Rare are the new condominium launches which see a “Fully sold” sign plastered on their boards within a few months of launch. Though most may eventually reach a 100% sale status, they are taking longer to do so. This depends on the location of the property and the number of units available for sale, of course, but so far, the top scorer has been Seasuites in Pasir Panjang Road, at 85 per cent of its 52 units, with an average psf price of $1,650.
A strong runner-up in the race is Urban Vista in Tanah Merah. Considering it just launched mid-March, this 582 unit condominium project is selling exceedingly well with 77 per cent already sold. Average prices are $1,350 psf. March’s other big launch, D’Nest in Pasir Ris also sold a cool 76 per cent of its 912 units at $920 psf.
Private condominiums are still selling well, with new trumping resale. But there are 9 more months left of the year, and what will keep or halt the sale momentum? Chances are new properties which check the right boxes will win the race:
1. Good location
2. Competitive pricing
3. Comparison of other residential projects nearby
In 2012, most of the properties which reached a fully sold status were launched in the early part of the year, and most of them were one or two-bedders or studio apartments. Will 2013 see a reprise of last year? Or will the cooling measures change it up?