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Renting in Singapore: 5 reasons why landlords reject tenants

Here’s the thing about Singaporean landlords: even when they’ve clearly bought a property for investment and rental yield, they tend to remain possessive and nit-picky over their cash cow. So, it’s not just the tenants who are doing the choosing; landlords, too, can get really picky when they screen tenants. If you’ve made an enquiry…

Renting a home as a parent with kids: What to look out for

Renting a home is different, and much more tricky, when you have kids in tow. Most importantly, you need to look out for these specific home features (and potential hazards) when you’re looking for the ideal place to rent: 1. Consider unfurnished apartments instead  With furnished apartments, most landlords will not allow many changes. Landlords…

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International schools in Singapore: Where to live for expat families

If you’re an expat who’s relocating to Singapore together with your family, you’re probably looking to stay in a neighbourhood or district that gives you an easy commute to your workplace and chosen international school for your children. In this article, we introduce five housing estates in Singapore which have a plethora of international schools….

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How HDB punishes divorcees in Singapore

Over the years, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) has been relaxing the rules against divorcees buying flats. Actually, the intention for these rules isn’t really to “punish” them at all. Rather, HDB’s intent is to stop the occasional schemer from gaming the system (there are some people who get divorced on paper, just so…

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Why every Singaporean millennial should rent their own place

At one point or another, the Singaporean millennial would have harboured thoughts of renting his/her own apartment or room; mainly because of the allure of having your own pad (i.e. true personal space). This is often decried as a waste of money, since a large chunk of their income goes toward paying the landlord’s mortgage….

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Quick guide to be a successful Singaporean landlord

Renting out your property takes experience. After a few years, you’ll know which tenants will be great, and which ones will add therapy to your costs (judging from experience, the ones who go out of their way to impress you, such as by bragging about their high level job, tend to be the most problematic)….

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Cost saving apartment renting tips for singles

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 suspicious about singles. But never mind that – as a single, there are some things you will have to prepare for. And this will save you learning the…

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The Pink Guide to Buying and Renting Property in Singapore

You could be a local looking to settle down with a same-sex partner, or an expat who is looking for an gay-friendly place to rent in Singapore. Either way, when it comes to living happily ever after in Singapore, LGBTQs may run into some obstacles as there are no laws here that specifically safeguard their…

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7 types of landlords every tenant will encounter in Singapore

Renting in Singapore can get downright bizarre at first. Because our government isn’t too rigid in standardising rental contracts, you’ll find landlords of every type: from the desperate ones renting out rooms to make ends meet, to tycoons who own multiple condos. These are the seven noteworthy types of landlords in Singapore, with important tips…

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