Common Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo Property

Common Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo Property

Aside from the fact that a financial planner or advisor can help you in deciding on the property you should purchase, there are also other ways that can help you in making the right option. But first of all, you need to know the important things that can let you decide whether when, where, and how to execute that decision. Just like buying a condo at The Tapestry. There seem a lot of worries that you have been thinking on what to do to get through in buying one. But no need to worry because this article is going to give you some answers to your questions.

Here are the common questions to ask about buying a condo property:

  1. How much would be the range of the price of a condo unit or property?

One of the common questions to ask is the price, absolutely! So how much do you think that a condo property would cost within Singapore? This is what worries some Singaporeans, but the good thing is condo property can be purchased at around $600,000 and above. This means that it is still affordable at that rate.

  1. What is the most convenient way to pay for the condo property?

When you think about it over and over, you must know yourself on how much you can pay for the property. It is important that you can handle the payment until you own it. The most common way to pay is every month. When you decide to purchase a condo property, there would be options you can choose on how many years that you afford pay for it. Through that, you can break it down to monthly payments.

  1. Why choose condo as property?

There are people tend to choose a property that has all the amenities or facilities that they can enjoy. Places nearby the condo property can be also one of the factors. Choosing one of the most accessible one can be very reasonable.

  1. How to start with a condo property purchase?

Buyers do not do it on their own; they need to look for condo property brokers to help them decide on the terms of payment or the requirements to complete for them to own the property. So, it could be a long process. You might also need insurance package since it is a property that needs safety too, as well as other expenses like renovation just in case you want to modify the place.

And that’s it! After knowing the common questions and answers, you should have the confidence now in buying the dream condo that you want. Just feel free to ask all the questions you need to the right people so you can get the exact property that you are looking for. Make sure to record all the details and keep all the papers in the proper place for your future reference. You can use them for anything that may arise during and after your purchase. This would help you in fixing things, just in case.

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Hundred Palms Residences – Rare EC As Seen in Property Guru

Hundred Palms Residences – Rare EC As Seen in Property Guru

hundred palms residences

Hundred Palms Residences Executive Condominium (EC) is a new launch residential development by Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd. The 1.8 hectare site is found along Yio Chu Kang Road, next to Bowen Secondary School. The acreage was highly challenged among developers, attracting 10 bids as well as a top bid of $183.8 million, or $331.02 per square foot per plot ratio. The closest stations is merely a brief drive or bus ride away while the Yio Chu Kang EC is not being near to any MRT stations.

Strong Interest shown in YCK EC

Hundred Palms Residences is anticipated to demonstrate a strong level of interest in sales. Nestled in a matured HDB estate, a wide array of amenities like shopping mall, schools and recreational facilities surrounds the Hougang EC. Future homes could be served. Hougang 1 mall, which is previously called Hougang Point, has a host of new and recognizable F&B, retail, health and beauty, and enrichment choices housed under the brand new bright and spacious interior, Hougang 1 remains the pulse of the neighbourhood where families and friends can shop, dine and relax.

Good variety amenities around Hundred Palms

For more shopping and dining choices, NEX Shopping Mall and Hougang Mall are both within 10 minutes ride away. Hundred Palms Residences EC is also a rock’s throw away from Rosyth School which introduced an appealing alternative for young couples who are looking to enrol their children in the school and runs the Gifted Education Programme.

No ECs are released in the Hougang/Yio Chu Kang region for a long while, with The Topiary being the most recent in late 2012. Hundred Palms Dwellings EC will most likely be established in July 2017, one of the only two executive condominiums anticipated to be launched in 2017. ECs are a public-private hybrid home form with first buyer qualification and resale states which are totally revoked 10 years after an EC project was completed. The income ceiling for EC buyers is $14,000, corrected in August 2015.

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How To Find A Good Home Automation Contractor When You Really Need One

How To Find A Good Home Automation Contractor When You Really Need One

Respected home automation systems contractors must be carefully looked for; they do not come around looking for you. You will have to roll up your sleeves and work hard, but as soon as you know what you are searching for, you will find it easily. That info will give you a set of criteria for screening prospective contractors. Waste no time in making a list of what you want in a home automation systems installer, then use our list of suggestions to make your list better.

New Home Residents Pre-Check

Especially for Martin Modern residents getting keys to their home, do not neglect to let your home automation systems contractor know before work begins that you have a pet that’s typically on the premises. If the pet will cause distractions during the work process, you need to look for a temporary home for it. Pets at the work site can be dangerous for both the pet and the contractor.

Before beginning on your venture, you can depend on a legitimate contractual worker to give you a composed assessment. They can give you an informal quote on the phone if needed. Always make certain the home automation systems installer has the skills and the time to finish your project to your specifications and budget. Before signing a legally binding contract with the home automation systems installer you would like to work with, be sure to address any questions or concerns that you have to your satisfaction.

Resolve Problem Amicably

Any complaints that you have with your home automation systems contractor should be handled out of the public eye and in private. When you have a problem to address, meet privately with your contractor to achieve a productive resolution. Maybe this puts your project on hold for a few days or so, but don’t worry; it’s worthwhile if the problem is really a major one. A hard copy of the contract should detail the expectations and responsibilities of both parties, and will serve to protect you both in case something goes wrong.

When you have hired a home automation systems contractor, plan to frequent the job site in order to effectively ensure work is proceeding as you expect. To have the opinions of past clients who’ve used this contractor before, be sure to schedule meetings with them. If they’ve nothing but good things to say, hire the local home automation systems installer. If you doubt the contractor’s honesty, search for reviews of the local home automation systems installer online.

Satisfaction Acheived

The work should be completed to your absolute satisfaction before you release the final payment to your home automation systems contractor. Take a few days to go over the work and make sure that you’re content with it, or hire someone to do it for you. Make sure the home automation systems installer has completed the job efficiently and make the final payment only when you’re fully satisfied. Always leave a paper trail of receipts and agreements and avoid paying in cash for that reason as well.

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Regional Best Developer Goes To …

Regional Best Developer Goes To …


Malaysia’s Sime Darby Property took home its first regional Greatest Developer title last Thursday (24 November) at the sixth annual South East Asia Property Awards 2016, presented by Hansgrohe and organised by PropertyGuru.

The developer, which beat out other national winners from six states, was honoured for its long term commitment to the Malaysian real estate sector.

Leading Developer

“Sime Darby Property is a leading developer with a 40-year track record of developing sustainable communities, and with expertise in asset management, property investment and property development,” said the judges in a statement.

Meanwhile, the most number of regional titles collected, followed by the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

“Do you know that next year will be a challenging year and yet prestigious developers like Chip Eng Seng, Frasers, Qingjian will also be launching mega projects like Grandeur Park Residences, Inz Residence?

Purpose and Aim

“2016 has been a momentous year for the Asia Property Awards. The Prizes have consistently endeavoured to reward the finest in local real estate and produce credible victor with a see-through entry and judging system since beginning 11 years ago. We’ve reached this aim by developing the most detailed and comprehensive entry system of any property awards on earth,” said Terry Blackburn, Creator and Managing Director of the Asia Property Awards.


He added: “ we’re proud to have been a part of that increase, and Southeast Asia’s property sector has come a ways in the last decade.”

Around 400 VIPs and senior industry figures attended the glitzy event, which followed immediately after the South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016 service.

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Westwood Residences Showflat Visit Today

Westwood Residences Showflat Visit Today

Our team visit the Westwood Residences showflat today and found that the location was nestled among the private estates which is rare for a executive condominiums (EC). Normally the EC will be built around the HDB areas. However only Sea horizon and Westwood Residences seem to be the one that are “hidden” inside the private neighbourhood. A little drawback about this Westwood Residences is that it is no way near the MRT stations, hence be prepare to have your own transport if you are keen in this development.

Westwood Residences residents can enjoy the bicycle theme that KBD Westwood Pte. Ltd. [Koh Brothers is the developer] have packaged it to “compensate” the inaccessibility location perhaps.


The transactions for Westwood Residences have been increasing probably showing that people is bullish on Jurong development. Many good news surround Jurong like the Railway, Jurong Innovation District, 2nd largest CBD in Singapore.

Some images gotten from Property guru at their interior pictures!


Westwood Residences is Singapore’s first bike-themed home, but that only tells half of the narrative. The 2, 3 and 4 bed units also come in superior variants which supply extra square footage along with added washing and toilet facilities and master bedroom balconies.

Building is underway and of improvement, and the end date will probably be forward of the projected finish date of August 2018.

The bike subject was taken throughout the entire development, and it definitely makes for an unique, dynamic development. The miniature velodrome (30m x 15m) is the star of the show, but it’sn’t the only draw this has to offer. The development features a child’s traffic garden, allowing children to get to grasp with cycling on a road environment that is safe. There’s additionally a covered bike care place, a kids’s BMX adventure park, and there’s a risk-free bike garage when you’ve had enough cycling for one day.


Executive condo is generally a “subsidised” property developed by the government, and the price is usually around 20 to 25% cheaper than the private condo hence the margin of  safety of getting an EC is well worth it. The only tradeoff is to there is MOP of 5 years for owners to sell to the resale market. And another 5 years to be able to sell to foreigners (all in total is 10 years). For pure staying purposes, an EC will make a wise choice else the opportunities cost will need to consider.

To summarise about Westwood Residences EC
Westwood Residences is a stylish EC development in a very up and coming place of the isle. Over the coming years, there will be substantial development in the region, bringing in a lot of middle to high level occupations, and the infrastructure, shopping and dining which is included with it. The lakeside development really will be a fantastic destination for everyone from couples to families.

There are plenty of well-respected education facilities from primary upwards, including River Valley High School and Nanyang Technological University. Though the area is somewhat distanced from the city centre, transport links are great, so you are never more than an hour from the CBD, half that in off peak times, and on the MRT.

The entire place has a relaxed, community feeling about it that is missing from the Bay Area.

Oh btw, for those proud owners, join the fb group to start discussing about your future home:

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Today Featured Property Watch

Today Featured Property Watch

Today we will be featuring the new property launching soon in Paya Lebar, that is the Park Place Residences by Lend Lease which is main brain behind JEM, shopping center at Jurong East. JEM is considered a well-done project by JEM as the tenant mix is very cohesive, with giant brand like Robinson that surely draws a good shopping crowd.

paya-lebar-park-place-residencesGoing back at Park Place Residences, it will be a 99 years leasehold mixed development that is located at the junction between Paya Lebar Road & Sims Avenue. Paya Lebar is an area where there are huge traffic for offices, industrial and residential purposes, and thus the tenant pool will be sufficient to meet supply for residential. On the side note, the commercial site of this plot will be called Paya Lebar Quarter while the residential will be called Park Place Residences, so don’t get yourself confused.

One thing to take note on this project is that, it will not be a cheap project since it is by prestigious developers by Lend Lease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. But it will be a “Blue Chip Stock” for sure.


  • 10 minutes to the Central Business District and 15 minutes to Changi Airport by car.
  • Direct access to the Paya Lebar MRT interchange which connects the Circle Line and the East West Line , providing direct access to over 60 MRT stations.
  • Immediate accessibility to 6 bus stops around the project with over 20 bus routes.
  • Linked to the Pan Island Expressway, the East Coast Parkway and the Nicoll Highway.
  • Walking distance to rich ethnic communities of Joo Chiat, and Katong.

On 2nd thought, if going for commercial purposes, there might be more choices around the area since Paya Lebar is the hub for commercial activities. Good projects like Oxley Bizhub 1 and 2 can be a good selection and price has softened relatively for the past years.

Several prestigious schools are also within reach from this property that is majestic. The list comprise

  • Kong Hwa School,
  • Macpherson Secondary School,
  • Tanjong Katong Secondary School,
  • Broadrick Secondary School,
  • Chuing Cheng High School (Chief),
  • Macpherson Primary School,
  • Eunos Primary School,
  • Canossa Convent Primary School,
  • Maha Bodhi School and Manjusri Secondary School.

Other comforts that are in close proximity to the property include Geylang East Swimming Complex, Geylang East Public Library, S.T. Medical Centre, NTUC Fairprice and Geylang East Sin Hin Fodd Centre.


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We Hate Instant Glamour For Being So Professional = )

We Hate Instant Glamour For Being So Professional = )

Instant glamour, a local photography studio @ Orchard Pomo, it was established since 1997. Our team decided to go for a photo shoot as we need our corporate image for our group, and thanks for the staff at Instant Glamour, they provide us with necessary or basic hairdo and they even can provide us with the professional outfit that will go well for our purpose here.

a nice corporate image sample taken from Instant Glamour Photo Studio
a nice corporate image sample taken from Instant Glamour Photo Studio

The boss was rather friendly as we are a group, he foresee that we will be in a mess since this is our first time taking the professional photos at his photography studio. So he told us that to touch up our “face” before reaching the studio so that time can be shorten. Anyway we did what he said.

Upon reaching the studio, the boss by the name of Trevor did a brief introduction of their packages and we went ahead with the shoot. The whole process was guided and easily done up within 30mins.

After the photo shoot, we went to the nearby coffee shop before collecting the photos. The whole photography process was easy and thumbs up to Instant Glamour. By the way, they not provide professional studio photography services but an array of services from passport photo, family photo to wedding photography!

For those keen, you can visit them or give them a ring 6339 3998 for your photography needs.

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