What are the home essentials and things to look out for?

Let’s talk about something else today huh? Something intimate, things that will be close to us in general on our everyday lives. First thing first, we are going to assume that you are TURNING ADULT and planning to lease or purchase your own home in the future. This is a pretty major step for you into adulthood, and you are probably ecstatic and perhaps even a little overwhelmed by all these little details as well.

We’ve been there, done that. It is very natural of us to feel this way, because there is a lot of effort that goes into turning an unfurnished property into a home and calling it your own. If you are going through the motions and couldn’t figure out where to get started, we’ll take you through the fundamentals that will turn your dream home into a perfect sanctuary in 2020.

Types of property

There are basically two main types, a resale property or a building under construction property. Depending on your needs and preference, if you’re going with the former, your home can be fully furnished or partial furnished. Most resale buyer of private condominiums do inherit the basics of fixtures and fittings. For instance, the kitchen likely has an inbuilt oven, some with refrigerator and a washer cum dryer for you too.

You will also probably have a gourmet kitchen with ready cooker hobs and hoods. However, please run through all these provided appliances and ensure they are in working condition before you shift in because you do not want to be embroiled in a heated argument with the previous owner on the malfunction of such appliances!

A fully functional and stocked kitchen is bound to make you and everyone in your family feel right at home before you know it!

If you want to avoid such messy and tedious situations, you can opt for the new launch properties by developers. These newly built homes will be almost fully furnished for you except your bedding, sofas, dining table, lighting and what not. This arrangement would be ideal for the fussy lot and people whom generally prefers everything new and not used. To ease the burden of endless checking and stuffs, this would be the easiest way out!

In early 2020, Wing Tai Holdings will be premiering their latest project in Bugis, middle road. A mega blockbuster project and a once in a lifetime chance for young millennials to secure such a rare and new property in the prime district 7. If you want to find out more, please visit them at The M official site.

Bathroom/Bedroom Rudiments

As mentioned, the basics for the bedroom and bathroom would likely have been taken care of. The professionals call it the home staging makeover before the property goes onto the market for you. In order to go the extra mile, you must invest in some new sheets, curtains, pillows, throw rugs, cushions and so on. Having these personalized items would be necessary for you to settle down in the new home.

As for the bathroom, ensure you have all the necessary sanitary equipment ranging from toilet bowl, basin, showering system to shower curtains etc. You might even want to throw in His and Her bathrobes or towels to really personalize the whole space for yourself and loved ones.

Flooring / Living Room Embellishments 

Nothing says home like some cozy flooring for the family. Therefore, be sure to invest in some comfortable rugs for your floors, especially in common areas such as the living room. These will really spruce up the whole place and add a warm and cozy feel to these living space. For the furniture in the living room, you can get some plush covers, throw pillows and cushions in order to enhance the comfort even more to create that perfect at-home atmosphere.

As you can see, there is a lot of going on behind the scene that would be required to turn your almost vacant property to an ultimate dream home. You would have to probably make more than a few trips to IKEA and do many online shopping transactions so that your new abode would take shape instantly for you. Good luck!

Location or size of your new home – Which is more important?

When you are planning to relocate your family into a new home, there will be two major elements which you will focus on; location and the type of housing for your loved ones. You will have to decide if the location of the new house is important or the size of the new property is your priority. In most of the cases, where home hunters are out looking for an ideal locale such as a private property in a posh area or being close by to the commercial districts, they will always end up looking with an increased price quantum of the properties.

Especially so when they’re into properties in prime district 9 such as the new Haus on handy along handy road, they will only be offered a smaller sized property and at the same cost as a bigger unit in some side-by-side neighborhoods. If you need a larger house and venue is not your main issue, you can always proceed to other city fringe area further from the market or within a non-mature neighborhood.

In such areas, you can easily secure a larger abode and at a much reasonable price point. It is crucial for you to keep your family’s needs in mind before making any final decisions. If you are in a struggling phase, ie. split between the location and sizes of the new home, the following guide could help you in coming up with a solution.

Size of the house

 

  • Planning to start a bigger family – If you are planning to expand your family shortly after moving into your new home, future-proof on the size will be important. If you are looking for a single bedded property that accommodates only a couple, you may end up living in a match-box — no need to worry if you have the financial means to expand your lifestyle with your partner.

 

  • A large family – If you already have a large family by default, it is crystal clear that you’ll require a larger space to house your family. If you’re a pet owner, you might also require an outdoor space for your pets. Prime condo units at Haus on handy could offer you a great space option at an affordable price tag. It could be what you are looking out for!

 

  • Downsizing – Well, sometimes when you are facing economic constraints or about to retire, you may be downsizing. In such cases, the price of the house is important for you, as you are planning to cut down on your overall expenses. Therefore, prepare your financial calculations early to avoid any possible embarrassments. You may face issues in downsizing and may be moving away from your friends, but there are areas that offer some best housing facilities. Even if you are opting for a smaller unit within Haus on handy, the facilities offered by the developer will not make you feel bad, and you can easily settle yourself in it with all the smart technologies.

 

  • Travel a lot – If you are such a person who loves to travel, then buying a large home is not ideal. Most of the time you are out of the city, and your house will be empty. Better to save some money for traveling and gratifying your love for it. As you are most of the time out of your house, therefore the location of the house does not matter.

Location of the property

 

  • Geographical location – Regardless of you planning to purchase a home or renting it out subsequently, geographical locale is critically important. You will pay higher for a good geographical location and you will also get a higher price on selling that later. You may not face big issues should you decide to sell it at a later date. Your home price will increase with each passing day and that’s what we call home capital appreciation.

 

  • A convenient place – Most of the people want a house at a venue that is easy to access. Individuals will appreciate a neighborhood with some commercial areas, schools and offices. Most of the city dwellers will swear for having to travel for hours in order to reach their office or school as it is exhausting to do it daily.

 

To avoid this scenario, you can purchase a private property which is close to your office or school of your kids. It will also cut down on the overall cost of traveling and you can add to that price in your home’s value. Commercial districts like Dhoby Ghaut where the latest Haus on handy is positioned, will be highly sought-after.

 

  • Consider amenities – Whether it is a coffee shop or transportation option, consider your surrounding amenities before you make a move on the new property. If you love to shop, Orchard road will be your best bet and this option is already yours if you’re looking at Haus on Handy by City Developments Limited (CDL).

Simple Steps to Become a Property Agent in Singapore

Though Singapore is one of the best places to invest, it is a nice place to work as well. If properties interest you and you have strong basics, then there are high chances that you will be successful in the real estate business. Before we look at the steps that you have to follow to become a property agent in Singapore, let us have a look at the eligibility criteria.

Property Agent

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The person has to be minimum 21 years of age.
  • The person should have cleared the General Certificate of Examination at the O-level, where O represents the ordinary level.
  • The aspiring candidate should have passed the REPS exam that is the Real Estate Person’s Examination or any other examination that is considered equivalent.
  • It is not possible to register with multiple licensed agents. The registration must take place only with one agent.
  • The person should have necessarily taken up courses that are relevant and mandatory to clear the training session. It is also important that the person is aware of the legal provisions that are relevant to the law of the land in which he wishes to become a real estate agent.
  • The person should not have been a convict in the past under any law that is relevant to the estate acts.
  • The criteria that are listed above also enumerate the way in which a person has to become a real estate agent in Singapore.

Now that you know the criteria for becoming a real estate agent in Singapore, it is also important that you understand that all is not well in real estate business irrespective of the place. Here are some of the bitter things that you have to digest before getting into the field.

Why is Singapore not the right place to become a property agent?

Though there are a lot of benefits as far as becoming a property agent in Singapore is concerned there are both pros and cons too. So here are some of the disadvantages too:

  1. You will have to lose a lot before you earn: Real Estate is one place where almost all incidents are contingent and they aren’t permanent. Since your experience, in the beginning, is amateurish, you will find it hard to make the right predictions and act accordingly. So before you earn, you will have to lose a lot of money to understand the market.
  2. Bossing around is not always cool: If you are a sole proprietor managing the affairs of the service spot, then it is not as cool as you think it is. You will have to shoulder a lot of responsibilities and take care if the affairs of the business.
  3. The employee base that you have need not have to be true all the time. They are mere employees and might not understand the importance of working dedicatedly irrespective of the results.
  4. You may not earn as high as you think. At least during the initial stages, you will not make whopping profits. Once after passing through a series of hard hits will you be able to understand how the field works.