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Xin Review: Avenue South Residences

Xin Review: Avenue South Residences

Avenue South Residence offers the experience of a lifetime to its residents. The residential property was developed by the UOL Group, along with its sister companies, the Kheng Leong Company, and the United Industrial Corp.

Source: https://avenuesouthresidencecondo.sg/

The main site is exquisite and is just a short drive away from Outram Park Belt and Chinatown. This makes it even more appealing to residents and has especially left me impressed and excited about the residential development’s surrounds.

The location is perfectly thought out and is situated along Silat Avenue, which is directly connected to major roads, such as Jalan Bukit Merah and Kampong Bahru Road. The residential development is also surrounded by countless amenities, boasting with views of the heartlands’ estate, including Tiong Bahru and Telok Blangah.

Apart from its shopping facilities, the development itself has an incredible design and entertainment options that will blow your mind. These include the Clarke and Outram Shopping District, which are two of the most popular shopping destinations in Singapore.

What makes the condominium so special, is also the fact that the building itself is iconic and is a 99-year old development. It offers amazing views of the Southern Waterfront. If that isn’t enough, Avenue South Residence also offers incredible views of Orchard and the Ganges Roads. The area itself is considered one of the most prime in Singapore, with the buildings towering over the city’s other buildings.

Why Avenue South Residence Left Me Impressed

Singapore is well known and adored for its incredible buildings and developments, but Avenue South Residence particularly has something unique to offer.

It offers an experience of a lifetime. There’s an exclusivity about Avenue South Residence that just doesn’t compare to any other. With a tenure of only a year short of a century, its 245,975 square foot site area has plenty of excitement and expectation that awaits, to say the least.

The Experience Avenue South Residence has to Offer

The residential development also includes 1074 units and an impressive 56 stories, which only leaves one imagining about how good the view looks from the top.

The condominium units range from one-bedroom to five-bedroom apartments and are perfect for families of all sizes. One of the condo’s biggest attractions, is its simplicity, translating the idea of how incredible it is to live in this magnificent skyscraper-like building.

The units are strategically placed with efficient airflow and ventilation. It provides perfect views, which is designed to face landscaped gardens, along with the sea and unblocked vistas leading to the city.

Amenities surrounding the residential condominium development, furthermore, adds to its endearing popularity. It is located towards the end of the popular Jalan Bukit Merah Road, starting from Queensway and leading to Kampong Bahru Road. These roads include many well-known commercial and industrial buildings, such as Connection One and Rubicon offices, the public Bukit Merah Library, primary schools, and Bukit Meral Central.

Finally, what impressed me the most, is the development’s design. It includes roads and transportation services that will literally make your life easier, the best educational facilities for your children, and is located close to popular amenities such as the Orchard Shopping District, the Southern Waterfront District, and South Marina Bay.

Xin Review: The Avenir

Xin Review: The Avenir

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Design of the Condo

The Avenir facilities

The Avenir is the Former Pacific Mansion. The developers, Hong Leong and Guocoland have left no table unturned in bringing everything under the roof for you. The building is an architectural marvel laced with all the facilities one would want. It spreads over a good 129,648 square feet of area with every foot dipped in beauty and luxury.

This marvel that is found in district 9 will surely attract many families because of its attractive offers and the superfluous benefits. The apartments available here are matchless. The apartments are spacious. 3/4-bedroom apartments are ideal for bigger families. Details of the houses have been microscopically monitored here. The kitchen cabinets are designed by Nova Cucina. This will surely make the ladies fall in love with their kitchens.

The luxe walk-in wardrobes serve the purpose of elegance and space-maintenance at the same time. The wardrobes are clearly a reflection of your great class.

Facilities

The developers have kept a keen eye on the buyer’s perspective. In todays world of gadgetry, no one is interested in putting in more effort for most of the tasks. So, the provision of several facilities is assured. We take care of your fitness consciousness by providing you a loaded gym. The hydrophiles will also find this place heaven because of the swimming pool which provides 50m lap measurement.

Sports enthusiasts shall find this place good because the place boasts of a tennis court too. So, grab on your racquets and engage in a duel.

The elderly and the children get their loved stuff here. A children’s park is available. BBQ pits are also available so if your grandpa loves to make BBQ, then worry not.

The green lawn will provide nourishment to the eyes and let you attain peace whilst walking the dewy patches.

Strategic value due to surroundings

The Avenir has a very important strategic importance in terms of its location. With almost everything lying at an arm’s length, daily chores will be no problem at all.

Robertson quay lies in close proximity to the very building. A great advantage this is. One can move freely on the Alexandra road. Access to the Orchard and the city areas is as easy as it gets.

Shopping

The greatest concern for many people when deciding an apartment is the availability of shopping malls. The most practical approach is to have a good shopping mall close to your apartment. Here this concern is carefully monitored. A number of great shopping malls are present in the vicinity of The Avenir. The City Shopping mall, the Valley Point, Liang Court, and Plaza Singapura are there to name a few. In these malls, one can find all the stuff under one roof.

Educational institutes

Families are most concerned about the schools surrounding the apartment. Education is of pivotal importance in any home. Thus, this place takes full marks in this aspect too. A number of good institutes are available in close distance to The Avenir. Primary schools such as River valley primary school and Alexandra primary school are available. International elementary school, Chatsworth international school, and the middle school campus are included in the notable alma maters of the town. With a coterie of schools around, this place will prove to be an ideal ground for your child’s learning and excellence.

For the knowledge-lusty guys, there is a very well-designed Library at the shopping belt of Orchard road. The seekers of knowledge can find a plethora of authentic books on the topics they want.

Commute

It’s an unfortunate day’s start when you are already late and find a flat tyre in the morning. Well, in The Avenir this issue can be solved in a much better way. The intricate system of MRT connects you with the city. The Dhoby Ghaut services are also there.

For those owning their cars, life and driving will be a smooth experience, thanks to the good quality roads and expressways. These roads and expressways connect The Avenir to the rest of the city.

Recreation

Recreation is important for the maintenance of a healthy life. Luckily, in The Avenir recreational spots are not hard to find. There are cool spots to hang out and chill with your friends. The neighborhood has a lot to offer to the thrill and fun-seeking teens.

Kids can play their hearts out at Fort Canning Park. This park also serves as a source of entertainment for all by hosting concerts, festivals, and theatre. It is a full pack of entertainment.

Recreation is incomplete with Food. The variety of food items here will make your mouth water. Burgers at the Wisma Atria are a treat to have while the food at Toby’s Estate is surely an affair to remember. Killiney road has this great hangout place called the KPO. This place is good for the fun-loving as it serves drinks while the DJ plays your Jam.

Those in search of whiskey don’t have to go far now. La Maison Du provides good quality whiskey.

Other Benefits of Living Here

This place is convenient to live for families. The added advantage to the amenities is the good rental potential of these apartments. If you are looking to purchase an apartment for business purposes, this will not disappoint you.

And if at some point you want to sell it, even then, no worries at all. The area has strong sales and will get you a good price for it.

The Avenir is an ideal location to live for families. The amenities are sufficient for all your needs. So, don’t want and book your apartment now!

Xin Review: Affinity at Serangoon, 2020

Xin Review: Affinity at Serangoon, 2020

The Affinity at Serangoon is considered a class residential development, which due to its location, has already become very popular among its residents. The development is set to launch in Serangoon Gardens and its North Estate.

The residential development project is led by Oxley Holdings, the Lian Beng Group, consortium Oxley Holdings, Apricot, and KSH Holdings, which will all work together to develop Affinity at Serangoon.

Just like its neighbouring developments, it boasts with incredible views, which is all thanks to its location. The site’s views include the Serangoon Landed Estate, which is greeted with a beautiful horizon each morning.

If the luxury condominium’s site’s views don’t entice you, then surely its surrounding amenities and incredible design will.

The condo’s architectural design is inspiring, modern and luxurious. It is designed for family-oriented individuals or households and consists of 1012 units. It also includes 40 strata houses, paired with 5 commercial shops.

All units are all spacious and have beautiful views of Serangoon and its surrounds. The location offers a sense of convenience to those who are family-focused, with most units facing the North-South views. The luxurious condominium development is set to be completed in the middle of 2022. This allows potential residents plenty of time to decide whether they’d like to purchase a unit.

Amenities Galore for the Affinity at Serangoon Condominium Development

The Affinity at Serangoon offers endless amenities and even convenient types of transport, which is made accessible to all residents.

The residential development’s Cross Island Line is set to have a station, the Serangoon North MRT Station. The development’s closest MRT station will be the Serangoon North MRT station and is only a 4-minute walk away.

The location and design of its layout is very tranquil, offering a stress-free environment for residents. The condo is specifically designed to make residents feel relaxed and at home. It is also designed as a space to bring the community closer together, presenting a laid-back neighbourly experience.

Plenty of thought has been put into this development, which gives potential residents all the reason to purchase or lease its units. With surrounding waterways, plants, trees and walkways, you’ll feel right at home at Affinity at Serangoon.

Since food culture is taken seriously in Singapore, you should know that the condo is considered to have something referred to as “The food hood”. This is something future residents will find very entertaining and exciting. At the condo site, you can find some of the best street food, cafés, restaurants, and stores. The food hood is located right next to the Serangoon Gardens, which calls for a stroll and a bite you’ll come back for again. It also offers markets, both sweet and savoury, which just adds to the overall Affinity at Serangoon experience.

Looking like a hotel-based development by day, and a building paired with many entertainment facilities and beauty, the Affinity at Serangoon is one condominium development that willpositively take your breath away.

Affinity at Serangoon: Project Review 2018

Affinity at Serangoon: Project Review 2018

Affinity at Serangoon @ Serangoon North Estate and Serangoon Gardens (Formerly Serangoon Ville, Enbloc)

Affinity at Serangoon, an upcoming residential area at Serangoon North, located in the northeastern part of Singapore was successfully acquired by Oxley Holdings for S$499 million. (See: Former HUDC estate Serangoon Ville sold en bloc for $499 million) The old Serangoon Ville enbloc is a 244 unit development features three blocks of 13-storey and four blocks of four-storey walk-up apartments.

The Oxley-led CONSORTIUM includes Oxley that takes up a 40 percent stake in the consortium; the balance is equally split among Lian Beng Group, Unique Invesco Pte Ltd and Apricot Capital. Unique Invesco is a 37.5 percent indirect associate of KSH Holdings; Apricot is the private investment firm of Super Group’s Teo family. The consortium also has to pay $195 million in estimated charges to top up the lease to 99 years and intensify the land use.

Oxley Holdings Limited

Information on Enbloc of Serangoon Ville that will transform into Affinity at Serangoon.

In July 25th, 2017, the tender was closed and a total of 5 competitive bids were received with prices well above the owners’ asking price. More than 80 percent of the owners agreed for an en bloc sale, which resulted in the property to put up for sale. After the sale is completed successfully, and conditions met, each owner will receive about S$2 million for their property. As usual, before the project launch announcement, it has to undergo some pending government paperwork and clearance from the authorities for a full go-ahead. As of now, Oxley Holdings has officially announced the name to be Affinity @ Serangoon. This new Condo launch in Singapore is expected to build great hype and excitement since it is located in a premium matured estate.

Since the CONSORTIUM leading this project is a major player in the industry, there is hardly an occasion when an obstacle has stopped or delayed a project as massive as this. Affinity @ Serangoon will be built with the family in mind and will consist of approximately 1052 units, with strata landed and 5 commercial shops. Featuring units with a variety of 1br to family-sized units, most of the units will be north-south facing and enjoy convenience and amenities in Serangoon North mature estate.

According to sources, this new development of the Affinity @ Serangoon condo is calculated to feature a land rate of $835 per sq ft per plot ratio. Oxley has been famous for developing luxurious condos and units for residential purposes and it is highly likely that this project will also be fully developed for a luxurious unit, resembling most of Oxley’s significant projects.

Short History of Serangoon North Estate where Affinity at Serangoon is located.

Nex Shopping Centre

Serangoon Gardens was formerly a residential estate for the British (and some Australian and New Zealand) soldiers and airmen, where some of them were based in the nearby RAF (Royal Air Force) Chia Keng Camp, until the early seventies.

The name Serangoon is likely to be derived from burong ranggoon, referring to a species of black and white stork that lives around Sungei Serangoon (formerly called Rangoon River). Satu, or one in Malay, was added to the name, thus becoming Saranggoon. This name was used for a long period of time before it eventually evolved to Serangoon. During the Japanese Occupation, large plots of flower farms were cultivated in this region, leading to the naming of the estate as Serangoon Gardens.

URA Masterplan For Developing Serangoon Where Affinity at Serangoon is

The site is within URA’s Serangoon Planning area. Comparative developments in the area include Kensington Park, Affinity @ Serangoon by Oxley Holdings. Slightly further to the East will be Terrasse. There has been a drought for new condominium launches in the estate and so Affinity @ Serangoon will together with Keppel and Wingtai The Garden Residences will rejuvenate and revitalise the entire area and neighbourhood, the value of the estate will be raised and tremendous amounts of activities and vitality will be injected into the estate.

URA Masterplan Serangoon

Important Breakdown and Preview of Affinity at Serangoon

Let’s look at the compelling reasons to select Affinity @ Serangoon as your investment property and choice. Our developer team has a breakdown and you may refer to Affinity @ Serangoon Prices here.

  • Good Roads and Transport Connectivity
  • Nearby Good Local and International School
  • Centralized Location and Minutes to Town, Harbourfront, Central Business District and also South Marina Bay
  • Near to Amenities such as NEX and Food Haunts such as Chomp Chomp Food Centre.
  • Strong Tenant Base with expected expatriate demand from Lycee Francais de Singapour
  • Strong Tenant Base from Surrounding Business Parks such as Amk Industrial Park and Serangoon North Industrial Estate
  • Great for Families looking for a home near good schools and strong amenities
  • Luxurious Living and Fittings

Hype and Launch of Affinity at Serangoon: What’s Next?

Since the official launch of Development name, Affinity @ Serangoon was just announced on 15th May 2018, we expect a hype build up as we continue to provide the latest news and updates. More importantly, the E-brochures, floor plans, and site plan will be crucial to determining the value of this Condominium at Serangoon North.

It is important to note that former HUDC estates, which tend to be huge under-built swathes of land, have featured strongly in this year’s list of awarded collective sales, with successful developers hoping to intensify the number of units by three to five times the existing capacity. This includes estates like Affinity @ Serangoon, and Riverfront Residence (formerly Rio Casa Enbloc).

If you would like to follow up on the updates of Affinity @ Serangoon, we highly recommend that you refer to the official site source here: https://affinityatserangoonville.sg. Early preview usually means you get access to early information that can help with decision making on the purchase of Condominiums in Singapore. Subsequently, you should base your decision on the floor plan layout and sizes – PSFs are important but the layout is equally important, so be sure to make informed decisions and do your due diligence before any purchase!

Xin Review: Houses and Parc Botannia

Xin Review: Houses and Parc Botannia

Press Release: Prices Announced for Parc Botannia

Price Guide:

Unit Type Typical Size (sqft/sqm) Prices
1 BR 430/40 From $548k
1 BR + S 560/47 From $633k
2 BR-C 581/54 From $738k
2 BR-P 667/62 From $820k
2 BR + S 775/72 From $937k
3 BR-C 870/80 From $1.04M
3 BR-P 969/90 From $1.17M
4 BR-C 1152/107 From S$1.3M
4 BR-P 1280/119 From S$1.45M
5 BR 1410/131 From S$1.6M

A Record of Condominium Costs

It’s been almost six years since Condominiums made a comeback in 2010. By 2010 to Q1 2013, the ordinary launch cost of an condominium valued modestly from S$800 psf into S$950 psf. This growth was still acceptable since it had been in sync with enhancing buyers’ opinion for residential properties around the whole throughout this period.

That is because a purchaser’s present HDB monthly mortgage payment won’t be factored into TDSR calculations if a lender assesses the total amount of loan to give him within an Condo unit. Executive condos were consequently found at an average cost of roughly S$800 psf at Q2 2013, up from an average of S$750 psf throughout the first half of the year.

Projects which adopt strong pricing plans in 2017 transfer sales quicker

Two condominium projects stood out from 2017 with regards to number of earnings — Hundred Palms Residences and Parc Botannia. As reported by a developer sales survey in August, Hundred Palms Residences was sold out on the first day!

Competitive pricing is the principle of this sport for developers to market their executive condominium jobs quicker in 2017. That is because buyers stay very cost sensitive, on account of the enduring impact of the MSR cap for new Condo buys and constraints on property loans caused by TDSR.

Everything you need to know about Park Colonial

Everything you need to know about Park Colonial

About Park Colonial

Park Colonial Logo

Park Colonial is a high rise luxury condominium with a total of about 734 units located behind Avon Park. It will be developed by CEL Unique Development Pte Ltd, which is a consortium of Chip Eng Seng Corp, Heeton Holdings and KSH Holdings.

It is situated along 309 Upper Serangoon Road and Woodleigh Lane, with close proximity to Woodleigh MRT Station in Singapore. There are an estimated of 734 units with the price determine to be between S$1700 to S$1800 psf.

Harbour View Gardens Location Map

The development will consist of investible sizes and also family friendly sizes. All the units will be designed with thought for space, comfort, and luxury living. The 2br units will have a choice between compact and with study units. The 3br will have a compact and grand model. There will be no 1br units, making the development truly one for the family, quality investor, and enjoying good demographic trend in the development.

One main attraction of the Condominium is that is located as part of the Bidadari Estate. This will attract high rental demand and a good capital gain over the next 10 years.

Bidadari is also connected and convenient because of the North East (Purple) and Circle (Yellow) Line. URA has termed Bidadari as a “Community Within a Garden”, and picturesque landscape and open greenery will be very much expected. Bidadari is will be a beautiful, urban oasis where all can seek calm, rest, and build a family.

About Developer

Park Colonial Condo is developed by CEL Unique Development Pte Ltd, a joint venture between CEL Development, Chip Eng Seng Corp, Heeton Singapore, and KSH Holdings Limited. The individual developers are very experienced with years in the realtor industry.

“Since 2000, CEL has been actively acquiring sites for property development and investment. These developments include residential, commercial and industrial properties. The current portfolio of CEL includes mid-market and high-end prime properties.

CEL believes in growth through partnerships. It has established joint ventures with reputable foreign funds such as Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partner II and Citadel Equity Fund Ltd. CEL has also teamed with local partners like NTUC Choice Homes Co-operative Ltd and Keppel Land Limited on several highly successful property projects.”

Hence, this condominium is in good hands and foreseeable good and quality development.

Park Colonial Woodleigh Land Parcel Site

Top 10 Reasons Why Park Colonial Is A Good Choice

Here is why Park Colonial is a good choice for investment or family home:

  1. Minutes to CBD and City
  2. Along Upper Serangoon Road
  3. Near Potong Pasir Mature Estate
  4. Plenty of Amenities and Shopping Choice
  5. Along NEL and 1 stop to NEX Serangoon Circle Line
  6. Near Good Schools
  7. Good Capital Appreciation from Bidadari Rejuvenation
  8. Upcoming Poiz and Woodleigh Mall
  9. Potentially high rental demand
  10. Minutes to CTE and PIE

To see more on the detailed reason of why Park Colonial could be your top choice, do refer here: https://parkcolonial-official.sg/project-details/

Also note that Park Colonial will be one of the newest launch condominium in Singapore in March 2018, so hype and popularity will certainly build up.

Access To Press Release and Preview

Gain access to the latest news and updates by Park Colonial. Register at the official site (see link above) to find out more and be part of the early preview residents.

Xin Review: Singapore’s Newest Launch Harbour View Gardens

Xin Review: Singapore’s Newest Launch Harbour View Gardens

Harbour View Gardens is a 99 years condo situated along Pasir Panjang Road. It will have direct connectivity to West Coast Highway and within walking distance to Haw Par Villa. Previously, it has gone through a series of tender before being successfully tendered by Roxy-Pacific at a bid of S$33.25m.

The site is within URA’s Queenstown Planning area. Comparative developments in the area includes The Orient, The Verandah Residences, One Residences. Nearby developments includes Icon@Pasir Panjang, Viva Vista, and Parc Imperial.

[See more Harbour View Gardens Project Details]

This leads to the top 6 reasons why this condo Enbloc will be worth a look:

Reasons to invest in Harbour View Gardens (REVIEW by Xin.sg)

1. Excellent Connectivity via West Coast Highway and AYE

Having a strong transport connectivity in terms of public road networks and MRT stations distance, residents living in Harbour View Gardens will enjoy seamless connectivity to the city and business nodes.

This means it offers the convenience in a congested city like Singapore, and going to work will be a breeze.

2. Walk to Haw Par Villa MRT Station

The close proximity to Haw Par Villa (and even Pasir Panjang MRT Station) means you can easily walk and get access to public transport.

From Haw Par Villa MRT, you are:

  • 4 Stops to Harbour Front MRT
  • 6 Stops to Jurong Lake District
  • 5 Stops away to Sentosa Island
  • 2 Stops Away to MapleTree Business City
  • 10 Stops to Orchard
  • 6 Stops to CDB/Marina

Forget driving when you are so close to the main attractions and CBD of Singapore.

Harbour View Gardens Location Map

3. Near Prestigious Schools and Education Hub such as NUS/NUH

If you are looking to get an ideal location for your children, Harbour View Gardens Singapore could be perfect for you.

NUHS as an Academic Health System will improve the health of our community through better and more cost-effective care, nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals, world class research and empowering people to take ownership of their health.

The prestigious schools nearby provides a merit education journey for your children, so you don’t have to go far or worry about long distance commuting to schools.

4. Centralized Location and Minutes to Orchard Road, Vivocity, CBD and Marina Bay.

If you are one for shopping and visiting Singapore scenic attractions, you are in for a treat.

Harbour View Gardens is situated along Pasir Panjang Road and is one of the centralized location within Singapore. With such an location, you can travel to metro shopping areas with ease.

VivoCity

5. Strong Tenant Base from Surrounding Business Parks

Harbour View Gardens is near important hubs that is part of Singapore’s URA Masterplan for business sectors. They include One-North, HarbourFront Precinct, Alexandra Precinct, Fusionopolis, and Holland Village.

One of the noteworthy hubs, the Mapletree Business City, is a Grade-A integrated business Hub, modernised and revitalised the precinct. The total GFA Gross Floor Area is almost two million sqft.

  • MBC will have the ARC aka Alexandra Retail Centre, it is a 3-storey shopping and convenience mall that will add 89,000sqft of retail space and 75 retail shops made up of a mix of restaurants, café, supermarket and banking facilities.
  • The next and final stage of rejuvenation will see Mapletree transform The Comtech into the second phase of MBC, MBC II. MBC II will complement the existing state-of-the-art business facilities at MBC with new elements such as a sunk-in amphitheatre that rest in the middle of a lush green landscape, blending harmoniously with the nature parks located in the area. It will also feature innovative and adaptive space solutions, which will be supported by retail and F&B options. MBC II will also be home to Singapore’s tallest business park at 30 storeys. The completion of MBC II (expected in 2016) will reinforce MBC as a first-rate business park concept, further underpinning the development’s place as the centrepiece of Alexandra Precinct.

6. Freehold land in land-sparse Singapore

With Singapore getting more cramped and land-sparse, it is rare to find freehold units. Most offer 30 years now which is not ideal for both investing and living.

Harbour View Gardens will be a rare find amidst our real estate landscape, and be sure to keep track of this development to find out how it progresses.

Register your interest: https://harbourviewgardens.com.sg/contact-us