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Executive condominiums are top-selling projects by developers in August: URA

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 13:15

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Amid a lack of new residential project launches in August, executive condominiums (ECs) turned out to be best sellers.

AMID a lack of new residential project launches in August, executive condominiums (ECs) turned out to be best sellers.

Developers sold a total of 805 private residential units and EC units in August, down from July's 1,921 units - with ECs taking up 41 per cent of the sales volumes in August.

Excluding ECs, some 473 private residential units were moved in August, about 8 per cent fewer than a year ago. But this marked a 57 per cent plunge from the active month of July, though the number of units launched (590 units) in August was only a 5 per cent fewer than in July.

The numbers were collated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) through a developers' survey.

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The only project launch in August was Victoria Park Villas, CapitaLand's 99-year-leasehold landed project in District 10. The project sold only one unit in August for S$1,981 per square foot (psf) based on land area but had earlier moved seven units prior to its official launch.

The top three sellers in August were EC projects. Sim Lian's Treasure Crest in Sengkang sold another 56 units in August at a median price of S$745 psf, followed by MCL's Sol Acres in Choa Chu Kang where 46 units moved at a median S$781 psf. Qingjian Realty sold 37 units in its Woodlands EC project Bellewoods at a median S$769 psf.

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