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Singapore: The World’s Fourth Most Expensive City

By Jax Lee / a couple of years ago

Singapore has maintained its ranking from last year as the world’s fourth most expensive city for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 2016 Cost of Living Survey. Hong Kong topped the list, pushing Angolan capital Luanda to second place. Zurich remained in third place, while Tokyo climbed to fifth. Kinshasa and Shanghai took the sixth and seventh […]

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This Home Is Built Into The Side of A Cliff

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Everyone has their dream homes, the style can be difference, the location can be difference as well. Try to imagine that there is a house is built into the side of a cliff, what’s in your mind now? In reality, do you think its possible? [huge_it_gallery id=”12″]   Well, there is a home called as Casa […]

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This 2,400 sq. ft. Luxury Home Can Fly

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Try to imagine that you owned a 2,400 sq. ft. luxury home which can fly in the sky and fly with your closest friends to anywhere you want in less than 17 hours? Next month, China’s HNA Aviation Group will take delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-8 private jet. As configured, the 787 BBJ has […]

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The Most Imaginative Playgrounds That You Ever Seen

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

You must feel most of the outdoor playgrounds out there are the same – slide, seesaw, swing etc, and its little unimaginative. Well, A Danish company is fixing that with their amazing, jolly, playgrounds that you ever seen. MONSTRUM was founded by Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen, who met while working their previous jobs designing sets for Danish […]

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The World’s Largest Out Door Pool

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

There are Olympic-sized swimming pool at San Alfonso del Mar – a resort outside of Santiago, Chile. According to the report, the pool is larger than 20 Olympic-size and holds a 66 million gallons of water. Besides, the pool holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s deepest (115 feet) and its costs as […]

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6 Real Reasons You Can’t Save For A Home Deposit

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

A generation locked out of the housing market, a property bubble so inflated it is about to burst. Cue the doomsday music and fretting over escalating home values. Don’t get me wrong, saving for a deposit is an difficult exercise, and it is true that Australian property values have increased significantly over the past 15 […]

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Population Growth – Where Is It Happening?

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

The population of Australia is projected to increases by 1,037 people daily in 2016.  Australia’s population is likley to increase by 378,476 people over the year and reach 24, 546,779 by the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 164,103. And if external […]

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Three Qualifications for Residents of Low-Income Apartments

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, began offering public housing to ensure that all individuals, including those with disabilities, those from low-income families, and senior citizens, have access to safe, reasonable accommodations. Public housing comes in many forms including low-income apartments as well as single-family homes. These properties are managed […]

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Many Singaporeans Still Dissatisfied With Housing Market: Survey

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Many Singaporeans are still unhappy with the state of the local property market, according to PropertyGuru’s latest Property Affordability Sentiment Survey 2016. About 44 percent of the survey’s 933 respondents reported being dissatisfied with the market. The main cause of unhappiness remains the sky-high property prices. However, the majority of those polled believe home prices […]

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Housing Affordability: Baby Boomers Vs. Gen Y

By Kim Wong / a couple of years ago

Inter-generational arguments over affordability have again become salient in the media. Characterizations of moaning millennials were made by economist Stephen Koukoulas, prompting a response from young writer Osman Faruqi that baby boomers should choke on my soy flat white. Confusion around the severity of housing affordability arises because dwelling prices change daily, yet the institutional […]

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