Monday, September 22, 2014

Seventy St Patrick's: More than 50% of units launched sold!

This may already be "old" news (as the wife and I have just managed to get onto our laptop after spending the day running around in Jakarta) but BT has reported today that Seventy St Patrick's, a 186-unit freehold condominium located in the East Coast by developer UOL Group, sold around 100 units during its private launch over the weekend.

Units were sold at an average price of $1,630psf.

The smallest unit sold was a two-bedder for about $1.2 million, while the largest was a penthouse that went for around $2.4 million. Around 16 penthouses out of the 36 available were sold.

Singaporean constitute around 90% of the buyers.

Unit sizes for the development range from 700sqft for a two-bedroom to 1,647sqft for a four-bedroom penthouse.

As a comparison, another freehold development nearby - St Patrick's Residences - had three units that changed hands this year at an average price of $1,226psf. The units sold ranged from 1,206sqft to 2,519sqft, according to data from URA.

Seventy St Patrick's comprises nine blocks of five-storey building. It is being built on a site of about 140,000sqft along St Patrick's Road. Estimated completion of the project is end-2017.

Marine Terrace MRT station on the recently announced Thomson-East Coast Line, which is scheduled for completion in 2023, is supposedly located near to the development.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog-site redesign (Day 3)

After spending most of the past 3 days in front of the computer, we are now 95% satisfied with what we have done in terms of our blog-site redesign.

The wife and I do not expect anymore major changes. And as you can see, we have faithfully stuck with our favorite orange background color. 

We will inform you once we are ready to go "live" with the revamped SG PropTalk blog-site. Meantime, please continue to visit and post your comments here.

For those who want to "play around" with the new site for a bit, just follow the link below:

Thank you!

Weekend ditty...

The photo was taken while we were on our way home from lunch this afternoon. The facade around the Balestier/Thomson Road junction has changed considerably with the completion of 368 Thomson and Cube 8.

Having said that, the familiar sight of "red and white" remained - wedged between the 2 new developments. And if what we have heard from the grapevine is accurate, the 36-year old tower will probably be there for quite awhile yet...

Have a good week ahead, everyone!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blog-site redesign (Day 2)

The wife and I (actually more the "I"... again) have spent most of the day reworking on our blog design (again).

Many thanks to those who have chipped in with your comments/suggestions - a couple were extremely helpful and we have tried to incorporate these to the best of our HTML coding ability.

We reckon we are about done. Now to wait for our domain to be activated before we go "live" with our new website.

Meantime, any further comments/suggestions will be most appreciated!

Friday, September 19, 2014

So what do you think?

The wife and I (okay, more "I") have spent the large part of today playing around with the redesigning of our blog.

This is still very rough around the edges but we would like to solicit some initial feedback.
So... go with the "new" or stick to the "old"?

P/S: As the new blog-site is still very much work-in-progress, it will be constantly evolving (taking into consideration the suggestions from our readers) until we are ready to go "Live". So what you see today may be quite different from what you see tomorrow. Please come back regularly to provide us with feedback to improve on the site. Thank you!