The thought of furnishing a home can be daunting. Having already spent a bomb on a new flat, the financial headaches mount when you think of putting in furniture and appliances. Yet, it is possible to do so under a tight budget at the Harvey Norman Factory Outlet. As part of the Australian retail chain's upcoming sale, which The New Paper had a sneak preview of, you will be able to get essential items spending less than $1,800 - with discounts of up to 90 per cent at its 38,500 sq ft store at Viva Business Park, 750B Chai Chee Road. Some people might think that amount would be blown on just getting a television set. But Harvey Norman is offering a 32-inch branded Slim LED television for just $198 (usual price $399). And you can kick back and enjoy it on a Seattle three-seater full fabric sofa that costs just $200 (usual price $2,498). A Diva dining table and four Callas dining chairs will cost you just $150 (usual price $1,799) and a branded queen-size mattress and bed frame can be … [Read more...] about Furnish your home for less at Harvey Norman
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SINGAPORE - One is a 1920s heritage bungalow in Grange Road, a stone's throw from Orchard Road. It comes with a sprawling courtyard, playground, garden and pool, complete with a caretaker and a gardener, and parking for up to five cars.The other is a 5,000 sq ft mansion in Dunearn Road, just a three-minute stroll from the Botanic Gardens, also with a private lap pool and garden. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devicesIn-depth analyses and opinion piecesePaper and award-winning multimedia content Subscribe Now … [Read more...] about Want to rent a luxury home for $1,000 a night?
AFTER suffering a huge defeat at the hand of Thanos (sorry, spoiler alert) at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark retreated to a small lakeside cabin to mourn and brood. While a galactic loss would be hard to relate to, who could say no to such as quiet retreat. Sometimes it’s just a really bad day and we want to escape to another place to recollect ourselves. Well, the good news is Tony Stark’s beautiful cabin is a real thing and is up for rent in the US state of Georgia! This discovery was made by Reddit user u/Brayud, who found the cabin on Airbnb. To prove that it’s the same cabin, he posted a picture of the front door next to a screenshot of the final scene in Avengers: Endgame in the same thread. The catch? You’ll have to fork out a few thousand ringgit just to spend a night there. The good news is that you may be able to spread the cost because the cabin can host up to six guests. For almost US$335 (RM1,394), your gang gets to … [Read more...] about Tony Stark’s lakeside cabin is up for rent!
Singaporeans can now tap on more of their Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings when opting to buy older properties. Starting today, those looking to buy homes will be able to use the maximum allowed funds from their CPF as long as the property's remaining lease can cover the youngest buyer till they are 95 years old. They would also be entitled to the maximum allowed Housing Board loan of 90 per cent of the valuation limit (the property price or valuation, whichever is lower) when buying resale flats. Announced yesterday by the Ministries of Manpower and National Development, the changes signal a shift in the regulation of CPF usage and disbursement of public housing loans. Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said in a Facebook post last night: "The updated rules will provide more flexibility for Singaporeans to buy a home for life, and will apply to both public and private properties." The new rules shift the focus to whether a property can last its owner for life, instead … [Read more...] about HDB loan, CPF usage rules shift to ‘having a home for life’
PETALING JAYA: Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) said it is undertaking a transformation exercise to better fulfill its mandate and adapt to market conditions to ensure that the organisation is better aligned with the government’s national housing agenda. Currently, the government entity is undergoing a due diligence process that is expected to conclude in June this year. PR1MA commended the government’s decision to continue with the housing programme, in achieving its main objective to build quality homes in urban and suburban areas and making them affordable to the rakyat particularly the middle-income (M40) group. “As a government entity, PR1MA is committed to ensure that its obligation with stakeholders including homebuyers is honoured, while at the same time, we are also embarking on a transformation exercise that will enable PR1MA to maximize the effectiveness of the change effort that is taking place within the organisation to further improve our business and … [Read more...] about More homes for M40: PR1MA