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About to purchase a condo...a good choice?

Post by yk2366 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00 am

thank you
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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 2:30 pm

How funny, I just read an article about the architect of that project yesterday and then read all about the project itself. Apparently she's famous:
http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/farrer-court/

Terrible terrible name. I hate all of these " D' " names of projects in Singapore.

The PSF seems about average to me, probably depends on how high you are and which of their "views" you have: http://singapore-dleedon.com/dleedon-do ... location2/

It would be a steal if it was a freehold though. But 'celebrity' designer, high profile project being talked about world-wide in that community, you're probably not going to get it for much less. Just my opinion though. This is well out of my price range :)

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:22 pm

Have you check the URA website on the recently transacted prices?

The Feb'13 transacted prices for D'Leedon is $1,264psf, $1,279psf & $1,300psf for the 1,615 sf unit.

$1,460 seems a little over-priced?

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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:50 pm

Assuming you are a US citizen and hence aren't affected by the ABSD? Yeah! Good to make use of the arbitrage opportunity.

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Post by beppi » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:52 pm

Have you done your maths?
The cost of mortgage interest, lost interest on downpayment, taxes and maintenance is most likely the same as rent for a comparable place.
And since you also have to reduce the mortgage, your monthly payments will be more than comparable rent (and only this "more" stays in your own pocket).
Singapore property is not economical for owning, only for selling at a higher price. So, only buy if you believe prices will go up!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:41 pm

As another poster above comments, I find these 'D'x' condos hilariously faux-pretentious. My wife and I always have a good chuckle when we pass another one that we haven't seen before. 'Oh look D'Rolex Towers'!

The reason it fails so royally, is that in French you don't truncate 'de' [meaning: of] onto a consonant. Not only that many of these developements don't even have French names.*

i.e.
de argent > d'argent
de pays > de pays, not d'pays

Oh and offering a discount without even negotiating it is a typical sucker-trick. Original price $125, offered at $100, must be a deal eh!? No it was only worth $100 in the first place, but some people get so blinded by the notion that 'we must be getting a deal' that they fall for it.

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D'BANYAN
D'CAMBRIDGE
D'CASITA
D'CHATEAU @ SHELFORD
D'DALVEY
D'FOCUS APARTMENTS
D'FRESCO
D'GALLERY
D'GROVE VILLAS
D'HERITAGE APARTMENT
D'HILLSIDE LOFT
D'KENARIS
D'LEEDON
D'LOTUS
D'MANOR
D'MARINE
D'MIRA
D'PALMA
D'PAVILION
D'SAVILLE
D'SUNRISE
D-MANSIONS

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Post by Addadude » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 7:51 pm

Coming soon to Pasir Ris: d'Nest. I kid you not.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:12 pm

It's all a load of D'Bollocks.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:15 pm

Here's another one whose name I hate: The Esta. Translating from Spanish, that would be: The It Is. WTF? Do they actually pay people to come up with these ludicrous names?
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:22 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Here's another one whose name I hate: The Esta. Translating from Spanish, that would be: The It Is. WTF? Do they actually pay people to come up with these ludicrous names?
Maybe they misspelled D'Siesta ['The Yes it is'] :wink:

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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:25 pm

Very good! Can I call you D'Manuel?
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Post by durain » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 9:04 pm

surprised no using le or la like in fench yet.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 9:35 pm

durain wrote:surprised no using le or la like in fench yet.
Some of these are hilarious! [I haven't even considered if the genders are mis-used]

LA BELLE
LA BRISA
LA CASA
LA CRYSTAL
LA DOLCE VITA
LA MAISON
LA MEYER
LA NOUVELLE
LA SALLE VILLAS
LA SUISSE I
LA SUISSE II
LA SUISSE TERRACE
LA VILLE
LE ARC
LE CONNEY PARK
LE CRESCENDO
LE GALLERIA
LE GAMBIR
LE GROVE Service Apartments
LE HILL condo
LE LOYANG
LE M RESIDENCE
LE MERRITT
LE REVE
LE ROYCE @ LEITH PARK
LE SHANTIER
LE WILKIE
LE WOOD :)

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Post by durain » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 9:49 pm

LE LOYANG??? :D :D :D

i remembered going to loyang way.

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:08 pm

[quote="Mi Amigo"]Here's another one whose name I hate: The Esta. Translating from Spanish, that would be: The It Is. WTF? Do they actually pay people to come up with these ludicrous names?[/quote

There is a Sea Esta in Pasir Ris , one of a new raft of them down condo Road (Pasir Ris Drive 3)
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