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Eunosville up for collective sale by tender

A 330-unit residential development, Eunosville, is up for collective sale by tender with a reserve price of S$688 million, according to its exclusive marketing agent Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). If sold, the development located opposite the Eunos MRT station will be the second largest ex-HUDC estate sold collectively in absolute price terms, as well as the largest en bloc sale in six years.

Built in the late 1980s by the former Housing and Urban Development Company (HUDC), a unit of the HDB, Eunosville was privatized in 2011. With a land area of approximately 376,712 sq ft and a gross plot ratio (GPR) of 2.8, the development is zoned Residential under the Master Plan 2008. The site could potentially yield 1,000 units with an average size of 1,100 sq ft.

En bloc sales specialist Credo Real Estate was appointed by the owners as their property consultants for the collective sale in May 2012. Credo Real Estate was later acquired by JLL in September.

“It is not often that a privatised HUDC estate is launched for collective sale, largely due to the sheer size of such estates,” says Mr Tan Hong Boon, Regional Director of Investments at Jones Lang LaSalle.

“The lack of new supply of large-scale residential projects in the vicinity should also bode well for the successful purchaser of Eunosville. Based on latest URA-compiled statistics provided by developers, there are only about 30 unsold new residential units available in large projects (of at least 300 units) within the 2-km radius of Eunosville,” added Tan.

The owners of Eunosville are expecting offers in excess of their minimum price of S$688 million, or S$799 psf ppr over its potential GFA, including estimated differential premiums of S$155 million payable to top up the lease to 99 years.

According to the release, the minimum bid rate of S$799 psf/pr is highly competitive compared to a number of sold Government Land Sales (GLS) sites close to MRT stations.

The existing development is comprised of six mid-rise and four low-rise blocks and has a remaining lease of about 74.5 years. The owners are on their first attempt at selling the estate on a collective basis.

The tender for Eunosville closes on 24 July at 2:30 pm.

Source PropGuru – 19 Jun 2013

Serangoon North HUDC close to privatisation

The Housing and Urban Development Company (HUDC) estate in Serangoon North is three signatures away from achieving privatisation.

180 of the 244 households have already signed up – just 1.2 per cent shy of the 75 per cent minimum needed for the proposal.

Key benefits of privatising HUDC estates are that home owners will be able to manage their estates and build facilities typically found in condominiums, like swimming pools or fitness corners.

Property value usually increases as well because of fewer restrictions on locals or foreigners buying private apartments.

The Serangoon North HUDC has been trying to achieve privatisation since 1997, but has met resistance from residents.

Many cited concerns over their inability to pay the S$30,000 in privatisation costs.

The estate is under a time crunch to reach consensus.

If the vote goes through before August 1, 2013, the Government will cap the cost of privatising the homes at S$30,000.

Thereafter, the cost of privatisation will be adjusted to take into consideration the prevailing redevelopment potential of the land, which could potentially double.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and MP for Aljunied GRC, Lim Hwee Hua, met residents this evening to hear their concerns over the privatisation of their estate.

Source : CNA – 16 Apr 2011