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Post by singaporean » Wed, 18 Jul 2007 5:55 pm

Hi,

i've been viewing some properties lately so thought i'll share some findings:
The following 4 are in dunman/tanjong katong area. Can't walk to east coast park. Only butterworth lane is within walking dist to mrt - abt 10min, the rest are a little further - 15-20min?
Butterworth lane
Paradise palms
Dunman place
Haig court

Villa marina - this is in siglap area, popular among expats, nice eateries/cafes. Huge development, >400units, great facilities but i don't like most units' layout - dark and irregular shaped rooms for some. It's no where near MRT and much further from raffles area. 10-15min walk to East coast park.

If you'd like to be really near your office, one alternative is Fort road area, it's only 5-10min drive to suntec city/raffles place. there's direct bus service i think. short walk to a nice katong park, and 10min walk to east coast park. And several good preschools just a stone's throw away - eg. montessorri, Eton, Pat's school house. So if you have young kids, your wife can just walk them to school. But there's no MRT, gotta take bus/taxi.

am not sure about rental px 'cos i was focusing on purchase px. Good luck!

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Post by Christl » Thu, 19 Jul 2007 7:42 pm

when we arrived here we has a look at lots of condos on and around east coast and finally ended up a a 4bdrm unit at starville (actually we were looking for a 2 or 3 bdrm unit), but its not too bad having an extra room, especially as bedrooms are very small here.

if you dont wanna stay not too far from east coast and near to mrt try the trumps, starville or gosvenor view (sorry, now idea how to spell it :roll: ). all of them pretty new and within walking distance to the mrt, trumps is right next to mrt. trumps was my favourite but no available appartments at that time :?

the appartments at starville are really nice and bright and not as expensive as directly on eastcoast. of course you will not have the sea view :P
when it comes to noise from the pie, well, exactly the same as on eastcoast due to ecp :wink:
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Post by keepitreal » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 4:05 am

My family and I move to Singapore in the next four weeks. I have a top end (and I mean top end) budget of 4k for a 3bed condo and we really want to be in the East Coast area. We are a concerned that this may not be enough to get somewhere decent to live with facilities. My question is whether 4k is realistic or are we short of the mark?

The property pages we see on this site and others suggests it is, but can't help thinking what they might look like inside. So I guess my next question is whether I am likely to come across a run down unit in a good location within this price range.

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Post by yankee_ibanez » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 3:51 pm

keepitreal wrote:My family and I move to Singapore in the next four weeks. I have a top end (and I mean top end) budget of 4k for a 3bed condo and we really want to be in the East Coast area. We are a concerned that this may not be enough to get somewhere decent to live with facilities. My question is whether 4k is realistic or are we short of the mark?

The property pages we see on this site and others suggests it is, but can't help thinking what they might look like inside. So I guess my next question is whether I am likely to come across a run down unit in a good location within this price range.
Well i reckon you should check out the option of Bayshore Park as well. If you deal well u may get 3 bed for around 3K. I've been staying here for over a year and i reckon the rates in Bayshore Park are less than Costa Del, though Costa Del has all facilities, but checking out The Bayshore or Bayshore Park wud be worth. Well getting to MRT is not a problem as we have buses running from inside the condo to MRT(nearst one)
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Post by HunBunny80 » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 9:38 am

I live in The Bayshore and facilities here are pretty good. I signed my lease in April this year but prices have gone up since.
There are many greedy landlords and agents out there prowling on expats.


I'm sure you can get 3 bedrooms for $4K. Perhapes without a seaview and midfloor.

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Post by Pal » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 1:07 pm

HunBunny80, I had edited your post.
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Post by Last Hegemon » Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:30 am

any thoughts on Serangoon for a single guy ? thanks in advance

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Post by MangoCar » Mon, 06 Aug 2007 3:07 pm

How do expats survive here under the bloody rent? How many of us earn more than $12k per month and how many of us would like to spend over 1/4 of cash on a tiny flat or $1.5k on a tiny room? The question is whether it’s worth of spending that amount of cash on only rent..The salary here is much lower than earning in pounds but the rent is similar as in the UK! I heard many companies paid rent for their expat employees but we are not that lucky. We plan to end the lease next year but would still love to live in the east coast area. If anyone has a good idea where to move, please do share with us!

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Post by dvsgene » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:35 am

Kristii wrote:Me and my partner got a 2 bedroom at costa del sol in bayshore rd for 3k - we negotiated it down from 3.5k.... Not sure what the 3 beddys are worth?
When was the lease signed and for how long? Hard to get a 2 BR for 3K. Must've been signed in the beginning of the year, right?

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Post by Superglide » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 5:26 pm

jurong,

you are the agent.

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Post by Jassie79 » Mon, 03 Sep 2007 11:31 am

Hi...

My family and I moved to Singapore not too long ago.
And I was shocked when i heard the rental prices of these places.
We've only viewed the 3 bedrooms apts. The one at tanjong Rhu asked for 6.8k for a merely 1100sft space! But the agent found it a reasonble price as it was new and has a putting green????!!?!?
Costa del Sol on the ground floor was bigger , 1300-1400sft they asked for 7.4k. I've not had any viewing whereby the rental was below 3.5 or 4k for a new 3 bedroom apts.
I've also viewed 1 at Tanah Merah(where MRT was in walking distance) and for 1000sft they've asked for 4.8k.
The agents I had (engaged 3 different agents) showed me only the newer apts cos the older ones are in bad conditions.Bldgs are rundown,diry , in bad conditions....etc etc.
I viewed a townhouse at kew Green.....there the rent was cheap..4k, but the house had termites. Jacuzzi on the rooftop was leaking etc etc.
And the ones I viewed in the town area, the prices ranged between 7k for a 2 bedroom apt at Clarke Quay...to 15k at Holland Village.

Well sorry 4 the long winded explanation..just wanted to give you an idea of the rental properties here.

Good Luck.

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Post by steve9876 » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 12:28 am

"the bayshore" or "bayshore park" are good choices too.

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Post by sg_newbie » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 1:51 pm

We moved from the US about a yr and 1/2 ago and enjoy living on the East Coast. Try "Landbay" and "Laguna Green". We are currently renting a 4 bedroom (1600 sq ft) condo in Laguna Green. Both are located on a quiet dead end street so it's very quiet at night and it's a 2 min. taxi from the ECP (main highway into the CBD). Landbay is newer and has more of a Balinese feel but rooms are small. Laguna Green is a smaller development, great size bedrooms and more family oriented. Both have great pools, a tennis court and gym. 4000 will get you a 4 bedroom at Laguna Green and a 3 bedroom in Landbay. I take the bus to work while my husband drives since he has to be in the office by 7am. I take an express bus to work which takes 35 min's door to door while it takes my husband 15 min's to drive. You can also take a 5 min bus ride to Bedok mrt and then it's 15 min's to City Hall MRT. It's a 5 min bus ride to Siglap center which has many restaurants, a few bars and a supermarket. The Parkway Parade mall is a 15 min bus ride. You can also walk 10 min's to the East Coast Park where there is a great outdoor food center and a bit further is the famous seafood center. Since rents have gone up considerably in the past year, the East Coast siglap/bedok area is still great value.

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