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Post by durain » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 9:42 pm

i thought AAM was the guru for expats info/guide/etc when AAM first came into the scene. :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 7:19 am

Wannabe. Visions of grandeur. Sometimes one has to play the part even though one isn't quite their yet? Course sometimes that can be a double edged sword as well. Then one just looks pretentious. :wink:
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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 9:55 am

Sorry guys, did i miss anything here?
I cant really remember having declared myself the "Guru Of Expat Singapore", being rude to anyone of you or posting not welcomed things...

Neither do I get the point of being accused a "wannabe" after having opened this topic?

I thought this was a forum to discuss and ask questions (not only for "new arrivers" or "soon-to-bo-singaporeans", but also people like me who live here since 2 years)
If there is a "Maximum of years having stayed in Singapore to be allowed asking questions rule" please let me know, i appologize in advance :)

I am sure you two are superior in every way, but its not the way to treat people just having joined the "club" and starting to get used to it, is it?

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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:03 am

And back to the topic:

I wonder what you guys would do in this situation, I understand my landlords intentions from an economical point of view, but of course I want to get the best out for me as well.

So, do you think there is the possibility of a tenants rental market in mid year 2009 or will it stay in favour of the home owners?

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Post by durain » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:05 am

no la. me just kidding. :)

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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:07 am

ok lah, ne'min :)

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:03 pm

AngryAngMo wrote:And back to the topic:...So, do you think there is the possibility of a tenants rental market in mid year 2009 or will it stay in favour of the home owners?
AAM - as I mentioned, and it's only my and Ms C's viewpoint, the market is showing a plateau and may become a little easier on the pocket for us tenants through 2009 as the flow-on effects start to filter through from GFC and other influences. By how much? Well, if I knew I'd be a multi millionaire! However common sense and with a few years under my belt, it does seem that it will ease somewhat.

Cheers, Mr. P

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Post by Addadude » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:30 pm

More apartments becoming available as they reach TOP, less expats due to cutbacks and downsizing, people having to take paycuts...

For me, the signs are pretty clear: rentals and apartment prices are going to come down BIG time - to at least 2003 levels.

The pendulum has swing back in favour of tenants.

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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:56 pm

Ok, lets see..
I guess no one really can predict whats going to happen, but reading through other posts and your advise here, it at least seems as if the rental prices would go down more.

Considering all the other events that may have impact on this market i guess it "should" be a clear thing. But i remember a post by SMS, where he mentioned that some home owners even would their flats stay empty until the market has recovered (from their point of view) then renting them out for lower prices.

Yet, my landlords intentions would only be another indication of what they expect to happen.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 2:25 pm

Yes, this happen quite often in previous recessions here. Whether it will be the same this time pretty much depends on how dangerous the future looks to the owners. That of course will be directly in correlation with how bad the news is from the media and the PAP mouthpiece. This time the PM has as much as said the s**t is going to hit the fan in 2009 after their projections fell through the cracks this last quarter with negative growth. The projections don't look all that promising so they may well change their tunes in another month or two (I figure we'll see some indication by the end of February (2/3's the way through the 1st qtr). Might have guys begging you to stay.

Okay, my comments were a bit over the top, so I apologize for that. But it's kinda like your thread on phones, but then I don't have a website with the intent of proclaiming you are producing the ultimate "Expat Guide". Awful lot of questions for somebody who is "already selling themselves as the expert for expats" on their own site. I just find it sorta funny that it appears that we are doing all your work for you. Especially since you have the page & link ready for "Living Costs" but not data for it yet. Don't take it so seriously, I don't. :wink:
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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 2:50 pm

Well...i just send you a PM and replied to your post on the Prepaid card since its seariously not right nor correct what you are accusing me of.

To be honest, my guide hasnt "grown" since some time because i concentrated more on posting blog posts and simply have not enough free time.

If you are afraid that i would use information from here there, i can ease you up since i didnt even think about that (but thx for the suggestions, ok, just kidding ;) I was actually more thinking of "just" writing the blog and keeping the guide in its current state or offline in general since i dont see any more free time coming up my way anway...(The link for "Living Costs" is there since the first day i put the blog online) Not everybody is as evil as you want them to be :)

Furthermore if you are really annoyed about my "guide", i cant really find the place where i announce the "ultimate" blog or being the "expert for expats" although i have to admit it sounds quite catchy...and even if i did so..its called marketing i guess...but dont worry, i have not planned to claim that title.

If i was as worried as you about the things you accuse me of, i would probably not even post here (and not so often in the first place) since in the end...im creating you and your forum content and adding value, right?
And if it still concerns you, i have a max of mb 3 hits from my link here to my blog...so dont worry, ok?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 4:02 pm

Fair enough, we got off on the wrong foot in the beginning when you starting linking your blog in your posts AND having your link in your signature as well as having your 'nick' the same as your site url (which is typical of advertisers). If you had any idea what we deal with on a daily basis you would also understand why sometimes we/I go off the deep-end and maybe overstep somewhat. :oops: I've had to delete somewhere close to 50 posts today since 6:30 this morning for advertising, spamming and other reasons. This is just me and not counting Plavt and the rest of the moderators. Then there are the advertisers who are "actual contributors" but with their ulterior motives. We have a new one currently in the Beauty & Health thread trying to walk the fence to see just how far he can go. But at least he PM'd me before he did any posting on his subject and how far he could go /not go.

So if I've unjustly tagged you, again, please accept my apologies. Nobody wants to "throw out the baby with the bathwater" as the old saying goes. :wink:
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Post by AngryAngMo » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 6:06 pm

No worries, I understand you precautions, just as i told you in my last PM already... you mb should have just waited for the "theoratical" post you thought i would write based upon the information here to appear. Then your accusations would have at least had a justified reason...

I had never planned to do so btw, anyway, appologies accepted, and now lets focus on the important things, here :)

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Post by Saint » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 8:24 pm

Ahhhhh, you've spoilt my evening making up, I had popcorn and front row seats booked :evil: :lol:

AAM, SMS has very wise head on him and 99.99% of the time can sniff out a wrongun. but when he is slightly mislead and "maybe" get it wrong he is the first at hold his hands up and apologies!

To be honest, as soon as you put a blog in your sig, your cards are marked!

Haven't had a read of your blog yet but will do :cool:

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Post by AngryAngMo » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 5:57 pm

Hehe, yeah, i dont doubt that ;)

Its actually the first time im really actively participating in a forum and wasnt aware that such "little" things as linking to your blog in your signature would or could lead to such assumptions... (i actually even before putting it there checked if other people do so as well, and after seeing some examples thought its quite alright)

Guess in these days everybody is a little bit overstrung on the web (and probably especially if u function as a mod for some big forum :)

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