Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Marked jump in HDB resale prices in Jurong West

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    366

    Default Study shows Jurong turning into suburban property hotspot

    Study shows Jurong turning into suburban property hotspot

    04 February 2009 2230 hrs (SST) 1430 hrs (GMT)

    SINGAPORE: A study by real estate agency ERA shows that the resale prices of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats in Jurong appreciated faster than other suburban towns in Singapore.

    It compared median resale prices in the fourth quarter of 2008 to those in the first quarter of the same year.

    The study covered 3 to 5-room, and executive flats in Jurong West, Tampines and Woodlands.

    The comparison shows that resale prices of three-room flats in Jurong West went up by 19.4 per cent between the first and fourth quarters of last year.

    This was higher than the 12.3 per cent increase in Tampines and 15.7 per cent for Woodlands.

    Resale prices for larger four and five-room units also appreciated faster by 14.1 per cent and 9.4 per cent respectively.

    In contrast, resale prices of four-room flats in Tampines rose by just 8.6 per cent and 12 per cent in Woodlands.

    Resale prices of five-room units grew by 1.3 per cent in Tampines and 9.4 per cent in Woodlands.

    Resale prices of executive flats in Jurong West went up by 16 per cent or about three times more than those in Tampines and Woodlands.

    ERA said the faster rate of increase is partly due to the government's plan to transform Jurong Lake District into a commercial and leisure hub over the next 10 to 15 years. - CNA/vm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    191

    Default

    one other possible explanation for the steeper inc in price is the lower denominator, i.e. cheaper housing in jurong. a smiliar 50k increase in say tampines at 500k ==>10%, while those in JW at 300k ==> 17%.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    191

    Default

    one other possible explanation for the steeper inc in price is the lower denominator, i.e. cheaper housing in jurong. a smiliar 50k increase in say tampines at 500k ==>10%, while those in JW at 300k ==> 17%.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    366

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xtink
    one other possible explanation for the steeper inc in price is the lower denominator, i.e. cheaper housing in jurong. a smiliar 50k increase in say tampines at 500k ==>10%, while those in JW at 300k ==> 17%.
    You do have a point there! Stats do get manipulated in this case.

    I do think that there is an increased interest in Lakeside properties though. It is probably due to the Govt's advertising and promotion of this area through the media. Can they follow through on their enthusiasm? It remains to be seen. Even Kallang river Govt projects slowed down due to lack of funds by consortium.

    It is only logical that Lakeside and Jurong East becomes the new 'in' location for new generation Singaporeans. It is one of the few major population centres that had remained relatively off the residential radar until now. The only way is up, for this area.

  5. #5
    mr funny is offline Any complaints please PM me
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    8,129

    Default Marked jump in HDB resale prices in Jurong West

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Money/St...ry_334408.html

    February 5, 2009 Thursday

    Marked jump in HDB resale prices in Jurong West


    HOUSING Board flats in Jurong West saw significant price rises last year.

    A study by property firm ERA has found resale prices of Housing Board flats there appreciated faster than those in other suburban towns such as Tampines and Woodlands.

    More home seekers have flocked to Jurong West because of the Government's Jurong Lake District masterplan which involves a major upgrade to the area.

    The ERA study compared the median prices of resale flats in the first quarter and the fourth quarter of last year.

    It showed that the median three-room resale flat prices in Jurong West rose by 19.4 per cent or $34,000 last year, compared with 12.3 per cent in Tampines and 15.7 per cent in Woodlands.

    Four-room flat prices rose by 14.1 per cent, above the 8.6 per cent rise in Tampines and 12 per cent rise in Woodlands.

    Prices of five-room flats rose the least, at 9.4 per cent, similar to Woodlands but still way above the modest 1.3 per cent rise in Tampines.

    The bigger executive flats may be less popular these days, but in Jurong West last year, resale prices rose by 16 per cent, compared with 4.9 per cent in Tampines and 6.2 per cent in Woodlands.

    The town, which used to conjure up unappealing images of sprawling factories and sleepy suburbia, is to be transformed into a vibrant place to live, work and play over the next 10 to 15 years.

    The plan for Jurong Lake District includes turning the area around Jurong East MRT station into a commercial hub.

    Prices of resale flats in Jurong East are generally higher than in Jurong West.

    In a separate statement yesterday, property developer Frasers Centrepoint Homes said that it was launching a 712-unit condo near Lakeside MRT station called Caspian.

    ERA and another property agency PropNex are marketing the 99-year leasehold condo, which is targeted at HDB upgraders.

    It is located within the Jurong Lake District and will be the largest launch so far this year.

    Developers generally did not want to launch their projects ahead of the Jan 22 Budget and the Chinese New Year celebrations, given the already poor sentiment.

    Still, Frasers Centrepoint had been aiming to launch Caspian after Chinese New Year.

    Sales start today with a staff preview. The public preview starts on Saturday, with 250 units available at an average price of $580 per sq ft.

    A typical two- to four-bedroom plus study unit can cost between $540 psf and $640 psf.

    The chief operating officer of Frasers Centrepoint Homes, Mr Cheang Kok Kheong, said in the statement that feedback and analysis of their pre-sales surveys had confirmed pent-up demand.

    'We have received strong interest from prospective owner-occupiers and even investors, who are now more keen to invest in brick-and-mortar property than risky financial instruments, especially if the property has a great potential upside to it.'

    Another mass-market condo near Lakeside MRT station is The Lakeshore, which had seen the values of its units rise substantially since its 2003 launch and is reportedly selling at around $750 psf.

Similar Threads

  1. Launch prices for Stars of Kovan marked down
    By reporter2 in forum Singapore Private Condominium Property Discussion and News
    Replies: 0
    -: 22-05-16, 18:42
  2. Executive condominium (EC) in Jurong West
    By kaedenong in forum Singapore Private Condominium Property Discussion and News
    Replies: 0
    -: 05-06-15, 16:23
  3. Google Data Center @ Jurong West
    By Ringo33 in forum West and North West
    Replies: 24
    -: 09-11-12, 23:32
  4. JURONG LAKE DISTRICT Journey to the west
    By reporter2 in forum HDB, EC, commercial and industrial property discussion
    Replies: 0
    -: 02-11-12, 16:57
  5. The West also rises with Jurong East makeover
    By mr funny in forum HDB, EC, commercial and industrial property discussion
    Replies: 12
    -: 21-10-12, 13:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •