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5 Powerful Property Buying Strategies

In a perfect world, it would be easy to always be objective and make rational decisions based on sound information. In reality, emotions and timing often have a big effect. Sometimes the best you can do is to set the stage so that you minimize the subjective influences.   Give yourself power and control. Don't find yourself in the position of "having" to buy and doing so in haste.   1. Work out the...

Determining the Listing Price

Pricing your home is an art not a science. Achieving the optimal prices is the result of both objective research into similar properties and instinct in determining how much a buyer will be willing to pay for your home. The right price will attract showings, which will generate offers.   The unfortunate fact is that price is the number one factor that most homebuyers use to determine which homes they...

How to Buy Your First Home….the Easy Way!

Avoid the 9 Most Common, Painful, Frustrating Mistakes 1st-Time Home Buyers Make Buying a residence can be a hair raising experience. You will experience a roller coaster of emotions while finding the right place, securing the loan and finally moving in. For most of us, the first time home purchase is the largest investment we’ve ever considered. The emotions of purchasing something so expensive and...

Before Selling: Questions to Ask Your Agent

These days, when it comes to selling your home you have many options to consider. So how do you ensure that you maximize the return on the sale of your home while minimizing the time and frustration? By learning the right questions to ask.   There are 4 fundamental questions any real estate professional should be able to answer easily:  What percent of your company's listings have sold in the last 12...

Singapore Office Space Rental Procedures

Letter of Offer  On agreeing heads of terms the landlord will normally issue a Letter of Offer which outlines the general terms upon which the agreement is based. Often this is accompanied with a copy of a draft standard lease. The landlords usually give 1 week to 10 days for the tenant to sign the Letter of Offer and return together with an initial deposit of 1 months rental.  Lease Documentation /...

Interior Design Types

DESIGN SPECIALTIES Designers often specialize in one or more specific types of interior design.  Some designers specialize in only residential or commercial (or, contract) projects, but many designers do both residential and commercial projects of various kinds.  Residential. Residential interior design focuses on the design, professional design team coordination, planning, budgeting,...

Introduction to Interior Design

Interior design concerns itself with more than just the visual or ambient enhancement of an interior space, it seeks to optimize and harmonize the uses to which the interior environment will be put. Many factors come into play in formulating the design solution. There is the space itself--its dimensions and construction--with its potential and its limitations. There is how the space will be used--for work...

Introduction to Feng Shui

Feng Shui or Geomancy has been studied and practiced by the Chinese for several centuries. Through carefully observation, it has been noted that certain surroundings have better positive influence than others do. Using this knowledge, Feng Shui has been used to improve the surroundings and thus improving the quality of life for its residence.  Over the years, it has evolved into its present day...

Foreigners and Singapore Property

A "foreign person" is defined in the Residential Property Act as the follows:  1) Any person who is not a citizen of Singapore 2) Any Permanent Resident 3) Any foreign company or converted company 4) Any society or converted society which has not been granted approval or received exemption by the minister  Unless there is a written approval from the Controller of Residential Property Land Dealings,...

Furniture Leasing in Singapore

You may have found an ideal place to rent but it is not furnished, or the current furniture is not to your liking. What about furniture leasing? With furniture leasing, you can either choose from the current selection of furniture from the leasing company or simply choose any item from any store in any city. Most furniture leasing companies will be willing to buy the furniture for you and include it in...

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