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    How many of you are staying in West facing houses and what do you do to cut down on the heat?

    I'm eyeing one. Love everything about it except that it is West facing. My current house is N-S Facing so I can imagine the vast difference in heat. One thing though is the place seem windy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    How many of you are staying in West facing houses and what do you do to cut down on the heat?

    I'm eyeing one. Love everything about it except that it is West facing. My current house is N-S Facing so I can imagine the vast difference in heat. One thing though is the place seem windy.
    Which parts of the house face West?

    If it's the Bedroom(s), maybe undesirable.

    IMHO, prevention (don't buy) is better than cure.

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    2 bedrooms and living room. Southwest to be exact but more West than South.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    How many of you are staying in West facing houses and what do you do to cut down on the heat?

    I'm eyeing one. Love everything about it except that it is West facing. My current house is N-S Facing so I can imagine the vast difference in heat. One thing though is the place seem windy.
    Don't get it. You'll thank me in years to come.

    You're welcome. Hoo ahh!

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    Avoid, unless ur prepare to air-cons all the times
    But also, hard to find the next buyer

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    Laguna, you are staying at the place that I'm eyeing. So, you think it's hard to find buyer? I think it's quite a popular condo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Laguna, you are staying at the place that I'm eyeing. So, you think it's hard to find buyer? I think it's quite a popular condo.
    His unit may not be facing West...

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    Same stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Same stack.
    I am surprise u know where I am staying?

    My stack is N-S facing....no direct sun at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Same stack.
    Same stack may have different facing for different units too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Same stack.

    lolx....I am not staying at Meyer Road condo lah...
    I don't like that condo even I have an unit there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    How many of you are staying in West facing houses and what do you do to cut down on the heat?

    I'm eyeing one. Love everything about it except that it is West facing. My current house is N-S Facing so I can imagine the vast difference in heat. One thing though is the place seem windy.
    Depends on your Life reading, some need to stay at West facing house.

    My Balam Road HDB got two bedrooms facing the West, not everyday hot but when it is Hot it is ready Hot.

    Love the Sun can Sun my clothing in the room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    How many of you are staying in West facing houses and what do you do to cut down on the heat?

    I'm eyeing one. Love everything about it except that it is West facing. My current house is N-S Facing so I can imagine the vast difference in heat. One thing though is the place seem windy.
    I have one unit facing west but still able to find tenant. No worry if the unit is in good location. Location is more important than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laguna View Post
    lolx....I am not staying at Meyer Road condo lah...
    I don't like that condo even I have an unit there...
    Oops, mistaken. :P

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    It's for own stay...

    Seems like most people just don't even want it...

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    West facing units usually can only rent to ang mo tenants who turn on air-con 24-hours a day (and electricity bills paid by Company) - but even then, they most likely won't stay long (because air-con also become not cold enough).................

    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    It's for own stay...

    Seems like most people just don't even want it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcachon View Post
    Depends on your Life reading, some need to stay at West facing house.

    My Balam Road HDB got two bedrooms facing the West, not everyday hot but when it is Hot it is ready Hot.

    Love the Sun can Sun my clothing in the room.

    Hubby and ! are oth East Kua people. But dunno how to apply this life number thingy also.

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    Yes, we discussed and hubby was hesitant coz of the sun and in the end, we agreed to give it up. no point buying a place we're not sure.

    Then agent told me today that someone already offered and buyer accepted. This project is so hot even though mainly west facing. Seems like for own stay, ppl are also keen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Yes, we discussed and hubby was hesitant coz of the sun and in the end, we agreed to give it up. no point buying a place we're not sure.

    Then agent told me today that someone already offered and buyer accepted. This project so hot even though mainly west facing. Seems like for own stay, ppl are also keen.
    good lah...someone made the decision for u

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    Curious....mind revealing what place is this? Amber Skye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PropVestor View Post
    Curious....mind revealing what place is this? Amber Skye?

    http://forums.condosingapore.com/sho...685#post528685

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    Right next to Katong Park MRT. To the thread starter, can consider Meyerise which has a few units still available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Yes, we discussed and hubby was hesitant coz of the sun and in the end, we agreed to give it up. no point buying a place we're not sure.

    Then agent told me today that someone already offered and buyer accepted. This project is so hot even though mainly west facing. Seems like for own stay, ppl are also keen.
    The project so hot, really feeling the heat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anythingwhatever View Post
    The project so hot, really feeling the heat...
    It took a very long time to clear in 2006-8

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    Now next to MRT, that's Why.

    MeyerRise is a bit further in right? Our 1st choice is not this area actually (very hard to get food, we need to drive out or take transport out). But cannot find anything ideal at East Coast or Dunman, which we prefer actually. I personally find places with private lifts are not so neighbourly. I may be wrong though. Don't shoot me.

    But hubby likes Belvedere now except for its West Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Now next to MRT, that's Why.

    MeyerRise is a bit further in right? Our 1st choice is not this area actually (very hard to get food, we need to drive out or take transport out). But cannot find anything ideal at East Coast or Dunman, which we prefer actually. I personally find places with private lifts are not so neighbourly. I may be wrong though. Don't shoot me.

    But hubby likes Belvedere now except for its West Sun.
    Amber Road area

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Now next to MRT, that's Why.

    MeyerRise is a bit further in right? Our 1st choice is not this area actually (very hard to get food, we need to drive out or take transport out). But cannot find anything ideal at East Coast or Dunman, which we prefer actually. I personally find places with private lifts are not so neighbourly. I may be wrong though. Don't shoot me.

    But hubby likes Belvedere now except for its West Sun.
    Meyerise is somewhere in the middle of Meyer Road right next to Lee Foundation chairman's house. Meyerise's land used to be his wife's. It is a quieter part of the Meyer Road if you want to get away from the buzz at the Meyer Road, Fort Road junction. That cross road is getting a little too heavy for my liking also no thanks to the construction and land fill activities.

    You should not be considering this area if you want accessibility. If you do not drive here, it is quite hard to get around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Now next to MRT, that's Why.

    MeyerRise is a bit further in right? Our 1st choice is not this area actually (very hard to get food, we need to drive out or take transport out). But cannot find anything ideal at East Coast or Dunman, which we prefer actually. I personally find places with private lifts are not so neighbourly. I may be wrong though. Don't shoot me.

    But hubby likes Belvedere now except for its West Sun.
    try haig court, it's nice. Good value for money, although lacks the prestige of meyer road. walking distance to eateries etc.
    alternatively amber road for a little bit more atas feeling.

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    Dont like Haig Court coz there's no main buses out from that road and hard to get to work if hubby doesn't drive.

    Yeah, we're willing to sacrifice eateries to stay at Meyer Road since it's nearer town.

    Am planning to look at Amber Skye next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravieJackie View Post
    Dont like Haig Court coz there's no main buses out from that road and hard to get to work if hubby doesn't drive.

    Yeah, we're willing to sacrifice eateries to stay at Meyer Road since it's nearer town.

    Am planning to look at Amber Skye next.
    can forget about Amber Skye....look look ok...but not buy

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