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High Land Price Force Developers to Increase New Ec Launch Price

Rise of Land Price Force Developers to Increase New Ec Launch Price

Until now, the ECs are meant to serve as middle-income accommodation for Singaporeans. However, the rise of land prices has forced developers to increase the prices of the new ECs to make up for the losses.

Private condos are cheaper than ECs

ECs are new housing projects that are marketed by private developers and sold with government subsidies. They are similar in shape and style to private condos but are not approved by the HDB. Unlike private condos, ECs do not incur an additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) on buyers who upgrade.

ECs are sold at cheaper prices than private condos due to cheaper land and construction costs. While land costs are relatively low, ECs are generally located away from the city centre and the bus interchanges. They are also governed by HDB selling restrictions for the first 10 years of ownership. They are also capped by a resale levy.

ECs are not as popular as private condos. However, some ECs are now trying to court buyers with new facilities and services. For instance, the Westwood Residences EC, which is the first bicycle-themed development in Singapore, features a maintenance area for bikers. ECs also come with swimming pools and gyms.

Prices of ECs can be 20% lower than private condos. However, it is still possible for ECs to catch up with private condos after the first ten years of ownership.

In order to buy an EC, you need to get a loan from a bank. The rate of interest on your loan is usually 0.1 percent higher than the current CPF interest rate. There are also grants available from the government to help you buy an EC. The Family Grant, for example, allows you to buy an EC for S$30,000 for first-time applicants. There is also a Half-Housing Grant available to second-time applicants.

ECs are supposed to cater for middle-income Singaporeans

ECs are a hybrid housing scheme meant to help middle income families in Singapore own their own homes. However, the demand for ECs is not as high as expected.

ECs are developed by private developers and priced at a much lower price than private condominiums. Most ECs are located in less affluent areas in Singapore. They are usually built on cheaper land and do not offer the convenience of nearby MRT stations.

In addition, ECs are subsidized by the government. They cost between 25% and 30% less than their private counterparts. However, this does not mean that ECs are cheaper than HDB flats.

To qualify for an EC, you must meet certain income requirements. Your monthly household income should not exceed $16,000. You also need to meet other requirements such as not owning any other properties in Singapore or overseas.

You can only buy an EC if you are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. In addition, your spouse must be a Singapore Citizen or PR to qualify for the loan.

There are also restrictions on the amount of income that you can earn in ECs. Generally, the maximum income ceiling is $16,000 for all applicants. You also need to meet the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for ECs of five years before you can sell your EC to a Singapore citizen or PR.…

West Side ECs in Singapore Tend to Be More Popular

New Developments on the West Side of Singapore

Several new developments are currently taking place on the West Side, and it appears as though this area of Singapore is going to be more crowded in the near future. These developments include Bukit Batok EC, Tampines EC and Woodhaven EC.

Tampines EC

Located in the heart of the regional district, Tampines EC is a mixed development that offers a variety of amenities to residents. It’s also surrounded by several shopping malls and educational institutions. It’s the perfect place to live in if you’re looking for a peaceful family life.

The development is close to Tampines Regional Centre, which will be a hub for community-related activities and retail shopping. It will also have a number of neighbourhood parks.

Located near Tampines Town, Tampines EC is also near to the future Tampines North MRT station. This means that parents don’t have to deal with traffic or long lines.

Bukit Batok EC

ECs are popular with HDB flat owners upgrading to a new home. This development is also attractive to families with children. It offers a variety of facilities such as parks, schools, shopping malls and transport services.

One of the major factors that make ECs popular with Singaporean home buyers is the proximity to MRT stations. The new Bukit Batok MRT station is just a few minutes’ walk away. This will make EC residents’ commute easier.

The Bukit Batok EC is near the West Mall and the Bukit Batok MRT station. The EC offers a good mix of stores and restaurants. The site is also near parks and healthcare amenities. The Bukit Batok EC is ideal for families with children.

Tampines Avenues

Located in the eastern part of Singapore, Tampines is an area that derives its name from the native “Tempinis” trees. It is one of four regional centres in the country, and is also a major shopping hub. It is primarily inhabited by families and senior citizens.

Tampines has many facilities to serve its residents. The town centre is located near the Tampines MRT station, and is easily accessible from most parts of the city. There are also several bus lines that connect the town centre to the rest of the city.

Bukit Batok MRT Station

Generally, people who wish to live in the city core must find the right balance between affordability and convenience. Ideally, they will have to choose a location that is near public transportation and shopping centres. This article looks at a new development in Bukit Batok called Bukit Batok Executive Condominium (EC).

Bukit Batok Executive Condominium is located near Bukit Batok MRT Station, which is on the North South Line. It is also close to West Mall Shopping Centre, which is one of Singapore’s busiest shopping malls. The West Mall also has a number of tourist attractions.


ECs, also known as executive condominiums, are units developed by private developers. They tend to be more affordable than private condominiums, but offer a better design. They also tend to be longer-term investments. They offer condo-like features, such as swimming pools and gyms. They are usually located on the outskirts of Singapore, where land prices are cheaper. They offer families a better living experience.

ECs are typically sold to local families. They are not eligible for HDB loans, but buyers can take advantage of CPF Housing Grants. They can also be sold to foreigners once the 11-year term of ownership has passed. However, they must adhere to certain eligibility conditions.

Grandeur Park Residences

Located near Tanah Merah MRT station, Grandeur Park Residences is a high-end development with a lot to offer. With an average sale price of $1389 PSF in 2017, it has done well in the resale market.

In terms of real estate, the Grandeur Park Residences is not the only high-end development that has come to light. The Reserve Residences is a joint venture between Sino Group and Far East Organisation that is expected to launch at close to $2,000 PSF.

The Waterbank at Dakota is also a high-end development. It’s 20 storeys tall with an infinity pool, a gym on the fifth floor and a jogging track.

Vales EC

ECs tend to be popular in the West Side of Singapore, especially for those looking for an affordable and convenient housing. The Vales EC is a 99-year leasehold development located beside the Cheng Lim LRT station. The EC is also just a short walk from the Sengkang MRT Station. There are many shops and restaurants nearby and the area has several bus routes.

The Vales EC is located next to the future Sengkang Community Hospital and the future Sengkang Mall. It is also located beside the Tampines Expressway. It is also located near many shopping centres, restaurants, and the Waterway Point.…

West Side HDB ECs Gain More Popularity from First Time Owners

New Launch HDB Executive Condominiums Gain More Popularity From First Time Owners

Compared to the average price of Resale ECs, the price of New Launch ECs has increased to a higher level. However, if you are looking for a resale EC, you will be glad to know that you are eligible for a Resale EC if you are below 35 years old. You will also be able to enjoy the benefits of having a Concessionary Loan to finance your property purchase.

Resale HDB ECs are open to singles under 35 years old

Unlike private condos, resale HDB Executive Condominiums (ECs) are open to singles under 35 years old. ECs are hybrid developments that combine public and private housing. ECs are priced 20 to 30 percent cheaper than private condos. They are located in more affordable areas.

ECs were introduced in 1996 as a way to attract young professionals and middle-income home buyers. The typical EC resembles a private condo. Its main living space includes a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. In addition, ECs usually come with full guardhouse security. However, ECs require residents to make sacrifices in other aspects of their lives.

As such, ECs are managed by the HDB for the first 10 years. After that, they are privatised. This means that owners can only sell their units to Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

Bukit Batok EC is estimated to cost between $515 million and S$600 million

Among the newest executive condominiums in Singapore is the Bukit Batok EC, located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. The development is located within the Jurong East Shopping Mall and is estimated to cost between $515 million and S$600 million.

The development will have a total of 375 units, with a maximum gross floor area of 37,348 square metres. This development will offer apartment-style flats and townhouses. Each unit will have a floor plan that will vary according to the square footage.

Bukit Batok EC offers a low-priced alternative to private condominiums. First time buyers will be able to get a home that is close to the city, as well as many amenities. It is located near Bukit Batok MRT station and is within walking distance of Dunearn Secondary School, Bukit Batok Secondary School, and Jurong Town shopping mall. It also offers a variety of food options.

New launch ECs have been higher

ECs are a hybrid property type that combine the best qualities of apartments and condominiums. These are generally more affordable on psf basis and can be a good entry point into private condominiums. The properties are sold to Singapore citizens. There are three main types of ECs.

The most popular are the executive condos. These are subsidised condominiums that combine the subsidised prices of government housing with condo facilities. These are usually located in less-than-prime locations when they are first built.

In terms of size, EC units tend to be larger than private condominiums. There are also a number of benefits that come with ECs. Some of these include proximity to schools, shops and MRT stations. These perks give parents and children a sense of security and allow them to spend more time with their families.

HDB vs bank loan is the only option that allows you to take a concessionary loan

Buying an HDB flat in Singapore is easier than you might think. Besides the housing grant, you can also borrow up to 80% of the property’s purchase price from your bank. These loans typically have lower interest rates and lower down payments.

Bank loans typically come with a lock-in period. A lock-in period is the time period during which you cannot refinance your loan. Some banks will require you to pay a prepayment penalty of 1.5% if you decide to refinance before the lock-in period has expired.

Choosing the right type of loan can make or break your purchase. The most important factor to consider is whether you can afford the monthly repayments. Banks usually offer a 30-year loan, which means you will be paying the loan off over a period of 30 years.

Millennials are moving to Canberra Residences

Millennials are moving to Canberra Residences in an effort to break free from the “renters’ philosophy” and become homeowners. These young buyers may need some assistance from their parents for a down payment. They’re also eager to make their own home improvements.

There is plenty of property in the area. The government has introduced stamp duty concessions, and first home buyers have been able to get active in the market due to lower interest rates.

Canberra is a small city with friendly locals and a great place for dining. It’s also home to the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House. Its prime location means it’s a great place for work and shopping. It also has plenty of green open spaces.

Canberra is one of the most affordable places to buy a house in Australia. The median age of residents is 35. However, there are some parts of the city that aren’t so great.…

How Mortgage Service Ratio MSR Restrict EC Purchases

How Mortgage Service Ratio MSR Restrict EC Purchases

Whether you are looking for a home to buy or you’re looking to rent in Singapore, you need to understand the way mortgage service ratio (MSR) and total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) affect your purchase. These two ratios are a percentage of your gross monthly income and a percentage of your total debt servicing ratio, respectively.

MSR is a percentage of a borrower’s gross monthly income

Previously, the mortgage servicing ratio (MSR) in Singapore was a solid 40% of gross monthly income. However, in January 2013, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) lowered this to 35%. In addition, MAS has introduced exemptions to the rules for home owners who own and occupy their homes, as well as for home owners who want to refinance their homes.

The MSR is calculated by dividing a monthly mortgage obligation by a borrower’s gross monthly income. The maximum monthly repayment allowed is $400. The MSR calculator is a useful tool that can be used to determine the maximum repayment amount for your mortgage.

The MSR can be a useful tool for capital management, especially when used in conjunction with other financial assets such as stocks or unit trusts. However, firms that don’t recalculate amortization are at risk of over-amortizing their assets.

TDSR is a percentage of a borrower’s total debt servicing ratio

TDSR stands for Total Debt Servicing Ratio and refers to a percentage of your income that is allocated to servicing your debt. This is an interesting concept that is used to help you better manage your debt.

The concept of TDSR was introduced to limit the amount of debt you can incur and prevent you from overborrowing. It is a framework used by banks to determine whether you are capable of repaying your loans.

The most obvious way to measure the TDSR is to see how much of your monthly income goes towards repaying your debt. This is usually calculated as a percentage of your gross monthly income. This percentage is then multiplied by twelve to see how much money you can borrow each month.

Copen Grand is one of the best-selling EC projects since Sengkang’s Rivercove Residences in 2018

ECs have become a popular investment opportunity for home buyers in Singapore. This is due to the deferred payment scheme that allows qualified purchasers to use their building period to build funds. In the meantime, they don’t have to worry about selling their current home or renting a home to make their payments. ECs also allow qualified buyers to sell their ECs in the open market.

In a sign of a healthy EC market, sales of Copen Grand Executive Condominium reached 72.8%, a record high for an EC launch. This was three weeks after the latest cooling measures were imposed.

ECs are a great option for second-time buyers because they don’t have to sell their current home or rent another property until they receive keys. They also don’t have to pay additional stamp duty.

ECs offer higher growth potential than Built-To-Order (BTO) flats

ECs offer great potential for capital appreciation and are a hot property. However, they are not for everyone. Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible to buy.

The deferred payment scheme is also a plus. Homeowners can make payments during key collection, instead of waiting until they are older and more financially secure. These schemes also help home buyers grow their savings.

One of the big advantages of an EC is its low entry price. Prices are typically 20% to 25% cheaper than comparable-sized 99-year leasehold mass-market private condos.

Another big advantage of an EC is its profitability. While you can’t sell your unit during the MOP, you can still make a healthy profit after it’s been in your possession for ten years.

ECs offer lower entry price point than other new condominium launches

ECs are private condominiums sold to Singapore citizens or PRs. They are sold at a discount of 20 to 30 per cent compared to comparable private condominiums. They offer a unique combination of features and amenities. In addition to providing a private residence, ECs also come with full condominium facilities.

ECs are located in prime locations in Singapore’s CBD, close to amenities and MRT stations. Many ECs also offer excellent schools, allowing parents to spend more time with their children. In addition to these factors, buyers should also consider the need for parking.

Bukit Batok EC is a new development. It will be near two upcoming MRT stations. It will also be within walking distance of Jurong Lake District and Tengah town. This makes it an ideal neighbourhood for families with young children. The development will include a number of amenities, including forty retail stores and a children’s play area. The development will be managed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.…

Resale Levy On 2nd Timers for Executive Condominium Purchases

Resale Levy On 2nd Timers For Executive Condominium Purchases

Whether you are a first timer or are buying your second executive condominium, there are some things that you should be aware of before you finalize the transaction. One of the main things that you should know about the resale levy is that you will have to pay it at the time of booking your second flat.

Paying the HDB resale levy

Buying a second time HDB flat may not come cheap. You can expect to pay a Resale Levy of up to $55,000. However, not all home buyers must pay it. There are some exceptions, such as proximity housing grants.

Resale Levy is calculated based on a percentage of the flat’s sale price. It can vary between 5% to 25% of the resale price. The amount can also be affected by the length of the lease. For example, a 2-room flat that costs $28,000 will have a Resale Levy of $15,000. Likewise, an executive flat that costs $50k will have a Resale Levy of $50,000.

Resale Levy is due when you sell a publicly subsidised flat, and is charged at 5% interest per annum. You can also opt to defer the payment until you purchase a new flat.

HDB resale levy is not considered under the proximity housing grant

Buying a second HDB flat can be a great idea if you can afford to sell your first home at a profit. However, HDB Resale Levy may be a factor you should consider.

HDB Resale Levy is a charge imposed on the sale of an HDB subsidised flat. This charge is based on a graded percentage of the resale price. It is paid with the proceeds of the sale of the flat. However, HDB mortgage financing is not used to cover this charge. You can pay it with cash or CPF savings.

There are two types of housing grants available to Singaporeans. The Proximity Housing Grant is for those who want to move closer to their parents. They have to live within 4 km of their parents’ home. This grant can be worth up to $30000.

HDB resale levy is deducted from the cash proceeds upon completion of the resale transaction

Generally speaking, a resale levy is a levy on the sale of a HDB flat. The resale levy can be calculated based on prevailing HDB policies and procedures. It is generally based on a percentage of the resale price of the flat.

There are other ways to reduce the resale levy. For example, if the seller is a sole owner, the resale levy may be halved. It is also possible to make the resale levy payment in cash.

HDB also offers payment solutions to help you make your resale levy payment. You can use a resale levy card, or you can make the payment by cash or CPF.

The amount of resale levy will depend on the flat type and the resale price of the HDB flat. In order to find out the resale levy amount, you can refer to the HDB resale portal.

HDB resale levy is payable at the point of booking second subsidised flat

Whether you’re buying a second HDB flat or downgrading from a condo to an HDB, you’ll need to pay the HDB Resale Levy. This is a fee that is payable when you sell your first subsidised flat. This levy was earlier based on a percentage of the selling price, but the HDB has now revised its policy.

There are two types of subsidised flats – Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flats from developers and Sales of Balance Flats (SBF) flats from HDB. DBSS flats are exempt from resale levy.

If you’re a first time buyer of a subsidised flat, you won’t have to pay the HDB Resale Levy. It was previously 90 per cent of the selling price. The amount is based on a percentage of the market valuation of your first subsidised flat.

HDB resale levy is a great investment for first timer buyers

Buying an Executive Condominium (EC) in Singapore can be a great investment if you’re a first-time buyer. This type of property comes with many benefits, including spacious bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and high-quality finishes. It also has the highest capital appreciation of all residential property types.

If you’re a first-time buyer of an EC, you might be eligible for the $30,000 CPF Housing Grant. You’ll also be eligible for the Enhanced CPF Housing Grant. This grant is designed to assist local lower- to middle-class families afford to own a home.

HDB Resale Levy is not applicable to ECs purchased with a CPF housing grant. However, it is still an expense when you decide to sell your existing flat.

A Resale Levy is a levy that is imposed by HDB on property owners who receive HDB subsidies more than once. It is deducted from the sale proceeds and paid to the HDB.…

Why First time Property Buyers Are Keeping a Lookout for Tengah EC

Keeping a lookout for Tengah EC is a good idea for first time property buyers. There are some important factors to take into consideration, such as the location of the condo, the availability of public transport and shopping malls, and of course the price range. In addition, you can also take a look at the luxury offerings offered at Copen Grand EC in Tengah.

Bukit Batok EC is a good choice for first time property buyers

Among the ECs, Bukit Batok EC stands out as a prime location for potential property buyers. This EC is located near a number of amenities and public transportation stations. It’s also close to future high-rise residential developments.

In addition, the area has a number of schools and hawker centres. The development is also close to the Jurong Lake District. This makes it an ideal option for families.

Moreover, the development will feature green features, including a five-kilometre forest corridor. This will help residents transition towards a more sustainable lifestyle. The EC will also have dedicated cycling and walking trails. It will also feature electric vehicle charging hubs.

Bukit Batok EC is expected to become a hot spot for HDB upgraders and first-time buyers. The development is expected to provide 375-400 units.

The project is expected to be complete by 2031. The developer, Qingjian Realty, has a track record in the real estate industry. ECs are also cheaper than condominiums. In addition, HDB EC prices offer good rental yields. There is also the possibility of a modest appreciation in the price of the property over time.

Bukit Batok EC is one of the few ECs located in the western part of the city. The project is close to a number of schools, hawker centres, and transportation stations. The area also offers a number of amenities, making it a great choice for families.

Accessibility by public transport

Having accessibility by public transport is important for first time property buyers in Tengah EC. The development is located close to many amenities such as Jurong East Shopping Centre, bus interchange, bus stop and Bukit Batok MRT Station. The EC is also located close to many schools. It is expected to attract buyers and upgraders who want to buy new homes.

Tengah EC will have many features and amenities. The development will feature a car free town centre, car-free cycling and walking trails, and community farmlands. These features will help residents transition towards a lower carbon footprint. In addition, the roads running beneath the town centre will save space on the first floor. Moreover, the development will help reduce the carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gases. The EC will also have electric vehicle charging hubs.

The new EC is expected to have a total of 375 to 400 units. It will also have a club house and gym. The price range for the new development is between $261 million for a mid-sized plot ratio, and $680 per square foot. The EC is expected to launch in April 2021.

Tengah EC will also be surrounded by other upcoming BTO developments. The development is expected to be completed by 2031. Moreover, the EC will have its own MRT station. This will make it easy for residents to travel around the city and the rest of Singapore. The EC is expected to attract buyers and upgraders, as it is within walking distance of future high-rise residential developments.

Closeness to shopping malls

Among the plethora of properties for sale in the Greater Boston area, proximity to shopping malls is a deciding factor for first time property buyers. Shopping malls are located at a variety of locations and may include major road networks, business districts, recreational parks and schools. In addition to providing a convenient place to shop, shopping malls also eliminate the hassle of lagging network connections. As a result, property located near these venues is bound to fetch you some big bucks.

A recent study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that proximity to a shopping mall may have a small positive effect on housing prices in the greater Boston area. The study also found that proximity to a mall is on the top ten list of determining factors in a purchase decision. As the cost of housing continues to increase, the proximity to a reputable shopping center becomes an attractive option for buyers. Moreover, shopping centers provide residents with a convenient way to shop for groceries, clothing, and other necessities without sacrificing their free time.

As a matter of fact, a recent study has found that proximity to shopping malls may be a better determinant in a purchase decision than price and proximity to schools, workplaces and other vital services.

Copen Grand EC offers a take on luxury in the Tengah neighbourhood

Located in Tengah, the Forest Town, Copen Grand is the first executive condominium (EC) in the new Tengah Estate. It will comprise 639 units in 12 blocks. The executive condominium will be built by CDL and MCL Land.

Copen Grand is set to be the first luxury EC to receive BCA’s Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy Award. It will also offer residents easy access to a wealth of facilities such as branded appliances and financial planning. Copen Grand EC is also named after Copenhagen, one of the world’s most sustainable cities.

The EC will be built by CDL and MCL in partnership with Taurus Properties SG. It is located along the new Jurong Regional Line, which will link three interchange stations when it is finished. The EC will offer a wide range of unit types. Among them are 2 and 3-bedroom layouts. In addition to that, Copen Grand will also have a large number of choice units available for eligible first-time buyers.

Copen Grand EC will be built on a triangular plot of land, which is 61,659 square metres in size. The first block of BTO TOPs is expected to be ready around 2023. The estate will also have a 5 km long forest corridor, which will be part of the island’s network of nature reserves.

Copen Grand EC will be a short walk from three MRT stations. In addition, the West Mall Shopping Centres, located within a supermarket, will be within walking distance for Copen Grand residents. It also provides easy access to restaurants and other facilities.

Copen Grand will be a unique opportunity to own a property that is close to the CBD but will offer a luxurious lifestyle. This new development is expected to be one of the most sought after executive condominiums in recent years. It will also offer huge growth prospects.

The estate will also be close to the Jurong Lake District and the new city centre. It will also be located near polyclinics and other facilities. In addition, the estate will feature community-centric neighbourhoods, making it a smart & sustainable township.…

EC Gain Popularity As Price of Private Condos Increase

ECs (Electrical Conduit System) are the most recent form of residential property to be introduced in Singapore. They are affordable and more appealing than most other forms of private property, despite being restricted to HDB renting and selling restrictions. However, there are still high profit margins to be made from these properties.

Eligibility to purchase an EC

ECs (Executive Condominiums) are a form of subsidized housing. They are similar in design to private condominiums, but with more amenities. They are mainly sold at a discount of 20-30 per cent.

To qualify for an EC, applicants must be 35 years of age or older and a Singapore citizen. They must also be able to prove their income. This could be through 12 months of payslips or a Notice of Assessment from IRAS.

The supply of ECs is relatively limited. However, the demand for resale ECs has been increasing. In fact, the number of EC rental transactions has surged by 14.4 per cent from 2019 to 2021.

ECs are also considered HDB properties for the first 10 years. After that, they can be sold to buyers who meet eligibility requirements. However, this will be bounded by the resale levy. For instance, a new EC owner who wants to sell his flat in the next five years can only do so if he pays a resale levy of up to S$50,000.

The total loan capacity for ECs is about half that of private condominiums. The maximum loan-to-value (LTV) is 75%. This means that a buyer who takes out a bank loan for an EC will have to pay a bigger downpayment.

While most ECs are subsidised by the government, they are sold by private developers. Some are coming up with innovative ways to differentiate themselves. One example is the The Visionaire at Canberra, which incorporates smart home technology into its facilities.

ECs are a good option for first-time buyers. However, they should wait for approval from the HDB. They also need to have an Option to Purchase. They can then furnish their new home and start renovations.

ECs are more affordable than other private property offerings

ECs are a great deal more affordable than other private property offerings, and offer a high profit margin as well. They are also located in areas that offer lower land costs, allowing developers to offer a good value.

The EC market will continue to grow in the next decade. In the short term, developers are keen to replenish the land bank. The government is subsidising the land prices, giving buyers an incentive to buy ECs.

The EC industry is a relatively new one, and many developers are focusing on improved design features to attract EC buyers. However, the affordability of an EC depends on its location and income level.

The average EC price is about 39% cheaper than mass-marketed private condos. In some instances, EC units are sold at a higher price. This is because EC units are larger and offer a higher profit margin.

A second home loan is also available, but the limit is a 25% LTV. However, you should not expect to use the same loan for an EC as you would for a private condo.

You can also use a CPF housing grant to buy a new EC. The CPF housing grant is not a loan, but it does help you better finance a new EC.

ECs are different from HDBs, and they are not eligible for HDB loans. You will need to get a loan from a bank for the purchase. However, the cost of the loan should not be prohibitively high. In addition, your monthly gross income should be below $14,000 to qualify.

A good way to determine your affordability is to use a DBS MyHome Planner. This can tell you how much you can borrow and how much you will pay in monthly repayments.

ECs still yield high profit margins

ECs are a good value and make for a decent investment in the long run. They are also a good place to start.

ECs are unique in that they offer a lot of bang for your buck. You don’t have to pay a huge mortgage, and you can even rent out the unit. Moreover, ECs are built by private developers, which means the cost of the land is lower. And, because ECs are a hybrid of public and private housing, the prices are also a bargain.

There are also plenty of small and large ECs in the market today, so you should be able to find a unit that suits your budget. In fact, the prices of new EC launches will be on the rise in the years to come, meaning that you will not have to spend a fortune to get your hands on one. And, because they are built in conjunction with HDB, you won’t have to worry about paying over-the-odds for your new home.

The EC market is also likely to remain a hot spot in the years to come. The rise of innovation hubs, as well as an uptick in employment opportunities, have helped to drive real estate prices higher. In addition, developers are also keen to replenish the land bank. In fact, a recent survey revealed that most developers are willing to offer higher land bids.

And, if you have a few extra bobs in your pocket, you can buy a private condo and sell it off in the future to fund your upgrade. But, if you are not in the market for a new home, then you should consider purchasing a resale flat. With this, you can reinvest the proceeds into a private home, or rent out the resale flat at a high rental yield.

ECs are bound by HDB renting and selling restrictions

ECs are high-rise flats built by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). They are available for sale in Singapore and are mostly located in areas that are not too mature and have a low land cost. They have the amenities of private condominiums but at a much lower cost.

There are various eligibility schemes available to prospective buyers. These schemes are pegged on the buyer’s gross monthly income and housing status. If the buyer qualifies in one of the two categories, he or she may be eligible to receive a housing grant.

ECs are also subject to HDB’s five-year Minimum Occupancy Period (MOP), which is meant to discourage profiteering in the housing market. During this time, the entire apartment cannot be rented out to non-SPRs.

Executive condominiums, on the other hand, are built by private developers and are subsidised. These condos are available for sale to Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents. The units are also sold at a subsidised price.

There are many other factors to consider when buying a new home. Location, amenities and the size of the new home are among them. You also have to consider the cost of ownership. A lot of factors are involved in the HDB vs EC decision. You can also choose between a new BTO flat or a resale unit.

ECs are usually inhabited by local Singaporeans, but they are also available for sale to Singapore permanent residents (SPRs). SPRs can purchase ECs that are in the middle of the five-year MOP. They can also participate in the hybrid housing resale market.

An executive condominium may be a good investment if you are not planning on renting it out. It may also be a good idea to purchase an executive condominium if you are considering the Deferred Payment Scheme.

ECs are located in new towns or far out in the suburbs

Despite the fact that the average price of private condos has risen dramatically over the past few years, executive condos (ECs) remain an attractive alternative for many buyers. Executive condos offer a unique combination of private condo facilities and affordable prices. ECs also come with a 99-year leasehold. This makes them a good investment for young Singaporeans who are interested in owning private property. This guide will help you understand how you can finance an EC and find the right one for you.

In the past five years, the number of private homes launched has averaged just over 50 projects per year. This year, however, the number of private homes launched was the busiest yet. The number of units sold was less than half the total units launched. This should mean that homebuyers will face more competition in the coming months.

The Bukit Batok EC is located in western Singapore. This location is popular among commuters and young families. It is also near the Jurong Innovation District. The area is also home to a number of major shopping malls and restaurants. The project is also close to the MRT station. The mall has several dining options, including McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.

The Bukit Batok EC will have a number of amenities, including an underground road, which will reduce traffic in the green network. The project is also near the Bukit Batok Hillside Park, which is a six-minute walk from the nearest MRT station. The EC project will also be close to the new Tampines MRT station, which will be part of the Cross Island Line.

The Tampines North EC is also a new EC in the area. It will be located near the future Tampines North MRT station. It will also feature community spaces and lush landscapes. It will be situated on a 221,515 sqm plot of land. It will be developed into 11 14-storey blocks.…

Tengah Plantation Loop EC Next to Shine After Copen Grand EC

Whether you are looking for a new home or an investment opportunity, Tengah Plantation Loop EC Next to Shine After Copen Grand EC may be the right choice for you. This property is situated in an area of great beauty, near some of the best schools in the area, and has some excellent amenities.


Located in Tengah Town, Copen Grand is the first condominium in this area. Copen Grand is located near the Kranji Expressway and Tengah MRT Station, making it a convenient place to live. The community will also have a multi-storey car park and sports facilities.

Copen Grand is also located near several shopping centers. It is near Le Quest Shopping Mall, Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, and Bukit Batok West Shopping Mall. It is also close to the Pan Island Expressway. There are also several restaurants and shopping centers within walking distance.

The community of Copen Grand will be equipped with smart and eco-friendly materials. Tengah ensures that residents have smart energy management and smart lighting. The community is also equipped with a centralized cooling system. It is also located near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The community is also located close to medical facilities.

The community features a 50m lap pool, a play pool, a family BBQ pavilion, and a multi-tier Recreation Clubhouse. In addition, the community also features a co-working space.


Located in Tengah Garden Walk, Copen Grand is a brand new development in Tengah. Copen Grand is one of four new ECs being built in the west.

Copen Grand EC is a great choice for young families. Located in a green neighbourhood, Copen Grand is close to schools, high-tech hospitals and other amenities. It also offers an alternative to sky-high property prices.

Copen Grand will feature 12 blocks of 639 units, with floor areas ranging from 807 to 1,561 sqft. Copen Grand EC is close to several shopping centres, a car free town centre, and a MRT station. It is also near Jurong Lake Gardens and Swiss Cottage.

Copen Grand EC is also located near some of the best schools in Singapore. These schools include Jurong East Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Shuqun Primary School, and Dunearn Secondary School.

Copen Grand EC is close to the West Mall Shopping Centre, which offers a variety of dining options and retail outlets. It is also close to Bukit Batok MRT Station.

Investment prospect

Among the upcoming developments in Tengah Town is Copen Grand Executive Condominium. This project will consist of twelve blocks of fourteen-storey residential towers. It is being developed by MCL Land, one of the top real estate developers in Singapore. The project is expected to be completed in 2027. Its location will be close to Jurong East and Jurong Lake District.

The first phase of the project will be launched in 2022. This will include two MRT stations. The second phase will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project is owned by MCL Land and Taurus Properties SG. The developer has developed quality homes in Singapore and Malaysia.

The development is expected to increase the value of the Tengah estate. The estate will be more family-friendly and have more greenery. The area will also be better equipped with amenities. Its proximity to Jurong East will provide access to major employment hubs.

Tengah Town will be the first “smart and sustainable” precinct in Singapore. It will also include medical care facilities, sports centres and hawker centres.…

Resale Levy Needs to Be Accounted When Purchasing ECs in Singapore

Whether you’re looking to buy a new or a pre-owned executive condominium (EC) in Singapore, you’re going to need to make sure that you account for the resale levy when you make your purchase. Resale levy is a tax levied on the sale of executive condominiums, but it’s not always waived.

Demand for ECs has increased steadily

Buying an Executive Condominium (EC) in Singapore is not a new concept. The HDB first introduced them in 1996, when private home prices were at their peak. Since then, more and more ECs have been launched to keep up with demand. However, there are differences between buying ECs and HDB flats.

For starters, an EC is a hybrid type of housing. It has the convenience of a condominium, but also features amenities similar to a private home. It is also bounded by selling restrictions and a resale levy. These factors should be considered when buying ECs.

First time home buyers form the bulk of the EC buyer population. They tend to be on a budget and are looking to maximise their CPF grant.

HDB doesn’t fully waive resale levy on executive condominiums

Buying an Executive Condominium in Singapore is not as straightforward as you might think. In fact, resale levy can prove to be a hindrance for second-time buyers. Thankfully, there are ways to minimise the impact of the levy.

The Resale Levy is a mandatory payment when you sell an HDB flat. This levy is payable in cash. However, it is possible to get a partial waiver.

To qualify for a partial waiver, applicants must meet certain criteria. Typically, second-timer households and families with significant financial hardship are granted a partial waiver.

The Resale Levy is calculated as a percentage of the resale price. Normally, it is 10% of the resale price.

EC buyers compete with fewer people when buying a unit

Buying an EC in Singapore requires a bit of due diligence, particularly if you’re a first time buyer. While ECs may appear to be more affordable than private condos, you must understand that you’ll still be paying a resale levy.

ECs are a hybrid form of housing. They are a combination of private condos and HDB flats. They are managed by private developers. They’re typically located in areas that have cheaper land. They’re also located away from MRT stations and bus interchanges. They’re characterized by condo-like amenities such as indoor gyms and pools.

While the price of an EC may be lower than that of a private condo, it’s important to consider that the resale levy will be applied to land sales that are launched after December 9. You’ll be paying an extra 3 percent on top of the resale levy.

ECs are less likely to be fully waived than in Singapore

Purchasing an Executive Condo (EC) is a great way to get into the Singapore housing market. However, the resale levy that you have to pay when you sell the property should be taken into account.

ECs are not like most condominiums, because they are located in non-mature neighborhoods. The average price of an EC rose by about 0.3 percent last year. They are also cheaper than many full-fledged condominium projects.

Purchasing an EC requires that you pay a Resale Levy that can be paid through the developer or the HDB. In some cases, you can waive the Resale Levy. However, it is unlikely.

There are several subsidies that are available for ECs. For example, the CPF Housing Grant can help you buy an EC. There are also Citizen Top-Up Grants, which can be obtained by SPR families with SC children.

ECs offer a chance to purchase a “future private condo” while still benefiting from government subsidies

Buying an Executive Condominium (EC) in Singapore requires careful consideration of finances and other relevant factors. In particular, HDB Resale Levy is a financial burden that should be factored into your plans. This levy was introduced by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to ensure that the allocation of public housing subsidies is fair to all.

While the Resale Levy is a good idea, it is not the only reason why you should consider buying an EC. Other factors such as the price of the property and your financial status are also important. Also, keep in mind that ECs are semi-private properties, so there are higher maintenance fees than HDB flats.

ECs are subject to resale levy

ECs are hybrid housing that offer the convenience of private and public housing. They are also cheaper than full-fledged condominium projects. They are generally located in outskirts or off-center locations. They feature amenities like clubhouses and swimming pools. ECs are regulated by the HDB.

To qualify for an EC, applicants must be Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents. They must have a family nucleus of at least two Singaporeans. They must be at least 35 years old. They must also have a family income of no more than $16,000 a month. They must also be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of buying the property.…

Tengah EC

When it comes to shopping in a place like Tengah EC, there are many things to choose from. Some people love to collect things, while others like to look for gifts. While a lot of people go out to the mall and get clothes and other items, you can also find people who are happy to help you with household chores and other problems. There are also plenty of retail stores in the area, as well as restaurants and other businesses.

Tengah Garden Walk EC

Tengah Garden Walk EC is one of the new developments in Tengah Town. It is one of the first executive condominiums in Singapore to feature green features. Its proximity to the Tengah MRT station makes it convenient for residents. This development offers a unique combination of smart and green features.

Located along Tengah Garden Walk, this EC is the first EC in the future forest town of Tengah. It is within walking distance of three MRT stations on the future Jurong Region Line, including the Tengah Plantation and Hong Kah MRT stations.

Tengah Garden Walk EC has a unique site plan that will help the town develop a sustainable and green town. The site plan was developed using the Biophilic Town Framework – a set of guidelines for improving landscapes and nature. In this way, the town can offer residents a higher quality of life and wellbeing.

Copen Grand EC

Copen Grand EC in Tengahah is a convenient location for those in need of shopping and dining options. The estate has several shopping malls with almost everything you need in one place. You can shop for groceries, electronics, stationery, fresh foods, and more. You can also find services like tailoring and hairdressing, as well as educational and medical help. The area is also home to numerous elegant restaurants.

The community is surrounded by lush greenery and is near a nature reserve called Bukit Timah. This EC features several swimming pools and water courts. It is also equipped with smart appliances, lighting, and surveillance cameras. You can even control the system from your mobile device. However, before you invest in this EC, you should check out all the amenities that it offers.

The development has a unique location. It is located within the Evergreen Forest Town in Tengah Town. This district features more green features and amenities, catering to a younger population. In addition, it is close to the LOT 1 mall.

Evergreen Forest Town blueprint

A green township will be an important part of the transformation of Tengah EC. With a car-lite blueprint, the area will have bicycle and pedestrian paths, as well as commercial spaces. The project will also be a part of the Jurong Region Line, which will link western Singapore to the north.

The community is also located near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which provides a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Residents will also benefit from a smart public transport system. A green belt separates the town centre from the rest of the settlement, ensuring a greener environment for residents.

The town will also have generous landscaping, promoting healthy air quality and community connections. The development will be located close to many amenities, including a hospital and medical facility.

Location of Tengah EC

Located in the northwest corner of Singapore, the Tengah Estate is one of the most significant plots of land in the country. It was once a major Royal Air Force base, and is surrounded by mature housing estates. The estate is close to the town centre, and will be home to a diverse range of amenities. It will also feature a 100-meter-wide Forest Corridor, as part of a larger ecological trail.

The Tengah EC master plan is designed with the millennial generation in mind. It will be a car-free, walkable town, with ample green spaces and active recreation facilities. It will also feature a public transportation network that will be convenient and free. This means that residents will be able to work, study, or play without worry.

If you are looking for a low-cost plot with a good location, then Tengah EC might be a good option for you. The development is in a growing area, and is popular among developers. The price per square foot is about $603, which isn’t bad for a plot in this neighbourhood. It is also located near the Jurong Innovation District and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. As a result, it should attract a healthy amount of interest.…