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Post by Bee » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 10:50 pm

Realistic ? wrote:Are the rents posted on this site accurate ? If a place is listed at 2000, should I bargain down and if so how much ?

Or are the rents that are posted fixed ?
In my experience, they can be bargained. We've had our place a year and the landlord tried to put it up by $250 a month to stay on for a 2nd year. We said no way and got away with a $50 increase per month.

However, this is only my experience, maybe the fact that we had already rented for a year gave is some bargaining power.

A wise man once told me "If you don't ask, the answer is always no".

Good luck :D

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Post by fleart1 » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 11:52 am

Hi,
I just read your conversation and wanted to ask if you were speaking of 350 to 500 per week?/ I am thinking of taking a teaching job here and my pay would be in a similar range and I needed to save some money too.

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Post by fleart1 » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 12:11 pm

Hi,
I just read your conversation and wanted to ask if you were speaking of 350 to 500 per week?/ I am thinking of taking a teaching job here and my pay would be in a similar range and I needed to save some money too.

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Post by varun » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 1:11 pm

Anonymous wrote:You still need to pay CPF. That's another 6% from your monthly income.
Not necessarily. CPF is only payable by citizens and permanent residents. Someone moving here in a software engineering position is unlikely to be a permanent resident from day one (it has been known to happen, but typically for folks who're paid many times more, in fairly senior positions).

IAC, 3,070 is okay in a 2-3 years-experience software position, but not otherwise.

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Post by mumbaigirl » Tue, 27 Sep 2005 8:36 pm

in your first year, if you come here after 1 july, you pay a flat 15% tax. tax year is jan-dec.
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Post by Alan Chua » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 12:06 am

With mthly salary skill $3070 is substantial for Public Housing rental and you may even buy a car if u have enough saving. For private apartment, I think its abit of struggle. To think of Central district for rental, I think you can drop the idea.

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Post by bias » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 12:52 pm

Hi fleart1

the room rental $ in Singapore HDB Flat range from $280-$450 , depending on the location and room condition,

Like $280 its doesnt come with air-conditional, and just simply furnished.
(some with utilities included)

As for renting a room in a condo / apt it range from $500-$750, also depend on location.

And usually condo comes with air-conditional. (bt maybe fo the utilities bills, u may have to split with the co-tenant)

Bias

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Post by fx8fx » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 6:20 pm

bias wrote:Hi fleart1

the room rental $ in Singapore HDB Flat range from $280-$450 , depending on the location and room condition,

Like $280 its doesnt come with air-conditional, and just simply furnished.
(some with utilities included)

As for renting a room in a condo / apt it range from $500-$750, also depend on location.

And usually condo comes with air-conditional. (bt maybe fo the utilities bills, u may have to split with the co-tenant)

Bias
Hi, may I know what is HDB ??? and it's most important difference with condo/apt ?

tks

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Post by jhkim » Fri, 21 Oct 2005 5:40 pm

HDBs are government subsidized apartment mostly occupied by the locals. You need to be minimum PR to apply for one. Usually its is very cheap compared to condo and do not have any facilities like tennis court, BBQ pits and swimming pool.

Condos are much cleaner and better environment to live in if you can afford.

Only thing good about HDBs are there are sorrounded by hawker center providing easy access to foods!!! Some condos are miles away making it hard for a single man to live without cooking.

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