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  • 14-10-09, 11:23
    pod
    Quote Originally Posted by xebay11
    Not only that, this unit inside also must climb. Not elderly friendly at all.
    Thats why buy walkup must be careful. Cos now all new apartments no matter how small the development will come will lift. If buy walkup, must be prepared difficult to sell in future.
  • 14-10-09, 11:13
    xebay11
    Quote Originally Posted by pod
    I visited a walkup 4th floor apartment recently... no joke.. age is catching up... very very shag ar.
    Not only that, this unit inside also must climb. Not elderly friendly at all.
  • 14-10-09, 00:40
    pod
    I visited a walkup 4th floor apartment recently... no joke.. age is catching up... very very shag ar.
  • 13-10-09, 16:23
    passivity
    Yes, according to seller, there are some shops downstairs. Btw, this is on 4th storey, not for those who hate climbing stairs. But I guess if walk-up is what you looking for, then shouldn't be an issue.
  • 13-10-09, 14:13
    echotrain
    Quote Originally Posted by passivity
    I found it in ST701 property ads. The exact location is Beng Tong mansion along Tg Katong Road.
    Is this the place with shops beneathif I am right... If I am right some of the shops include... whoever wants to buy should check out first...
  • 13-10-09, 13:41
    passivity
    I found it in ST701 property ads. The exact location is Beng Tong mansion along Tg Katong Road.
  • 13-10-09, 13:14
    xebay11
    Quote Originally Posted by tkc2263
    Hi Passivity,

    Care to reveal the name of this development?

    Looks nice, my kind of home..
    Beware that anything in the East that has a city view means it is West facing and full afternoon sun, don't get taken in by the city views.
  • 13-10-09, 12:34
    tkc2263
    Hi Passivity,

    Care to reveal the name of this development?

    Looks nice, my kind of home..
  • 13-10-09, 12:09
    passivity
    Check this out. Along Tanjong Katong Road. Asking $1m!!! Size is 165 sqm.
  • 30-06-09, 21:28
    mcmlxxvi
    I think when one buys old walkups it is not for capital gain (barring en-bloc) but either for own stay or better rental yield.

    If you're looking for capital gain years down the road then get a small unit from developer in the city. These usually appreciate more significantly than old apartments over the years.

    Quote Originally Posted by pod
    Saw one unit advertised along east coast road. Name is EAST GROVE.

    Any guys seen such 'old' walkup apartments? I think about 35yrs old. Wonder if it is worth buying for own stay. asking $650++psf. Am worried if i buy n stay then 5yrs later wana sell nobody wans!

    Asked a few banks, most of them value them lower then asking price.

    Any comments for such old apartments? Zero facilities & no lifts fyi.
  • 14-06-09, 21:36
    gn108
    Sorry I don't stay or know the interior of this development.
    It's old and I reckon not too many tenants.

    I just meant old apartments (>20 years) have those features.
    Eg Ocean Park, East Lagoon, and the smaller ones along Upper East Coast Road eg Rich East etc. Alot of these have gone en bloc in the last run but there are still a few development left.
  • 12-06-09, 21:40
    pod
    Quote Originally Posted by gn108
    I stay in one of these.
    I reckon it's value for money if you like the quiet feel and don't need too much facilities. Monthly maintence cost is also lower.

    If you want something fancy - splash the money on interior deco.

    Bedrooms are hugh. My master room can fit a King's, computer, full wardrobe set, TV, mini-compo and still have lots of space.

    Not for the merry-makers though.
    Hi,

    U mean u stay in East grove? Hows the development? mostly tenanted?

    regards

  • 11-06-09, 11:29
    gn108
    I stay in one of these.
    I reckon it's value for money if you like the quiet feel and don't need too much facilities. Monthly maintence cost is also lower.

    If you want something fancy - splash the money on interior deco.

    Bedrooms are hugh. My master room can fit a King's, computer, full wardrobe set, TV, mini-compo and still have lots of space.

    Not for the merry-makers though.
  • 11-06-09, 00:09
    wqmai
    Quote Originally Posted by pod
    Saw one unit advertised along east coast road. Name is EAST GROVE.

    Any guys seen such 'old' walkup apartments? I think about 35yrs old. Wonder if it is worth buying for own stay. asking $650++psf. Am worried if i buy n stay then 5yrs later wana sell nobody wans!

    Asked a few banks, most of them value them lower then asking price.

    Any comments for such old apartments? Zero facilities & no lifts fyi.
    What the size of the apartment for 650++psf?
    The valuation is lower by how much?
    If 10k to 20k, I believed it alright as nowadays for condo or apartment, dun think you are able to buy at valuation. Only HDB can.
  • 10-06-09, 12:04
    pod
    Saw one unit advertised along east coast road. Name is EAST GROVE.

    Any guys seen such 'old' walkup apartments? I think about 35yrs old. Wonder if it is worth buying for own stay. asking $650++psf. Am worried if i buy n stay then 5yrs later wana sell nobody wans!

    Asked a few banks, most of them value them lower then asking price.

    Any comments for such old apartments? Zero facilities & no lifts fyi.
  • 08-06-09, 01:04
    pod
    Quote Originally Posted by shingirl
    actually those really got en-bloc potential in D15 are those around 20++ 30++ years old....... 10 yrs old unit are still rather small in size.......and their price are only a little bit cheaper than those new projects

    those older units are at least 1500sqft and above......and r going for ard 600k++
    any units to recommend me plssssssssssss....

    Feel free to PM me.... I got plenty of time after office hours to drive around the estates... hehe... I enjoy ppty hunting..
  • 08-06-09, 00:57
    pod
    Hi Douk,

    Partly budget issue and 2ndly, I like a simple loft. If I wanted facilities and with a beefed up budget, I would have chosen a condo instead.

    regards

  • 08-06-09, 00:01
    Douk
    actually, why dont just target for the new apartment instead of the old walk up. The price in term of psf is unlike to have any kind of huge discount at current market, everyone can choose to believe enbloc is a dying phenomenon, but i think the owners will not think so unless they are desperate to sell or maybe few years of property downtrend to kill off their thoughts.

    BTW, what is your motivation to target the old walk up ?


    Quote Originally Posted by pod
    U know smthg, when i mention that i only wanted for own stay... then suddenly the agent wil say.. "oh, no la... enbloc also wun be so fast.. nowadays developer also not keen... etc etc" 360deg change in sales pitch.. hahaha...

    Price range quoted? $650 psf to $699 psf range.... I think, pay $50psf+ more and u can consider brand new units...

    Anyway, I believe that there are still good agents around.. these days alot of such agents I met dunno wat they r selling, ask them many basic qns abt the ppty and they cant answer. Maybe so far I am unlucky ... alot of such agents duno how to followup..

    There was once when I was at a telok kurau launch for new unit... Agent told me $850psf for last few units "CHEAPEST IN TELOK KURAU LAUNCH".....

    Next thing u know.... saw in URA site... last few units sold at $100+psf discount...

    Wasted... shouldnt have take them seriously and should offer them ridiculous pricing also...

    So nowadays for new units buyers.. pls ka ka ask for discount....
    (BUT MAKE SURE U CAN AFFORD... DUN SUKA SUKA HUMPTUM) offer & acceptance applies hor...


    Ok back to old apartment discussion...

    Experts pls give ur opinions.
  • 07-06-09, 17:45
    pod
    U know smthg, when i mention that i only wanted for own stay... then suddenly the agent wil say.. "oh, no la... enbloc also wun be so fast.. nowadays developer also not keen... etc etc" 360deg change in sales pitch.. hahaha...

    Price range quoted? $650 psf to $699 psf range.... I think, pay $50psf+ more and u can consider brand new units...

    Anyway, I believe that there are still good agents around.. these days alot of such agents I met dunno wat they r selling, ask them many basic qns abt the ppty and they cant answer. Maybe so far I am unlucky ... alot of such agents duno how to followup..

    There was once when I was at a telok kurau launch for new unit... Agent told me $850psf for last few units "CHEAPEST IN TELOK KURAU LAUNCH".....

    Next thing u know.... saw in URA site... last few units sold at $100+psf discount...

    Wasted... shouldnt have take them seriously and should offer them ridiculous pricing also...

    So nowadays for new units buyers.. pls ka ka ask for discount....
    (BUT MAKE SURE U CAN AFFORD... DUN SUKA SUKA HUMPTUM) offer & acceptance applies hor...


    Ok back to old apartment discussion...

    Experts pls give ur opinions.





    Quote Originally Posted by wqmai
    I not sure abt the price of these apartments. Maybe you can tell us how much you are quoted. E.g, Price and size of apartment and psf. I believed that definitely you cant buy at valuation nowadays as the valuation by bank are somehow much more conservative.

    As for agents mentioning en-bloc potential, maybe you can tell him that you are looking for non en-bloc potential apartment as you do not want to go through the hassle of protesting against en-bloc since it is for own stay. Ask them intro some apartments at market values with no en-bloc, speculative elements.
  • 07-06-09, 17:04
    shingirl
    actually those really got en-bloc potential in D15 are those around 20++ 30++ years old....... 10 yrs old unit are still rather small in size.......and their price are only a little bit cheaper than those new projects

    those older units are at least 1500sqft and above......and r going for ard 600k++
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