Key date: July 7th 2008
Key rate increase: $0.50 to $2.00
There’re a total of 65 gantries and almost half of the numbers’ prices will be adjusted. 5 new gantries will be built and there will be 5 new gantries along the Singapore River.
Key Most Expensive Timings to enter ERP: 6pm – 7.30pm along selected ERP Gantries/ Saturdays from 12.30pm -8pm on selected ERP Gantries. Cost $2.00
More details can be found in LTA’s One.Motoring portal here.
Well, potential overseas investors can be relieved that the Government is doing fundamentally sound in its politics and infrastructure to attract foreign funds into Singapore. That’s probably one revenue that supports the clause!
Fellow Realtors would probably need to cycle to work next time. lol.
I was so proud of my desktop at home a year ago. 4 SATA hard disks running at raid0, with two undisputed speed demons, namely my new pair of Western Digital’s Raptor (74GB). It’s my habit to leave the computer on since I’m almost on it 24/7.
Until the best thing that had ever happen to me when I least expected it. One of the Raptor crashed. Almost most of my Real Estate files, photos and details went pfft in a matter of a day’s time. Though I could try to do a data recovery with WD’s approved data recovery company, it’s too expensive to do so.
Sending my hard disk for RMA means there’s at least 2 weeks down time with it. The best thing I could depend on is my laptop to work. That means not much multi-tasking is allowed (with the limitation of ram as compared to my monster 4gb). I was thinking of doing a new raid 0+1 (with 8 hard disks), but ditched the idea after thinking of the cost.
This is the first and its going to be the last time that I ever leave important data unmanaged on my desktop folder.
ps. The most simple solution would be getting a good sized external hard drive which would simply cost you less than $500 for a 1TB to store periodical back ups of your hard disk with programs like Acronis.
pps. Strikes Western Digital off my list alongside with Hitachi, the former IBM.
Daniel’s Yahoo D-Agent group is definitely a good place for Realtor’s to share their listings for quick matches. With over 1,000 fellow Realtors, a daily digest of listings would be good for you as an agent to match your listing for your clients.
Something caught my eye, and I suppose things like this happens from time to time when you deal with rotten agent colleagues.
just encountered one unethical agent.
His name is ******. He called asking for info
for one of my units and require more information.
After giving him all the information i have, he
requested for me to send him the floorplan.
I emailed him some pictures of my unit but unfortunately,
i do not have the floor plan so i explained to him nicely.
He msg me at least 3 times asking me for the floorplan
which i politely explained that i do not have, so does
Finally he msg me:” forget it….”
And when i tried explaining further and offering to help,
he replied :” stop sms..”
I ran a search on his number and realised he is an agent.
His telephone no: ********** Please save this to prevent people like
this to take advantage.
I don’t see any reasons why this agent would want to sabotage another person, but things like that happen from time to time.
Shame on you. Not as if Petric owes you a living. Maybe we should have a blacklist for agents who gives other fellow agents trouble and just don’t deal or co-broke with them.
If you’re looking for extra spare batteries for your PDA phones/ phones/ SLR cameras on websites and is thinking to save up courier fees from overseas, look no further.
Singapore’s very own Worcell is your solution to spare or dying batteries, at least it saved me almost close to 100 bucks for my high capacity 3,000 mAh battery (which is made in Korea apparently as stated on Worcell’s website). They even offered me a free desktop USB charger.
Well Wong was a kind person. I’ve visited their warehouse at Admiralty Street to collect two cells for my Dopod 838 Pro and he waited for me even when it’s past lunch time. I’m a weird person, they offer free delivery, but I’m that sort that likes to have my new toy as soon as I can.
The cells work brilliantly, better than the original (discounting that the original has been working really hard for 1 and a half year). My 3,000 mAh battery can last me for 2.5 days straight. I’m a heavy user.
ps. Good customer service. He even sent me an extra cover for the 3,000mAh through post after I’ve text him about something that popped out. Worcell, you’ve gotten a new fan :)
This reminds me alot about SAF when they reward serviceman who submits good WITS idea and more if the idea is implemented.. in cash.
The Housing Development Board (HDB) is calling out for Singapore Polytechnic students to contribute ideas to Punggol’s remake over (dubbed as the Waterfront Town of the 21st Century). Architecture poly students and even public can contribute ideas by heading to HDB’s Call for Ideas page. Deadline for submission is on the 30th of June.
– Top 10 submissions will be given $1,000 cash each.
– Good and feasible ideas will be translated into actual design.
– Publication of selected entries.
– Selected ideas will be posted online in the Ideas Gallery.
On also another serious side, HDB has also opened another competition for Urban Planners, Architects and Landscape Architects to come out with designs that can suit the waterway theme. They’ll have to buy a Design Competition Package from HDB, more details can be found here.
Letting the public who’s living in Punggol to shape the landscape, smart!
This is the more common way of transacting. You will have to come up with an initial 1% of the purchase price (we call it the “option money”) in exchange for the Option to Purchase.
Your are usually given 14 days to decide whether to proceed with the purchase. If you decide to proceed, exercise the option by signing and forward it to the seller’s solicitor together with another 4% of the purchase price.
Note if you think you would want to abandon your intention to purchase, the seller (vendor) will be entitled to forfeit your option money.
Completion of sale will usually be 8 – 12 weeks after exercising the option. This period allows both solicitors to seek relevant authority permissions, lodging a caveat and check whether the property title is make good.
By Sales and Purchase Agreement
Less common way to transact (example: developer sale). You usually pay a deposit of 5% to 10% usually of the purchase price. There’s no backing out upon signing a Sales and Purchase Agreement unless the seller (vendor) is unable to fulfill certain conditions in the agreement.
But Before Purchasing..
Before signing any Option to Purchase or Sales & Purchase agreement, always be prudent and ask your Realtor to vet the clauses properly for you. And to be on an even safer side, you can always forward the copy of Option to Purchase for your solicitor to vet everything is A-okay.
Your Realtor can always use an Offer to Purchase with the words ‘Subject to Contract’ added to be on tbe safe side in your favor pending on situations. Remember to add these words at the back of your cheque as well.
A Definite and Easy Guideline on how to buy Singapore Real Estate for Investment if you are a Foreigner
First off, we need to know the requirements for foreign investors who wishes to own a piece of Singapore real estate. We know that the Singapore government has relaxed the rules of foreign real estate ownership since the 1970s till now. Defining the term Foreigner in Singapore contacts, as long as you’re not a:
Singapore LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)
You’ll fall under the category as a foreigner in Singapore. Restrictions apply on the type of property you would like to buy.
Types of Property That Foreigners are Restricted To:
You will need relevant approval from authorities before you can acquire the following:-
Vacant residential land
Landed property such as detached/ semi-detached/ terrace houses
Landed property in strata developments which are not approved condominium developments
Shophouses which are in residential zones
All the apartments or the whole units in a particular condominium/ project (making you the possible owner of a piece of land)
Leasehold estate in restricted resdential property for a term not exceeding 7 years
HDB flat purchased directly from HDB
You are allowed to purchase without prior approval:
Any apartment within a building
Any unit in an approved condominium under the Planning Act
Which gives you ample room for investment, since Singapore land is scarce, sound fundamentals and growing population, the demand for homes will only rise.
Next, we’ll cover the transaction process of how to buy your own property as a foreigner even if you haven’t stepped onto this sunny Singapore shore before.
Have you got a url you’ve always wanted to share on the papers when you advertise a particular property and want to show a online flyer with photos on your particular marketed property? Always face this problem when your intended URL is too long to be published?
Introducing the brand new su.sg (shorturl.sg), a new URL trimmer works similarly to tinyurl.com which I’ve fixed up for everyone to use. How it really works.
Say I’m marketing this particular Sunhaven condominium unit in Upper Changi Road and I’d like people to know about it. Instead of advertising a 4 liner on District 15/16 Apartments for Sale as normally:
Sunhaven 3+1. Freehold. 1251 sqft. Beautiful poolview. Full Facilities, Well maintained. Call 91253045 Benson