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get for you affordable Singapore homes
Rent or Investment
3 - 15
Nathan Road. 7 blocks. Completed: 1990. 292 units.
3-bedroom: 207 - 305 sq. m
4-bedroom: 321, 339 sq. m
Penthouse: 562, 593, 596 sq. m. 2-level with bedrooms upstairs.
Swimming pool, children's pool, tennis court, squash court, gym,
24-hour security system, covered car park, playground, sauna,
fitness area/jogging track, BBQ area.
room - marble tiles. Bedrooms: parquet. Many units have been
remodeled. All rooms have big balconies.
9 with big balconies, faces pool and Nathan Road going to
River Valley Road, Valley Park condos and the Great World
The high floors have fantastic city views and some greenery
views. Big swimming pools.
Block 3 will be 4-storeys with lifts and usually 3-bedroom
Competitors 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
Advantages: 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.
Large semi-circular balcony around 200 sq. ft can
accommodate private BBQ parties and the BBQ set.
Many units have been remodeled but somehow the interior design
in a few units.
The kitchen is spacious but the cabinets may be dated in some
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.
with panoramic city views 6+1 6,000 sq. ft from $20,000.
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.
FOR HISTORICAL RECORDS ONLY
Regency Park, Blk 11, 3+1 around 3200 sq. ft
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 the balcony.
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 .
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.
Regency 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.
Regency 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.
Advert by Realtor:
Regency Park, 4+1 3650 sq. ft, Renovated, $15,000
Other units available
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Landlords & asiahomes.com realtors:
Case study: Can $500 more win
the Englishman the waterfront condo for his love? Part 2
(below) is continued from Part 1.
Case study: Can
money buy love for this Englishman? Part 2 continued from
September 6, 1998. Continuing from
After a three-month long drought of no offers as Singapore was
in the midst of an economic depression, the Scotsman owner had 3
offers from Asiahomes.com Realtor within 2 days and other offers
from other realtors.
The prospects from Asiahomes were a Chinese Indonesian family
with 2 kids and 2 maids at $4,800, a Welsh couple with no kids
and no pets at $5,500 and an Englishman with no kids and one
small dog at $5,000.
All were corporate leases but the latter two had pedigree
background, being located in Raffles Place and being listed in
the Singapore Stock Exchange respectively while the first was a
startup just registered few days ago.
"Hold on, I have a $6,500 offer for you" said a fax dated
September 10, 1998 from another realtor, Patrick who had earlier
offered a $5,000 rental offer within 24 hours after the Owner
had rejected the $4,800 offer from the Indonesian family from
the Asiahomes.com Realtor co-broking with a "lady agent" or
"female caller" on September 4, 1998.
The Owner was not comfortable with the haggling and rapid
changes of 3 to 1 and then 2-year lease offer from this
Indonesian family and he suspected that Patrick's prospect and
ours were the same.
Patrick know that the unit was still available?
September 5, 1998. Patrick contacted
Asiahomes.com Realtor to co-broke, as the Indonesian was
interested and offered $5,000. He was asked to provide more
details. The Owner was informed.
September 6, 1998. Within 12 hours, Patrick had
given a Letter of Intent and $5,000 cheque to the Owner. The
Owner signed the Letter of Intent since he had a good offer.
some excuses to the Asiahomes.com Realtor that the Indonesian
prospect had left for Hongkong. Patrick's Letter of Intent
showed the same prospect or related family members and he must
have found the Owner's contact direct.
September 7, 1998 evening. Asiahomes.com Realtor
informed the Owner that there were 2 quality Tenants (Englishman
and Welsh) offering $5,000 and $5,500 respectively.
September 8, 1998. The "lady agent" or "female
caller" phoned Asiahomes.com Realtor to enquire whether the
Owner had accepted the $5,000 offer although she had been told
that Asiahomes.com Realtor had no part in this offer as it was
done by Patrick. She persisted a few times.
September 9, 1998. A third realtor phoned
the Asiahomes.com Realtor saying that she had an Indonesian (but
not Chinese Indonesian) interested and would offer $6,000 -
$6,500. She was asked to submit the offer immediately as the
Owner would be signing the tenancy agreement the next day. There
was no response. The Owner was informed of this higher offer.
September 10, 1998. The Owner had a fax "hold
on" $6,500 offer coming…from Patrick. No other details given.
This "Akan Datang" (Coming soon) suspense was killing because
the Englishman was slow in accepting the tenancy agreement.
The prospective tenant,
the Englishman was asked to bid above the $5,500 offer. He
was tardy in his reply. The Asiahomes.com Realtor asked
him whether he wanted the condo and if not, to let him know so
that he could offer the apartment to the Welsh. He was not happy
with the higher asking rent and the bidding war.
He said he would accept
the offer but had no time to read the tenancy agreement
yesterday and today as he had to attend meetings.
His was the best offer. But money was everything and the
Englishman had the better offer. Could the Scotsman better
the $6,000 offer?
He did not. In a bidding war, it was difficult for the
prospective Tenants. It was very difficult to make a
prompt decision and yet there was no or few ground floor
waterfront condos and they command a premium rent if the time
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