Friday, November 28, 2014

SG HBD Flat Hunting!

When we decided to move here, our first concern is where will we live.... I was stressed for almost a week, researching and studying kung saan ba pwede. We preferred something near and anything clean. But the prices for places near Vivo city is expensive! kahit ayoko sana mag convert to pesos, napapaconvert talaga ako! A good friend who's based in SG for couple of years already advised us to get an agent. Yes, we will pay the 50% of the monthly rental but it will save us time and headaches. My friend gave me the number of Miss Jane Baybay Serrano and parang pinadala na ni Lord ang realty estate guardian angel to our way. Miss Jane told us with the budget range we provided mahihirapan kami near Vivo City. We also preferred a 1 bedroom unit mas malabo daw. She asked if 30-45 minutes travel time is ok with us. We said "yes" since sanay naman kami sa manila traffic, 30-45 minutes na train ride is ok lang for us. So HBD flat hunting here we are! 

We arrived in SG at 8:30am and we started our flat hunting at 1pm :) by the way, all units are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms :)

S$ 2,000 / month    (Guide Price)
S$ 2.74 psf (built-up)
731 sqft / 68 sqm (built-up)
652 Hougang Avenue 8, 530652 Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang, Serangoon / Thomson (D19-20)

This is our first stop, we were ok with it. The owner is really nice and he offered to purchase whatever appliances and furniture since fully furnished dapat ang unit. But ayaw namin ang baba sana, the ground floor have hawkers and stores. Medyo magulo ang baba for my taste. Hindi rin ok ang view. But plus points na mabait 
ang owner.

S$ 1,800 / month   
S$ 2.50 psf (built-up)
721 sqft / 67 sqm (built-up)
123 Hougang Avenue 1, 530123 Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang, Serangoon / Thomson (D19-20)

Second stop, ok sa picture but in person medyo madumi. We need to move in 3 days sana pero mukhang 2 weeks ang kailangan to clean up the place. No problem for storage sa unit na 'to. Super dami ng cabinets. Sumikip na ang second room sa dami ng built-in cabinets.

The 3rd and 4th units are much much better :) but the fifth unit won our hearts! our new home deserves a post of its own :) 

I hope this post will help you guys if you're thinking of moving to SG.

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