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Trend Of Foreign Homebuyers Through The Years

Trend Of Foreign Homebuyers Through The Years

Singapore has long been valued for its political stability, strong financial sector, open economy and stable currency. Moreover, Singapore government’s proactive and progressive stance in handling global economic crisis and harnessing technology to stay ahead as a global city bodes well for multi-national corporations to set up their regional and international headquarters here. In recent years, several ultra-high-net-worth families from Asia, as well as some from Europe and America, set up family offices in Singapore as they are keen to use Singapore as a gateway for their investments into As...

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First Impressions | Homes With Unique Doors

First Impressions | Homes With Unique Doors

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, a door could be said to give a similar glimpse into a home’s personality. Though it may be just one detail amongst many, a front door creates a necessary barrier between the personal and the outside world, and allows homeowners to both welcome guests and retreat from public life. Likewise, interior doors can enhance the flow of a floor plan and act as sartorial support to a home’s other interior design elements. A considered door can make a statement—just take these luxury homes as proof. Gable Estates, Coral Gables, Florida Coral Cables,...

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $17 Million

New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $17 Million

From a private mansion in Cote d’Azur, France to striking golf course living in Singapore, these are four featured notable properties for sale over $17 million. Life at the Gates of Monaco Cote D’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty This prestigious villa  at the gates of Monaco offers a magnificent sea view and an exceptional views of the Principality of Monaco and the prestigious Cap Martin. A luxury property nestled between Monaco and Italy in the heart of a wooded and green area, this exclusive 747 square-meter property consists of a main villa of an...

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Botanic Gardens At Your Doorstep

Botanic Gardens At Your Doorstep

A rare penthouse at the top of Cluny Park Residence with a vista of the Botanic Gardens has been transformed into a stylish abode. This exquisite, 1,690 sq ft corner unit penthouse comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three balconies. A fourth bedroom, connected to a third bathroom, serves as the maid’s quarters. A sense of exclusivity begins from the basement carpark, where a private lift takes the owner to his home. Upon entering the east-facing apartment, one gets the feeling of luxury and space. The 7-metre high ceiling height of the living room with wrap around glass of 4...

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Luxury In Every Detail

Luxury In Every Detail

What was once a seven-storey block on 1 Draycott Park would be transformed into a style icon in luxury residences. Come 2022, this will be a sparkling new development in the most prestigious of the Ardmore Park/ Claymore neighbourhood. Malaysian property developer Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) known for its niche luxury developments and innovative designs bought the land in 2017 with a vision in mind – a home for the modern minimalist. Within the quiet residential enclave of Singapore’s most sought-after address, One Draycott is a luxury freehold development that offers the perfect...

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2020 Property Launches In The Pipeline

2020 Property Launches In The Pipeline

The property market continues to see new launches into 2020. Towards the end of 2019, the newly completed EDEN by Swire Properties was open for preview. With only 20 exclusive units, the development was highly anticipated being Swire Properties’ first project in Singapore. Each apartment is priced from $18 mil onwards. Shortly into January 2020, ultra-luxury project The Avenir at River Valley Close was also opened for preview. Prices of four-bedroom and bigger units are priced from $3,030 psf. Another freehold luxury project which will be launching soon is Van Holland with prices...

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Making a Grand Entrance | 6 Instagrammable Entryways

Making a Grand Entrance | 6 Instagrammable Entryways

It’s often said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Thankfully, there are many ways to impress when it comes to designing a compelling entryway. The first thing visitors see when they step inside your home, an inviting entry can set the tone for the rest of your décor and establish your aesthetic at a glance. Let these six elegant properties inspire your own grand entrance and make that first impression one worth capturing for posterity. Contemporary Elegance in North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina |  Nick Phillips ,  Landmark Sotheby’s International Real...

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Considerations For Setting Up A Trust

Considerations For Setting Up A Trust

Many savvy and doting parents are buying properties in trust for their children and this is no longer only for the ultra high net worth parents. The intention of buying a property in trust is not to escape paying the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duties (ABSD) but for the purposes of providing for their children and legacy planning. These children are usually below the age of 21 years and therefore do not have the legal capacity to own a property or enter into a contract to purchase a property. These parents would purchase the property in trust for their children and they would be the trustee or...

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A Recipe for Fabulous Entertaining | 6 Enviable Kitchens

A Recipe for Fabulous Entertaining | 6 Enviable Kitchens

In locales from East Coast to West—with Texas and the Southwest in between—these kitchens encourage people to gather with their fluid floor plans, eye-catching surfaces, and singular blend of style, comfort, and functionality. Traditional Charm in Pacific Palisades Barbara Boyle, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage Bringing to mind an East Coast classicism, this new five-bedroom home enjoys a prime location in the exclusive Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades and encourages festive entertaining at every turn. In addition to formal living and dinin...

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The Biggest Deals In 2019

The Biggest Deals In 2019

The private property market has been holding up in 2019 barring high supply of stock. Prices of private residential properties staged a remarkable turnaround in the second quarter of 2019, rising 1.5 per cent q-o-q to hit a five-year high. It continued through the third quarter, with a 1.3 per cent q-o-q rise. As the year comes to a close, we look back to see some of the biggest real estate transactions in the categories of Good Class Bungalow, Sentosa Cove Bungalow, Luxury Apartment, Commercial Building as well as Government Land Sales, both Residential and Commercial-Residential. Good Cl...

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