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Why Frasers Property is raising prices at Seaside Residences

Just two weeks ago, I blogged about why Seaside Residences may sell like hotcakes this year.

Today, I heard that Seaside Residences has just raised its selling prices by 1% on average. Coincidentally, it was also reported today that the nearby Fernwood Towers is close to launching an enbloc sale.

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Is it a coincident or a premeditated move by Frasers Property to raise prices at Seaside Residences?

Firstly, let us try to understand how the Fernwood Towers enbloc will affect the neighbouring projects.

The freehold Fernwood Towers is asking for S$688 million or S$1,572 psf PPR. Assuming that the sale goes through at the reserve price, the estimated breakeven for the new development should be around S$2,100 psf to S$2,200 psf and the eventual selling price may be as high as S$2,500 psf!

No doubt that Fernwood Tower is a freehold development, but it does not have the direct seaview frontage that Seaside Residences offers. So if we compare a S$2,500 psf freehold project with Seaside Residences’ S$1,700 psf average selling price, the price gap looks too wide to be justifiable.

Moreover, Seaside Residences has been selling well since the property market picked up last year. Phase 1 of the launch is close to selling out.

It seems like a well-timed move for Frasers Property to raise its selling price for Seaside Residences to take advantage of the upcoming enbloc at Fernwood Towers, and also to set the stage for its Phase 2 launch, which may be at an even higher price if Fernwood Towers manage to sell at its reserve price!

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2 replies

    • Thanks for sharing, Gina. At S$1400 psfppr with bonus balcony, breakeven would be around $1900 psf. Launch price should be S$2100 to S$2200 psf, which is similar to what Amber 45 was selling. But FT is further away from town and it will also lose part of its premium seaview when Seaside Resi is up. Hence, asking price might be a bit optimistics. But considering the lack of new launches in the area, i will not surprise if there is demand for this site, which is more afforable than the neighbouring enbloc sites.

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