Botanique at Bartley
UOL Group said it sold more than 150 units at the Botanique at Bartley at an average price of $1,290psf over the weekend. Some 300 units of the total 797 units were released.

UOL Group general manager of marketing Anthony Wong said that there is "good interest across all unit types" for Botanique at Bartley, particularly for the two-bedroom units.

"We believe the positive response is due to the development's high-quality specifications and design, proximity to MRT station and realistic pricing," he said. "Given the strong sales momentum, we will be offering new stacks to give buyers more choices."

This development on Upper Paya Lebar Road, a three-minute walk from Bartley MRT Station, comprises one, two and three-bedders. More than 70% of the units are priced below $1 million to ensure their affordability, following loan curbs imposed in June 2013.

North Park Residences
In Yishun, Fraser Centrepoint Ltd (FCL) sold over 300 units when it started sales on Sunday for the 920-unit North Park Residences during a "soft launch" for buyers who registered interest, according to its marketing agents.

Early-bird prices for studio units of 431sqft start from $612,000 and one-bedroom plus study units (549- 560sqft) start from $758,000. A two-bedder of 624sqft starts from $840,000 while a three-bedder cost $1.049 million and above. The four-bedroom deluxe and five-bedroom units start from $1.496 million and $1.79 million respectively.

The main draw of this development is its mixed-development concept, with its seamless connection with a transport hub and retail mall.

To sweeten the deal, FCL offered Frasers Centrepoint Malls shopping vouchers worth thousands of dollars to buyers on Sunday, the agents said.

Sims Urban Oasis
Since its launch on Feb 14, GuocoLand's 1,024-unit Sims Urban Oasis at Aljunied has sold a total of 220 units up to Sunday. Of these, 112 units were sold at a median price of $1,397psf in February, according to the survey on developers' sales by URA.

Kingsford Waterbay
Close to 170 units have been sold at an average price of $1,100psf till Sunday since its launch on March 7, of which 140 units were snapped up during the first weekend. Kingsford Waterbay is a 1,165-unit development located in Upper Serangoon and will cover two amalgamated government land sales (GLS) sites with a combined 400-metre direct frontage of Sungei Serangoon.

Info source: BT

4 comments to ''New project sales update: Botanique at Bartley, North Park Residences, Sims Urban Oasis & Kingsford Waterbay"

  1. Hi, I would like to seek your thoughts on North park residences, is this development good potential? Is the smaller unit such as 2 bedroom or 2 bedroom trio layout is good to consider?

  2. Hi Anonymous (Apr 11, 4:20pm): Funny but the wife and I couldn't find any floor-plan for the standard 2-bedroom (1+ study have) so we can only talk about the 2-bedroom Trio.

    We wish to state from the onset that whatever comments made are based only on the floor-plan, since we have not seen the actual showflat.

    The 2-bedroom Trio looks like a fancy name for your typical "dual-key" apartment. It is ideal if you wanna have your parents living with you or maybe keep your kid (esp. teenager or grownup who is still sponging off you) near but not THAT near (thus the separate entrances). And some DINKs may like this configuration as they have the option of renting out the Studio unit.

    Floor Plan for 2-bedroom Trio

    Below are our initial thoughts on this particular apartment type:

    1. At 59sqm (649sqft) that includes a foyer and quite a substantial balcony, the interior living areas for the two units (Main and Studio) are likely to be tiny.

    2. The open concept kitchen especially for small apartment is practical because it doesn't take up as much space. However, if the kitchen area is not very well ventilated, the whole apartment will smell of whatever you cook long after it's done. Then again, not everyone cooks (or do heavy cooking anyway) so this may not be a major concern for all.

    3. Guests will either have to use the bathroom in your master bedroom or the one in the studio - not quite ideal for those (like yours truly) who likes to keep our bedroom private.

    We hope the above helps. Cheers!

  3. Hi, thank you for sharing your view, really appreciate it. At average $1445 psf, which is high considering the north location, maybe thats only me, thinking its high...because the smaller units are fast moving and the 2 bedroom trio apparently sold out according to the agents there. The claims is that the location and the integrated concept is better and guarantee good potential. that really so?

  4. Hi Anonymous (Apr 13, 7:27pm): The integrated concept, i.e. having the bus terminal downstairs and an underpass leading to Yishun MRT is definitely appealing. And you also have Northpoint shopping mall right next door, which adds to the convenience. And it is true (at least up to this point in time) that projects with such attributes generally command a price and even future rental premium (think convenience again).

    However, does the integrated concept and associated convenience necessarily translates to $1,445psf (it was reported that the average price was $1,300psf, but the higher psf may be for smaller units) especially for a project in Yishun? The judgement is probably still out on this one.

    Granted that the Yishun of today is no longer the backwater of yesterday. But at $1,300 -1,400psf, does North Park Residences compare well with say, Thomson Three? The later was also selling at around the same psf level, comes with an MRT Station just outside the development and Thomson Plaza across the road. One can always argue that the Thomson-East Coast Line will only come online some three years after the TOP of Thomson Three but between Yishun and Thomson, the wife and I still feel that the later is a better location buy.

    But that's just us... :-)