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Tenant tips: 7 effective steps to negotiating rent in Singapore

Tenants, if there is anything that you need to know before you rent, it’s this: rental rates are always negotiable. Not only is nothing set in stone, negotiation margins — i.e. the difference between asking price and the price the landlord is willing to accept — can be rather large, making it worth your while…

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5 smart rent-saving tips for tenants in Singapore

Even if rent prices in Singapore have come under pressure lately, the amount a tenant spensd per month can still be rather substantial. For instance, a 3-room (two-bedroom) HDB flat in the centrally located Toa Payoh town averages $1,800, to about $2,500 for a 2-bedroom condo unit at the same district. So if you are looking…

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What singles should look out for when renting in Singapore

If you’re renting a home in Singapore, you’ll be glad to know this is a family friendly…wait, what’s that? You’re single? *Grumble* Old school landlords have certain suspicions about singles. Fret not, knowing these pointers will help you deal with landlords and common issues you’ll probably face: 1. Roommates are almost never worth the savings Let’s…

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Exploring Tiong Bahru’s Secrets: Then and Now

There’s more to Tiong Bahru than hip cafes and quirky shops. The art deco, circa-1930s apartment blocks have been conserved, but changes are constantly afoot at ground level. Aside from the ever-present wet market and hawker centre and selection of cafes and boutiques, it seems like there’s something new and unique every time at every…

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Renting out your HDB flat: Yay or nay?

(Credits) Talk to any young and childless couple waiting for their BTO flat and you’ll realise that pretty much all of them plan to rent out a room once they get their flat. But here’s the thing – while this might seem like a great way of generating passive income, there’s actually more than meets…

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Top tips for establishing a harmonious relationship with your housemates

(Credits) So you’re moving out of your parents’ home for the first time, and you’re super excited to become more independent and start Adulting for real. In this article, we bring you a few tips on how to establish a harmonious relationship with your housemates, and minimise conflict! #1: Screen potential housemates carefully Trust us…

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What you can rent with S$800 a month around the globe

If all you’ve got is S$800 to spare on rent in Singapore, you’re probably be limited to leasing a single room within a HDB flat. But what kind of properties will you be able to live in with the same S$800, outside of Singapore? Read on to find out! #1: 31 square metre condo in…

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