5 new condos for singles and young couples below $1 million

By Aaron De Silva / EdgeProp | August 28, 2017 5:37 PM SGT
Of late, house-hunters seem to have flocked back to the market, with more than a few believing that it’s close to bottoming out. Significantly, many of these buyers have been quantum-sensitive, tending towards smaller, more affordable units.
Among them are singles and young couples, who are taking their first steps on the property ladder. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of condos that are on the market for less than $1 million. The caveats are that they must have a minimum floor area of 500 sq. ft., and be in close proximity to a multitude of amenities. Here they are, in no particular order.
Highline Residences
506 sq. ft. 1-bedroom
Best for: hip young things
Image Source: Keppel Land
Highline Residences on Kim Tian Road is of the most sought-after properties in the Tiong Bahru area. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s a three-minute stroll to Tiong Bahru MRT and Tiong Bahru Plaza. Tiong Bahru market, which reopened in May after a three-month renovation, is nearby. As are traditional Chinese eateries like Por Kee, as well as hip cafes like 40 Hands and Plain Vanilla Bakery. The development, which has a 99-year lease, is expected to TOP in December 2018. Compared to other developments, the 1-bedroom units here are decently sized at 506 sq. ft.
Sophia Hills
570 sq ft 1-bedroom + 1 study
Image Source: Sophiahills.sg
With 493 units, Sophia Hills will be the largest development on Mount Sophia once completed in August 2018. The 99-year leasehold property sits on an area rich in history – the site once housed schools, colleges and chapels. To preserve the area’s charm, the development will feature those heritage buildings repurposed as a clubhouse, childcare centre and restaurant. Of course, the property’s...