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August 18, 2011 Leave a comment



Dear Readers,

Thank you for supporting this blog during the last 1.5-years.

Readership for this blog has increased from an initial 900 per month to the current 3300 per month on average, although this is not a fantastic statistic it has exceeded what I had expected when I first created it.

Thanks to advice from my friend John, I’ve decided to start a new site with my own domain.

The new site is an actual website, so it will be easier to navigate through some of the topics I have posted up or will post in future. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to transfer all content on this blog to the new one, but I will keep untouched here…….at least until wordpress decides to remove it.

Please continue to support my new blog which will be accessible through a link on my website, there is a contact form on the home page, do let me know how I can improve it or if you have any questions regarding real estate in Singapore feel free to contact me, I value feedback of any kind.



Mark Lim Yumu



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Color Your Home

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

FOR SALE: Costa Rhu Condo (Rhu Cross)

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment



5-mins drive to Suntec City and Raffles Place

10-mins drive to Orchard Road


Beautiful project surrounded by waterway!



Project Details

Developer: Amcol Gardens Pte Ltd

District: 15 ~Top 3 Tenants favorite district!

Location: Rhu Cross

Tenure: 99-years

Type: Condominium

Total number of units: 737

TOP: 1998


    • Swimming pool
    • Gym
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Squash
    • Playground
    • Clubhouse
    • BBQ
    • Putting green
    • Mini-mart
    • Café
    • Covered car park
    • 24 hours security



Unit Details


Size: 1399 sqft

Type: 2 bedroom

Level: Mid floor


Call/SMS 9739-9985

Mark Lim

CEA R018154H


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HDB income ceiling raised from $8,000 to $10,000 (15th Aug 2011)

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment




Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced that the Income ceiling for HDB flats will be increased to $10,000, it was capped at $8,000 for the last 17-years.


Other Measures announced during the National Day Rally 2011:

– 25,000 BTO flats to be released

– Combined household income ceiling for HDB flats raised to $10,000 from $8,000

– Combined household income ceiling for Executive Condos raised to $12,000 from $10,000

– Additional 7,000 rental units


CPF Housing Grant for EC Buyers Monthly household income (Tiered System)

Income                                         Grant

Not more than $10,000               $30,000
More than $10,000 to $11,000    $20,000
More than $11,000 to $12,000    $10,000


Single Singapore Citizen (SSC) Scheme

Income ceiling is now $5,000 (previously $3,000)

CPF Housing Grant for single citizens is now $15,000 (previously $11,000)


Joint Singles Scheme (JSS) Scheme

Income ceiling is now $10,000 (previously $8,000)

CPF Housing Grant for single citizens is now $15,000 (previously $11,000)



Timelapse & National Day Parade 2011 Fireworks

August 13, 2011 Leave a comment

First Cut: Singapore Timelapse and National Day Parade 2011 Fireworks from Repro on Vimeo.


Video posted by Repro, their other videos can be found here:

Categories: Videos

Is valuation of HDB flats still going up?

August 13, 2011 Leave a comment



Just heard that a high floor 5I flat in Kim Tian Road is valued at a whopping $755,000 Surprised smile

Categories: Random Notes

FOR SALE: Valley Park Condo (River Valley Road)

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment


Valley Point Shopping Centre & Office building just beside the condo






Dryclean & Laundry service within Condo compounds



Beautiful Air-conditioned Lift Lobby



Lots of greenery, resort living in the heart of Singapore!




Night time view



Big Clubhouse



Project Details

Developer: River Valley Properties Pte Ltd

District: 10 (Tanglin/Holland) PRIME LOCATION, Top 3 Tenants favorite district!

Location: 473-483 River Valley Road

Tenure: 999-years (from 1877)

Type: Condominium

Number of Blocks/Storey: 5 blocks of 20 storey

Total number of units: 728

TOP: 1997


  • Ample BBQ pits
  • Clubhouse
  • Gymnasium room
  • Mini-Mart
  • Dryclean / Laundry
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • 24 hours security
  • Squash court
  • Swimming pool
  • 3 Tennis courts!


Free shuttle bus from Great World City to Orchard


[Click Map to enlarge]



4 units available for sale!



Block 483, 710-sqft, 1 bedroom, low floor, tenanted (Closing Soon!)

Block 483, 710-sqft,1 bedroom, low floor, tenanted

Block 473, 1109-sqft, 2 bedroom, low floor

Block 473, 1216-sqft, 2 bedroom, high floor, tenanted


Asking Prices:

$1515 – $1805 psf


Call Mark Lim 9739-9985


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