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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirley
    hello ...
    any recommendations for condo in north (woodlands, sembawang, yishun) areas ? I am looking for 3 bedroom type, max 700K. Thanks.
    I would like to recommend Rosewood Condo. The reasons are

    a. Location - It is closest to civic centre, causeway point and MRT compared to slightly newer development like Casa and Rosewood suites
    b. Closeness to amemnities. Coffee shop, mini mart, childcare centre, clinic just downstairs (1-2 min walk); library at civic centre just 5 min walk
    c. Closeness to good and plentiful number of enrichment centres for children in civic centre and causeway point.
    d. Good quality condo - Full marble for living and bathrooms. I do not think you can find this in other development in the north like the ECs, casa or rosewood suites
    e. Good facilities which include a karaoke room although the pool is not very big. I was also told that tennis courts are hardly used
    f. Good rental potential as it is close to singapore american school.
    g. Windy development especially for those that face casa.

    However, this is just a leasehold, TOP i think in Jan 2004. As a development, it is also smaller (400 plus units) compared to Northoaks or Woodsvale (700 units) and therefore, the site area is also correspondingly smaller. I

    Personally, I am also currently living in woodlands and is also monitoring the price at rosewood but price is still steady currently at about 650k to 690k. I would recommend those units that face casa... more windy (I think).

    Casa recently has a third floor unit sold at $695k and that may translate into higher prices for rosewood and casa in the near future especially for higher floor units.

    However, if you like living in a serene and quiet environment (but with lesser amenities), Selataris or Northwood may be worth considering though you may need to stretch your budget beyond $700k. And if you like something new, wait for the estuary at yishun.

    Good luck.

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    I have been watching Northwood and the prices is currently a bit out of reach or rather I do not want to commit that much.

    Seletaris - I am starting to consider this though again price has move quite a fair bit too.

    I will look at Rosewood......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurby
    I have been watching Northwood and the prices is currently a bit out of reach or rather I do not want to commit that much.

    Seletaris - I am starting to consider this though again price has move quite a fair bit too.

    I will look at Rosewood......
    forget rosewood ...LH .. and only reason why the price is up is becos of rental to some americans ..who send their kids to american school

    Seletaris is nice and i think its still cheap ...

    theres another FH behind sembawang shopping centre .. very nice and quiet yet near amenities ... but i cant remember its name ...

    thats whole area has rental demand also ..but from some expats working in Naval base

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    Freehold behind Sembawang Shopping Centre? Are you talking about D'Banyan? This one quite standalone in a quite undeveloped land hahaha with a equally ulu coffee shop (with only a zichar place).

    Okay here's the discussion on leasehold ve freehold again. I am buying for self stay, at least for the next 10 years cause my girls school is in Yishun and I will only consider moving after they complete their primary school....

    So with that in mind, leasehold or freehold?

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    Kurby

    I would suggest that you wait a while since price is already so high, it will be higher until the completion of IR and then things should 'normalise' 1 to 2 years therafter. My views.... That is if you can wait for about 3 years or more. If in a hurry, please go ahead at own risk.

    Anyway you will be spoit for choice as there are quite a few land parcels released/shall be released for Sale in Yishun..

    1. EC next to Lilydale
    2. EC next to Yishun Emerald
    3. Low Rise next to Sembawang Shopping Center (better choice)
    4. Low Rise next to The Shaugnessy (better choice)
    5. More land released next year due to the completion of the KTP Hospital?

    Above all 99 leasehold.

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