Asia USA Realty
asiahomes.com Pte Ltd
Estate Agents Licence No.
11 Mar 2011
get for you affordable Singapore homes
Rent or Investment
Road, 90 units.
232 -244 sq. m (2-levels)
4-bedroom penthouse: 471, 477 sq. m.
Some owners have remodeled to 3-bedroom units.
ceramic tiles (unless renovated).
upgraded as at October 22, 2000:
Big swimming pool, tennis court, 24-hour security system,
playground, sauna, squash court, BBQ area, covered car park,
barbecue area. Gym, squash court, koi ponds, marble-tiled
lobby and bubble lifts. Mini-mart with laundry service and a
- Less than a
10-minute walk to the Newton subway, American Club and Orchard
units are in demand.
- Many buses
- Pool with
- SOHO -
Orchard location makes it good for start up companies and as small
office and home.
- Value for
money and more spacious bedrooms than new condos. Rentals around
$4,000 (unrenovated ones) to $7,000 (fully renovated).
balconies and panoramic city views for higher floors.
- "Dated" as
many units have not been renovated.. Flooring of ceramic tiles
unlike marble flooring in brand new ones.
Caucasians don't like the central atrium and the long corridors of
the kitchens facing each other. However, big families will
appreciate the spacious living and dining areas, although
the bedrooms upstairs are small.
Advert by Realtor:
Elizabeth Heights 3+1 2500 sq ft
Extremely popular with Caucasian families as space is large and
location is prime downtown. Yet rentals are not too high due to
aged look of the condo.
email@example.com Tel: +65
study: "Proof of Ownership" July 21, 1998
"Nobody had asked us for this in my many years of practice. You
can sue me or my company (if the Owner was non bona fide) "
grumbled the co-broking realtor who represented an Indonesian
owner of the Parisian when she was asked to get the Owner's
lawyer to submit proof of Ownership to the Asia USA associate.
The Owner's lawyer (probably the lawyer's clerk) was making a
lot of noises at the other end of the phone. Any new
associate could be easily intimidated.
However, S$27,000 of deposit would be given to the "Owner" and
it would be lost if the realtor representing the Tenant did not
check out the proof of ownership as there are property scams
even in Singapore. The Owner may also be a bankrupt and it is
important you be aware of this as bankrupts don't usually return
the money once they get the deposits.
There were reported cases in the Straits Times of "owners"
taking rental deposits from several prospects and then
disappearing. Such easy money making schemes are common all over
check with the Registry of Titles and pay a fee.
Despite her promise of producing proof of ownership, this Owner
did not want to do so. It was a take it or leave
A letter from the lawyer or correspondence will suffice, no need
to fax over mortgage documents as these may be confidential.
"I have faxed
over the maintenance fee invoice" (as proof of ownership)
grumbled another Owner when the Dutch company wanted proper
documentation such as property tax payment.
"No agent had asked us for this and we own several investment
properties" was the reply.
Do not be intimidated. Use your judgment as obviously a civil
servant or a Landlord with a Singapore address (which you have
checked out) is unlikely to be conducting a scam and you can
close the case promptly. Younger Landlords may be more
will have to follow up and get the proof of ownership documents
before handing over the good faith and security deposits.
Some owners produce property tax documents as "proof" of
ownership. You can now check via the internet
from the land registry board and by paying a small amount.
This is part of due diligence for a rental housing agent.
(condo & house details) has some of the details of the
Tel: +65 9668-6468,
firstname.lastname@example.org for viewings
ŠAsia USA Realty (Singapore) asiahomes.com
Pte Ltd. Website:
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8,
Singapore 319074, Republic of Singapore
Estate Agents Licence No. L3007306B
Salesperson Name/Registration No. Sing Kong Yuen/R030822Z
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