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Strong Turn Out Leads To Good Showing

Strong Turn Out Leads To Good Showing

On 21 and 22 April, List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, held the Singapore sales exhibition for TriTower Residence , a development project in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The event drew a strong crowd and garnered good sale figures of more than 20 units booked over the two days despite the rain. Many people had seen the advertisements in both the English and Chinese daily newspapers and made their way down to the office during the weekend or made appointments to view earlier. There were also walk-ins who couldn’t even wait and headed to the office to make enquiries immediatel...

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Eco-Friendly Homes You Could Own

Eco-Friendly Homes You Could Own

Conscious living goes far beyond everyday sustainable practices. You can absolutely recycle, compost, and switch to an electric vehicle, but at the end of the day, eco-friendly living means supporting designers, builders, and manufacturers going the extra mile to incorporate earth-friendly materials and operations into their homes. Just in time for Earth Day, these luxurious eco-friendly houses really pay it forward.

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Encore Melaka Set To Make A Big Impression

Encore Melaka Set To Make A Big Impression

Melaka is arguably one of the states of Malaysia that has the richest heritage. Before it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, it was already attracting a lot of tourists. But since it’s inscription, tourist arrivals has more than doubled from 7.2 million in 2008 to 16.8 million in 2017. Malaysian developer Yong Tai Berhad is developing Impression City Melaka , a 138-acre integrated and mixed development with a Gross Development Value (GDV) of MYR 7 billion (or S$ 2.38 billion) located in Kota Laksamana, Melaka and fronting the Straits of Melaka. With the tagline...

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Riding On The Robust Japanese Property Market

Riding On The Robust Japanese Property Market

As a result of the political and economic reforms as well as the push for urban renewal plans, property prices of Japan began to rise from 2006. Prices then took a hit with the U.S. Subprime Mortgage Crisis affecting the world’s economy. The aftermath of 2011’s Great East Japan Earthquake also caused property prices to come to a standstill. In 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won his second term and pushed for a set of aggressive monetary policies, commonly known as Abenomics, that aims to pull Japan out of its deflationary slump. These policies have had a positive impact on the r...

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One Year On

One Year On

Leong Boon Hoe, Chief Operating Officer, List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore Just about one year has passed when List Sotheby’s International Realty’s office opened our doors in Singapore. When I accepted the challenge of bringing a brand as prestigious and deep in tradition as Sotheby’s International Realty to Singapore last year, the thought of it both terrified and excited me. The real estate agency market in Singapore is mature, saturated, competitive and consolidation is common. Ready to Disrupt At the same time, this industry is one that offers a level playing f...

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Luxury Leading The Market Recovery

Luxury Leading The Market Recovery

Much has been said about the recovery of the Singapore residential market. With Singapore’s strong economic performance in 2017, market sentiments have improved and confidence is gradually returning to the residential market. In 2018, both residential demand as well as prices are expected to outperform the levels reached in 2017. How High End Properties Help To Recover Real Estate Market? Leading this recovery will be the high-end market, especially with the return of foreign demand for luxury properties. For non-landed property transactions in the Core Central Region (CCR) above $5 mi...

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Convenience Right At Your Doorstep

Convenience Right At Your Doorstep

Have you been looking for your dream property in Johor Bahru? Now you can own an award-winning freehold condominium right next to the upcoming Rapid Transit System (RTS) station in Bukit Chagar opening in 2024. TriTower Residence is just minutes away from the Johor Bahru Custom, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex and located near to Johor Bahru Sentral, City Square, Komtar JBCC, the Angry Birds Activity Park and the future Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD). With CIQ facilities co-located at both the RTS stations in Singapore and Malaysia, passengers can clear bot...

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Living In The Largest City In The World

Living In The Largest City In The World

Mention Japan and almost everyone will have something they can mention that they like and admire about the country. Some love the country for its rich and historical culture, others enjoy going there for the scenic views, and almost everyone in Singapore loves Japanese cuisine! Other aspects of Japan and its people that are universally admired are their ability to harness cutting edge technology at work, home and play to improve quality of life, as well as their hard working and resilient spirits. With its high living standards, Japan has become one of the countries that many Singaporeans e...

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A Home Away From Home

A Home Away From Home

One of the favourite vacation destinations of Singaporeans must certainly be Bali, Indonesia. It offers a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s hectic lifestyle, and it is less than 3 hours flight away which is perfect for a weekend getaway! For the vacationer who wishes to literally own a piece of Bali, owning a villa is now an option they can consider. Situated on its own stretch of beach in Seminyak and professionally managed by W Hotel, each marvellous one-bedroom and two-bedroom villa at The Residences at W – Bali Seminyak comes with its own private pool and...

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Link between Two Cities

Link between Two Cities

Singapore and Malaysia have always had close links historically. Many of us today would have friends and even relatives who are Malaysians, or know of Singaporeans who owns a property (or two) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Come 2024, visiting relatives and friends in Johor Bahru will be a breeze as new train system will link Singapore with our neighbour up North. The new 4km Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is a cross-border high-volume shuttle service that will enable commuters to travel seamlessly between Singapore and Johor Bahru with great ease. Essentially, it is akin to having Singa...

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