Steps before you choose a new condo – The proper planning ahead

Steps before you choose a new condo – The proper planning ahead

First of all, if you are ready to make a big purchase, a brand-new home to be exact, congrats! Your life is in order and it is working well for you because you’re about to become a proud homeowner. Naturally, when it comes to purchasing a new home, there will be a mountain of issues that buyers would need to consider thoroughly beforehand.

The stakes are even higher if the real estate involved is a private property. For instance, if you are purchasing a luxurious condo, that will be a huge step above any regular apartment or executive condominium. If you’re desperately needing help in getting some issues solved before you placed an interest on the condo of your dreams, keep reading to find out more!

Do your research promptly please

Before you decide on which property is right for you with some new projects on the market right now, you need to consider the size of your family, your daily needs and preferences for your new abode. Since this is likely to be your permanent home from here on, you need to ensure that all the boxes of criteria were ticked, and it is the right fit for you and your family at the end of the day.

For the non-savvy beginners, you should weigh the advantages against the disadvantages. In condo style living, you are in much closer proximity to your neighbours, where you would meet each other very often day in day out. Therefore, your comfort level with such living arrangement should be at its finest.

In addition, other issues such as municipal services and maintenance are usually handled by professionals hired by the managing agent, so you may not have the freedom to grow your own plants on the corridor as you wish. These are not necessarily drawbacks but important to factor these in, so you can have a fair idea of what to expect going forward.

Hiring a professional consultant

When you are dealing with real estate matters, it is highly recommended that you consult a professional, a trained property agent appointed by the developers, to help you out with some of the more complex financial calculations, viewing appointments and paperwork etc.

Appointed property agents may not be able to assist you in getting a really cheap unit because the prices were fixed by the developers. But with an agent on hand, they can assist you in choosing the best home according to your requirements and financial standing within the development. It will eventually save you and everyone a lot of time with proper planning and execution.

There are of course many different project websites for you to visit, such as The M Condo, the new kid on the block. It is an upcoming mixed development in a Prime Bugis district that will be up for grab soon. You can access all these details via their site and through online registrations.

Plan Your Finances

Money is the key factor when it comes to making an investment as big as buying a condo. Therefore, plan your finances well with the specialist bankers in advance to avoid any serious trouble later. Prepare the down payment and secure a mortgage plan that suits your lifestyle. I’m sure the bankers will be there for you at the showroom if you do not have anyone to talk to pertaining to your current finances.

With these few factors in mind, you are on the way to the private sanctuary that you have always dreamed of, and that too with the least amount of hassle. Best of luck, homeowners!

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Exploring the upcoming orchard Haus on Handy luxury condo

Guess what? You’d probably know by now that the demand for private real estate is increasing day by day in Singapore due to the lack of privacy and other factors. It is a never-ending chase of that private label status as well. As a matter of fact, home builder these days focus more on constructing condominium projects that covers less luxurious space in exchange for more smaller apartment units. Ordinary citizens who is buying a private home for the first time should keep certain things in mind before making any deadly investment mistakes. Some of these include but not limited to; location, amenities, appraisal, connectivity and cost of home ownership.

About Haus on Handy

Today, we will be covering Haus on Handy, a vacant land parcel along handy road that was snapped up by our homegrown builder City Developments Ltd (CDL). Ever since they acquire the land in January 2018 and at the price of $212 million (higher than expected), it only goes to show their determination and confidence on this venue.

Most of the private home buyers in Singapore places more importance to a location and this is exactly what this site offers with modern amenities. HOH will be an upcoming condo project of CDL that aims to offer extremely high-quality housing with excellent amenities. It has a proximity to leading educational institutions, medical centers, five-star hotels, shopping malls and a major railway station enabling residents to access them with ease. This subject site is one of the highly sought-after land in core central region because it is well-connected by expressways, railway network and facilities. Apart from that, this new project will provide you with opportunities in exploring luxurious and livable space within the unit that is a standard practice from CDL.

Ensuring world-class accommodation

Everyone wants to have a home they can call their own for living a cozy and comfy life. Haus on Handy condo will be a suitable development for those searching for a brand-new dwelling in the orchard road precinct. The proposed project will come with some unique features such as accommodating a conserved building on the site while turning it into a clubhouse for the residents. It will also host one to three-bedroom units allowing families and children to live in an adequate environment. In fact, it has a total area of 51,626 square feet that will see 3 residential towers with 188 homes. Since purchasing an apartment equals to a long-term investment, it is always advisable to select the best one out there for your return-on-investment.

Find out more

We’re pretty sure that you should know more about the amenities and facilities provided by the developer for meeting essential needs. HOH development will host a variety of facilities such as swimming pool, indoor gym, children’s playground, grilling pits and so on. It is also possible to obtain the details including floor plans online before investing your hard-earned money. Those who want to have a better idea about the booking process can contact the developer through email without any difficulties. Alternatively, you may also go through their appointed representatives with no obligation.

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Why must you purchase a unit in the Mayfair Collection

Ask yourself this, when a residential project is being situated in a beautiful environment and is full of amazing amenities, the condo in question will be in a highly sought-after situation naturally. So is the case with the Mayfair Collection?! It is not only a collection of stunning apartments being build in place of the former Mayfair Gardens on Rifle Range Road but the grand locality itself is also full of other exciting surprises such as hosting a large greenery surroundings and by integrating smart and sophisticated modern amenities as well.

More about the Mayfair Collection

When Oxley’s subsidiary company entered the open tender for Mayfair Gardens and at the price of SGD $311 million last year, they have already planned far ahead with their best architects on the possible condo development in its place. The new housing project will combine very high level of comfort with superior amenities that define luxurious living in the Upper Bukit Timah precinct.

The proposed Mayfair Collection will be tastefully designed on all types of efficient bedroom configurations. The layout of the condo blocks was planned painstakingly by the award-winning architectural team so that there will be ample space and plenty of comfort in between for the residents. The aesthetics of the whole development will also match the beautiful green surroundings in which the housing project is positioned perfectly.

Amenities around your home

Having major supermarkets like the Giant Hypermarket, Cold Storage and NTUC FairPrice in close proximity is also a great advantage for the home owners of Mayfair Collection. The area served not only the rich but ordinary citizens as well, residents will be able to access the nearby farmer’s market at Pasarbella (The Grandstand) which markets many fresh produce and other stuffs. By consuming organically here with ease, it will be seen as a great fit for those who are constantly health conscious.

Public Transportation

For the non-driving residents, King Albert Park MRT station is just across the street from your Mayfair Collection home and major routes such as Dunearn Road, Bukit Timah Road, Clementi Road are also well-connected with the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) for to and fro work daily. On top of that, the bus stop with many different bus services is just right at your doorstep for the ultimate convenience as well.


With such conveniences and amenities around the development, we couldn’t reject the beauty of it and strongly recommend this project to our readers here. Especially families with school-going kids, this neighbourhood will be your kid’s door to heaven.

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Stirling Residences – The New Icon in Queenstown

Every single year without fail, smart and savvy real estate investors looked for development projects that will become a pearl in their own crown! If you are an ambitious property investor looking for a home in Singapore, Stirling Residences will surely impress you with their beautiful showflat in Queenstown.

In the year 2017, something big hit the local property news headline in Singapore. A winning bid that changed history at Stirling Road Queenstown. Yes, you read it right. One of Singapore’s most expensive residential projects was initiated and today it is prepared for the eagerly waiting investors.

The bid for the huge land site was won by Logan Property and Nanshan Group (a 50-50 joint venture). The winning bid was priced at slightly more than 1 billion Singapore dollars. Till date, this is the highest price bid made for a 100% residential development project. So, are you prepared to learn more about this stunning property class? If yes, keep reading.

About Stirling Residences

As mentioned previously, this is a residential development project. It features 1250+ condo units. The entire plot spans across 21,000 square meters. Investors and home hunters can choose from five different types of layout config. Known as 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom apartments. Each unit is designed with luxury style and space in mind for the new residents. Indeed, this is one of the most luxurious residential development projects in Queenstown by far. Whether you are space hungry or location focused, you have it all here.

An Iconic Location

What makes Stirling Residences special will be its location. When it comes to property purchases in Singapore, Queenstown tops the list among all when public housing flats was sold at more than a million-dollar in the neighbourhood recently. As suggested by its name, Queenstown is considered as the queen for real estate ventures in the city.

You have several stunning residential projects to choose from and this new project is not an exception. This condo development gives the town a new edge. It will be an iconic establishment in the surrounding region by featuring a modern design, trendy architectural cuts and a state of the art apartments. The project was carefully designed to impress both the young and the old and it will blend seamlessly with the Singapore City Skyline. This gives you a clear picture of how majestic and magnificent this development is. Undeniably, the developers of this project have gone beyond traditional boundaries.

Why Stirling Residences

Everyone dreams of returning to a home that is pleasant and comforting. Home seekers looked for properties where they can rediscover themselves. This is what ‘Stirling Residences’ promises. As you step inside these premium condominiums, you will experience a new way of life. Each apartment is overwhelmed with extra space and numerous communal facilities.

Couples and extended families looking for quality moments will be delighted here. This project comes with swimming pools, green pockets, gyms and plenty of landscaping options. Above all, you will have a beautiful view of the Southern Waterfront City and the City Skyline. These are features you must not miss in this project.

In and around Stirling Residences

The talk about these blockbusters new launch in 2018 will be incomplete without the nearby amenities. The project is neatly nestled inside Queenstown and it is within proximity to everything a family requires (shopping, transportation, healthcare and local gourmet options). All at an affordable price tag now!

Buying a Proper Land

Tips for Buying Proper Land

Buying a piece of land can be very hard, especially if you are doing it for the first time. There might be several reasons why you are buying an empty plot; you might want to build a brand new house in the plot or want to start a long-term investment or even plan to start your own business in the plot. Whatever be your intentions, you need to do a lot of research and know a lot before you invest in a property.

Buying a Proper Land

The following are some of the tips you can use to buy a piece of land:

  • Choose your location wisely.
  • Check for easy transport facilities.
  • Water, sewer and drainage facilities.
  • Get a survey which defines the property.
  • Hire a real estate agent.

Choose your location wisely:

Location of the land is one of the most important things to check before you buy any piece of land. Depending on what purpose you are buying the property you need to select the location, if you want to run a business then make sure that the location is not far from your potential customers. If you are buying a property as an investment, then make sure that the property has a high resale value otherwise, it is a loss for you. If you are thinking of building a home, then buy a land that has a good neighborhood which has easy access to grocery shops and other resources that you may need.

Check for easy transport facilities:

Make sure that you get a property that has vehicular access to a public road. Especially, if you are buying a land in the countryside, then you need to have a road to your piece of land. If the location does not have proper road facilities, try to get a proper easement and the rights of way.

Water, sewer and drainage facilities:

Water supply is essential for any piece of land you purchase. The water, sewer, and drainage are some of the critical concerns that you need to look. Make sure that you have the right to use any water body that runs near your location. There might be laws which require you to keep your livestock t at a certain distance from the water body.

Get a survey which defines the property:

Sometimes the survey which is done on the land can be outdated. So, it is always advisable to get a new survey and make sure that your property line is defined. These are important when you have to delve into legal matters like easements. The survey can also help you to have a rough idea of the dimensions of the house if you are planning to build on the vacant land.

Hire a real estate agent:

Real estate agents are professionals who are trained to help you out with various processes in buying a property. They can guide you on what property to buy and deal with the sellers and get you a great deal.