Resale at Cityvista Residences incurs $2 mil loss

/ EdgeProp Singapore |
The four-bedroom unit on the 12th floor at Cityvista Residences changed hands for $5.69 million ($2,025 psf).
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SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - The sale of a 2,809 sq ft unit at Cityvista Residences on Feb 21 was the most unprofitable transaction during the week of Feb 14 to Feb 21.
The four-bedroom unit on the 12th floor changed hands for $5.69 million ($2,025 psf). It had previously fetched $7.7 million ($2,742 psf) in July 2007. As a result, the seller incurred a loss of $2.01 million (26%), which translates to an annualised loss of 1.9% over 15½ years.
Another resale at Cityvista Residences was the fourth most unprofitable transaction during the week in review.
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This resale saw a 2,809 sq ft unit on the 10th floor sold for $5.75 million ($2,047 psf) on Feb 15, less than five years after it was purchased for $6.2 million ($2,207 psf) in October 2018. This transaction resulted in a loss of about $450,000 (7%), which translates to an annualised loss of 1.7% in over four years.
Cityvista Residences is a freehold condominium on Peck Hay Road in prime District 9. It is situated within the Cairnhill residential enclave between the Newton and Orchard Road areas. Nearby residential developments include Orchard Scotts, The Scotts Tower, and The Edge on Cairnhill.
Cityvista Residences comprises a 20-storey residential tower with just 20 units, with a mix of three- and four-bedroom units that range from 2,121 to 2,809 sq ft.
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The four-bedroom unit at Cityvista Residences changed hands for $5.69 million ($2,025 psf) (Picture: Samuel Isaac Chua/The Edge Singapore)
The Feb 21 transaction is the third most unprofitable deal at the condo so far. The top loss-incurring resale was the sale of a 2,809 sq ft unit on the 11th floor that fetched $4.73 million ($1,683 psf) in June 2017. The unit had been bought for $7.44 million ($2,648 psf) in July 2007. Thus, the seller suffered a $2.71 million (36%) loss, which works out to an annualised loss of 4.4% over nearly 10 years.
The average price at Cityvista Residences has been slipping from about $2,493 psf when it was launched in 2007, to about $2,047 psf last month. This puts it below its freehold neighbour, The Edge on Cairnhill, where the average price is about $2,346 psf. The nearby freehold development Vermont on Cairnhill commands an average price of approximately $2,477 psf.
On the other hand, the most profitable resale transaction during the week occurred at Ardmore Park, a luxury project on Ardmore Park in prime District 10.
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A 2,885 sq ft unit on the 19th floor was sold for $11.1 million ($3,848 psf) on Feb 20. It had been bought for $8.3 million ($2,877 psf) in August 2007. Thus, the seller raked in a profit of $2.8 million (34%), which works out to an annualised profit of 1.9% over 15½ years.
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A 2,885 sq ft unit at Ardmore Park was sold for $11.1 million on Feb 20, for a $2.8 million profit. (Picture: Samuel Isaac Chua/The Edge Singapore)
This is the first resale to take place at the luxury condo this year. Last year, the most profitable sale saw a 2,885 sq ft unit on the sixth floor change hands for $12.5 million ($4,333 psf) on Nov 4. The unit had been bought for $4.75 million ($1,647 psf) in December 2000. This resulted in a profit of $7.75 million (163%) for the seller, which translates to an annualised gain of $4.5% over 22 years.
The 330-unit Ardmore Park was completed in 2001 and the development consists of three 30-storey residential towers. It has only 2,885 sq ft, four-bedroom units, as well as six duplex penthouses of 8,740 sq ft each.
The second most profitable resale transaction during the week was for a 1,916 sq ft unit at South Beach Residences. The three-bedroom unit on the 38th floor was sold for $8.63 million ($4,504 psf) on Feb 20. It had been bought from the developer for $6.4 million ($3,342 psf) in July 2019. The seller made a profit of $2.23 million (35%), which translates to an annualised profit of 8.7% over 3½ years.
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Only two resale transactions have been recorded at South Beach Residences so far, resulting in profits of $1.8 million and $2.23 million. (Picture: Samuel Isaac Chua/The Edge Singapore)
South Beach Residences is part of the South Beach mixed-use complex by property giant City Developments. It is the developer’s largest mixed-use project in Singapore, comprising two high-rise towers: a 34-storey tower with Grade-A offices, and a 45-storey tower that houses the JW Marriot Hotel Singapore and the 190-unit South Beach Residences. The project also has close to 60,000 sq ft of retail spaces with an underground link to Esplanade MRT Station.
Only two resale transactions at the project have been recorded so far. Besides the Feb 20 transaction, a 1,970 sq ft unit on the 29th floor was sold for $8.5 million ($4,315 psf) on Dec 20, 2022. This unit had been bought from the developer for $6.7 million ($3,401 psf) in December 2020. Thus, the seller made a profit of $1.8 million (27%), which works out to an annualised profit of 12% over two years.
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With an average price of about $4,410 psf, South Beach Residences continues to command the highest average price among the condos in the Beach Road area.

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