postby soulsearching » Fri, 02 Oct 2015 3:51 pm

Thanks JR8 and Lynx .... Using the much touted template, please see below:

Priorities:
- your budget (approx range): SG$4000 - 5000
- your workplace/s (don't name names, just approx neighbourhood) - Suntec City (MRT - Esplanade / Promenade)
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking (#bedrooms, on-site facilities etc) - 3 bed if possible / perhaps duplex / maid room / swimming pool / gym
- will you have a car here? - not to start off with
- proximity to transport required. MRT-subway/buses/the airport/Malay border post (if so, which one). - As per point 2 above
- will you have any accompanying children needing to attend school? If so, age/s? Daughter starting school from next year (will be 4 this November_
- are you looking at private (international/fee-paying, or local schools?) - International School
- will your employer being funding any fees; or will you, 'out of pocket'? - Out of pocket
- is remaining within a national curriculum important; if so what nationality are you? - British
- have you identified any such schools yet? - NO

Nice to have:
- will you need to be able to say walk to the local shops, a library, your doctor, a market, and so on? - Yes
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? - not fussed
- are you considering bringing any pets. If so what kind, and will they require outdoor access and/or exercise? - NO
- are you considering bringing any parents/in-laws etc? Do they have specific needs (for example difficulty climbing stairs?) - NO

Your current home and commute:
- are you already a city dweller? i.e. Are you used to city-centre hustle and bustle, or would you hope for a bit more peace and quiet? - NOT BOTHERED either way
- what is the size and type (apartment, house+garden etc) of your current home? - 4 bed semi detached house in suburban London
- what are any current commute times like? - 20-30 mins


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