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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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New Property Launches In 2019

New Property Launches In 2019

The property market looks set to be abuzz with activities in 2019. As many of 19,768 new non-landed residential units (excluding executive condominiums) could be launched in 2019. Of these, 5,455 units across 35 developments are in the Core Central Region (CCR), 7,117 units across 27 projects are in the Rest of Central Region (RCR) while the Outside Central Region (OCR) may see 7,196 units from 21 projects. Some of the largest developments are found in the RCR and OCR regions. Within the CCR area, some of the larger projects include GuocoLand Group’s 400 unit development in River Valley C...

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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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The Biggest Deals Of 2018

The Biggest Deals Of 2018

2018 has seen its fair share of movers and shakers in Singapore’s property scene, with new records set in the Good Class Bungalow category. As the year comes to a close, we have compiled for you the 12 biggest real estate transactions in the categories of Good Class Bungalow, Sentosa Cove Bungalow, Luxury Apartment, En Bloc Sale as well as Government Land Sales, both Residential and Commercial-Residential. Good Class Bungalow Besides being the GCB with the highest transacted price in 2018, this Dalvey Road property is also the GCB with the highest price ever recorded through cavea...

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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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Invest Singapore

Invest Singapore

Mr Leong Boon Hoe, Chief Operating Officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, was invited to speak at the Singapore Property Investment Seminar hosted by the group’s Hong Kong office on 15 and 17 November. During the seminar, Mr Leong shared insights about Singapore property market and investment prospects. Besides Mr Leong, Mr Lewis Cha and Ms Veniz Kwong, the company’s Executive Director and Head of Agency and Project Marketing, respectively, also led a team of relationship managers to attend the seminar. Representatives from Sim Mock Teck & Partners legal firm were al...

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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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