Furnished or rent furniture?

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Furnished or rent furniture?

Post by firemedic » Mon, 17 Oct 2016 4:44 pm

If I have a budget of 3000 for rent every month, should I get a 3000 furnished or 2500 unfurnished and get 500 a month in rental furniture? It seems the term "furnished condos" are very different from ad to ad.

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Re: Furnished or rent furniture?

Post by dynoto » Fri, 21 Oct 2016 8:32 pm

Generally buying your own furniture is cheaper in long run (we're talking about 2 years minimum)

But if youre that kind of person who move houses quite often and unwilling to deal with hassle of moving furniture s then i suggest to spend more for furnished houses


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Post by brian_singapore » Sun, 23 Oct 2016 1:58 pm

One drawback of furnished is it gives the landlord a lot more opportunity to find reasons to with hold your deposit for damaged furniture.

If the dofference is 500 a month, my personal preference is to buy my own.

As per above, length of stay in SG and frequency of moves would be an important factor.

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Re: Furnished or rent furniture?

Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 24 Oct 2016 3:13 am

The other problem in buying "furnished" is you end up with all the old crap the landlord doesn't want. Buy some stuff at Ikea... or do a search for furniture rental in Singapore... at least you'll get the furniture you want and not the tossed off dregs that the LL wants to charge you $500 a month for.

Note that in many ads, "furnished" doesn't mean beds and couches, it means white goods like a stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Unless these have been lying around since the Japanese invasion, paying for these items as part of the rent is a good idea, but be sure to be clear in the lease about who pays for failed equipment and/or repairs.

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