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New Launch Review: The Garden Residences vs Affinity at Serangoon – Battle of the Northeast Titans

The property fever in the North-eastern part of Singapore is rising. Two big residential developments in District 19 – The Garden Residences and Affinity at Serangoon are launching at the same time. If you are still undecided on which new project, fret not, as SPK is here to help the readers with my new launch review.   Location, Location, Location The Garden Residences and Affinity at Serangoon are located within close […]

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New Launch Review: Are the 1-BR and 1+S at The Tapestry good for investment?

Tampines Avenue 10 is already a well-established private residential area, well served with a neighborhood retail centre near Tampines West Community Club, schools, and recreational areas (Bedok Reservoir). SRX has done a very nice drone video of the area: And at such attractive price point, there is no doubt that The Tapestry will appeal to families who are looking to upgrade from HDB to a private condominium. What about for […]

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Do you feel the enbloc heat?

The enbloc craze just keeps getting crazier. There were many significant developments in collective sale market over the past week. The Next Enbloc Blockbuster – Mandarin Gardens First, we have a potential blockbuster collective sale exercise coming up! Mandarin Gardens is one step closer to being put up for collective sale. A mind-blowing reserve price of S$2.45 billion has been set for Mandarin Gardens. This price has not even taken […]

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Weekly Kopi Talk (17/2/18 – 23/2/18)

21st Feb 2018 – Implicit message in buyer’s stamp duty hike SPK: As mentioned in my earlier blog post, this increase in BSD rates is not going to hurt most of us unless you are going for a high-end property. In fact, prior to the Budget, the market was expecting the government to introduce more drastic measures to cool the heated enbloc market. This mild measure seems to be a good news […]

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Buyer’s Stamp Duty has just been raised. What should I do?

Oh no! The government has just raised Buyer’s Stamp Duty for residential properties! What should I do? Should I exercise my option now before the clock strikes 12? More cooling measures coming up? Is the market going to CRASH??? Fret not. I am here to give you (my) answers! First of all, let’s not get confused. The additional 1% BSD is applicable for property value in excess of S$1 million. […]

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So I was wrong

I have to admit that I am wrong this time round. This morning, property giant Capitaland announced that it has acquired the iconic Pearl Bank Apartments in Outram Park area for S$728 mil, at the reserve price of the sellers. The site has a land area of 82,376 sq ft and plot ratio of 7.45, translating to a permissible GFA of approximately 613,701 sq ft. Capitaland will pay an additional […]

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