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Overwhelmed already!! General Questions

Postby MaryO » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 8:23 pm

Hi - we are moving to Singapore within 4 months but I haven't visited yet. We are probably going to be there end of May to visit with us moving in August. Is this enough time to secure a place? Do alot of the houses to rent have pools?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 8:59 pm

Plenty of time.

Do you mean actual landed house with a yard? No, not a lot.
Did you mean condo? then yes.

What's your budget, and what rough area do you plan to live in? That will determine a lot.

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Postby MaryO » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:15 pm

Yes I meant landed house with a yard. We are figuring out areas right now. Only have recommendations of other expat at same company to go off of. We will have offer within a week so will be better with budget then. I heard it's nearly impossible to get a decent place under 6,000. is that true?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:30 pm

As someone with two dogs and a 5000sq/ft house currently (you posted this in another thread), I don't think you'll find anything YOU'd want to live in for that budget.

Honestly, see what your budget is, and then see where your employment is located and any schools for kids. From there you can target areas to price out.

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Postby MaryO » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:57 pm

I don't need 5000sq ft to be happy but since I've never been to Singapore just getting a "lay of the land" so to speak. I will know more this week so will sit tight until then. Thanks for replying so quickly! You've been helpful.

PS Do condos allow you to have pets?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:55 pm

In general, all condos allow small pets although some don't mind large ones (large as in being Golden Retriever etc) as long as your pet doesn't make too much noise or too much mess or cause distress to neighbours. It would be a good idea to check with the management of your prospective condos if they have own pet policy for residents.

Some condos also go through the lengths to require your pets to be registered with the management (case in point, Carissa Park at Flora Drive).

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Postby MaryO » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 5:06 am

Thank you for that helpful info. Could you tell me what district this street is in?: Seraya Avenue

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 6:52 am

Bye Bye Darius....... :wave: :devil:

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:54 am

MaryO wrote:Thank you for that helpful info. Could you tell me what district this street is in?: Seraya Avenue


Seraya Ave is in Jurong Island, a very heavily industrialised man-made island to focus on O&G and other high-risk industry.

http://www.propertyhub.com.sg/singapore-district-guide.html

That would be district 22 - Jurong (Far West)

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Postby taxico » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 3:19 pm

i live at... seraya crescent! (not on jurong island)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Bye Bye Darius....... :wave: :devil:


Lol.... bloody realtors!

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:26 pm

taxico wrote:i live at... seraya crescent! (not on jurong island)


Blimey, isn't it? All you need to do is to change the back part of a road name, and you have an insanely far-out location compared to the other name.

Try say Farrer Road and Farrer Park, for instance. There are more in the list actually but I can't recall at the moment.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:34 pm

the lynx wrote:
taxico wrote:i live at... seraya crescent! (not on jurong island)


Blimey, isn't it? All you need to do is to change the back part of a road name, and you have an insanely far-out location compared to the other name.

Try say Farrer Road and Farrer Park, for instance. There are more in the list actually but I can't recall at the moment.


Bukit Timah. It's a loooong stretch.


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