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Asia USA Realty
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21 Feb 2012
Focus: We get for you affordable Singapore homes.
Rent or Investment
YOU WANT to rent or buy Singapore homes? Email details of your
email@example.com or Tel: +65 9668 6468, 6254 3326, 9668 6469;
Fax: +65 6256 0501 for viewing or updates.
Email or fax house-hunting form to us at 6256-0501 and we
will contact you within 24- 48 hours.
56-68 Farrer Road.
Freehold. 226 units.
Low rise 4-storey buildings. Suits Caucasian families
who want spacious living areas and be near Holland
Village. 5 minute-drive to Orchard Road and Tanglin
Shopping Mall. Some units are rented as serviced apartments.
3 bedroom apartments, 1600 - 2,045 sq ft, renting from
$4,600 to $4,700 fully furnished.
Facilities: Swimming pool, tennis court and gym.
65-73 sq. m
106-109 sq. m
103-220 sq. m.
The corner unit of the 3-bedroom 1,780 sq. ft has an
extra bigger balcony at the side
Spacious living and dining area
Large balcony off the master
vary. Not possible to provide latest info in this webpage. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or sms/tel +65 9668-6468 for latest info.
DETAILS ON THE LATEST RENTAL OR TO MAKE A BOOKING:
tel: +65 9668 6468,
1. Please CONFIRM
with your company and the human resource manager as to
whether you are permitted to use
asiahomes.com realtors (outside realtors)
to book/lease apartments for you. You may have to let your
company know that you wish to use outside realtors if you
feel you receive unsatisfactory service from company
realtors. However many Singapore human resource managers
have firm policies stopping you from doing so.
2. Please note that we do NOT provide telephone
Serviced apartments or any of the Singapore condos and
developments to expats/overseas callers phoning us wanting
to know name/tel of the developer or tenant.
Please do NOT phone 9668 6468 or get
persistent/irritated trying to get the tel numbers. Our
answering service operator doesn't have them personally. He
just takes down your name and telephone number and gets the
asiahomes.com realtors to contact you later after
finding the rates for you.
Our agents provide a FREE service to
expats/secretaries needing serviced apartments without the
hassle of booking themselves and doing the paperwork. They
contact the operators of
Serviced apartments, get the best rate and book for the
expats. We don't bring expats to view the units of any
serviced apartments unless expats are willing to pay a
service fee of S$300. Please try NOT to abuse
this service if you just wish to shop around for the lowest
rate and then book the apartments yourself or with your own
3. Re-send your e-mail if there is no reply.
Asiahomes.com gets 4,000 junk mails daily and these have
taken up the allotted space from the service provider. Your
e-mail may bounce back to you in such cases.
PAYABLE TO ASIA USA REALTY FOR LEASES LESS THAN 6 MONTHS
Expats/Secretaries or INSEAD students wanting us to book
Redwood West or Redwood Central for less than 6
months will have to pay an administrative fee of
S$200/apartment booked to Asia USA Realty in advance.
Fees will be $50 per person if there is a large group
booking, e.g. 50 persons sharing apartments. A direct bus
brings students to INSEAD in less than 5 minutes.
Services include advices on tenancy agreement, faxing,
email, trunk calls and lots of liaison work with the
management to ensure that you have the apartment when you
reach Singapore. No apartment viewing is included in this
email@example.com or tel/sms +65 9668-6468 for latest
updates and terms and conditions.
House-hunting report written: August 2000
Time is of the essence.
Training article for asiahomes.com realtors.
Expats must be pro-active to effect closure, as the
office bureaucracy can be cumbersome. Rental
realtors to be aware of the safety of toddlers in high
"My boss says that none of the expats stay less than one
year in the history of the company. It was a
multi-national American company with big offices in
Orchard Road and the boss was an expat. The expat
was given a one-year employment contract and a housing
So, was there a chance of the boss approving a 2-year
lease for this brand Melrose Park 4-bedroom apartment
renting $6,000 per month for 2 years? The
wife simply loved the newness, the white long bath, a
separate bedroom with an attached bath big enough for a
bed. It was a low floor with green tree views and facing
the fitness area and a church's car parking lot.
She saw a unit in Block 2 but the 4th bedroom was too
small for bed as the apartment has a hallway. The
Developer had only released a handful of units.
There was a 4-bedroom in Block 2 facing a gorgeous Fort
Canning View rented for $7,700. Few Owners wanted
to rent for one year.
Melrose Park is a $5.00 taxi ride to the Ngee Ann City
office although one may walk. The Great
World Shopping Centre has shuttle buses to the Orchard
subway. Best of all, it had the supermarket and retail
shops for the mother of a toddler.
The boss said no. A 2-year lease could be
terminated at the 14th month of occupancy if the expat
has to leave the company as there is a diplomatic clause
to break lease. This means that the company
would have to rent 2 additional months for this expat,
i.e. 14 months if the employee finishes his contract at
the 12th month.
The expat wanted to settle down fast so that he could do
his job. He also wanted his wife to be happy in
Singapore. It was Melrose Park or nothing. At a
house-hunting for a toddler-safe apartment at $6,000,
the wife did not like the "old" grey and white kitchen
cabinets of Palm Spring which is a low rise condo
further away from the downtown.
Melrose Park's kitchen, it was love at first sight.
What are the solutions?
1. Offer a higher rent of $6,200. The
Landlord wanted $6,500.
2. Rent the 3+study+maid of 1550 sq. ft, but the
4-bedroom unit seen was bigger by 100 sq. ft and had a
proper 4th bedroom.
3. Wait for more units to be released. But
the expat prefer to move out of the serviced apartment
fast and he had to travel outside Singapore. He
had to pay for the serviced apartment from his housing
allowance and it was not cheap.
It took over 4 days before the Landlord agrees to the
$6,200 partially furnished offer.
A Letter of Intent was downloaded from the expat's
computer as he had asked the realtor for one the
previous day. It was given to the Company's human
resource manager. She said she would not
sign a "blank cheque" till the Landlord has signed it
first. This was what she practised with other
expats. However she did sign as the expat
wanted to start the tenancy in 7 days' time.
No, she would not have the good faith deposit cheque
within 24 hours. It would take time. The
expat had only Australian Dollar cheques and therefore
this would not be useful.
The Letter of Intent was rushed to the Landlord's lawyer
with a cheque from the realtor.
Time is of the essence in rental of new and popular
condos. The expat was proactive, but the office
administration frustrated him.
Would he get the Melrose Park unit? Only when the
Landlord's tenancy agreement is approved by his
company. The Letter of Intent was subject to
contract and if the company created some objections to
the tenancy agreement terms, it would lapse and the good
faith deposit be returned.
Many cases are lost due to the cumbersome office
administration. The fastest case I had was closed
in 9 hours. The expat husband was very proactive
and the office administrator was really good in the case
You are my everything.
In conclusion, expats relocating to Singapore must try
and negotiate for a 2-year lease to give them the
flexibility of choices to negotiate a lower rental.
Was the Melrose Park apartment safe for the toddler? At one
viewing, the young lady co-broking agent opened the
sliding doors of the living area to let the breezes in.
The expat mother was checking out the rooms.
The toddler sat down on the edge with her legs on the
plantar box (a small rectangular plant area just on the
edge of the living room). She was as fast as that.
I quickly pulled her in.
Rental realtors have to be aware of toddlers and not
open sliding doors without keeping an eye on the young
ones. They are lightning explorers and climbers.
Asia USA Realty
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074.
Republic of Singapore
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