New units snapped up

New units snapped up

Buyers snapped up new units from a range of public and private projects yesterday.

Far East Organisation's Seahill condo sold more than 80 units out of the 120 released - its first day of preview.

The units at the 99-year leasehold project in West Coast Link went for an average of $1,300 per sq ft.

Prices for a 495 sq ft, one-bedroom Soho apartment start from about $650,000.

Far East said 85 per cent of home buyers are Singaporeans, with most living around the west.

The 338-unit condo has one- to three bedders, Soho (small office, home office) apartments and townhouses. A full service apartment block will also be built within the development.

The executive condominium 1 Canberra was launched in Yishun yesterday, with nearly 200 potential buyers making e-applications for a ballot slip by 8.30pm.

A standard three-bedder is likely to cost between $680,000 and $880,000. A four-bedder is about $860,000 to $970,000.

Pasir Ris One, believed to be the last project under the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS), had recorded more than 100 e-applications by 5.30pm. Most of the potential buyers are from Pasir Ris and the surrounding areas, said project director Chan Tung Moe, who is also executive director of SingXpress Land.

The DBSS is developed by his company and Kay Lim Holdings.

'Most first-time buyers were in the 25- to 33-year age group and interested second-time buyers were couples above 35, who have young families,' he said.

Top prices for a five-bedroom flat at the 447-unit development are about $681.

Source: The Straits Times – 28 April 2012