Property Stories Single, Under 30 And Renting: Why And How These 2 Young Singaporeans Are Making It Sustainable

  • June 27, 2022
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John loves lifting weights. In his free time, he enjoys reading... book after book after book. He has a habit of borrowing more books than he can finish.

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Loh
Loh

Renting a place doesn’t mean you don’t scrub toilet bowls and pick hair off the drainage…

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Hey Loh, we never said that renting a place doesn’t mean you don’t have to do these. In fact, the end of the article mentions how Adrian also does these things when renting

High ses warrior
High ses warrior

Lishan’s point about renting being cheaper across 99 years isn’t valid if you bring capital appreciation into the picture; not to mention that 800/mth in current market probably gets you a common room in far flung places like Pasir Ris or Jurong West.

If she was able to buy a place of her own she’d jump on it right away.

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

This really depends on what you value I suppose. Capital appreciation may not have been important to her. There’s also the down payment and stamp duties which would have to be paid upfront and may not have been suitable for her.

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