How to decide which apartment floor is best for you

By EdgeProp Singapore / EdgeProp | February 19, 2019 6:19 PM SGT
Location? Check. Project development? Check. Apartment floor? Hmm.
Whether choosing between two resale apartment units or selecting the best, available unit - many property buyers and investors face a dilemma deciding whether to aim high or go low - in terms of high or low floor apartments, of course.
To set the record straight, we consider low floor apartments to form the bottom half of any housing block, and high floor apartments to constitute the upper half. Say, in a block of twelve floors, low floors range from floor one to six, and high floors from seven to twelve.
In this article, we highlight the pros and cons of living in high or low floor apartments to help you make an informed decision when choosing between the two.
High Floor or Low Floor Units: Pros & Cons
High-floor units tend to command higher premiums, but low-floor units tend to offer greater accessibility. Below, we explore some important considerations to look at when considering which level to live on:
1) Price
Units located on higher floors offer perks like better views, fresher air, and reduced noise levels. However, they also tend to come with higher prices!
As a broad guide, homebuyers can expect to pay a premium of 0.3% to 0.5% per floor level for private, non-landed residential properties in Singapore.
Viewed from this perspective, which apartment floor to live on will clearly depend on the amount of money you are willing to fork out for your new home.
2) Noise
If you enjoy living in a lively environment, low-floor apartments will certainly offer you some of that action, be it peals of laughter from the children’s playground, the humdrum of nearby traffic or twittering from birds.
On the contrary, high-floor apartments, elevated from the hustle and bustle below...