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Live Branded: The Rise Of Branded Residences

Live Branded: The Rise Of Branded Residences

Branded residences first evolved through the partnership of luxury residences with hospitality brands, where the brand name of a hotel is licensed for use on the residence. The hotel operator may also form a more intimate alliance with the developer to provide a full range of services and activities. Although branded residences have been around for nearly a century, it was only since the 1980s that the market has grown significantly, fuelled by an increase in the global population of high-net-worth individuals, growing wealth in emerging markets, evolving consumer trends as well as home owners...

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Lucky Plants For The House

Lucky Plants For The House

With less than one month away from Chinese New Year, it is time to look at what needs to be changed or be added at home. Having plants at home is always a good idea as it could help to add some life to an otherwise ordinary space. But besides the improved aesthetics by having colours added to one’s home, it may also help to usher in good luck for the new year. Here are some popular plants that you may wish to consider. Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemums, typically in bright gold or purple colour are considered lucky flowers during Chinese New Year. They represent wealth, prosperity and l...

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6 Cities To Watch In 2019

6 Cities To Watch In 2019

When it comes to maximising the investment of your next home, it’s all about looking ahead. Whether via captivating sporting events or a sudden influx of cultural cachet, certain cities surface each year as having a timely  je ne sais quois . With added insights on three top cities from real estate expert and industry insider Michael Valdes, Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy, Here are top six cities to invest your second home for 2019 1. Tokyo, Japan List Sotheby’s International Realty As the hypermodern Asian megacity prepares to host the S...

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Spectacular Southbank Living

Spectacular Southbank Living

On 10 and 11 November 2018, a seminar and exhibition on one of Melbourne’s latest and largest mixed-used developments, Melbourne Square , was held at the office premises of List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore.  The Economist Intelligence Unit has voted Melbourne to be the world’s most liveable city for seven consecutive years. In particular, the Australian city had received in the past, perfect scores for its healthcare, education and education.  The stellar results not only attracts tourists, but also makes Melbourne the fastest growing city in absolute terms, growing by...

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How Texture Transforms Home Décor

How Texture Transforms Home Décor

Design Trends Can’t decide what’s missing from your latest design project? Chances are, it’s texture. Texture is an all-important—and sometimes overlooked—element in transforming a space from flat to multidimensional, adding layers of depth and richness. Be it via countertops or flooring, creating the right atmosphere is all about the choosing the right surfaces. Below, we feature nine trending surface textures and where to use them. Concrete Yolanda Tejeda ,  Chile Sotheby’s International Realty Industrial charm doesn’t have to be reserved for the factory-turned-loft spac...

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Heritage Shophouses In Singapore Offer Space And Value

Heritage Shophouses In Singapore Offer Space And Value

In Singapore, when one talks about property investments, many investors would first think of condominiums , luxury apartments and Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) . Another quality choice for investors to consider investing in is Singapore’s heritage shophouses , or shophouses that are under conservation. There are basically three types of heritage or conservation shophouses: a) Residential shophouses b) Commercial shophouses, and c) Mixed Commercial-residential shophouses. Conservation or heritage shophouses are considered rare as there only roughly over 6,500 of such shophouses in...

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Melbourne Square – A New Chapter In Melbourne Living

Melbourne Square – A New Chapter In Melbourne Living

Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria is certainly one of Singaporeans’ favourite city to live, study, work, play and even retire in. Now, developer OSK Property is introducing a new chapter in Melbourne living through its $2.8 billion, 5-acre development named Melbourne Square , which is set to be one of the largest and most iconic mixed-use precincts in central Melbourne and includes an array of premium residential apartments and penthouses, retail, offices and a hotel. A visionary project from OSK Property and COX Architecture, Melbourne Square apartment spans an entire...

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Seven Times The Most Liveable City In The World

Seven Times The Most Liveable City In The World

The city that was has been named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index for seven years in a row is Melbourne, Australia. It was only recently, and barely, overtaken by Austria’s Vienna. A thriving modern metropolis rivalling the world’s great cities, Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. Home to nearly 5 million people of 140 different cultures from indigenous Australians as well as expatriates and immigrants from all over the world, Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures a...

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Neighbourhoods For The Super-rich In Singapore

Neighbourhoods For The Super-rich In Singapore

Singapore is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. The cooling measures rolled out over the past 20 years did not seem to diminish the value of real estate in Singapore. This is because the measures are meant to check the sharp increases in home prices so as to maintain a stable and sustainable property market. As a result, property prices are able to hold steady even though sales volume is reduced. Exactly how expensive can properties in Singapore be? Typically, a luxury apartment would be priced from $3,000 per square foot (psf), with factors like size, level and or...

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Trending Bedroom Colors

Trending Bedroom Colors

When it comes to refreshing bedrooms this fall, the latest hues for walls and décor are sunny, moody, and saturated. Pantone’s Color of the Year—Ultra Violet—has been influencing bedroom tones from plummy purple to aubergine, while marigold yellow is bringing whimsy and cheer to even the most traditional of spaces. Take your cues from these three mood boards when starting down the path of your next bedroom overhaul, and let the trending colors of fall 2018 infuse your home.

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