6 Factors to Consider Before You Pick a Real Estate Agent

Real estate involves buying and selling of houses. It’s a process full of excitement for everyone. However, choosing a good real estate agent who understands the market in and out will ensure you buy or sell your property at a worthy price. The following are factors to consider before you pick the best real estate agent for The Penrose.

  1. Go for experience

You should consider the years the agent has been in the real estate industry. You are likely to get the best services from agents who have been in the business for many years. This is due to the vast knowledge they possess about the market trends. Check their records to ensure that they have been offering good services and that they got a high reputation.

  1. Pick an agent from the locality

The real estate agent office you choose should be located within the property you are interested …

Ways to Avoid 20% Downpayment for Home Purchase

When a person is looking to purchase a home they were told that they need to save so they can put down 20 percent of the total price as a down payment. This is no longer the case. With the prices of homes being so high this can be a lot of money to save up and most people do not have that amount of cash to work with. There are other options for people looking to purchase a home that does not have 20 percent of the price for a down payment.

The FHA loan only requires that a person put down 3.5 percent of the total price of the home. They need to have a decent credit score of only 580. If a person has a credit score of 500 they will need a 10 percent down payment. A person will need to have extra free mortgage insurance. …

Best Furniture Design for Children

Do you know that designing furniture for kids is an art? Besides capturing the imagination of the children, it should fit them. What are the key elements in finding the proper fitting furniture design? It is all about balance, scale and proportion. All the kids’ designs should be combined with consistent and practical elements of daily life. With that in mind, there is a need for innovation, durability and imagination when designing furniture.

Nowadays, children furniture are being designed for different actions and activities. What is the essence of having well-designed furniture? Your children will have a great chance to grow up and know their abilities. Presence of safe elements in their furniture will help them wiggle and climb. It is good to keep in mind that furniture should not be disposable. Durable and reliable furniture is manufactured from strong and high-quality materials.

You should consider the size of the …

9 Ideas on How to Revamp Your Home Office

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Do you work from home full time or occasionally? If yes, here are several decorating tips that you can use to increase productivity and office space use:
1. Float your shelves – floating shelves helps you declutter your office and use all the available space well. You can add decorative elements to make the office welcoming while sticking to light colors to maintain the theme.
2. Buy a desk pad – if you don’t have a desk pad, you should have one because it helps you define the working area in your desk (you cannot declutter it). You should buy a large desk pad to get enough room to move your arms freely and complete your tasks with ease.
3. Buy a laptop – in this era, you should have a desktop or a laptop in your home office. A laptop is easy to move around with, …

The Best and Worst Ways to Use Home Equity

What is home equity? This is simply the difference between your property and the current value of that particular property. To many homeowners, home equity has been one of the most important financial tools. There is a right way and the wrong way before you start funneling funds out of your home. Here are the best and worst ways that you can use to leverage home equity.

There have emerged numerous ways that homeowners can use to get into their home equity. A home equity loan is arguably one of the most reliable ways. People often confuse this loan with a traditional mortgage. Actually, that is the main reason why this type of loan is referred to as the second mortgage. Usually, they are installment loans. What does this mean? Funds are disbursed in one lump sum and later paid back in equal payments. Also, they can be backed by …

Making Home Features Safe for Seniors

Seniors are increasingly choosing to remain in their current houses, long after their kids have grown up and moved out.  While this growing trend indicates positive things about modern health and longevity, as well as access to senior services, it does pose several challenges that need to be prepared for.  Obviously, as we age, our needs change and the house that served us well at age 35 isn’t a house that would also meet our needs at 65.  Being aware of this fact, should motivate us to plan ahead and begin modifying our homes for our future requirements.

While everyone is different and no home is the same, there are some universally useful suggestions for making a house senior-friendly.  So, here is how to age proof your home:

Find local experts with specialized certifications related to senior needs and work with them to plan your age-related remodeling.  Try to find …

Redefining The Designs of Your Bedroom

Refining your bedroom could likely prove to be a highly rewarding endeavor, considering that many of us spend ten or more hours a day there. Enhancing an environment you spend much of your time in, as well as most of your regenerative moments, certainly will improve your mood and quality of life. As you continue reading, you will learn more about the steps of the somewhat lengthy process of upgrading your bedroom.

First, you need to have a vision of what you want to do. You can acquire this from interior design magazines, HGTV shows or by discussing ideas with an ASID-certified interior designer. Remember to take notes, so you don’t forget your vision. Now, with your room-improvement concept in hand, start the refining process by painting and/or wallpapering the room. Next, determine what items in your room you want to replace or upgrade. Then, make a shopping list of …

How to Recession Proof Your Income in this Simple Steps

Experts feel that a recession is coming. There is some way to recession-proof your finances so you can survive the next recession.

A recession is a period when the economy does not grow and this lasts longer than two consecutive quarters. No one is protecting from the recession. A person should have a strong retirement plan with goals to help save their finances. A 25-year-old with an investment plan can survive the recession while a 60-year-old may try to avoid loss.

You should know how much money you are taking in compared to the amount of money you are spending. If you lose your job you need to know how long you can survive on your savings. Some free tools can help you with this information and track your expenses. You can see what you are spending your money on and how to cut in a time of need.

During …

Kerry Properties And Allgreen Properties Tie-Up Awarded Pasir Ris White Site

The Housing & Development Board has awarded Phoenix Commercial Pte Ltd and Phoenix Residential Pte Ltd a site next to the famous Pasir Ris MRT Station. The recipient companies are jointly owned by Kerry Properties and Allgreen Properties, which form a significant part of the Kuok Group of Companies that are run by Robert Kuok, a renowned Malaysian tycoon.

The winning bid is about $700 million. This translates to $684.48 for every square foot per plot ratio because the floor area is 1.02 million square feet. The tender and the dual envelop concept for the 99-year long leasehold plot of land attracted three serious bids that closed on 14th December 2018.

Allgreen Properties Pasir Ris White Site

The Far East Commercial Trustee and Laguna Garden, the other shortlisted tenderers, are units from Far East Organization. Their bid was $677.78 million, which leads to $662.75 psf ppr.
The third bidder interested …

Parc Canberra EC Project Details and Showflat

Parc Canberra is a 99 years leasehold condo which is owned by Sunway Developments and Hoi Hup Realty. The condominium is located at Canberra Link which is a minute walk from Canberra MRT Station and Canberra Plaza. Its location was among the contested plot which was bought under the Government Land Sales Programme. The plot represents a timely Orchard Boulevard Condo investment for buyers who are looking for private condominiums which are in a convenient location.

Parc Canberra EC Project Details and Layout

Project details:
Project Name: Parc Canberra
Project Developer: Hoi Hup Realty
District: 28
Address of Development: Canberra Link
Tenure: 99 Years Leasehold
Gross Floor Area: 485,292 square feet
Site Area: 194,116
No of Units: 450 Units
No of Storeys: To be advised
No of Blocks: To be advised
Top: To be advised

Parc Canberra Hoi Hup is full of unique facilities such as 50m swimming pool, clubhouse, …