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Would you rent or buy a property via virtual viewing?

Post by abbby » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 9:38 am

Given that you've not seen the house before, would you commit to rent or buy a property only by a virtual viewing? Especially during the Covid19 circumstances.
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Re: Would you rent or buy a property via virtual viewing?

Post by bgd » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:01 am

I guess it's similar to buying off plan so I imagine a lot of people will if that's all that's on offer.

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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:28 am

For a known quality project I can see this happening. For a HDB also can as most people in Singapore know the sizes quite well from being in them. For unknown projects it may be harder.
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Post by abbby » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:52 am

For me, rentals are highly possible to rent thru virtual viewings.
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Re: Would you rent or buy a property via virtual viewing?

Post by trudyt1 » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:31 pm

yes possible, I think virtual viewing is very convenient nowadays. You can request the owner to show you all corners of the house

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:36 pm

But the widespread usage of wider angle lenses sure makes pigeonholes look spacious and really livable, until you walk in and find you cannot hardly even turn around.

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Post by Addadude » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 2:35 pm

Even with condo show flats, developers have tricks up their sleeves: you'll never see any doors, lots of mirrors on the walls and, my favorite, custom-built furniture like sofas and beds that are actually downsized to make the unit look bigger.
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Post by martincymru » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 2:44 pm

Yes, I would, but unless you are very experienced, I suggest you don't

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Re: Would you rent or buy a property via virtual viewing?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Jun 2020 4:24 pm

Yeah, but QS & Contracts is not everybody's forte is it. lol

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