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Newish HDB with Condo-like facilities

Post by crazysafari » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 7:03 pm

Hi,
looking to move to Singapore next month. Rents are quite mad and condos are easily 5k a month for a 3 bedder.
Does anybody know good HDB apartments that have condo-like facilities on the east coast (preferably near MRT).

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Re: Newish HDB with Condo-like facilities

Post by JR8 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 7:10 pm

crazysafari wrote:Hi,
Does anybody know good HDB apartments that have condo-like facilities
I think that's an oxymoron, i.e. it doesn't exist.

You could try and find an HDB block near facilities like a public swimming pool...

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Re: Newish HDB with Condo-like facilities

Post by nutnut » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 7:21 pm

JR8 wrote:
crazysafari wrote:Hi,
Does anybody know good HDB apartments that have condo-like facilities
I think that's an oxymoron, i.e. it doesn't exist.

You could try and find an HDB block near facilities like a public swimming pool...
The whole point the Condo is more expensive than an HDB is the facilities, if an HDB had facilities then it would be more expensive, therefore, you'd rather go for a condo (right?)

You can get 3 bed condos for less than 5K depending on the area you are looking! Where are you looking and what is your budget?

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 8:34 pm

Newer and more modern HDB closer it gets with the price to a condo. Then you also have so called executive condos that are of worse quality and slightly lower prices comparing to the regular ones - afterall they are developed by HDB.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 8:39 pm

x9200 wrote:Newer and more modern HDB closer it gets with the price to a condo. Then you also have so called executive condos that are of worse quality and slightly lower prices comparing to the regular ones - afterall they are developed by HDB.
Yeah but what ever type of HDB, they still don't have condo facs do they?

At least none I've come across do...

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Post by therat » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 9:23 pm

JR8 wrote:
x9200 wrote:Newer and more modern HDB closer it gets with the price to a condo. Then you also have so called executive condos that are of worse quality and slightly lower prices comparing to the regular ones - afterall they are developed by HDB.
Yeah but what ever type of HDB, they still don't have condo facs do they?

At least none I've come across do...
EC do have condo facs.

1st owner of EC need to stay for 5 yrs to meet the MOP.
After that, if they want to sell. They only can sell to PR or citizen.
10 yrs onward then it will be like condo. Can sell to non-PR.

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Post by crazysafari » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 4:35 am

Yeah, the EC is what I meant...I was told they are close to condos in terms of facilities and a bit cheaper to rent.

My budget is around 4K mark. Looking for a 3 bedder. 3 bed + study would be even better. School is on the east coast so would prefer something close to school.

Also after something which is not too noisy. Hows Tanah Mera .

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 6:54 am

What kind of noise?

And HDB, whether or not, EC, will be noisy as it's the nature of Government Housing dwellers for the most part.
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 6:56 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What kind of noise?

And HDB, whether or not, EC, will be noisy as it's the nature of Government Housing dwellers for the most part.

That's not very PC lol :)

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 8:42 am

There was a post from Tanah Merah a little while back there are a few good condos there and the rental is not bad, it's close enough to East Coast and right next to an MRT station, you'd be fine there!

I'll do the search for you shall I? :S

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... anah+merah

They all seem to like it!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 8:54 am

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:What kind of noise?

And HDB, whether or not, EC, will be noisy as it's the nature of Government Housing dwellers for the most part.

That's not very PC lol :)
I'm not a very PC individual. :mrgreen:

I tend to call a spade a shovel! I've lived in an HDB estate for the past 13 years and all of my rellies do as well, all are the same with the same complaints. :cool:
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Post by nutnut » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:18 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: I'm not a very PC individual. :mrgreen:
Aha, a MAC guy are you?

Sorry, it seems to be corny one liner day today! too many beers last night
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Post by the lynx » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:51 am

nutnut wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: I'm not a very PC individual. :mrgreen:
Aha, a MAC guy are you?

Sorry, it seems to be corny one liner day today! too many beers last night
And today is Friday. Brace yourself for more :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:59 pm

I'm actually Jurassic PC but the entire rest of the household is MAC. But as I have the router/modem in my office at home, when they get up my nose, I just remove their MAC addresses from the router for a while. I don't use WEP but use MAC address filtering instead. Poetic Justice?
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 1:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I just remove their MAC addresses from the router for a while. I don't use WEP but use MAC address filtering instead. Poetic Justice?
Harsh, man, harsh......

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