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7 Most Commonly Neglected Issues When Buying Landed Homes

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A seasoned content strategist with over 17 years in the real estate and financial journalism sectors, Ryan has built a reputation for transforming complex industry jargon into accessible knowledge. With a track record of writing and editing for leading financial platforms and publications, Ryan’s expertise has been recognised across various media outlets. His role as a former content editor for 99.co and a co-host for CNA 938’s Open House programme underscores his commitment to providing valuable insights into the property market.

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Dy Francisco III
Dy Francisco III
2 years ago

1) “For multi-story homes, stairs can be a problem in later years.”
Some landed property has a bedroom on the ground floor with a full bathroom (shower, sink, and toilet) nearby. A bedroom can be created on the ground floor when the renovation is done before moving in.

2) “Maintenance is cheaper … until it’s not”
This does not apply to DIY owners.

3) “Most landed homeowners end up needing a domestic helper.”
A domestic helper is most likely not needed if a large storeroom is created in the attic. This allows the house to have a “minimalist look” with no clutter making cleaning a lot easier and faster in addition to providing more useable living space. Also, large families often stay in landed properties. Cleaning the house (basically, just vacuuming) can be rostered.

4) “Inconsiderate motorists sometimes block your driveway or clog narrow roads the narrow roads right outside your property.”
This is true for landed estates composed mostly of terrace houses. Large families often mean more cars per family. The best is an estate composed of all semi-d houses and there is only one in Singapore – Burgundy Hill along Bukit Batok Ave 3. The place is more open and spacious and there is ample street parking.

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