also to haggle (that's for sure). what about the rental rates posted on this site under For Lease section? are they on-the-spot market rates? or do i need 2 add on couple of points up?
xernstx wrote:I recommended getting the Straits Times - look in the classifieds (especially Saturday). Even if you have an agent, these listings will give you a 'floor' for the area/building you are looking at.
We were in the process of settling on a unit before I found one in the same building for S$600/month less. Post-haggling, I'm paying S$800/month less for essentially the same unit (not as good a view) in the same building.
Market is cooler now than when I arrived in Nov. so perhaps you have more leverage/can negotiate more.