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Focus: We get for you affordable Singapore homes.
Rent or Investment
REGENCY PARK, YONG AN PARK, GRANGE
HEIGHTS, VALLEY PARK PENTHOUSES - OVER 2000 SQ FT
Condos near downtown
Orchard Road with over 2000 sq ft are in great demand by
expatriates and therefore the rentals are higher. Some
examples are shown in this webpage.
March 1, 2011. FOR RENT
4+1 3650 sq. ft,
Tel: +65 9668-64668 now!
Regency Park, Blk 11, 3+1 around 3200 sq. ft $10,500.
High floor, Apartment views from the balcony. Note family area has study
table and closet on the right. Powder room in background.
Air conditioner compressor sited in balconies of the living area, master and
two bedrooms. Bedroom 2 is dark because the air conditioner
compressor obstructs light from the balcony ledge.
Expats who are not noise sensitive will not mind this unit as air
conditioner compressors are sited outside the bedrooms and living area, at
Owners may need to re-consider the
advice of air conditioner contractors who will say that it will be cooler if
the air conditioning piping is shorter by locating compressors next to the
bedrooms than at the utility area.
Regency Park, Blk 9, 3+1 around 3200 sq. ft $11,000.
High floor, unobstructed green tree views. Note bigger family area and
dining table and chairs. This family area is converted into a study
area for expats who want a 4th bedroom.
Unit looks brighter and quieter as the air conditioning compressors are
sited in the utility/maid's room area.
Nathan Court and an adjoining bungalow has been sold for re-development but
the future construction is at the end of Nathan Road, junction with River
Valley Road and Regency Park is half way along Nathan Road.
Expected to be rented out fast as the
unit has a large green "park" of mature tree view seen from the balcony.
The master bedroom is original in layout but the green tree view from the
balcony with no apartments seen when waking up in the morning, makes one
feel as if one is living in the suburbs or tropical rainforest with sparrows
as visitors and that feeling appeals to most European expat wives.
Park, Blk 11. Stainless steel cooker hob and greyish speckled counter top
add a touch of class. The light pink cabinet doors brighten the kitchen.
White doors or wooden colours may be preferred by Caucasian expats.
Park Blk 9. As the family area (study area) in the background) has not
been built up with cabinets and the dining area does not have an extra sink (on right hand
side, as in Blk 11), the dining area appears more spacious. The living area of light
brown marble is very spacious in both apartments.
View from 23rd floor of Regency Park penthouse. Brand new 5, 6 ,7 Holt Road brand new
condos (foreground) are strong competitors. Note the greyish Fraser
Suites serviced apartments (background) and numerous new
River Valley Road condos as competitors for rentals.
3. Regency Park, 4+1, from $12,000 for higher floors. 3+1 units
Expat favoured Regency Park and Spring Grove condos near downtown Orchard Road:
REGENCY PARK, Block 9 with big balconies, faces pool and Nathan Road going
to River Valley Road, Valley Park condos and the Great World Shopping Mall.
The high floors have fantastic city views and some greenery views. Big
Block 3 will be 4-storeys with lifts and usually 3-bedroom units.
for spacious 4+1 bedrooms:
Leonie Condotel. Lucky Towers (92 units, upgraded), Beverly Hill (86 units),
Horizon Tower (210 units), Orchard Bel-Air (71 units). The strong
competitors are the newer condos.
Occupancy rate: Around 90%. If you
visit in the evening, the swimming pool is full of Caucasian children
swimming and boys cycling. Caucasians just love the green environment and
big balconies. Many taxis available. A 20-min walk to Orchard Road.
Investment potential: Freehold. Many units have
worn out bathrooms and kitchen cabinets/tops. Good
units are the high floors in Block 9, facing greenery
and not having apartment views, but just unblocked
views. Low floors tend to be dark.
Characterized by big balconies and spacious bedrooms
targeting expats with over $7,000 rental budget for the
3-bedroom of 2260 sq. ft . Higher floors have unblocked
city/green tree views.
3-minute drive to Orchard Road/Raffles Place. 5-minute bus to
Overseas Family and International Singapore School schools in Paterson Road. Spacious 3 or 4-bedroom
units with big balconies and unblocked city views. Units have been in great
demand and prospective tenants have put up with lower standards of finishes.
The maid's room is bigger than most new condos and houses. Many
Caucasians feel uncomfortable for the nanny to live in very small room of
less than 80 sq. feet.
Expat enclave with many young Caucasian children. Many taxis available
anytime. Cycling track away from cars, big playground, decent sized pool.
Big BBQ area near pool.
Dated look with wear and tear evident in the bathrooms, door and kitchen
Many units have been remodeled but somehow the interior design in a few
units is not compatible with Caucasian taste.
The kitchen is spacious but the cabinets may be dated.
Dark bedroom 2 between the master and 3rd bedroom in 3+1 3200 sq. ft units.
An expatriate from New York with a small child feels that the low walled
balconies may lead to his child climbing over and falling down. See house
hunting for penthouse.
The management will not permit grilles to be erected on balconies. In
any case, Caucasians dislike the 'prison image' of grilled balconies.
Sliding doors are installed with locks as a child safety factor.
Expats relocating to Singapore: We get you the best most affordable unit.
Tel: +65 9668 6468.
penthouse 4+1, 4600 sq. ft.
marble floor, small balcony off
the dining area. Master bedroom and 2 other bedrooms. Upstairs, there is a
huge bedroom going out to a grey tarred roof terrace (800 sq. ft).
Apartment views as the River
Valley Road city location is heavily built up.
The maid's room is air conditioned for guests. Excluding the roof terrace, the
built-in area is 3800 sq. ft.
Yong An Park is popular with Caucasians who want big living area and bedrooms near Orchard
Units with Singapore River
Views are rented up quickly.
The rent per sq. ft is lower than those of Leonie Condotel and the Regency Park.
However, Regency Park is
most popular of the condos mentioned here.
Top favourite of Caucasians expats. Mostly city views. Rent for the
3+study+maid from $10,000. Kitchen is dark but has air conditioning.
The Valley Park Condo PENTHOUSE has a resort ambience. The classy lift lobby with its marble flooring and the newness of the
bathrooms and kitchen cabinets.
However the duplex penthouse 3+big family + maid, 3500 sq. ft has a very small bedroom 3
(single bed) and odd-shaped bedroom 2. The balcony is big semi-circle but the dining
area cannot accommodate a big dining table with 8 chairs. The big family area
is outside the master bedroom on lower level and will be noisy if it is converted into a
computer study area. The kitchen has 2 windows and is not as dark as the kitchens in
the smaller units of Valley Park. Dark kitchen is the main complaint of Caucasians.
Heights penthouse 4+1 4600 sq. ft $9,000. 100% renovated.
It has a beautiful maroon-earth coloured tiled roof terrace which has a wooden deck plus
water point for barbecue and a jacuzzi bath. Feels top of the world. The
Takashimaya shopping centre and Orchard Road is seen from the roof terrace.
Quality finishes in the 100% renovated apartment. Image shows the master bedroom
with shower stall (framed by white plastic). A frame-less stall will add a touch of
class. Removal of the original black kitchen cabinets since there is a brand new
brown cabinet at one side will have made the kitchen much bigger.
Suits expats with large families as there is separation of the bedrooms from the 2 family
areas and the roof terrace to entertain guest.
8 flights of steps go to various rooms and living area, making it appear like a 4-level
penthouse. No balcony. Apartment views.
The main complaint is that the condo looks "aged" from the
exterior although the pool and lift lobbies have had been upgraded.
Tall people may have to duck their head to avoid hitting the low ceiling passages
connecting the lift lobbies. Great location. Value for money. Rent at
Yong An Park townhouses are over 4000 sq ft and rents around $10,000