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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 Singapore. B...

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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 spans an entire inner-city bl...

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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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List SIR Opens In The Land Of Smiles

List SIR Opens In The Land Of Smiles

The doors to the Thai office of List Sotheby’s International Realty (List SIR) opened on 25 September to great fanfare.  In the early afternoon, a media conference was held, where Mr Hisashi Kitami, Founder, CEO & President of List SIR, shared his vision for the company as a group as well as for each of the offices. Indeed, the List Group has certainly come a long way since Mr Kitami founded the company in 1991 and also started List Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010. With the Thailand office now officially opened, there are sixteen List SIR offices in total – 10 offices in Japan,...

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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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Global Luxury Homes Under One Roof

Global Luxury Homes Under One Roof

The first ever Worldwide Property Summit (全球顶级地产风华鉴赏会) hosted by Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty was held at the Primasia Conference and Business Center in Taipei, Taiwan, on 21 and 22 September 2018.  At the Summit, close to 20 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates showcased a wide range of highly sought-after properties from all around the world. With 15 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, America and the Oceania markets represented, it was truly a global exhibition that caters to international investors with different preferences. Some of the cities fe...

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Interest In GCBs Remain Healthy Despite Cooling Measures

Interest In GCBs Remain Healthy Despite Cooling Measures

Caveats lodged up to 30 September show that 30 Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) have been sold in the first nine months of 2018. The total investment amount is $773 mil which works out to $1,496 psf on total land area. This compares with the 29 GCB transactions in January-September 2017 which summed up to $587 mil or $1,274 psf. Effectively, it shows that GCB prices in 2018 are some 17% higher than those in the same period in 2017. The priciest GCB sold in 2017 was the $46 mil property at Queen Astrid Park on a land area of 29,709 sq ft whereas in 2018, the most expensive GCB to be sold was the...

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Cooling Measures: August Aftermath In Volume And Price

Cooling Measures: August Aftermath In Volume And Price

Market watchers eagerly anticipated the release of developers’ sales figures for the month of August. Not surprisingly, sales volume fell as a result of the cooling measures, and also partly because it was also the 7 th Lunar Month, which is often perceived as an “inauspicious period” for home viewing and purchase. In August, developers supplied 534 new homes for sale, and sold a total of 516 units. Top movers were The Tre Ver which sold 164 units, Stirling Residences (91 units) and Park Colonial (79 units). All three properties are located in the Rest Of Central Region (RCR). Among the...

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