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Soft bids for Sengkang sites

Two sites in Sengkang put up for sale under the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme have received lower-than-expected bids in yet another sign of a softening private residential market.

The 178,723 sq ft Fernvale Road Parcel A received four bids, with CEL Development and Unique Residence jointly putting in the top bid of S$234.9 million, or around S$438.20 per square foot per plot ratio (psfppr), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) data showed after the close of tender on Thursday (Aug 7).

The consortium also submitted the highest bid for the 187,441 sq ft Fernvale Road Parcel B of S$252.1 million, or around S$448.35 psf ppr, in the other tender that also closed yesterday, URA data showed.

Both the top bids fell short of the S$450-to-S$500 psf ppr range that analysts had expected for the 99-year leasehold sites when the tenders were launched in June.

Sengkang Site

THE LRT ADVANTAGE

Even though Parcel B garnered only three offers, the bids were more competitive than those for Parcel A due to its closer proximity to Thanggam LRT Station, analysts said.

“The bids for Parcel B reflect slightly stronger competition among the participants. The highest price is 7.2 per cent higher than the second participant and 14.3 per cent higher than the third one.

The offered prices for Parcel A vary widely, demonstrating differing views by the developers,” said Ms Christine Li, head of research and consultancy at property agency OrangeTee.

The sites each have a plot ratio of 3 and together can yield about 1,100 private homes. Ms Li estimated the breakeven prices for Parcels A and B at S$886 psf and S$898 psf, respectively. This means the selling prices could start from about S$970 to S$990 psf assuming a 10 per cent profit margin, she added.

“The results suggested that for this GLS exercise, the introduced batched tender system did not prevent market players from bidding for both plots at the same time. Nevertheless, the land prices seem to have been reined in,” she said.

 

SOURCE – CNA

 

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2 Executive Condominium Housing Development Sites at Yishun

On  27 Mar 2014,  the Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be releasing three residential sites for sale in March 2014 under the 1st Half 2014 (1H2014) Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme in order to provide developers and home buyers with more choices for private housing,  Together, these three sites can yield about 1,300 residential units. The two Executive Condominium sites at Yishun Street 51 are launched for sale under the Confirmed List.  I guess the winning developers will leverage of the superior geographical advantage of these 2 plot of lands and oriented most units  to face the Orchid Park Country Club Golf Course and the Lower Seletar Reservoir. Cool. Home owners may admire a panoramic view of Seletar Reservoir and Orchid Country Club’s golf course from the comfort of their own home which is hard to find in Singapore now a days where views are often obstructed by high rise buildings.  So potential buyers , stay tuned.  

View of Ochird Country Club Golf Course

View of Ochird Country Club Golf Course

Below are the details of the sale sites –

Proposed Development Executive Condominium Housing
Location Yishun Street 51 (Parcel A)  (PDF 311KB) Yishun Street 51 (Parcel B)  (PDF 310KB)
Site Area 17,940.20 sq m 18,260.40 sq m
Maximum GFA 
[GPR]
50,232.56 sq m
[2.8]
51,129.12 sq m
[2.8]
Maximum Building Height 56m AMSL 56m AMSL
Estimated Dwelling Units 490 520
Lease Term 99 years 99 years

As of 22/5/2013 12 noon, 6 bids were received for Yishun Street 51 (Parcel A) and 8 bids were received for Yishun Street 51 (Parcel B) . 

The details of the provisional tender results are below:

I) Executive Condominium Housing Site at Yishun Street 51 (Parcel A)

S/N
Name of Tenderer
Tender Price
($)
$psm/GFA
($)
1
Verwood Holdings Pte. Ltd. and TID Residential Pte. Ltd.
$178,500,000
$3,553.47
2
Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd
$174,800,000
$3,479.81
3
Nanshan Group Singapore Co. Pte. Ltd.
$173,100,000
$3,445.97
4
FCL Tampines Court Pte. Ltd. and KH Capital Pte. Ltd.
$171,980,000
$3,423.68
5
Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, Sunway Developments Pte Ltd and Investment Focus Pte Ltd
$157,350,000
$3,132.43
6
Wee Hur Development Pte Ltd
$145,000,000
$2,886.57

 

ii) Yishun Street 51 (Parcel B)

S/N
Name of Tenderer
Tender Price
($)
$psm/GFA
($)
1
JBE Holdings Pte Ltd
$184,130,000
$3,601.27
2
Nanshan Group Singapore Co. Pte. Ltd.
$176,200,000
$3,446.18
3
Verwood Holdings Pte. Ltd. and TID Residential Pte. Ltd.
$176,000,000
$3,442.27
4
FCL Tampines Court Pte. Ltd. and KH Capital Pte. Ltd.
$164,010,000
$3,207.76
5
Wee Hur Development Pte Ltd
$155,000,000
$3,031.54
6
Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, Sunway Developments Pte Ltd and Investment Focus Pte Ltd
$154,730,000
$3,026.26
7
Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd
$150,280,000
$2,939.23
8
CEL Residential Development Pte Ltd
$138,800,000
$2,714.70

 

Source - HDB

Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme – 1H2014

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be releasing three residential sites for sale in March 2014 under the 1st Half 2014 (1H2014) Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme to provide developers and home buyers with more choices for private housing. Together, these three sites can yield about 1,300 residential units. The two Executive Condominium sites at Yishun Street 51 are launched for sale under the Confirmed List, while the residential site at Margaret Drive will be made available on the Reserve List.

North residents, it’s chance for your to upgrade. Almost 1000 EC units available in near future.

 

Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme

 

Location PLan - Parcel A Location PLan - Parcel B Location PLan - Parcel C

4 Residential site launched by URA & HDB

To provide developers and home-buyers with more choices for private housing, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be releasing four residential sites for sale in November 2013 under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme for the second half of 2013 (2H2013).

The residential site at Upper Paya Lebar Road and two Executive Condominium sites at Canberra Drive and Anchorvale Crescent are launched for sale today under the Confirmed List. The Executive Condominium site at Choa Chu Kang Drive is made available for application today on the Reserve List. Looking forward for all residential site as all are within walking distance to MRT stations. Buyers whom do not wish to wait so long can click here for existing condo and EC launch.

Together, these four sites can yield about 2,350 residential units.

 

UPPER PAYA LEBAR ROAD

CHOICE LOCATION WITH EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY
The land parcel is located within an established residential estate and near the Bartley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. Future residents will enjoy convenient access to all parts of Singapore via the MRT system and major expressways such as the Central Expressway and Pan Island Expressway.

RETAIL AND DINING
A wide range of shopping and dining facilities are available at the nearby Serangoon Town Centre. Heartland Mall and the NEX Shopping Mall which are located just 10 minutes’ drive away.

SCHOOLS
Reputable schools such as Maris Stella Primary and High Schools as well as Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary and Secondary Schools are also nearby.

PARTICULARS OF LAND PARCEL

Location Upper Paya Lebar Road
Site Area+ 20,077.6 m2
Lease Period 99 years
Allowable Development Residential
Permissible Gross Floor Area (GFA) 56,218 m2
Maximum Building Height 64 m AMSL ++
Project Completion Period+++ 60 months

Government Land Sale Nov 2013 - Upper Paya lebar

 

CANBERRA DRIVE – 

Sembawang-Canberra+Dr

Particulars of Land Parcel
Location : Canberra Drive
Proposed Development : Executive Condominium
Site Area : 28,562.5 sqm
Permissible Gross Floor Area [Gross Plot Ratio] : Maximum – 59,981.25 sqm [2.1]
Minimum –53,983.13 sqm
Project Completion Period : 48 months from the date of acceptance of tender
Lease Term : 99 years

Location PLan - Canberra Drive

ANCHORVALE CRESCENT –

Anchorvale Crescent

Particulars of Land Parcel
Location : Anchorvale Crescent
Proposed Development : Executive Condominium
Site Area : 16,280 sqm
Permissible Gross Floor Area [Gross Plot Ratio] : Maximum – 48,840 sqm [3.0]
Minimum – 43,956 sqm
Project Completion Period : 48 months from the date of acceptance of tender
Lease Term : 99 years

Location PLan - Anchorvale Crescent

 

CHUA CHU KANG DRIVE – 
Choa+Chu+Kang+E6

Particulars of Land Parcel
Location : Choa Chu Kang Drive
Proposed Development : Executive Condominium
Site Area : 19,058.0 sqm
Permissible Gross Floor Area [approx. Gross Plot Ratio] : Maximum – 53,362.4 sqm [2.8]
Minimum –48,026.16 sqm
Project Completion Period : 48 months from the date of acceptance of tender
Lease Term : 99 years

 

Source - HDB, URA

 

 

Residential site at Mount Sophia attracted nine bids

A 99 years lease residential site at Mount Sophia attracted nine bids at the close of its tender on Tuesday, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

Location - Mt Sophia

The land parcel drew top bid of S$442.3 million, which translates to S$1,157 psf per plot ratio. the winning bid was submitted by a consortium comprising Hoi Hup Realty, SC Wong Holdings and Sunway Developments . The top bid is closely followed by a tie-up between Fantasia Investment (Singapore) and Singhome which submitted a bid of S$442 million. It is just a mere 0.1 per cent difference between the top 2 bid. 

This residential land parcel has a site area of 2.37 hectares or 23,770.5 square meters (sqm) with a gross floor area of 35,528 square meters (sqm), and it is located just beside the 270 units Sophia Residence, which is still under construction. The site is also convenient for all future residents, mainly because it is just a few minutes away from the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station. It is also very close to the Central Expressway, allowing it to be easily accessible to the rest of Singapore. Beside that, it is also just a short stroll to the world renowned shopping belt, Orchard Road. Aside from its proximity to Orchard Road, It is close to famous schools such as Singapore Management University ( SMU )Nanyang Academy of Fine ArtsSchool of the Arts (“SOTA”) and Lasalle College of the Arts

At a land price of S$1,157 per sq ft per plot ratio, the estimated break-even cost could range from S$1,650 psf to S$1,750 psf. Selling price could be expected to be around $1900 range. The residential site has a gross plot ratio (GPR) of 1.4/1.6 and it is expected to have 500 estimated housing units.
Source – Propertyguru, URA

Mixed-use site at Yishun Ave 2 at $1,077 per sq ft (psf)

According to HDB website, the highest bid for land parcel at Yishun Avenue 2 / Yishun Central 1 which is launched for tender on 28th Jun 2013 is $1,428,880,000. It is from North Gem Development Pte. Ltd. & FC North Gem Trustee Pte. Ltd. (as Trustee-Manager of North Gem Trust) Units of Frasers CentrepointIt translates into a price of $1,077 per sq ft (psf) per plot ratio (ppr) . YES!!! $1077psf just for the land in suburban area. It is 47 per cent higher than the next highest bid of S$969.3 million submitted jointly by Far East Civil Engineering, Far East Orchard and Sekisui House.

Location Yishun Avenue 2 / Yishun Central 1  (PDF 473KB)
Proposed Development Mixed Commercial & Residential Development Integrated with Bus Interchange & Community Club
Site Area 41,084.9 sq m
Maximum GFA [GPR] 123,254.7 sq m [3.0]
Maximum Building Height 56m AMSL
Estimated Dwelling Units 890
Lease Term 99 years

The tender closed at 12 noon today with 5 bids received. –

S/N

Name of Tenderer

Tender Price ($)

$psm/GFA ($)

1

North Gem Development Pte. Ltd. & FC North Gem Trustee Pte. Ltd. (as Trustee-Manager of North Gem Trust)

$1,428,880,000

$11,592.90

2

Far East Civil Engineering (Pte.) Limited, Far East Orchard Limited & Sekisui House, Ltd.

$969,333,333

$7,864.47

3

Zenlead Investments Pte. Ltd. & Zenmost Developments Pte. Ltd.

$930,000,000

$7,545.35

4

Sim Lian (Focus) Pte Ltd & Sim Lian (Brilliant) Pte Ltd

$875,000,000

$7,099.12

5

Yorkshire Investments (1) Pte. Ltd. and Yorkshire Trustee Pte. Ltd. (in its capacity as trustee of Yorkshire Mall Trust)

$704,500,000

$5,715.81

Yishun Land Parcel

Yishun Land Parcel

I will estimate that the launch price for residential property in this plot of land to be above $1600 psf range. This includes the building cost and of course  the profit  for the developer. Christopher Tang, CEO of Frasers Centrepoint Commercial, said in a statement that the company plans to develop a “12-storey integrated complex comprising 900 residential units sitting on top of a retail mall, bus interchange and community club“. That’s a huge development. If you do not know how big is a 900 unit residential projects, Take THE INTERLACE by Capitaland as reference. It is a project that housed 1040 units.

It seems like prices for properties in suburban are marching above $1200 psf.  Very soon, we shall see properties in Suburban selling in $1600 psf range judging from the results of the recent  HDB land sale. The possibility is very high especially when Executive Condos launch are expected to hit $800psf or above.  So dear buyers, still waiting for the best time to buy cheaper properties in the near future? I think the chance is slim. When is the best time to buy? well, I would say it is ‘last time’.   🙂

More about Yishun. Yishun estate is set for a major makeover, with proposals to turn its town centre into the hub of the north over the next few years according to HDB and URA. Land has been set aside in Yishun for medical specialty centres such as polyclinic and Hospital and other commercial developments. Yishun residents are also among the first to pilot HDB’s new upgrading schemes that are aimed at middle-aged estates which are over 20 years old.

New Yishun Town Centre

New Yishun Town Centre

A rejuvenation programme for Yishun Town Centre promises to breathe new life into the middle-aged estate. Count on new community spaces, improved pedestrian linkages, and an integrated mixed-use development with bus interchange at Yishun Central ( land parcel at Yishun Avenue 2 / Yishun Central 1  ) New park connectors will make it easier to get from nearby homes to Lower Seletar Reservoir, while the park around Yishun Pond will be enhanced for residents’ enjoyment.

Enhanced park - Yishun

Enhanced park – Yishun

 

Source – http://www.hdb.gov.sg, http://www.ura.gov.sg, CNA. http://business.asiaone.comhttp://www.straitstimes.com/

4 Industrial sites up for tender

JTC Corp and the Urban Redevelopment Authority yesterday released four sites with a total land area of 3.4 ha for sale under the Second Half 2013 Industrial Government Land Sales programme. – http://www.todayonline.com/

JTC LogoTwo sites in Tuas South, plots 4 and 28, have a 21-year 9-month tenure and a gross plot ratio of 1.0. They are zoned for Business-2 development. Under URA’s guideline, Business 2 or B2 development are areas used or intended to be used for industry, warehouse, utilities and telecommunication uses, whereby the business uses will imposed nuisance buffer more than 50m and within health and safety buffers. Special industries such as manufacture of industrial machinery, shipbuilding and repairing, may be allowed in selected areas subject to evaluation by the Competent Authority.

Tuas South Street 7 Plot 28 – 

Tuas South Street 7 Plot 28

PARTICULARS OF LAND PARCEL​ ​ ​
Location​ Tuas South Street 7 (Plot 28)
Site Area 5,047.4 sqm​
Lease Period 21 years 9 months
Allowable Development​+ B2
Permissible Gross Plot Ratio​​ 1.0​
Maximum Building Height​++​ 63.5m AMSL*​
Project Completion Period​+++​ 60 months​
Developer’s Packet^
Purchase Developer’s Packet at $107
(inclusive of GST)
Information Counter, The JTC Summit
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm & 2pm-5.30pm
1. Location Plan
2. Control Plan
3. Topographical Plan
4. Cadastral Survey Plan
5. Soil Test Report
6. Conditions of Tender
7. Technical Conditions of Tender
8. Envelope Cover
Latest Amendments to Tender Documents​ Nil​
Specific Questions & Answers​ Nil​
Status Open for Tender
Date of Launch 29 August 2013
Date of  Tender Closing 10 October 2013

Tuas South Street 6 Plot 4 – 

TausSouthAve43-Y13-Plot23-Loc.jpg

PARTICULARS OF LAND PARCEL​ ​ ​
Location​ Tuas South Street 6 (Plot 4)
Site Area 3,036.7 sqm​
Lease Period 21 years 9 months
Allowable Development​+ B2
Permissible Gross Plot Ratio​​ 1.0​
Maximum Building Height​++​ 63.5m AMSL*​
Project Completion Period​+++​ 60 months​
Developer’s Packet^
Purchase Developer’s Packet at $107
(inclusive of GST)
Information Counter, The JTC Summit
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm & 2pm-5.30pm
1. Location Plan
2. Control Plan
3. Topographical Plan
4. Cadastral Survey Plan
5. Soil Test Report
6. Conditions of Tender
7. Technical Conditions of Tender
8. Envelope Cover
Latest Amendments to Tender Documents​ Nil​
Specific Questions & Answers​ Nil​
Status Open for Tender
Date of Launch 29 August 2013
Date of  Tender Closing 10 October 2013

URA-logoThe two other plots in Gambas Crescent, parcel 1 and 2, have a 30-year tenure and a gross plot ratio of 2.5. They are zoned for Business-1 development. These are areas used or intended to be used for industry, warehouse, utilities and telecommunication uses for which the relevant authority (eg. NEA) does not impose a nuisance buffer greater than 50m.

This 2 B1 Site at Gambas Crescent is accessible for any consumer because it is near the Sembawang MRT Station and the Sembawang Bus Interchange. It is also located near residential sites which ensure that the future development at the land parcel will receive a steady flow of laborers. Note that it is also located very near to the upcoming EC launch at Sembawang, Skypark Residences.

Source – http://www.jtc.gov.sg/Sales-Rental/Government-Land-Sales-Programme/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.todayonline.com , http://www.channelnewsasia.com , http://www.ura.gov.sg/sales/GLS-URA.html

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suburban condominiums marching above $1,200 per sq ft

Land For SaleDespite several rounds of cooling measures, land prices have continued to rise resulting in most suburban condominiums exceeding the $1,200 per sq ft (psf) price threshold.

Most suburban residential sites under the Government Land Sales programme that have not been officially launched are expected to go beyond the $1,200 psf price tag. 2 of which have already been marketed

The site at Sengkang West Way is the only site that is expected to launch close to $1,000 psf. On the opposite end, the most expensive launches are scheduled to launch at New Upper Changi RoadYishun Ring Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2, all of which are expected to cost more than $1,400 psf. These developments are in sync with the trend of recent suburban launches that hit above the $1,200 psf on average, some of which include the J Gateway in Jurong which launched at a median price of $1,486 psf and Urban Vista that was launched at a median price of $1,503 psf. Location Plan for Land Parcel at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2

Analysts predict that the market is able to withstand a threshold of $1,500 psf if total prices remain relatively affordable. Tightening credit may dampen sales volumes in the medium-term, but suburban condominium prices should remain at an affordable price of up to $1.5 million.

Research experts say that prices are increasing because developers are building smaller units with higher psf prices and the demand for suburban condos come mostly from buyers upgrading from their Housing Board flats.

The increase in suburban condo prices alternatively boost the popularity of executive condos (ECs), making them significantly more affordable than suburban condos, but this may not be for long as even EC prices are set to go beyond $800 psf soon.

 

Source – iProperty.com, URA

Record price for Executive Condominium (EC) site in Jurong

An executive condominium (EC) site in Yuan Ching Road/Tao Ching Road opposite Jurong Country Club has attracted a top bid of S$418.53 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr), a new record high for an EC site. The site, which can yield about 610 homes, also received a total of 16 bids. the top bidder was a consortium comprising Evia Real Estate (5), BBR Development, CNH Investment and OKP Land. The buzz in the location, following strong sales at J Gateway condo last month, also contributed to the strong demand for the EC plot. Thanks to URA’s Jurong lake district master plan

Jurong Lake District1

Jurong Lake District1

Its $418.53 psf ppr bid suppressed  the previous EC land record of $392 psf ppr set for a plot in Tampines Central 7 in 2011 that is now being developed into The Trilliant. Past transaction shows that units at The Trilliant is sold at around $850 psf range.

The breakeven is estimated to be in the region of S$700-$750 psf, which translates to a selling price of about S$900 psf. This could set a all time high record for the EC market.

EC SITE JURONG YUAN CHING

EC SITE JURONG YUAN CHING

YUAN CHING ROAD / TAO CHING ROAD (EC)

LAND ATTRIBUTES
STATUS TENDER CLOSED ON 30 JUL 2013
SITE USE EC
SITE AREA (SQM) 20,213.1
SITE GFA (SQM) 60,639.3
HIGHEST BID ($M) 272.8
HIGHEST BID ($PSF) 418.0
NUMBER OF BIDS 16
DEVELOPER’S BREAKEVEN ( Estimated )
LAND ($M) 272.8
CONSTRUCTION ($M) 130.5
LAND FINANCING ($M) 19.1
PROFESSIONAL / LEGAL / TAXES ($M) 32.0
MARKETING / OTHERS ($M) 5.5
EST. TOTAL COST ($M) 459.9
EST. BREAKEVEN ($PSF PPR) 705

 

Source – Straits Time, HDB, Propertyguru, Squarefoot Research, URA

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