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Post by lre712 » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 2:43 pm

Hi there,

I am moving from Australia to Singapore soon and will need to find a rental property.

I have been looking on some property websites but am having a little trouble trying to determine what you get for you $$. Some listings seem to be shared rooms from what i can make out from the ad and very small.

At this stage I am looking at 1 bedroom places my budget is up to 2.5k/month, i am quite open to living in any area as long as I can easily get to the city for work.

I look forward to hearing your ideas and opinions on this.

Cheers!
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Post by gonzales » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 2:53 pm

2.5k for a 1 bed condo sounds like a bit of a stretch.

You could search under HDB rentals on ..sg or propertyST singapore.

Use the hyperlink below to find 675 places in your range, you can sort by price on that webpage & also view maps for proximity to the city & MRT (metro lines).

I would not expect to be paying an agent fee as a tenant, I would expect this cost to be borne by the landlord.
good luck.

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Post by lre712 » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 4:30 pm

gonzales wrote:2.5k for a 1 bed condo sounds like a bit of a stretch.

You could search under HDB rentals on ..sg or propertyST singapore.

Use the hyperlink below to find 675 places in your range, you can sort by price on that webpage & also view maps for proximity to the city & MRT (metro lines).

I would not expect to be paying an agent fee as a tenant, I would expect this cost to be borne by the landlord.
good luck.
Thanks for the advice!
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Post by the lynx » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 2:11 pm

Better advice, stay in serviced accommodation for a week or two when you arrive and use that duration to scout and view the places.

This is a norm among expats who move here.

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Post by alittlerisky » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 3:25 pm

That's what am doing, been here a month and still looking for a decent price place to live. So am staying in a hotel. Its pretty cheap at about $50 sing a night. It's also slap bang in the middle of the "red light" district, Geylang... I should really have checked up on the location before leaving Belgium. Having said that, the hotel is ten mins walk from Kallang MRT, which is 4 stops from Raffles Place. And the food is amazing around the hotel with all the food courts... there must be like 10 food courts within 5 minutes walk, and at least two within 30 seconds walk. The hotel itself is basic but clean, you get a room, TV, en-suite shower and loo and that’s about it. No laundry facilities, but laundry a few mins walk away. So for $1500 a month about you can’t complain.

http://amrisehotel.com/RoomsRates.aspx

and yes… I am actually there as a customer, this is not an ad (although in a way I suppose it is, more a recommendation really)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 4:27 pm

We appreciate recommendations. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by lre712 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 5:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We appreciate recommendations. :wink:
Great page with heap of helpful links.

The Expat Rentals link took me to a page that wasn't helpful.... just advertising.

Cheers for the help
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Post by alittlerisky » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 5:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We appreciate recommendations. :wink:
Oh, did I mention, the locals are really friendly too! Especially the ladies...errr... :?
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Post by alittlerisky » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:12 am

OK, I'm the guy who posted about the Amrise Hotel. Still looking for an apartment/condo, and as it getting near the end of the month I have to decide whether to book another month at the hotel, or do something else and I am considering this:

http://www.jjhome.com.sg/for-rent/maste ... novated-2/


Its the next "Lorong" up from the hotel. Again, minutes walk to either Al-Juneid or Kallang MRT (which are respectively 5 and 4 stops from Raffles Place). I'm going to go and have a look this evening.

Basically a bit more then room + shower. You get fridge, laundry facilities and its cheap too. Like $1200 a month! (or longer tem as little as $900)... cheaper than the hotel in any case. I'm starting to seriously consider if its worth forking out $3000+ for a condo... maybe I'll wait til my work contract is converted to permanent beginning May then move into my own place.
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Post by the lynx » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:16 am

alittlerisky wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:We appreciate recommendations. :wink:
Oh, did I mention, the locals are really friendly too! Especially the ladies...errr... :?
Are you sure they are locals too? :P :cool: :lol:

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 1:36 pm

the lynx wrote:
alittlerisky wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:We appreciate recommendations. :wink:
Oh, did I mention, the locals are really friendly too! Especially the ladies...errr... :?
Are you sure they are locals too? :P :cool: :lol:
Yes, most of them probably are, to ICA's chagrin. At least until the police finally catch up. :cool:

This thread should be stickied for the next person posting "IM COMING TO SINGAPORE TOMORROW AND I NEED A PLACE TO LIVE AND I HAVE $14 A DAY BUDGET".

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 1:37 pm

alittlerisky wrote:OK, I'm the guy who posted about the Amrise Hotel.
Oh, good to know. I thought it was someone else with the same nick.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 3:19 pm

alittlerisky has got to be the most frugal person I know, considering his income! (assuming it's still where it was 5 years ago when he was originally supposed to arrive here). :cool: So I think it's a pretty good tip.
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Post by alittlerisky » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 3:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:alittlerisky has got to be the most frugal person I know, considering his income! (assuming it's still where it was 5 years ago when he was originally supposed to arrive here). :cool: So I think it's a pretty good tip.
Well, I'm not that frugal, I just choose to spend my money on other things than some to basically sleep, sh!t, shower and shave. Like beer for example.

Some mathematics for you:

Option one

$4000 condo.
Beer $500

Option two

$1500 hotel
Beer $3000

It is a no-brainer man.
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 5:19 pm

Look at craigslist singapore too
http://singapore.craigslist.com.sg/

also pro tip: you will be introduced to a real estate troll called an agent.
he will suck your blood and leave you scratching like a mosquito and come back for more in a years time, this is the norm.


and also welcome to singapore :lol:

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