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Post by rhino6vx » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:55 am

Heres the deal. I am trying to get an apartment. I would really prefer to have my own as opposed to sharing rooms with people. My budget I figure is about $1200. I work in the east coast (Fort Road area) so is this impossible? I hear "YES" I hear "NO". Also, do I really have to fork over agents fees+3 months deposit+One month advance? whats the custom here? Does anyone know if there is an 18 month waiting period for SHift? PLEASE HELP!!!! :???:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 2:07 pm

Even SHiFT will cost you a minimum of 1400/mo. And those are in outlying areas. There were two coming up for lease in September but it looks like they are now gone as well - this at 28 Aug 08....(one was in Choa Chu Kang @ 1500/mo and one in Marsiling at 1600/mo) You will notice in the Code window below that all prices are "From".... The link below is to their database so you will be able to keep in view by just clicking on the link.

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Our SHiFT programme offers you quality and affordable housing with a wide range of choices in terms of size and design/layout. The aim is to make it easy for you to find something suitable to meet your preference and budget. SHiFT apartments come unfurnished, to give you the flexibility to furnish your apartment according to your own taste.

MONTHLY RATES (FOR FIRST TENANCY)

Apartment Type          Monthly Rental*           **SC/CC Charges

3-room                       From S$1,350.00            S$55.00
	
4-room                       From S$1,600.00            S$60.00

5-room                       From S$1,750.00            S$65.00

Executive                    From S$1,900.00            S$75.00

*Monthly Rental is exclusive of SC/CC Charges and other miscellaneous charges such as utilities, etc.

**Service and Conservancy Charges (SC/CC) are determined and payable to the Town Councils managing the respective estates. Charges vary from Town Council to Town Council and may change from time to time.

Monthly rental and SC&CC must be paid through GIRO during the tenancy period.
I stand corrected on my comment about the 18 month waiting period for SHiFT housing. It was the HDB rentals for needy Singaporeans that had an 18 month backlog. My apologies. The SHiFT program just has to be monitored as it is only when one is not renewed that it becomes available.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by rhino6vx » Fri, 29 Aug 2008 9:00 am

Thanks for the info. Looking very bleak I must say!

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