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    Smile First time buyer looking for a 1Bedroom condo in D15-D16

    Hi all , was wondering is there any new launch or upcoming project in this area somewhere near by my office ( Parkway ) . I'm looking for a 1 Bedroom with living room unit for my own stay not for investment and what is the price range like for a unit as my budget ( $510,000-$550,000 ) . Is there anything to look out and guide like some agents wrote ( VVIP discounts , early bird discounts ) , stamp fee , lawyer fee @ etc as i'm first time buyer , it will be great if someone here are willing to share and guides thanks .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivy252
    Hi all , was wondering is there any new launch or upcoming project in this area somewhere near by my office ( Parkway ) . I'm looking for a 1 Bedroom with living room unit for my own stay not for investment and what is the price range like for a unit as my budget ( $510,000-$550,000 ) . Is there anything to look out and guide like some agents wrote ( VVIP discounts , early bird discounts ) , stamp fee , lawyer fee @ etc as i'm first time buyer , it will be great if someone here are willing to share and guides thanks .
    Nope. VERY VERY hard to find something decent even with $700,000 if you are looking at this area. Perhaps the so-called experts here who have been arguing about price correction, criticising MMs, can come in to give some recommendations but I will be surprised if they can find one. But you can look at small developments at Telok Kurau or Haig Road area which are nearby, but definitely you won't find something around parkway with your budget.

    Maybe you can consider OCR like what many people here say is more worth it and in demand? There was a huge argument about OCR or CCR capital appreciation potential. Will you consider Sengkang?

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    Ivy,

    $550k includes all the other fees? If yes, then very hard to find in D15. Maybe Suites @ Guillemard or some small devts at Tembeling/Everritt side. But space is really tiny. I would rather move further to D17.

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    Reuter, what's your take on devts at Sea Avenue? Its 5min walk to PP. Got potential? Recent transaction at Sea Avenue Residences 2-bedder 980sqft transacted at 1.12m. You think overpriced or still ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin
    Reuter, what's your take on devts at Sea Avenue? Its 5min walk to PP. Got potential? Recent transaction at Sea Avenue Residences 2-bedder 980sqft transacted at 1.12m. You think overpriced or still ok?
    can't comment if it's overpriced or not, but one thing i know for sure is every sunday and saturday, residents face a perennial problem - churchgoers at the catholic church parking along their residences

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    For church, every Sunday or some Saturdays

    For Mosque, every Friday

    For temple, not fixed but should have more worshippers on 1st and 15th

    For Indian temple, most mornings with drum beating

    Basically all place of worship are having the same issues.

    Avoid to be too near if u can, carpark and road blockage and also noise disturbances expected.

    But if u have to buy... Choose one that you can bear. I think mosque is the best as mainly confined to Friday noon. Other times not as bad. If u are a church goer, you preference to be near church should be higher,

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng81157
    can't comment if it's overpriced or not, but one thing i know for sure is every sunday and saturday, residents face a perennial problem - churchgoers at the catholic church parking along their residences
    Do you mean the church go-ers will park along Sea Ave making the road narrower but still enough space for pple staying there to drive in and out of their residences? Or do you mean the church go-ers will park to an extent that will block traffic? I do understand Sea Avenue has only one exit - East Coast Road, which is rather congested at certain periods. This is the only down side, other than this, location's good...groceries, TNS, library, CC, beach, Parkway Parade, speculated mrt all within 10min walk. Plus East Coast HDB estates gonna get upgraded and revamped..Im sure will add to the advantages of staying there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivy252
    Hi all , was wondering is there any new launch or upcoming project in this area somewhere near by my office ( Parkway ) . I'm looking for a 1 Bedroom with living room unit for my own stay not for investment and what is the price range like for a unit as my budget ( $510,000-$550,000 ) . Is there anything to look out and guide like some agents wrote ( VVIP discounts , early bird discounts ) , stamp fee , lawyer fee @ etc as i'm first time buyer , it will be great if someone here are willing to share and guides thanks .
    Quite tough, can try older development iin D14 (e.g kembangan, sim area) or D16 (tanah merah area), especially those deep in the housing estate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin
    Do you mean the church go-ers will park along Sea Ave making the road narrower but still enough space for pple staying there to drive in and out of their residences? Or do you mean the church go-ers will park to an extent that will block traffic? I do understand Sea Avenue has only one exit - East Coast Road, which is rather congested at certain periods. This is the only down side, other than this, location's good...groceries, TNS, library, CC, beach, Parkway Parade, speculated mrt all within 10min walk. Plus East Coast HDB estates gonna get upgraded and revamped..Im sure will add to the advantages of staying there.
    i would avoid being near any religious ground ... they may not block the traffic ..but they definitely cause inconvenience .. and if you think you can call the traffic police ... chances are TP also try to get into any "religiously sensitive issues ' ...

    so .. avoid lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin
    Do you mean the church go-ers will park along Sea Ave making the road narrower but still enough space for pple staying there to drive in and out of their residences? Or do you mean the church go-ers will park to an extent that will block traffic? I do understand Sea Avenue has only one exit - East Coast Road, which is rather congested at certain periods. This is the only down side, other than this, location's good...groceries, TNS, library, CC, beach, Parkway Parade, speculated mrt all within 10min walk. Plus East Coast HDB estates gonna get upgraded and revamped..Im sure will add to the advantages of staying there.
    bingo! you can hop by to see for yourself over the weekend. the illegal carparking problem is bad enough to be reported in newspapers couple of times. plus with that kind of psf, won't you have other options?

    have you considered d'ecosia - balinese styled condo?

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