QN to Tenants: APTs facing afternoon or morning sun

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QN to Tenants: APTs facing afternoon or morning sun

Post by sunny88 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 2:43 pm

I intend to rent out my apartment in a condo for rental about $5K.

Many agents tell me tenants will not like units facing:

1) afternoon sun (west facing);

2) morning sun (east facing);

May I hear this from the tenants/would be tenants mouths?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 3:14 pm

Hot in the afternoons. Eat up Electricity in Aircon bills.

Bright in the mornings. Not good if you like sleeping late without total blackout curtains.
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 zzm9980 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 3:48 pm

I like either if it is a high floor and clear view, but I take lots of sunrise and sunset photos so I imagine I'm the exception.

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 4:05 pm

As a tenant, I don't mind my unit facing sun or not. Even better, I prefer a unit with laundry area facing afternoon or morning sun because it means that my laundry dry faster. :P

I think you should be more concerned if the unit is higher level or lower level. That's what most tenants will pay attention to. And also how furnished the unit is.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 4:13 pm

If you're concerned about the afternoon sun, only show in the morning. If the unit isn't blazing hot when the tenants view it, a good portion won't even think about it.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:If you're concerned about the afternoon sun, only show in the morning. If the unit isn't blazing hot when the tenants view it, a good portion won't even think about it.
You've been here too long dude! Spoken like a native. :P
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:46 pm

When he first posted that, I thought exactly the same thing! :lol:
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 morenangpinay » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:04 pm

what bout the feng shui stuff..

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Re: QN to Tenants: APTs facing afternoon or morning sun

Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:42 pm

sunny88 wrote:I intend to rent out my apartment in a condo for rental about $5K.

Many agents tell me tenants will not like units facing:
1) afternoon sun (west facing);
2) morning sun (east facing);
May I hear this from the tenants/would be tenants mouths?
You can search the the URA:
http://www.ura.gov.sg/realEstateIIWeb/r ... rch.action

... and consider how prices compare, depending of where they face, in your own building.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:10 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:If you're concerned about the afternoon sun, only show in the morning. If the unit isn't blazing hot when the tenants view it, a good portion won't even think about it.
You've been here too long dude! Spoken like a native. :P
Seems like landlord common sense anywhere. I don't think an agent anywhere would say "Oh btw about this excellent view? It turns into a furnace by 4pm!"

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