Far East’s Skyline at Orchard Boulevard Previews

Far East’s most luxury brand, Inessence has launched Skyline at Orchard for private preview. Since Inessence is their creme de la creme and just like their other Inessence products, they sell white plans for Skyline at Orchard.

The Inessence Brand

Every Inessence residence shares four uncompromising qualities: the most prime of locations in and around the famous shopping and lifestyle destinations of Singapore, a unique design from a master architect, thoughtfulness in space and details, and unprecedented levels of personalisation and bespoke customisation.

What Are White Plans?

Blank plans. Or allow-yourself-to-custom-your-home plans. You have a choice to take their recommended layout, or with the help from their qualified people, ink your own layout based on your lifestyle. Not only in your layouts, you get to pick and customize the finishes and fittings.
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Upcoming Singapore Auction – Knight Frank and Jones Lang Lasalle for the month of June 2010

Knight Frank Singapore Auctions

Knight Frank Singapore will be hosting its June monthly 2010 Auction on 29th June 2010.

Date : 29th June 2010, Tuesday
Venue : The Amara Hotel Singapore, Connection Room 1, Level 3
Time : 2.30 pm

Jones Lang Lasalle Singapore Auctions

JLL will be hosting its June monthly 2010 Auction on 30th June 2010.

Date : 30th June 2010, Friday
Venue : The Amara Hotel Singapore, Connection Room 1, Level 3
Time : 2.30 pm

Do refer to my auction guide FAQ if you’re new to Singapore Auctions.

To Express Interest

To express interest in any of the properties listed in any of the Auction, you can contact me (+65 9125 3045) to make arrangement.

Facelift for ION Orchard’s & Tangs Plaza Underpass

Orchard Underpass to get a facelift. Source: Channel News Asia. Photo credit: costner_v, flickr
Orchard Underpass to get a facelift. Photo credit: costner_v, flickr

Sun Hong Kai and Capitaland will join hands together to give the underpass a face lift.

A spokesperson from ION Orchard said the pedestrian passageway will be widened to double the existing width, and there will be shops on both sides of the underpass. According to the CEO of Orchard Turn Developments, Soon Su Lin, there will be a facelift which will be similar to the underpass connecting Orchard ION and Wheelock Place.

The last time any major work was done there was in 1988. The move is expected to inject vibrancy to the old tunnel. Details of the upgrading will be out at a later stage.

Also, if you are unfamiliar with Sun Hong Kai and Capitaland’s joint ventures, Orchard ION and The Orchard Residences Orchard most highest and iconic residential building as of present, are championed by the two developers.

Upcoming Singapore Auction – DTZ & Colliers for the month of June 2010

DTZ Singapore

DTZ will be hosting its June monthly 2010 Auction on 24th June 2010.

Date : 24th June 2010, Thursday
Venue : The Amara Hotel Singapore, Connection Room 1, Level 3
Time : 2.30 pm

Colliers Singapore

Colliers will be hosting its June monthly 2010 Auction on 23rd June 2010.

Date : 23rd June 2010, Wednesday
Venue : The Amara Hotel Singapore, Connection Room 1, Level 3
Time : 2.30 pm

Do refer to my auction guide FAQ if you’re new to Singapore Auctions.

To Express Interest

To express interest in any of the properties listed in any of the Auction, you can contact me (+65 9125 3045) to make arrangement.

Market Sentiments – Will Singapore Property Market Turn?

Gloomy outlook? Hmm. Photo credit: hsalnat, Flickr
Gloomy outlook? Hmm. Photo credit: hsalnat, Flickr

Everyone is asking the same question with regards to the current financial market as Singapore Exchange (SGX) seem to be volatile with no directions.

Greece/ Europe Situation

With over 54 billion euros in debt, Greece as alongside with Spain and Portugal sent a shock wave to the global economy to end Singapore Exchange’s bullish streak from over 3,000 index point back to the 2,700 point in a matter of 1 week.

This highlights the fragility of the Euro dollar and its economy with 16 countries of the EU zone tied to one currency. As there’s no solution to Greece’s pressing issues at this stage, the world economy’s eyes will be watching and following tightly.

Here’s how the Greece problem happened. Continue reading “Market Sentiments – Will Singapore Property Market Turn?”

Singapore Property Auctions for May 2010

Knight Frank's May 2010 Auction

Knight Frank will be holding its monthly property auction on the 25th of May 2010.

Date: 25th May 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 2.30PM
Venue: Amara Hotel, Connection Room 1, Level 3

Jones Lang Lasalle

Jones Lang LaSalle will be holding its monthly property auction on the 26th of May 2010.

Date: 26th May 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30PM
Venue: Amara Hotel, Connection Room 1, Level 3

Do refer to my auction guide FAQ if you’re new to Singapore Auctions.

To Express Interest

To express interest in any of the properties listed in any of the Auction, you can contact me (+65 9125 3045) to make arrangement.

Buyer’s Guide to Singapore Property Auction

Fancy getting a good deal from Auction? Photo credit: The-Lane-Team, Flickr
Fancy getting a good deal from Auction? Photo credit: The-Lane-Team, Flickr

A closer look at what happens in Singapore knock down sessions and what a buyer should look out for.

Okay so you looked at my site and there’s this magnet property that you’re keen in in one of the latest auction list.

Inspecting the property before auction day

There’s always details on the Auction List on the person-in-charge of the property. You could arrange with him/her to view the property prior the auction before deciding whether to bid for it. This is the best time to also do your full due diligence on the property such as the state, the size, the maintenance cost etc. Continue reading “Buyer’s Guide to Singapore Property Auction”

New Statutory Group for Singapore Estate Agents

The verdict is finalized with actions taken by Singapore Government. Ministry of National Development will take the reigns over from Inland Revenue of Singapore to create a Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) as the licensing authority for real estate agents.

MND will introduce a Bill in Parliament in the second half of this year to set up the new Council and to establish the new regulatory framework.

I’ll just highlight the most important point which most fellow agents are keen to know,

Arrangements will be made to help existing estate agencies and agents transit to the new licensing and registration framework. For instance, they will be exempted from the new educational qualification criterion.

Those who have passed an industry examination will not be required to take a new examination.

Those who have not passed any existing industry examination will be given one year to pass the examination, and be given a provisional registration in the interim.

Existing agents who are undischarged bankrupts or have past criminal records will be considered for registration on a case-by-case basis.

So you’ll definitely need to sit in for either CES or CEHA before practicing. To read the article in details, check out AsiaOne.

StreetSine Teams Up with iProperty

Is this going to be a dream team for property agents and home owners? I love StreetSine reports as they always allow me to give the best and most accurate presentation to Homeowners on what is happening to their housing rentals and values. But to team up with iProperty for property listings. Hmm, It seems grey.

Anyway, here’s the press release from StreetSine

30 April 2010.

StreetSine Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading provider of property information and analytics, is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with iProperty.com.sg, Singapore’s leading property search portal.

StreetSine will display iProperty property listings on www.streetsine.com. This means that when a property agent posts a home listing on iProperty.com.sg, it will automatically be displayed on StreetSine’s webpage, at no additional cost.

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