Condo for $2.5K?

Discuss about where to live, renting a property, tenancy issues, property trend and property investment in Singapore.
Post Reply
User avatar
gerrytubby
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Singapore

Condo for $2.5K?

Post by gerrytubby » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:40 pm

Hi All,

I'm moving from Beijing to Singapore in a few weeks time, and have read some of your input here with great interest. As per usual, the main concern is accommodation. I don't know Singapore at all.

I'll be working in Boat Quay and would like a 1 or 2-bed condo 15-25mins from there on a budget of SGD2.5K. Is this possible/impossible? If so, what areas/condos/MRT's should I be looking at?

I am early 30's, single and I'm not bothered about living in a new development, with other expats, or having a great view or whatever. Just a reasonably comfortable place with pool, gym, squash access.

Any recommendations would help.

Looking forward to joining you in Singapore and happy to help anyone moving to Beijing. :D
Football's for men; hurling's for heroes!

Singapore Property Search

 

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39633
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 5:37 pm

Condo? Not possible at least in the travel time frame you are requesting. 45 minutes out via MRT in Chua Chu Kang. More than likely.

HDB flat within 15-20 min (90+% of Singaporeans live in them)? Possible.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
gerrytubby
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by gerrytubby » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 2:58 pm

Cheers SMS,

Thanks for that. So basically head out a bit farther, is that right?

I haven't arrived in Singapore yet, but I am seeing adverts on sites for places in Marine Parade, East Coast (3 beds, SGD$2,600) or Jellicoe Road, (1 bed, SGD$3,000), should I be wary of something??

A Spanish friend recently arrived in Beijing who lived in Singapore for 3 years really reckons that I can get a condo in an older building for under SGD3,000. Would you second that?
Football's for men; hurling's for heroes!

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39633
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 3:11 pm

Basically he is correct. But again, it's a combination of distance from downtown, age of the building and condition and relative size (sq ft) of the unit.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

oku
Regular
Regular
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri, 26 May 2006 8:20 am
Location: london

Post by oku » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 4:47 pm

you may wish to try simei green and modena or any condos along the east line (mrt). mrt gets you to most part of the island.

User avatar
HunBunny80
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 2:56 am

Post by HunBunny80 » Sat, 19 Jan 2008 10:24 am

A decent 3 bedroom in The Bayshore is now asking around $3.8K.

down_under
Regular
Regular
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 2:37 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by down_under » Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:56 am

Apart from the demand and hype of the rental market, I think with S$2.5K, it is still possible to find a decent condo, maybe not in around 15-20mins from BQ, but for sure in east or west in around 30 mins MRT ride, if it is east, check out areas starting from Eunos and I am sure you will find within 2.5K a decent 1 bedroom atleast.

Good luck with moving...

User avatar
gerrytubby
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Singapore

found it

Post by gerrytubby » Wed, 20 Feb 2008 1:50 pm

Just to let anyone know who is interested. I have now arrived in Singapore and found a nice 2-bedroomed apoartment in a condo near Aljunied/Paya Labar MRT station for S$2,500/month. Condo includes pool, tennis and a few other bits and bobs and is 15mins MRT from my office in Boat Quay!
Football's for men; hurling's for heroes!

KOTW
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 8:48 pm
Location: Dubai

Re: found it

Post by KOTW » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 9:28 pm

gerrytubby wrote:Just to let anyone know who is interested. I have now arrived in Singapore and found a nice 2-bedroomed apoartment in a condo near Aljunied/Paya Labar MRT station for S$2,500/month. Condo includes pool, tennis and a few other bits and bobs and is 15mins MRT from my office in Boat Quay!
HI,

I am also looking for something similar to this. Can you please PM me with the buidling name.

Do yuo have squash courts?

thanks.

User avatar
gerrytubby
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by gerrytubby » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 8:51 am

Hi KOTW,
My condo is called Aston Mansions near Paya Lebar MRT. It's a small condo (less than 100 units), 9 years old, but doesn't have squash courts. I saw some places further out on the East Coat (namely Bayshore Park, Mandarin Gardens) which have full facilities including squash courts but they are slightly more expensive for 2 bed palces (closer to SGD3K/month) and transport options are limited (not near an MRT), although they do offer shuttle bus services to the CBD, and there are public bus services.
Football's for men; hurling's for heroes!

KOTW
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 8:48 pm
Location: Dubai

Post by KOTW » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 2:45 pm

gerrytubby wrote:Hi KOTW,
My condo is called Aston Mansions near Paya Lebar MRT. It's a small condo (less than 100 units), 9 years old, but doesn't have squash courts. I saw some places further out on the East Coat (namely Bayshore Park, Mandarin Gardens) which have full facilities including squash courts but they are slightly more expensive for 2 bed palces (closer to SGD3K/month) and transport options are limited (not near an MRT), although they do offer shuttle bus services to the CBD, and there are public bus services.
Thanks for the info mate!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Property Talk, Housing & Rental”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests