8 saint thomas

Facts you should know about the 8 Saint Thomas condo

Nearby Amenities

The Mandarin Gallery nearby offers amazing choices to select from in terms of retail and eateries. The NTUC Fair Price and the Great World City Shopping Centre are also in close proximity to offer residents a wide variety of options to shop from. There are about three prestigious learning institutions near 8 Saint Thomas such as the St. Margaret’s Primary School, River Valley Primary School and Anglo-Chinese School.

The Completed Condo

The newly completed condo at St. Thomas Walk were developed by the prominent Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited. Housing 250 residential apartments comprising one to four-bedroom unit configuration. They are strategically positioned next to the centre of the city near Orchard Road and River Valley.

D9 Location

8 St Thomas is located just a few hundred meters away from the Somerset MRT and Great World MRT station. This ideal location allows new residents to access various part of the city state conveniently via public transportation. It is a Prime District 9 property within proximity to the city centre but away from the noise and buzzing activities due to the strategic locale.

Although it is located on the “outskirts” of the city, residents will not be deprived of any great amenities enjoyed by the people in the city such as the Great Orchard Shopping Belt that can be accessed on foot from your home.

About the Developer

Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited is the proud developer of 8 St Thomas Condo in Prime District 09. The building firm has a reputation for developing quality residence as well as commercial properties which is evident in their impressive portfolio. Some of the other plum residential areas that they have developed in Singapore are the Skyline Residences, Vermont, Paterson Collection and Paterson Suites.

With the previous successful developments that they have overseen, we are confident that this new condo will exceed your expectations too. Modern architectural designs and techniques were being implemented to develop this residential property. It consists of two elegant towers with thirty-five & thirty-six storeys.

Floor plans

The floor layout of 8 Saint Thomas has been created in such a way that they can be manipulated to create the design desired by the client. The units vary in the number of bedrooms available in a single unit. There are those with one, two, three and four bedrooms including large penthouses available.

The towers are designed in a way that they appear to be facing different directions. One tower faces the River Valley Road while the other faces the Devonshire Road. Most of the residents will have an unblocked view of the city while looking out from their beautiful homes.

mayfair gardens

A Superior location at the Mayfair Gardens

Location of a home is crucial in determining the life quality. Don’ you agree? Our day to day stress levels can increase or decrease as a consequence from a good or a poor locale of one’s home. This is mainly due to the traffic, availability of public transportation options, good schools for your child that is within a walking distance, shopping centres for weekend leisure and fresh food markets accessibility by foot or a reliable way of public transport.

Additionally, surrounding sports facilities or natural assets such as parks increases the value of your property. All of these factors have a huge impact on the resident’s lives and determine the amount of spare time for different activities, as well as the overall life quality. This is one of the many reason Mayfair Gardens is an invaluable option and at a superior neighbourhood.

Vicinity of public transportation options

KTM Bukit Timah Railway Station is very close to the said housing estate, but the possibility of noise or pollution shouldn’t bother you as it is no longer in operation and even the tracks were removed.

On the other hand, the new condos are going to be in close proximity to the King Albert Park MRT Station, which is a very convenient mode of transport for the residing residents. It is connecting the area from Bukit Panjang to the Singapore Expo for your information. As a home owner from this beautiful residential development, most probably do own a vehicle of their own and they would be happy to know that the exact location is only 15 minutes away from the city centre for them. The PIE, Bukit Timah Road and Clementi Road is easily accessible from this location too!

Other benefits of this location

Owning this valuable address of Rifle Range Road, brings some other benefits as well. These includes close proximity to the Bukit Timah Plaza, having lots of fresh food stores, famous grocery stores, nice restaurants with both local and international cuisine, beauty salons, shopping centres and jogging tracks. Apart from these benefits, one of the greatest assets of this locale is the presence of many parks and gardens in the immediate vicinity.

Furthermore, this elite neighbourhood is also where the private residential developments including the likes of Gardenvista, Blossomvale and Jardin call home. There are excellent educational and personal improvement opportunities in the precinct. Some of them are only several minutes away. This is especially important for families with children. In the end, let’s point out that there is a very high demand for rentals in this zone. Therefore, putting your money into the Mayfair Gardens could be an ideal choice moving forward.

stirling residences

Top Reason to invest on the latest Stirling Road Condo

Singapore: You could be reading this if you come across the recent Stirling Road’s billion-dollar deal! By the end of 2017, a billion-dollar bid was triggered and won by both Logan Property and Nanshan Group. Queenstown will be preparing to showcase one of Singapore’s largest and finest residential project, the Stirling Residences.

It remains within the historical Queenstown Planning Area and you will see more than a thousand new apartments propping up in this area very soon. Developers were keen on building stunning condominiums in this central district and these beautiful architectural was carefully designed to complement the neighborhood’s mature and stylish nature. Every single home purchaser will have the opportunity to live in a property that redefines luxury and serenity.

As mentioned above, this is the largest and highest residential bid seen in the whole Queenstown estate. The piece of land involved in the open tender belonged to the city state and through the Government Land Sales Programme, this huge plot of land was sold to Logan Property and Nanshan Group in a joint venture effort. The struggle to secure this site was tedious and in order to win, Logan Property and Nanshan Group had to put up a tough fight against other heavyweights. According to other reports, the land parcel was sold for $1.003 billion and this project will spread across an impressive 230,000 square feet of land area.

Stirling Residences will be a great residential development encompassing everything a family need and it is an ideal investment option for both the young and the old. This huge project features more than 1 swimming pool, lush landscaping, bbq pits, tennis court, childcare centre and more!

These are the few ancillary facilities that will make your stay at home a blissful one. When it comes to the many different apartment layout here, purchasers will have the freedom to choose between one to five bedroom type. Every unit was carefully designed with space and luxury in mind. Developers have not compromised space anywhere for both big and small families! So, fear not!

What is around Stirling Road?

When it comes to comparing the neighborhood amenities, very few other places can really stand up to the generous Queenstown and it is really an exceptional private enclave to begin with. The moment you decide to reside in Stirling Residences, you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of being a part of this community. Whether you’re looking for authentic local food or a place to acquire clothing, Queenstown has it all.

To be more precise, it has something available for everyone in the family. Novelty retailers near your home would be the NTUC and Cold Storage. These hypermarkets will help you with everything and anything under the sun. Above all, you are not even required to walk far for them or even drive to reach these places.

Connectivity around Queenstown

Location is one of the key selling features along Stirling Road. Central Business District and the Downtown Core is hardly few stations away from the development site and you will be able to reach many other commercial areas within two to three train stops including our internationally recognized Orchard Road Shopping Belt! For many savvy investors, this is an almost irresistible deal and the top reason to purchase the latest Stirling Residences.

2018 New Condo Real Estate Investment Likely to Hit an All Time High in Singapore

With many predictions on the way for the rise in the Singapore condo housing market, there is certainty that there will be a huge growth in the private housing sector. With projections going back and forth about how high the market will grow in newly developed real-estate investments, the accuracy of expected growth may be a little modest for the Singapore area, given it being a desirable place to live in the region. Amid all speculations of how well the real-estate market will turn out coming into the conclusion of 2018, it’s likely that Singapore new condo development real-estate investments market will be at an all-time high in the multi-billion investment range.

How high these investments are likely to grow?

The real-estate investment projections for the Singapore new condo developments such as Amber 45 by UOL located at 45 Amber Road are expected to grow more than 20-25% which can bring up to more than $60 billion dollars in newly developed condo real-estate investments. 2018 rightly follows 2017 for investment growth, which 2017 has seen more growth in investments in condo properties up to 15%, since 2016. The elevation of real-estate investments for 2017 was due to the upturn of the real-estate condo market. After a decline, it is expected that in 2018, the number could be at an all-time high, even higher than it has been collectively in the three prior years combined.

These projected gains in real-estate investment market will carry on and even gain more momentum as 2018 nears its end. This successful investment projection gain will likely be driven by investors that will set the foundation for the upcycle in the new development condo realty market. Elevations in the market will be highly clear with a great total of investments in the private condo real-estate market. Collectively for all types of real-estate in the Singapore market it will show even higher numbers of investments across all types of investable properties in the Singapore area.

Expectations for 2018

In 2017 the new condo development private housing sector made up around 40% of actual investments in residential condo real-estate investments. Investment sales for 2017 was capped at nearly $40 billion which was at the best investment sales since 2006. Investor in condo realty are going to show that they are still interested in the market despite the growth in price. Investor are expected to take their chances in the market, with the positivity that the new development condo real-estate investment market will hit an all-time high in 2018 and stay that way for years to come.

The expectations of developers for this all-time investment high to take place, will be effective through the replenishment of their land sites and new developments. With fierce competition in the new development condo real-estate market, developer’s investments in their land is what is likely to set this 2018 investment cap into place, making it a better year than in 2017. However, efforts by both investor developers and buyers, will make this more likely to happen sooner than the end of the year with an even higher investment in newly developed condo real-estate across Singapore.

 

Reasons on Why You Should Choose Park Colonial Condo

Hello! When you’re looking to buy a matrimonial home with your life-long partner, you might not be able to find as many options that are suitable within your budget in Singapore due to the higher cost of living here. There are some compelling reasons that you should also look forward to buying a condo such as the Park Colonial Condo by CEL instead of a public housing dwelling in the neighbourhood town. Below are some great reasons why choosing a Singapore condo could be the right choice for you and your family.

Lower Property Taxes

Since property taxes are based on the overall value of the property, the condo taxes are worth more or less the same as public housing since HDBs can fetch above a million dollar nowadays. The taxes are really insignificant due to the size of the condo and other factors including the cost of the condo, amenities and the overall area in which you’ll purchase. Assessed home value and resale levy will play a crucial factor in how much you will be taxed for your property. However, Condo owner’s taxes will always be similar to the amount of owning a public housing.

Park Colonial’s Security

Owning a private condo here increases your security with the toughened fence-up border. In addition to the fact of having on-site security guard round the clock in Park Colonial Condo, it actually deters any criminals’ would-be away from the condo compounds as well.

When you’re looking at the condo building in the development, you will see several other neighbour units close-by each other and with a tight knit community within the entire site, each and every resident will be able to look out for one another. By residing in a private condo will surely provide you and your family a higher level of security than you would get by living in a public housing family home.

Maintenance of Park Colonial Condo

While you’re living in a private residential development, it takes away the headache of having to worry about the maintenance of your property. If there are any pools on the premises the MCST will make sure that the maintenance of the pool is taken care of, as well as other communal areas of the building. This is why you pay maintenance fees in the first place, so that you don’t have to worry about doing the work yourself as you would with a HDB home. By residing in a condo premise, you’ll never worry about watering the grass, picking unsightly weeds from the garden, mowing a lawn or cleaning a pool or any area outside of your residence too!

Amenities of Park Colonial Condo

Monthly maintenance fees from Park Colonial Condo residents includes paying for the water, trash removal and security among other things. These are areas you won’t have to worry about while living comfortably at home. Although these fees are usually higher than what you would have to pay as compared to living in a HDB, you are actually paying for the convenience and amenities within the development as well. It comes with a full suite of facilities for residents to enjoy while you’re back from work or during the weekend gatherings with your friends and relatives. Apart from having such convenience in your own backyard, there is also the prestige of living in Park Colonial Condo due to the premium status.

The Artra Condominium

Where is Artra Condo?

The Artra is a brand-new mixed-use complex with the Tang Group, located in Redhill right beside the Rehdill MRT station in Singapore’s District 3 precinct. The full site area extends across over 90,000 square feet in Singapore’s District 3 precinct.  This development will include brand new residential condo units, as well as a swimming pool, a tennis court for residents, multiple three-story-high Sky Terraces, as well as a Sky Terrace spanning the entire 24th floor, and an indoor gym for use by condominium residents.  The entire project will also house a Supermarket, 15 restaurants and retail shops, and a childcare center.

Competitive Bidding for the Coveted Artra

Bidding was competitive for the coveted Artra property. This was likely attributable to the property’s desirable location in Redhill, as well as the property’s convenient access to the MRT train line. There were 10 total bidders for the plot of land on which the Artra will be constructed, and the top five bids were separated by a scant 5% margin. This suggests that the bidders place aggressive bids in order to up their chances of securing this premier piece of real estate.

Why is this location so highly sought-after? Firstly, ARTRA is conveniently-located near a major transport network, allowing tenants with personal vehicles and those without convenient and easy access to other parts of the city.  Specifically, the Artra will be located only three MRT train stops away from Tanjong Pagar and only four stops from Raffles Place.

The Artra will also be a convenient and short five- to ten-minute drive to Orchard Road, Raffles Place, and Sentosa for residents with private vehicles. The Arta is also located close to shopping malls, including Tiong Bahru Plaza, Queensway Shopping Centre, and IKEA Alexandra Central.  Moreover, the Artra is also located near a number of reputable schools, such as Gan Eng Seng, Alexandra Primary School, Zhangde Primary School, and Crescent Girls’ School.

What Sets the Residences of the Artra Apart?

The residence of the Artra are laid out in a way that is both beautiful and functional. The well-planned layouts utilize the space in a way that maximizes the opportunity for family bonding and relaxation. Offering master bedrooms that are equipped with both a walk-in closet and an expansive balcony, these master suites are truly an oasis of comfort and style.

Moreover, these residences offer a number of valuable amenities in the building. Along with the shops, childcare center, and retail outlets discussed above, residents will have access to a tennis court, indoor gym, family pool, BBQ pits, function rooms, and a kid’s playground. There are also several Sky Terraces interspersed throughout the building, one of which spans the entire 24th floor and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Some of these Sky Terraces even include indoor gardens, where residents can indulge in being surrounded by natural beauty in any weather.

The Artra offers a truly luxurious, convenient, and all-inclusive housing option in one of the most sought-after areas in Singapore’s District 3 Precinct. There are a number of floor plan options available, ranging from 786 sq. feet and 2,583 sq. feet of living space, so you will be sure to find the right-sized home for your family in this brand-new and stunning building. For more information, or to request a brochure, please visit us or arrange a viewing with us online.

The Opus at Tanjong Katong

The Opus at Katong, a stunning condo will be built on 16 Amber Gardens (former amber park) in Singapore. The boundary of the entire amber road area comprises of only a few stretches of road including a roundabout. Hence, the exclusiveness due to the small community of residents here. Other than the few strips of road, it is also surrounded by Mountbatten and Tanjong Katong Road leading you back home as a future resident here.

The ever popularity of Tanjong Katong, all thanks to the historically rich culture in the eastern part of Singapore. The neighbourhood was always admired for their rows of beautiful Peranakan shophouses, an amazing architecture of the yesteryears.

Location of The Opus

It is also under the planning area of Marina Parade, a proud district 15 area which is in between the City Centre and Singapore’s Changi Airport. The locale of The Opus at Katong is already a champion site to modestly begin with. A coveted address, one of the best and highly sought-after with a tranquil environment surrounding the development.

With a plot ratio of 2.8, developer will be building almost 800 beautiful homes on the piece of freehold land, while spreading across four luxurious looking towers. It will certainly be an eye-catching condo development you won’t be able to miss when you’re around the vicinity.

There will also be many layout configurations planned for The Opus at Katong so that none of the buyers would be left out due to limited choices. You can be a proud owner of this condo even when if you have a smaller budget as there will be a one bedded apartment for the singles or retail investors to the higher price tag of five bedded apartment for the larger families.

In working along with one of the best architects in Singapore, the building structure will be tilted to allow the maximum exposure towards the sea. Most of the households within the condo will be able to enjoy the sea breeze and the beautiful view of the morning sun together with your loved ones.

Facilities and Amenities for The Opus Resident

As a resident of The Opus, there will also be plenty of facilities in your own backyard such as a huge swimming pool, indoor gym, clubhouse, barbecue area, garden maze, jogging track, playground for the kids and a rare tennis court.

If the above facilities are not able to satisfy you, fret not as you’re a neighbour of East Coast Park. The most famous beach in our eastern shores, you will be able to enjoy the various activities including water sports for your adrenaline pumping high or having a peaceful stroll along the beach with your family during the sunset moment. All this for the price of nothing if the lifestyle you’re so desperately asking for in times of the stressful society we’re currently in.

Do not hesitate, indicate your interest for The Opus at Katong now!

New Release Condo at Margaret Drive Singapore

New Release Condo at Margaret Drive Singapore – In the Middle of Queenstown

A spanking new condo development will be release for sale after the coming Lunar Chinese New Year in 2018. It is well positioned in the strong heritage culture of Queenstown Planning Area, this fresh face residence along Commonwealth Avenue looks promising to be the most hype-up development in this year, as the developer had wanted to create an iconic masterpiece since having made waves in the local property market scene in 2013. (We will touch on this later)

CASH IS KING, LOCATION IS THE RULER TOO!

price versus location

When you’re out looking for properties to purchase, be it for long / mid-term investment or for your own living with your loved ones, the very first thing to come to mind is the price and followed by the location of the development. Yes, No, Maybe? It doesn’t matter because this two comes hand in hand for almost everything you could’ve imagined. Nothing is free if you want something good and nothing is cheap if you wanted the best. So how do we balance these weighing factors? This is where the location factor sets in to differentiate the price value of your choice.

Especially in our land scarce urban city…

Margaretville

This new release condo by the name of Margaret ville is one such development that you can seriously consider given the strategic site it is sitting on currently. They are conveniently situated in the middle of two MRT train stations, Commonwealth and Queenstown. Both within a short stroll away distance, they are able to ferry you to our current central business district and the future second business district in 4 to 5 stations away respectively.

How’s that for a location? If you are too near, the price premium shoots up like a sore thumb, if you’re not that near, it balances up but for this new project, it is slightly different from the rest especially those in the east as our second CBD is in the west. So, it actually became a very interesting locale to be in when you are right smack in the middle from both of them now.

Besides the district 3 label we have here instead of the prime 09, 10 and 11, there are more than enough amenities and facilities around the vicinity. Firstly, we are only 10 mins drive to Orchard, 5 mins drive to both Holland Village and Alexandra Village Cluster. Secondly, a short walking distance to Dawson Hawker Food Centre and 24 hours Supermarkets for your daily necessities. What else do you need?

If you are a parent with school-going children, fret not. There are good academic institutions in the neighbourhood such as Crescent Girls’ School, Fairfield Methodist, Anglo-Chinese School, Tanglin Trust School, Gan Eng Seng and Zhangde Primary.

This area has what it takes to be one of the most promising precinct and coincidentally, it has been sold to MCL Land back in 2016. A market leader known for building top quality properties and at a reasonable price point for home buyers. Apart from their recent fully-sold developments such as Lakeville, Lake Grande and Hallmark, the most talk about will be the J Gateway project back in 2013 when all 738 apartments were sold in the first day of release.

If you are looking to purchase a unit for your loved ones from this reputable developer and at a very nice location minus the premium, you have to act fast and register your interest with them as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Property Managements in Singapore

Top 10 Property Managements in Singapore

Singapore has one of the best markets for buying and selling of properties. The housing markets in Singapore are highly successful because of the upward trend that exists almost always. The biggest pillars behind the successful marketers are the property managers of Singapore. There are also other factors such as proper market awareness, investments of big shots, profitable ventures and investments that are made accordingly and so on. However, all these factors will not end in fruition without the existence of qualified property managers. So here we are going to see who property managers are and what is their role in the real estate markets of Singapore?

Property Managements in Singapore

Property Managers:

So who are these property managers and why do they exist? Markets are vast and complex environments. It has a lot of investments that are made by a lot of customers. The process that takes place in the market is interconnected which makes the job of the market professionals tedious. This is where property managers come in. They manage, control and oversee the affairs of the markets and take care of the need of the clients. They also make sure that every action is made accountable, irrespective of who the performer is. Since property managers are neutral people, their actions in most of the cases are unbiased and perfect focusing on the overall welfare.

Property Managers in the Singapore Real Estate Markets:

Before we get to know the property management in Singapore, it is important that we know Singapore is one of the best places where high-level management training programmes are conducted. This makes property developers and managers highly efficient and effective. This is probably one of the reasons why Singapore markets are strong despite odd markets conditions

  • Here are the top 5 institutions that provide property management training:
  • Kaplan Higher Education Academy
  • Tourism Management Institution of Singapore
  • NGEE Ann Polytechnic
  • National University of Singapore
  • Trent Global College of Technology and Management

Apart from there are many other training institutions that offer exclusive property management training course all around Singapore. These institutions provide quality education that in turn helps quality management in Singapore and for professionals around the world. Now that we know the intuitions, here are the top 10 property managers of Singapore. Most of these are renowned organizations. Property management as we stated earlier is an arduous task and you need multiple professionals to complete the process. Here goes the list:

  1. Abacus Property Management
  2. JLL Singapore
  3. Savills Residential Pte Ltd
  4. Rhodo Property and Estate Management
  5. Exceltec Property Management Pte Ltd
  6. LHN Group
  7. HBA Group Property Consultants Pte Ltd
  8. AMK Auto Point
  9. Colliers International Pte Ltd
  10. Knight Frank
Singapore's Real Estate Market

All That You Have To Know About Singapore’s Real Estate Market

In case if you are interested in understanding the global real estate market or interested in the economic affairs of Singapore you are at the right place. Real estate market is the housing market of Singapore. Most of the times we mistake real estate as a field that is tough and hard to interpret. But that is not the reality. By understanding a few things like market fluctuation, the influence of money market and share market in housing market and the demand and supply chain of investors and sellers, we can easily understand how the real estate market functions. In the event of understanding real estate of the global platform, it is imperative to know about the Singaporean Economy and the influence of housing market on it.

Singapore's Real Estate Market

Here are the few things that you have to understand about the real estate market in Singapore:

The Singapore’s real estate market includes all sorts of investments that people make in condos, apartment, independent houses, flats, lands and much more. All these put together will have an impact on the economy of Singapore. This sets the trend of the real estate market. If you have you understand the housing sector in Singapore there is one thing that you have to know mandatorily. It is the public housing system that widely exists in Singapore.

Singapore and public housing:

In case if you didn’t know earlier, more than 80% of the people who live in Singapore live in government housing sectors. These sectors that are taken by the government authorities are called Housing Development Board. There are about 23 town and 3 estates that are spread across the island. The 23 estates that are located on the island comprise of more than a million houses. The best part about being in a housing development board is that they are well developed and so cool for accommodation. They are vibrant and affordable as well.

The idea of government housing system came as a result of the homelessness the people of Singapore were going through before the 1980s. The whole world is well aware of the fact that Singapore is an island that saw steadfast development in a couple of decades. From the state of being an under-developed state, it is now a developed nation that highly contributes to the world economy. The GDP of the nation stands at 18.2, which as of 2017 is 3 fold higher than the GDP of India. So back to our point, the idea of development came in the year 1964. From then on there is no turning back. The best part is that it is affordable for people who belong to the different section of the economy.

The popularity and the win-win situation that is created by the government, makes people highly welcome the idea of Public housing. So as far as the world knows, it is the idea of public housing that has made the housing markets of Singapore highly successful.