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120 GRANGE ROAD
120 Grange Road,
opposite Chatsworth Court & Beverly Hill. Completed: 1998. Total no. of units: 18
3 bedroom: 1485 sq ft
2 units/floor. 11 floors.
Living and master bedroom face Grange Road. Good sound proofing from
sliding doors in living area and windows.
Living/dining - light
brown marble; bedrooms - parquet. Master bathroom with white long bath
tub and bowl-type wash basin. No separate shower stall. Common bathroom.
Big shower stall.
Facilities: Small pool,
Covered car parks, 24-hour security, small balcony, no children's pool.
Popular with single
expatriates as this condo has few children, if any. 15-minute walk to
Orchard Road or Orchard subway.
Investors to note: Not
Separate dining area (right) and large living area with balcony.
Little traffic noise from Grange Road when balcony is closed.
and spacious modern master bathroom. No shower stall. Common
bathroom has shower stall (see picture below).
Spacious kitchen. Good-sized maid's room (left) and utility area
(right) outside the door.
- Location near
- Low density ensures
privacy. This factor appeals considerably to Caucasian expats.
pastel-coloured bathrooms appeal to Caucasians.
- Many taxis plying
along Grange Road.
- Bright rooms, big
kitchen and separate living and dining area.
- Size of nearly 1500
sq ft is appropriate for young Caucasian couples with their own
furniture as newer condos are around 1,300 sq. ft. Maid's room (store
room) is of good-size and utility area is big.
- No noisy children.
- Facing the Grange
- Small swimming pool.
No gym or tennis court.
Advert by Realtor:
Elizabeth Heights 3+1 2500 sq ft.
Other units are available.
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House-hunting Dec 28 2002.
Young Caucasian Dutch couple with no children.
Case study: Landlord: Should you be present during house viewing?
Saturday December 28, 2002.
9.45 am Meet at the Bayron
10 am Char Yong Gardens 3+1 1250 sq ft $3,500. 17-02. Unrenovated.
10.10am Char Yong Gardens 3+1 1349 sq ft $4,500. 16th floor with
city views of Orchard Road and California Fitness Club.
10.30am Mutiara View 3+1 1200 sq ft $3,000. 11th floor. Breezy. Bright.
11am Shaw Plaza Twin Heights 3+1 1420 sq ft $2,800. 05-06 facing
apartment opposite. No privacy. The units ending with ...-01 and ...-02
are facing Balestier Road and have better views.
11.30am 120 Grange Road 3+1 1400 sq. ft $4,000. 9th floor, 5th floor.
The couple had seen over 30 condos with asiahomes.com realtors over past 4
weeks. They loved No. 6 Hullet Road's pinewood flooring and large master
bedroom but the 3-bedroom rentals are over $4,000. Upscale Newton 18 condo
was the best of the choices but the rentals are above $4,000. The 120
Grange Road apartment evoked an initial good-feeling to this couple -
being low density with 18 units, near downtown Somerset subway where the
wife works and a short bus ride to Suntec City where the husband works. It
was spacious. Minimal traffic noise was heard when the sliding door of the
living area was shut. An offer will be made to the Landlord.
Study: Should Landlords be present during house viewing?
shouldn't I be there?" queried the Landlady of a Gentle Villa house when
Asia USA associate suggested that she be absent in the viewing of her
house (co-broking case). We don't reason with any Owner who wants to be
present and welcomed her to be there.
Singapore Landlords want to be present to screen clients but in a
declining rental market, the important issue is to have early occupancy.
not being present are:
your house is in tip-top condition, it may become very embarrassing. In
this case, the garden's carpet grass was full of weeds and painting was
in progress. The house was not in a show condition but house viewing
must carry on as workmen take weeks to do a painting and gardening ob in
is the Type A personality - a strong personality and in fact, holds a
high management position. It might be uncomfortable for her if the
Tenant wants to criticise the condition of her house. Caucasians are
generally polite in front of the Landlady and will not offer any
comments which can be countered/explained by the realtor.
may number more than 50 and therefore it tends to be demoralising and
this will show on the Landlady's persona. Many Tenants do see more than
50 - 100 houses and hers may be only one of several.
Landlords have the type of "fierce-looking" aura and this turns off the
Caucasian prospects of Asia USA. It is hard to define this personality
but it can be sensed. The Landlady in this case does not have that
personality but as her house was in poor condition, she might have to
give explanation that the previous Tenant did not look after the house.
It would be better for the realtor to say this rather than the Landlady
who might feel angry.
case, there is ample time to interview the prospect when a final
decision to rent has been made.
case, the Landlady could not make it as she had too many meetings to
attend! There are a few units for rent in the neighbourhood and much
depends on luck too.
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