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Your New Property Portal

Your New Property Portal

List Sotheby’s International Realty (List SIR) Singapore has a new website! After months of design and development, we have launched our revamped website  www.listsothebysrealty.sg , with a host of new features and functions, on 29 August 2018. Mr Johnson Goh, Executive Director, Marketing, List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, said: “This revamped website is one part of our larger integrated Real Estate Marketing Ecosystem. When we were conceptualising this new site, we wanted to deliver an attractive, easy-to-browse, and most importantly, useful website to our users.” The im...

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Development Charge Rates For 1 September 2018 To 28 February 2019

Development Charge Rates For 1 September 2018 To 28 February 2019

The Ministry of National Development (MND) released the revised development charge (DC) rates for the period 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019. The review is carried out every six months in consultation with the Chief Valuer at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), so as to be more reflective of the latest land prices. DC is a tax payable by developers seeking to optimise land use through rezoning a site to a higher use or increasing the plot ratio. The two rounds of revision in DC rates in 2018 for the different use groups are shown in Table 1: The average increase o...

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Home On Treasure Island

Home On Treasure Island

August 2018 saw the largest deal since 2013 successfully closed for a Sentosa Cove bungalow. Ms Rowena Chan, one of the team of professional relationship managers from List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, represented the buyer. Sentosa Cove is primarily built on reclaimed land, comprising five man-made islands, and was designed to offer high-end residences that promotes the resort and waterfront lifestyle, appealing to savvy and well-travelled investors and home owners. In particular, Sentosa Cove is attractive to foreign investors, as it is one of the few opportunities where...

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Relaxed Loft-Living

Relaxed Loft-Living

While secluded private islands certainly have their merits, you don’t have to venture to a far-flung locale to enjoy the privacy and relaxation island life affords. Even in urban centers, the splash of island light, the waving branches of island trees, and the slower pace of island life can be achieved. These airy lofts offer islands of luxury of their very own. Tropical Hues in Manhattan, New York Glenn Norrgard & John Tenore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage At the top of any New York apartment wishlist—right after square footage—you might find...

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Cooling Measures In July Brought About Hot Results

Cooling Measures In July Brought About Hot Results

According to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) latest statistics, developers sold 1,724 private homes from the 2,239 units that were launched in July 2018.  This is the highest figure in 16 months. It translates to about 2.6 times the number of units that was sold in June 2018, and 55 per cent more than the figure that was sold for the same month one year ago.  This was partly accounted for by the new cooling measures that were announced on 5 July 2018. Park Colonial, Riverfront Residences and Stirling Residences, which were the top sellers for the month of July, all had their launch...

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The Best Of Coastal Living

The Best Of Coastal Living

Set on the southern part of Singapore is a tropical resort island with pristine white sandy beaches, very different from the concrete jungle and skyscrapers lining the urban city on the mainland. One of Asia’s most prestigious oceanfront residential communities live on this island called Sentosa. Marketed as the “world’s most desired address”, Sentosa Cove is a playground for the rich and famous. The exclusive residential enclave is a result of the Southern Islands development guide plan by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Secluded from the more touristy recreation areas,...

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An Exclusive Look Into Singapore And Japan Markets

An Exclusive Look Into Singapore And Japan Markets

Engaging with clients through regular exclusive events and sharing timely and relevant market information with them is one of several ways that List Sotheby’s International Realty Singapore adds value to clients. More than 50 guests attended the second client engagement session of the year on 20 July. Hosted by their respective relationship managers, the guests were invited to attend the by invitation-only event which was billed as “Property Market Outlook: Singapore & Japan”. Mr Leong Boon Hoe, Chief Operating Officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty,...

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List Sotheby’s International Realty Expands In APAC

List Sotheby’s International Realty Expands In APAC

Leading luxury real estate brokerage List Sotheby’s International Realty already has a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region with 15 existing offices in Japan, Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and a new office in Thailand opening in September. With the strong international presence, List Sotheby’s International Realty offers clients probably the largest distribution network that maximises the exposure of their properties. With the aim to affirm its position in the real estate market as the Asian gateway to major cities in Asia-Pacific, LIST Co., LTD, which owns List Sothe...

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Buying A Property In Malaysia: What Should You Know?

Buying A Property In Malaysia: What Should You Know?

Singaporeans top the list of tourist arrivals in Malaysia, numbering more than 12 million in 2017. Many Singaporeans cross the Causeway each week, taking advantage of the stronger Singapore dollar, to visit a favourite restaurant, shop for groceries or simply chill at a hipster cafe. This is one of the reasons that Singaporeans are choosing to make Malaysia their second home. In 2014, the Johor-Singapore Community Care Association estimates that about 5,000 Singaporeans families have set up home across the Causeway. Malaysia is one of the world’s best five countries to retire in according...

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A New Wave Of Luxury

A New Wave Of Luxury

A distinctive, elegant freehold residential development is now available in one of Singapore’s most popular residential areas. Amber Skye sits in the heart of Singapore’s Katong/ Meyer Road area, one of the island’s most exciting places to live in with a wide variety of food and beverage establishments that would please every palate. Home to a mix of high rise apartments and hotels sitting next to quaint, traditional houses, Katong is a residential neighbourhood that is rich in culture and heritage. In particular, Katong is famous for its cultural links to the Peranakan and Eurasian communi...

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