Daily Briefing: Bidadari cemetery gives real estate life; Pearl Bank Apartments' 70s legacy fades

Daily Briefing: Bidadari cemetery gives real estate life; Pearl Bank Apartments' 70s legacy fades

And here’s how to find the right agent to sell your property.

From Property Guru:

Like it or not, we may not be the most suitable person to respond to enquiries, face prospective buyers or show off the various excellent attributes of our home and its surroundings.

Picture this: You work normal hours and, intermittently throughout each day, get interrupted with phone calls and texts asking you everything about your property, repeatedly, followed by showing evening or weekend viewings while the family goes out to play.

Most properties take a couple of months to sell. By the end of the first month, assuming you have priced your property fairly and have fair response, you might feel burnt out from handling all these activities yourself.

Read more here.

From AFP News via Yahoo! Finance:

The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history.

Pearl Bank Apartments, on the edge of the business district, was groundbreaking when it was completed in 1976 -- at the time it was the tallest residential building in Singapore, and became a model for high-rise living in the country and across cities in Southeast Asia.

It was a turning point for the city-state's Chinatown, as it was the first skyscraper in an area dotted with low-rise buildings.

Read more here.

From Property Guru:

There was an outcry when it was announced that the historic Bidadari Cemetery would be exhumed to make way for a new housing estate. Singaporeans lamented yet another instance where heritage would be razed to make way for progress.

But years later, prospective property buyers are unfazed. The Bidadari Estate, with its excellent location in the mature town Toa Payoh just minutes from the city core, has proved one of the most sought-after new housing estates in Singapore.

In fact, the first batch of Build-To-Order (BTO) flats, launched in November 2015, were hugely oversubscribed, and a more recent BTO exercise in May 2017 saw Bidadari, together with Geylang, seeing the highest demand.

Read more here.



More From Singapore Business Review