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Housing: Furama Tower (2 or 4-bedroom)
Case study: Realtor, professionalism of. Misrepresentation of built-in area by Realtor.
Subject: Asia USA Research: Old but good looking Furama Tower
For Rent:
2 bdrm (no maid's room) $3,500 f/f renovated.. Others Call 9668 6468 or

Furama Tower

Date of report: October 7, 1998

  • Location: 22 Leonie Hill Road, 10-minute walk Orchard or Somerset subway and Orchard Road.

Age: 17 years old.

Contact Asia USA (65) 9668 6468 if you wish to rent a unit, anytime when you arrive in
Singapore and have recovered from jet lag.
We just go house hunting when you call, provided we are tied up house-hunting with others.
You come first. Email

  • Total no. of units: 33

    2-bedroom: 99 sqm (Available 3rd floor unit, 1100 sf, $3,500 f/f, renovated).
    4-bedroom: 187 sqm.
    Penthouse: 403 sqm.

    Finishes: Living/dining - tiles; bedrooms - parquet, depending on Owner's remodelling. Built-in wardrobes, kitchen cabinet, no maid's room, 2 balconies.

    Facilities: Pool, open car park, 24-hour security, big balconies.

    Occupancy Rate: Above 90% being close to 2 subways and Orchard Road. Contact

    Competitors: Older condos with 4+ maid's room like Leonie Towers, Cuscaden Tower, Parisian, Juniper at Ardmore and Draycott Towers.

    Newcomer expat: Please contact Asia USA to help you get the best deal.

    Investors to note: Freehold. Expats nowadays go for brand new condos, do be careful you don't invest in an older condo without full condo facilities. Location is excellent.


    1. Location 10-minute walk to Orchard Road and 2 subways (Orchard & Somerset) and many shopping malls and supermarkets in Orchard Road and Great World City.
    2. Outside the CBD (Central Business District) Restricted Zone's toll gate and therefore no need to pay tolls per entry into the CBD, estimated to be $3.00 per entry of car.
    3. Away from traffic noise and construction yet inside downtown.
    4. Big balcony from living room.
    5. Low density condo.
    6. Convenient location, with many taxis plying along Leonie Hill.

    Affordable Homes for Expats brought to you by Asiahomes Internet.
    Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074.
    Tel: (65) 9668 6468. (65) 254 2728. Fax: (65) 256 0501. Owners/realtors, email to advertise your property for rent.


    1. City living with little unobstructed views, being surrounded by high rises.

    Old development.

Call Asia USA 9668 6468, 254 3326 for viewing.
Owners & Realtors:
S$13.50/40 words/3 months your property for rent or sale by Internet in Asiahomes Internet, an associate of Asia USA. Email

Case Study: Realtor, Professionalism of. Should you trust the Owner's words?"

"I am telling you this Costa Rhu 2-bedroom is 1,300 sf!" emphasized Ms P several times as she wanted feedback on whether Asia USA's client would take up the unit. Her Hongkong accent gave her away as being from Hongkong. She was from an international realty firm which had franchised its name. Asia USA went to see the place because she had said it was 1,300 sf after we told her we didn't want any condo less than 1,100 sf.

The rental unit was a Charonia unit with picturesque view of ships and sea, had no balcony or maid's room. The Owner might rent for S$2,200 fully furnished. Many units had been rented for this amount but these 2-bedroom units, inspected by Asia USA associate and identical to above from Ms P had less than 1,000 sf.

Ms P had great faith in the Owner's representation, saying that her source was the Owner. Many Owners are correct and seldrom misrepresent, in our experience.

Obviously, Ms P was a new realtor as experience would show that 30% more living area would be much more spacious. It was a waste of time for viewing as our client wanted above 1,100 sf condo.

New realtors to note: Costa Rhu's 2-bedroom varies from around 900 sf to 1400 sf. The bigger ones have balconies and maid's room. The 900 sf as in the above mentioned incident has no balcony nor maid's room. The kitchen is considerably smaller and the utility area has standing space for one person and washing machine.


 Owners: Please contact Asia USA 9668 6468, Blk 1002 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074 if you have units to rent to US/European companies. We are presently actively looking for landed properties and 4 or 5+1 condos.

Owners advertising their properties for rent in the Internet, email Cheapest advertisement targeted at expatriates. Money back if your unit is rented before publishing. S$13.50/40 words/3 months! Email, call 9668 6468 or fax your details to Asiahomes Internet.


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