Housing near SAS? Recommendations?

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Housing near SAS? Recommendations?

Post by Jobo » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 9:43 am

Hi. My family will be relocating from NY to Singapore in July. I have 2 daughters who will be ages 3 and 4 at the time. We are thinking of sending them to the SAS. I would like to live within walking distance, as I will also have an infant and don't feel they are old enough to ride a bus. Can anyone recommend any housing close to the school? Any advise would be appreciated.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 1:36 pm

Just tell your broker you want to live in the Woodlands near the American school. If you do a search on google maps you'll be able to become familiar with the street names. condos go for about $2500 at the Woodgrove, ridiculously big McMansions run about $15 - 25K.

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Post by Jobo » Mon, 10 Jan 2011 1:15 am

Thanks for the tip. Those are some pretty big price differences!

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Post by scarbowl » Mon, 10 Jan 2011 6:13 pm

Expect around $5,000 Sing for suitable condo housing. Would typically include a pool. $7,000 if you want a "semi-detached" house with small yard.

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Post by Jobo » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 3:32 am

Thanks. That doesn't sound too bad. We definitely want pool, playground, gym if possible. I'm not sure how I feel about detached yet as I read something on this forum about burglars coming in the night. Don't know how common that really is though.

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Post by sleepingbeautywpinkdress » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 4:09 am

With regard to the high rise condos if you are looking for those, I see online that there is one called Casablanca, Rosewood and one called Woodgrove. Sorry but I can't tell you more about them. Maybe someone else on the board can?

Good luck with the move.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 5:31 am

scarbowl wrote:$7,000 if you want a "semi-detached" house with small yard.
That's pretty low end and will be far away from city center. Start with $8K and go on up to $15K or more for a semi-detached.

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/housing- ... -timah.htm

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/housing- ... -coast.htm

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/housing- ... -timah.htm

Note that all the cheapest rents are 'terrace houses', meaning that your neighbors abut on both sides... only yard will be tiny front, maybe something in back but unusual.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 6:09 am

^^ But the OP was asking about housing which is walking distance to SAS. There are Semi-Ds up there, not a lot though and 7K is about right.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 6:52 am

^^^^^^ :o

Right you are!

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