The Prime Districts of Choice for Newly Developed Condo

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Throughout Singapore and amid the noticeable unweakened expansion of newly developed condo private residential stock in the city-state and the inherent extension of transport networks, many potentially new home buyers are certain where the right condo realty is. Potential home buyers in the Singapore private condo housing market are presented with vast choices beyond the Central Region in the Singapore condo market.

However, the allure of New developed condo units is in both traditional prime area and ever growing new prime districts 9, 10 and 11 remains largely ideal as most buyer’s central location. These locations with apartment buildings such as 8 Saint Thomas located at 8 St Thomas Walk, boosts a greater convenience with a vastly rich array of amenities and these districts are home to some of the most prestigious addresses in Singapore.

What does it mean for new condo unit growth?

While Singapore developers have been building these prime new condo developments for potential buyers, these home buyers has been taking the opportunity to capture newly developed condo at lower prices since there may be an increase later on. With the government imposing of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) ruling, this will make the transaction volumes of non-landed properties in districts 9, 10 and 11 with 3,400 units in the first eight months in 2018, ultimately translating to 283 or more units per month with growth. This will be higher than 40% in the previous years starting from the beginning of 2016, which showed an average of around 200 units per month in developed unit growth.

An assessment of what makes them prime districts

By taking the three districts 9, 10, 11 and comparing it with the newly recognised prime area of 1, 2 and 4, total transaction volume for newly developed condo for the first 2 quarters of 2017 was close to 1,900 units, which is arguably over 40% higher with comparisons to H1 2016 of nearly 1,300 units. The prices of these newly developed condo units have similarly shown that there is a stronger upturn across all prime districts around Singapore, despite districts 9, 10 and 11 presenting higher growth on a quarterly basis in all of 2017 collectively.

Does this change the clarity and confidence in new developed prime condo units in other areas around Singapore?

Throughout Singapore and set against the atmosphere of new developed condo unit investment risks and rising prices of the prime residential properties outside of desired prime locations which are key districts in Singapore, these districts are widely regarded as safe haven districts for Singapore economic growth and political fundamentals for Singapore.

With that being said; What ultimately remains on the board for both individual and developer property investors? Both will get the true transparency and comprehensiveness for upcoming new development private housing condo plans, and clearer outlook of a new property cooling measures which will be imposed by the government, also the efficiency to better actualize these development plans for the condo buildings, as these are strong measures that Singapore real estate market and government still delivers to instill due clarity and confidence in new real estate projects and prospects around Singapore.

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