florence residences by logan property

Why Florence Residences is a difficult choice for the club members

Dear club members, here we are assessing yet another mega residential development in the community of District 19. Instead of Serangoon Garden or Punggol area, we will be bringing you guys back to Hougang precinct this time round. We at Home Town Property believe you’ve seen and heard enough of new project launches in these clusters of addresses, thus the Florence Residences could prove to be one of the most difficult choices after a brief evaluation by our in-house analysts.

It is the latest product by Logan Property Holdings after acquiring the former Florence Regency for close to $630 million in 2017. A considerably large site with a nice gross plot ratio that enables the builder to construct approximately 1,400 apartment units. Blessed with about 390,000 square feet of land size with unimaginable space for creativity but it could also be a major drawback for the developer when they have to compete for the very same home seekers in this residential area with other major developments. Current projects include the nearby Riverfront Residences, Affinity at Serangoon, The Garden Residences, Forest Woods Residences and several other upcoming new launches.

Thousands of homes have already been sold and absorbed via the above few projects in recent months and years, depleting the number of potential home buyers in the targeted region and coupled with the latest round of property cooling measures by the governing body. Logan Property could be facing an immense pressure to offload the large number of abodes within the entire housing estate. However, Florence Residences could be the best buy among the few available ones due to the strategic locale it offers to home purchasers.

It is the only development that is in proximity to both Kovan and Hougang MRT Station that includes the bus interchange. Greatly offsetting the inconvenience other developments may have by allowing non-driving residents with options of reachable rail and bus network for daily commute. Apart from this benefit, a stadium with running tracks across the road is readily available for those looking for a good run every week.

Nearby educational landmarks include Serangoon Junior College which is right behind the residence and the likes of Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Bowen Secondary School and Rosyth School. If you’re looking forward to enhancing your lifestyle with family members here, you should look at this redeveloped estate with a mid to long-term investment perspective.

Word of wisdom though, if you’re hoping for the property prices to come crashing down before making a purchase, we’re afraid that may not happen anytime soon, barring any unforeseen circumstances such as a global financial crisis to take effect. Our dear Prime Minister Lawrence have already spoken out yesterday, their aim is not to bring the prices down with cooling measures imposed. Therefore, only 1 direction will be expected on the price index chart going forward.

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Why Kent Ridge Hill Residences are the Best Option

When one entire residential estate has a picturesque natural landscape in its surroundings, the condos within are definitely going to be in great demand. This is so true of the latest Kent Ridge Hill Residences that will be undergoing construction along the South Buona Vista Road, Singapore. The rolling hills around the redeveloped housing project are covered with thick foliage. On its other side, the project is linked to the Pasir Panjang road and both these roads are well connected to other commercial zones via a superb network of railway lines and expressways such as the West Coast Highway.

  • How will investors benefit?

The new housing estate project will have many different bedroom units that will face the hillside. Oxley Spinel Pte Ltd, after acquiring the previous Vista Park, had planned spacious luxury condominiums to suit different pockets. The interior layout has been planned in such a way that even the tiniest apartment will never look cluttered. Younger families with a smaller budget will be able to purchase one of the smaller apartments with the affordable price tag whereas the 3 and 4-bedroom units are just right for larger families or a group of working professionals’ co-investing.

  • Healthy living

The new housing estate of Kent Ridge Hill Residences will have a few strolling tracks for those who are conscious of their fitness and health. The early morning air generated by the greenery will also do wonders for the residents, especially our senior citizens. There will be a safe playing corner built for children in enjoying their daily evenings amidst the green trees and landscaped gardens.

The residence isn’t too far from supermarkets as well because this Pasir Panjang precinct is already a fully developed and matured housing estate. The nearby retail shops will be selling the freshest produce of meat, vegetables, fruits and seafood. Which is necessary for leading a healthier lifestyle. Hence, property owners will find it easier to attract tenants who are fussy about their health and who want to stay away from the polluted city life.

  • Accessibility and daily commuting

The two main roads that lead on to the housing estates, are part of the well-planned network of arterial roads and highways in Singapore. So, driving in and out of the neighbourhood will be extremely easy. For those who prefer not to drive, the Pasir Panjang MRT (Circle Line Railway Station) is sitting on one side of the Kent Ridge Hill Residences. These are well-connected with other railway stations or bus stands that lead to all the leading Business Districts and Commercial zones. We think this could be the best option for you if you’re having the idea of relocating southwards to Pasir Panjang District 5.

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The Mayfair Collection – Best Choice for Families with Children

Singapore – Nowadays, it seems more and more people are facing the common problem of having unsafe neighbourhood environment when it comes to their young children and teenagers. The lack of higher quality public infrastructure for both kids and the youth in some areas emphasizes the utmost importance of safety from the designers and builders of all private residential projects. They need to overcome this and pay more attention to providing facilities of such kind going forward.

Therefore, the Mayfair Collections residential complex at Rifle Range road (Upper Bukit Timah) is one of the best examples of a successful family-friendly design. The new launch condos were enriched with a variety of safe, high quality, interesting and fun facilities for most young children, youth and their parents. Above all, the proximity of prestigious educational institutions is one of the top reason why families with children decide to live in this prime neighbourhood.

Safety of the Entertainment and Recreational facilities comes first

The architectural team and builders of the Mayfair Collection condos have thoroughly planned and constructed all facilities related to kid’s safety and recreational activities of families inhabiting these residential units according to the highest national and international safety terms and guidelines.

The entertainment and recreational facilities of the development includes kids’ pool, parents’ 50m lap pool, hot spa, a well-equipped playground & gym, playroom for toddlers and a yoga room. All of these free facilities can be used by both parents and children with parental advisory in case of any mishaps that may arise.

Educational institutions in vicinity of the Property

Having a primary school-going child or a teenager can prove to be very difficult, especially if both parents are working. Even if one of the parents is not working, a school which is located far away from your home represents an obstacle in your daily routine, as one of the parent would have to spend several hours traveling to and from the school to safely leave and pick up their minor in time.

The great number of reputable primary, secondary and higher educational institutions is one of the greatest prime assets of the Bukit Timah zone. These educational institutions include the famous Hwa Chong High School, Methodist Girls’ School, National Junior College and more.

There is also the reputable Ngee Ann Polytechnic within walking distance as well. The youngest Mayfair Collection resident will also not have to commute far for school. There are two famous schools for the youngest ones as well: The Henry Park Primary School and the SIM Global School. There are more renowned colleges which is 15 and 20 minutes away by car or public transportation from the King Albert Park underground train.

Find out more latest details from the Oxley developer or agent if you’re keen to enrol your children to any of the Bukit Timah schools near the new condo now!

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Buy One and Earn Double with The TreVer Condo

Have you ever considered how profitable shared renting can be? There are many individuals who find their employment far from their hometown neighborhood. These working professionals desperately require a suitable accommodation that is both comfortable as well as centrally located.

But when a person has just started their new job, the individual cannot afford a very high rent to begin with. That gives you, as an owner of The TreVer condo, a brilliant opportunity in generating a significant amount of passive income through shared rentals from your precious assets.

Let us say you own one of the classic 2-bedroom unit in The TreVer housing project. If you rent out the entire apartment to a family, it should likely cover your monthly installments well because the condo unit are beautifully designed, the locale is awesome, and you can charge a higher rental.

But if you rent the two bedrooms to separate individuals or working professionals based on per pax charges, you can generate a higher return of rental yield instead of having one single family nucleus. There is a possibility that your annual income generated from this rental will be 1.5 times of what you would have earned if you had rented it out to a family here (based on data analysis record).

Within a few years of being the landlord, you will have recovered a remarkable portion of your initial investment in the residence. So, if you have some spare cash lying around, it is well worth investing in The Trever condo at Potong Pasir Avenue 1.

What will attract the working professionals to rent The TreVer?

Working professionals are usually staying away from their families. So, they tend to prefer the company of friends and co-tenants (the person who rents the other bedroom) who belong to their age group ideally. Being young, they will obviously spend a lot of their free time in Nex shopping mall, fast-food outlets, movie theaters and gym etc.

The TreVer condominium project has been designed with all these amenities for the residents. As an owner of the condo, you can get the best rental deals once the new commercial outlets are up and running in the neighborhood.

Your tenants will have access to four of the biggest malls in Singapore when they’re living in The TreVer. These include the proposed Woodleigh Mall, The Poiz Centre as well as the existing City Square and the Nex Shopping Mall. The new malls are great shopping areas that contain all the amenities that young people like. The internal feeder bus service number 142 will take them to the nearest or furthest without having to spend too much on the transportation. They don’t need to own a vehicle to move around the community due to the centralized locale it sits on.

If you’re keen to have a viewing of this property, we recommend you do it fast before anyone does!

Things to do in Queenstown if you plan to stay in Stirling Road

If you’ve decided and are planning to purchase a private condo in Stirling Road, such as Stirling Residences and hope to know more about the stuffs which you can do during your free time in Queenstown, keep reading this wonderful exploration. This place is one of the oldest neighborhood community in the central part of Singapore, set with some undiscovered and beautiful places waiting for you to explore and discover. If you want to travel around by foot, while enjoying with a companion along the way, here is a list of places you may want to visit with your friends and/or loved ones.

Places of Interests

Infinity Pool Nearest to Stirling Residences:

Park Hotel Alexandra

Location: Park Hotel Alexandra

A 10 minutes’ walk from your home is the infinity pool at the Park Hotel Alexandra. Set atop the 4 Star hotel building is a place for you to relax your mind, while capturing a couple of selfies with your friends or your special ones and have a nice sunset viewing day.

Ridout Tea Garden:

Ridout Tea Garden

Location:  Queensway

One of the first Japanese-Theme Gardens in Singapore, the Ridout Tea Garden, a 5 minutes ride from Stirling Road, is a place for you to chill and have a leisure walk, set in a lush greenery ambience for relaxation and having your meals prepared in one of the most romantic McDonalds outlet in the entire island.

Alexandra Canal Linear Park:

Alexandra Canal Linear Park

Location: Beginning from Queenstown MRT Station

Talking about parks, the Alexandra Canal Linear Park will be one of the best nearby destination. A walk in the quiet route flanked by some lush scenic greenery. It is a 5 minutes’ walk away from Stirling Road that can be done at any moment of the day. If you want to enjoy a morning walk by yourself or a romantic stroll in the evening with your loved ones, this place is the best choice.

Places for food in Queenstown


Cafe Colbar

Location: 9A Whitchurch Road, Wessex Estate 138839

Are you looking for something different from your day-to-day life? This vintage-looking café which serves up a superior western food menu could be the answer. Guaranteed in satisfying your taste buds while whipping up a good portion of comfort food in filling up your empty tummy. With just a few minutes short ride from your residence, Colbar offers you the chance to travel back in time with its atmosphere and nostalgic menu.

Mei Ling Market & Food Centre:

Mei Ling Market & Food Centre

Location: 159 Mei Chin Road

You only need to cross the street from Stirling road and you will see it nestled away among those HDB blocks. The Mei Ling Market & Food Centre will be the place for you to taste the different local delicacies at a much lower cost. Although it will take you several visits to explore and discover all the best hawker stalls in the whole building, we promise it would be well worth your time to do so.

Shopping, Shopping, and more Shopping

Queensway Shopping Centre:

Queensway Shopping Centre

Location: 1 Queensway, 149053

You can find many retail shops with XX% sale all year round here. Shoes from the best brands in the market and for less than $100.00! You will require a lot of self-discipline and restraint to just window shop and not buying anything as you walk along the corridor of this sportswear shops as their prices are crazily attractive to anyone looking to purchase anything related to sports and adventures. It takes a very short walk from Stirling Road to get to the Queensway Shopping Centre.

Anchorpoint Shopping Centre

Anchorpoint Shopping Centre

Location: 370 Alexandra Road, 159953

One of the best place in town for you to purchase different branded outlet clothing and accessories. From all the local big names nestled within the not-so-glamorous looking building, Anchorpoint is a hidden treasure unknown to many shoppers. They will have attractive promotional sale for almost every day of the year and they are just right behind Stirling Residences for your convenience.

If You Are Ready

You should be well-orientated on the Queenstown Stirling Road location by now and if you’re ready to commit yourself by owning a luxurious residential unit here, developed by Nanshan Group & Logan Property, please visit Stirling Residences for more buying procedures & availability.

The Desire for Homes with Extra Space such as Park Colonial Singapore

As a Singaporean, we’re constantly chasing after the comfortable life we yearn for every single day, with a large home to begin with but do you need more bedrooms in Singapore? Home searching will certainly bring several alternatives that you’ll have to take into consideration while choosing a condo apartment for your family. When you have the extra spare cash to splurge on repayments every month, one of the better option will probably be choosing a condo layout with an additional bedroom space, whether you pick a 2 bedroom or 3-bedroom option. However, do you really need the additional space, or could the money be better used in somewhere else? The following will be some questions in helping you out.

Are you buying Park Colonial with your partner?

Despite the nearby distance you are living apart from your partner, moving in together will provide you with significant information about each other, you will find out all the secrets and pet peeves very quickly. When people first move in with their partners, they have smaller space like a one-bedroom, some may feel cramped with stuff and very often, there isn’t anywhere to spend some private or alone time.

However, all of these will change if you’re picking up a condo at Park Colonial, located at Woodleigh Lane. A 2-bedroom apartment will be the game-changer for living with others. Buying a condo with more space than you originally wanted will be advantageous for turning the space into a larger layout that is more spacious for both of you. However, the master bedroom will serve as the main sleeping area in addition to having more bedrooms for the guests, office space or even if it means more space, so our loved ones can take a few private moments with the extra spaces provided.

Do you need extra space for guests or hosting guests?

You may need the extra space if you are hosting guests often. By doing so, you will need to budget for that before you purchase Park Colonial with 2-bedrooms or more, your guests will definitely be receiving a cosy and welcoming environment from you. Your friends and relatives will certainly be displaying a great excitement in coming over because they are assured of having their own space and bed as opposed to a spot on the floor!

Close friends may even want to stay over with you more frequently, even if it’s just for an overnight dinner party, as more extra space provides them with greater convenience. Even if you are the one who decides the space you’ll need when buying the condo, you’ll want to make sure that the space is comfortable for both you and your wife. If you’re not that tight on your bank balance, it will be beneficial in buying a unit with more extra space so there is comfort living within.

But Why Park Colonial?

Park Colonial is the latest residential development by Chip Eng Seng and their joint ventures, conveniently positioned at Woodleigh Lane, along Upper Serangoon Road. It will be priced attractively for home purchasers looking to setting up their new love nest in this new Bidadari town. There will be a myriad of 2 to 5-bedroom layouts within the entire huge development for spacious residential living. These condo projects will be the best option in helping you to maximize your space upgrading for hosting guests, needing a home office, needing more space for family and/or a living with a significant other or just needing the use of an extra functioning space. Park Colonial will be the next great destination to live with local nearby amenities and close transportation via the Woodleigh train station. Come and experience it yourself if you’re not convinced!

Former Cuscaden Mansions Making Way for Brand New Condo

When it comes to purchasing former Cuscaden Mansions at Cuscaden Walk, there will be a lot of different factors that you would need to take in to consideration. Since this is considered to be a significant financial commitment, this will not be something which you would be able to decide in a short moment. In addition, you would also not like to pay more than what you would have to if possible.

It would be due to this reason that sufficient amount of research will need to be done. In this way, you would be able to make sure that you are able to get a better price than what you had expected in the first place. If you are thinking how you would be able to do just that, continue reading.

Market value and asking price

For 3 Cuscaden Walk Condo, one of the first thing that you would like to know is the market value and the asking price. This is something which you would need to arm yourself with before you enter the negotiation process. This is something which you will easily source by looking at accurate sources of information. If you are wondering what that would be, simply take a look at real estate record database. In addition, some of these things would be made available online as well. All you need to know is where to look for it.

In this case, you are also required to keep in mind that older market value numbers would be less relevant than the relatively newer ones.

Sale price of nearby condos

You will also need to look at the sale price of other nearby condos in the neighborhood for 3 Cuscaden Condo. By asking and researching the selling price of other condos which would be similar in size to your one, then you’ll be able to understand the approximate value of your property. You will also be able to use this information to negotiate a better price, particularly if the price of the seller are much higher than what you had in mind.

Condition of the condo

When you’re heading off to visit 3 Cuscaden (former cuscaden mansions), you would have to keep an eye out for the condition of it. Since this is a condo which is still being built, it will be extremely important that you take a look at the pictures and drawings that are being shown to you. If possible, you could also expect a 3D representation so that you are able to better understand on how your new condo would look like when completed.

Negotiating the deal

After all the inspection has been done, the last thing that you would need to do is negotiate the deal. Since this will usually be done by third parties, that does not in any way mean that you could not be involved in it. In fact, by sitting in the negotiation process, you would actually be able to make it work in your favor. On the other hand, if you find the seller to be unwilling to negotiate on the price, then you could negotiate on other aspects such as fixing a fence, installing new fixtures, and repainting the condo unit.

Freehold Amber 45 Condo by UOL Group

Amber 45 is a totally new housing development by UOL Group, along with 190 anticipated apartments of freehold status. Conveniently situated in the Katong vicinity, freehold Amber 45 condo provides the goodness and the ease of quick access towards many facilities and amenities. It’s close-proximity to East Coast Park provides future residents the perfect outdoor options for families too.

In addition, the old Katong Shopping mall which is situated diagonally 45 degrees north to Amber 45 will be able to handle all your daily and weekend needs. Along with the neighbourhood hospital tending to all the immediate neighbours of Katong area.

Brand New Freehold Amber 45 Development

The huge and plum structure will expand across the land, with approximately 70000 square foot located in one of the highly favoured and beautiful regions of East Coast. Back by Amber 45 being a freehold property helps in appealing it to many investor purchasers to own their very precious freehold assets. The entire development’s site area was estimated to be about 150000 square foot.

Amber 45 condo is a UOL Group’s project, it daringly introduces two unit facing choices with the north and south orientation for buyers. They can either choose those facing main east coast road that offers an impressive city view or towards south with the panoramic sea view. Allowing residents to have the beautiful view of our Southern shores. Pick a higher floor if you want the best of the best view for yourself and family.

Latest Developing Condo along Amber Road

There will be a one bedroom as small as a shoe box to the larger four-bedroom apartment units for the family-oriented basis. The whole project will also have0 diverse amenities supporting its residents such as a 24-hour concierge, a 50 meters lap pool, indoor club, BBQ pits, kids play area, secret gardens and a green tennis court which is a rare sight. All these facilities built within the project will have a big impact for residents so that you can have a very private and intimate venue for gatherings and such with your friends or invited business associates.

In terms of educational prospects in the Amber 45 precinct, you can be rest assured of the quality schools here including International Schools as the eastern houses some of the best institutions that you can find for your infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, primary school children or even secondary and beyond.

Amber 45 Condominium

Apart from the schools, you will be surrounded by several big shopping malls such as Parkway Parade, I12 Shopping Mall and a few others in the neighbourhood that will practically take care of all your needs even without leaving for town which is a mere 10 minutes’ drive away too!

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New Launch Condo by MCL Land Singapore

New Launch Condo by MCL Land Singapore

Margaret Ville Condo at Margaret Drive is nestled in Singapore prime district 03, where real estate prices are seen to be firm, strong and steady in recent years. According to the data, there will be many residential developments approaching this hotly contested area in the first quarter of 2018.

Given the strong positive sentiment outlook currently, it doesn’t come as a surprise to many observers as major developers are continuously snapping up vacant land sites and parking their investments in this precinct.

Since witnessing the stiff million-dollar pricing on the stronghold of this surrounding public housing estate, there are an increase demand on the supply of private developments for the wealthier crowd who’re able to purchase at a slightly higher price point.

Location of Margaret Ville New Launch Condo

margaret ville condo location

These brand-new development is sitting comfortably in between 2 train stations, Commonwealth and Queenstown network. Both within a very short walking distance and only 1 bus-stop apart.

If you’re driving, it will only take you 5 minutes to reach our famous shopping belt in Orchard road. If you’re heeding the government’s call for a car-lite society, you could also cycle along the designated park connectors to Marina Bay business district for work and/or leisure.

Nearby Major Train Network

Queenstown MRT STation

Commonwealth MRT Station

Nearby Academic Institutions for your school going children

Queensway Secondary

Queenstown Secondary

Queenstown Primary

Newtown Primary

MDIS College

Global Indian International School

CHIJ (Kellock)

Anglo-Chinese School (International)

Crescent Girls’ School

Margaret Ville New Launch Condo is also near to many amenities such as supermarkets and Dawson hawker centre for your daily consumption if cooking is a chore right after a long day at work. If it doesn’t satisfy your cravings, residents can travel to nearby Alexandra Village, ABC food centre, Holland Village and Tanglin Halt for all your insatiable needs.

Besides having immediate access to various neighbourhood facilities, Margaret drive is also in close proximity to the city centre. You can travel towards the town via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), Holland Road or Alexandra Road and you’ll be there in no time. All this in a very short drive away with countless fanciful malls offering you the best of our full fledge entertainment options and beyond in Orchard road.

If you are still undecided or sitting on the brick wall like a humpty dumpty, it is now the right time for you to jump down and have a free ice americano with us on the house. No obligations!

Before we end the report, if you are a foreigner or not in a familiar territory, please contact us and we will dispatch a ferry service just for you.

A shorten briefed summary should you require, we are located at Margaret drive along commonwealth avenue. Right beside Queensway Secondary School. However, our showroom / showflat is not on actual site. So please kindly refrain from travelling down even if you know the exact location before you contact us.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon on the preview day of Margaret Ville Condo.

Real Estate is Better than Stocks

Why Real Estate is Better than Stocks

When it comes to investments, we are always concerned about the result. We are anxious if investing in a particular thing would pay off or be a waste of our time, money and energy. It is always hard to predict the outcome of something which is going to happen in the future, but one can always analyze the result through various research and studies. When comparing real estate investments to stock markets, I would have to say that real estate is a much better investment than the socks and the following are some of the reasons why real estate is better.

Real Estate is Better than Stocks

  • You become the owner of the product you invest.
  • Real estate markets have higher return rate.
  • Tax benefits.
  • Fraudsters are less in real estate markets.

You become the owner of the product you invest:

When you invest in real estate, you buy a physical property, and you are in-charge of the product you purchase. Since you are the owner of the product you can do anything with it; you can cut the cost of your mortgage, raise the rent of your house; you can increase the market value of the property by taking up home improvement projects and get better tenants. But when it comes to stocks, you buy a piece of a company. You are not the owner of the entire management, you are entitled to profit, but it depends on the shares you have in the company. You need to put your faith in the company and believe that it will bring you profit, but when you buy a property, you get to control what you need to do with that real estate.

Real estate markets have higher return rate:

An investor is always concerned about the return rate. When the return rates of stocks and real estate markets of the previous years were compared, the real estate markets showed a higher rate of return which makes it more suitable for people to invest. The stocks have had an annual return of 10.31% while the real estate markets have an annual return of 11.42% from the years 1970 to 2016. The S&P 500 Index measures the stocks, so for example, if you happened to invest $10,000 in the S&P 500 in 1970, your investment would have grown to $1,005,588 in the year 2016, but if you had invested the same in real estate, you would have got about $1,609,932.

Tax benefits:

It is a great option if you have an investment which reduces the amount you need to pay as tax. Real estate market investment helps you to reduce your taxes. When you take a loan from an organization to buy a property, you are exempted from paying a small portion of your tax.

Fraudsters are less in real estate markets:

It is harder to cheat you in the real estate market when compared to stocks. You can easily run background checks for your property, but in stocks, you blindly need to trust the management of the company you are buying the shares.