New :: Belgravia Green Launch

Tre Residences sold out a couple of years ago, due to the value perceived in this project. It was priced at an average of close to $1,400 PSF, which in retrospect, seems like a bargain today for a city-fringe launch. That sort of PSF pricing is almost impossible to achieve nowadays, unless you opt for something further out such as Riverfront Residences. An alternative is to go for cluster housing such as the Parkwood Collection launch or Belgravia Green launch.

The reason for this is that cluster houses are much bigger, which brings down the average PSF pricing a fair bit. Likely to around $1,000 PSF for the ones mentioned here. We will talk about the Belgravia Green launch first, followed by Parkwood Collection in the next feature article.

About the Belgravia Green Launch

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Belgravia Villas Showflat by Developer for Belgravia Green LaunchBelgravia Villas Showflat by Tong Eng . Developer for Belgravia Green Launch
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Belgravia Green is an 81 unit cluster house development that sits on freehold land. It can be considered part of the Seletar Hills estate, but its entrance is from Belgravia Drive. This is along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, not too far from the Central Expressway exit.

The size of the development is good, and bigger than the norm. Generally cluster house projects, and especially freehold ones, tend to be on much smaller land parcels. They mostly range from between 10 to 30 units.

But it is better to have a development of this size. For one thing, there is more land for a fuller range of communal facilities. Here at Belgravia Green, you can have a proper sized lap pool, and a clubhouse and gym, and BBQ pavilions and kids’ play areas, and landscaping. There is enough space for the children to roam around in safely, out of the path of vehicles.

Maintenance cost per unit is also in a more manageable range, as there are simply more units around to share the costs, such as for security guards and gardeners and cleaners.

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Why Cluster Housing?

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Comparing traditional individually titled houses with cluster houses like the Belgravia Green launch, both have their pros and cons. The advantages of standard houses are well known. You own the piece of land your house sits on. You can tear it down and rebuild it to your heart’s content (subject to approval by relevant authorities).

But there are disadvantages, that may not be so obvious at first glance. Landed homeowners have to take care of maintaining the grounds and the exterior of the house themselves. This can be quite onerous, and is an ongoing task, which can get tiring after a while. Especially when one ages, or if you have a very busy lifestyle and can’t really spare the time.

In the case of cluster houses like Belgravia Green, all that is taken care of for you. You will have to maintain the interior spaces yourself still, but that’s a lot easier. Which is why some people opt for cluster housing. They want the space and privacy of landed houses, without having the major maintenance hassles.

And if the estate ages to a point where the owners want to get out, there is an exit strategy. Like condominiums, cluster houses are strata-titled. Which means that so long as 80% of the owners agree, you can decide to sell the land en-bloc collectively to a developer for a good price, and find something else newer, and possibly pocket some profits too.

If this interests you, you might want to sign up for the Belgravia Green showflat viewing. We will keep you posted, and email you the floor plans as well.

New :: Parkwood Collection Launch

As discussed earlier, the other cluster housing development that will likely open for sale as well in the September / October 2018 period, will be the Parkwood Collection launch. It is similar in many ways to Belgravia Green, but is significantly different in a couple of aspects too.

Parkwood Collection Launch with Belgravia Green . Similarities

Parkwood Collection is actually located closer to Tre Residences than Belgravia Green, in fact less than 6km away measured in a direct line. Though generally both are in the same corner of Singapore, at the north-east area.

The Parkwood Collection launch offers 53 units, less than Belgravia Green’s 81 units, but still considerably more than most cluster housing projects. So it enjoys the same advantages in terms of lower maintenance costs.

It also offers a good selection of communal facilities, interspersed with gardens and landscaped areas. That is one of the reasons leading people to buy strata housing rather than a standard landed house. It allows residents to live a landed lifestyle, while having a pool and gym literally at your doorstep, without the maintenance hassles. Just use and walk away when done. No cleaning up, or maintaining it, or repairs to worry about.

Key Differences

The key advantage that Parkwood Collection enjoys over Belgravia Green is its much more convenient location. It sits in the Realty Park Estate, that is less than 10 minutes walk from Hougang MRT station and Town Centre with its malls and shops. There are even 2 supermarkets, besides the usual shops, pharmacies, cafes, restaurants, and fast food outlets.

Parkwood Collection Launch LocationParkwood Collection Launch Location

On the other hand, Belgravia Green enjoys the advantage of being a freehold property, whilst the Parkwood Collection launch is on 99 year leasehold land. But this is not such a major concern as it might seem at first. That’s because the land for cluster houses, like those for condominiums, is strata-titled and jointly owned by all residents. So eventually, when it ages, if more than 80% of the owners agree to do so, they can jointly decide to sell the land to a property developer who can pay the government to top up the lease.

This is unlike the case for individually owned landed houses. That is why buyers prefer to buy freehold for traditional landed property, but less of a concern for cluster housing.

At the end of the day, whether you opt for the Belgravia Green or Parkwood Collection launch, depends on your preference. Be it having the day to day convenience of an MRT station and shops, or having freehold tenure, whichever is more important to you.

The showflat will open for VIP Preview soon. Let us know if you would like to make a viewing appointment, or if you would like the Parkwood Collection floor plan brochure sent to you.

TRE Residences @ Aljunied MRT

New Singapore Condo Launch: TRE Residences

TRE Residences is a brand new condominium project launching for sale on the city fringe, right beside Aljunied MRT station. This development is mid size, 250 units, with a wide range of facilities.

Demand is expected to be quite good, as there hasn’t been new launches of this size, so close to an MRT station, around here for a while. It offers the convenience of a sheltered link to the station a couple of minutes walk away, which is much appreciated in our hot and/or rainy tropical weather.

Tre Residences fans are going to love the proximity of the Kallang Sports Hub, that will host major sporting events, concerts and performances. And there is the fun of the famed eateries of Geylang, and the beaches of East Coast Park.

Tre Residences should especially appeal to investors, as it is close to the tenant pools of the CBD & Marina Bay Financial District, as well as being right in the midst of 2 masterplan growth areas. It is expected to ride the wave of growth from the transformation of Kallang Riverside & Sports Hub on the one side, and the development of Paya Lebar Square and the upcoming Paya Lebar Commercial Hub on the other.

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TRE Residences Condominium

Tre Residences Condominium
Artist’s Impression :: Tre Residences Condo

Tre condo is designed in 2 sleek high-rise towers of 17 storeys each. The 250 units will comprise 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom dual key units and penthouses, and 5 bedroom dual key penthouses. These range from 419 sq ft to 1711 sq ft.

It offers contemporary living spaces, and a nice range of facilities including a full swimming pool, landscaped deck, gym, clubhouse, jacuzzi, BBQ pavilion, function rooms, and other amenities.

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Tre Residences Showflat Viewing | VIP Preview

Latest Update: Tre Residences is completely sold out. Thanks for your interest.

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NEW DEVELOPER LAUNCHES

Arena Residences .New condominium launching 3rd Quarter 2018 . Former Eunosville HUDC land opposite Eunos MRT Station . Developed by MCL Land Ltd

Martin Modern . Brand new condominium launching next to River Valley Primary School . On the fringe of Orchard Road and by the Singapore River . Drop your contact details here for Martin Modern condo price and viewing or updates