Five losses above $5 million

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February 23, 2017 3:00 PM SGT
On Feb 7, a 4,069 sq ft at Seascape in Sentosa Cove was sold at a $6.6 million loss. The loss works out to 52% or 10% annualised over a holding period of 6.6 years.
The previous owner, a Russian national, bought the unit from the developer at $12.8 million or $3,146 psf in June 2010. The unit was put up for mortgagee sale at an auction conducted by JLL in January 2017 at an opening price of $6.8 million but did not find a buyer. It was subsequently sold at $6.2 million or $1,524 psf by private treaty. According to JLL head of auctions Mok Sze Sze, the buyer is an investor.
So far, four other private non-landed homes have been sold at losses above $5 million, based on the matching of URA caveat data as at Feb 17.
In May 2015, a 4,133 sq ft unit at Seascape was sold at a $5.2 million loss. The unit was bought at $11 million or $2,661 psf in December 2011 and sold at $5.8 million or $1,403 psf. The loss works out to 47% or 17% annualised over a three-year holding period. The seller was also liable for a 4% or $232,000 Seller’s Stamp Duty.
In May 2009, a 3,757 sq ft unit at St Regis Residences Singapore in prime District 10 was sold at a $5.02 million loss. The unit was bought at $13 million or $3,461 psf in July 2007 and sold at $7.98 million or $2,124 psf. The loss works out to 39% or 24% annualised over a 1.8 year holding period.
In September 2001, two separate 8,740 sq ft units at Ardmore Park in prime District 10 were sold at losses of $8 million and $5.5 million. The larger loss accrued to the unit...