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Post by nutnut » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 8:41 pm

Sat&Susan wrote:NutNut's suggestion for eastpoint green in Simei was good as it is right next to Changi Hospital (so we will look at that area when we are in Singapore) however there doesn't seem much around it
You're welcome, although, there is plenty to do around Simei, East Point Mall is there, you are not far from Expo and Changi Point Mall, close to Tampines also. You can even get a bus/taxi to Siglap for food if you wish, depends what your priorities are, East Point Green has an MRT station right next to your condo and is across the road from Changi General.

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Post by Sat&Susan » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:11 pm

Great thanks Sanjiv, NutNut.

I have now at least narrowed my search down to Siglap, Upper East Coast Road, and East Point in Simei. NutNut I am still going to consider your suggestion, haven't ruled it out. As I am sitting here in London, its a bit difficult to check out areas on the internet!

I am flying out to Singapore around about 18th Feb, and hope to spend about 1 week - 10 days looking at condo's in these areas.

Sanjiv, do you know names of any condo's in the upper east coast area that you are in?

A general question, when I arrive in Singapore, what is the best way to view these condo's? Can you actually contact the lanlord directly or is there a 3rd party? when you go on the internet websites (like this one) and search for properties for rent, there are agents that are the contact point. So are these the property agents or do they charge less than proper realtors?

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Post by sanjivvohra » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:42 pm

Sat&Susan wrote:
Sanjiv, do you know names of any condo's in the upper east coast area that you are in?

A general question, when I arrive in Singapore, what is the best way to view these condo's? Can you actually contact the lanlord directly or is there a 3rd party? when you go on the internet websites (like this one) and search for properties for rent, there are agents that are the contact point. So are these the property agents or do they charge less than proper realtors?
Quite a few actually, mostly low raise condos. Bayshore is a high raise condo but I suspect outside your price range. Baycourt is a low raise condo where you may get something in your price range. Why dont you check out the condo directory in this site?

You can view the condos yourself (landlords are generaly represented by agents) or get an agent to shortlist a few based on your criterion. Have commercials agreed before you ask him/her to start work on your behalf. He can contact multiple agents for viewing and save you tons of time
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Post by Sat&Susan » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:53 pm

Thanks Sanjiv. Since my last email I have been looking on the internet at condo's in that area. There are a couple, but I think I will wait until I am in Singapore next year to start a proper search

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Post by thismyvoice » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:31 am

Usually Saturday's paper will have lots of property listing under classified section. If you want to bypass agents, you can make phone calls based on the listing since you have a shortlist of condos already. You should be able to arrange a few viewings over the weekend. Hire a cab for the whole day to save time.

Agents/landlord pay money to list in classified ads. As such it tends to be available immediately for viewing.

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Post by Sat&Susan » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:40 am

great that sound like a good idea.

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