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Fifth Avenue Condo unit rakes in $1.22 mil gain

charlene.chin@edgeprop.sg


A resale unit at Fifth Avenue Condominium made a 60% profit when it was sold on Oct 30 (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)

The seller of a unit at Fifth Avenue Condominium, off Bukit Timah Road in District 10, made the top gain of $1.22 million over the week of Oct 30 to Nov 6. The 1,615 sq ft, three-bedroom unit on the third floor was bought for $2.02 million ($1,247 psf) in April 1996, and sold for $3.23 million ($2,000 psf) on Oct 30, 2018. The seller reaped a 60% profit, or an annualised profit of 2% over 22.5 years.

The highest profit of all time reaped from resales at Fifth Avenue Condominium was for a similar-sized, three-bedroom unit on the first floor. The seller raked in a 110% profit of $1.36 million, after selling the unit at $2.6 million ($1,610 psf) in March 2017. As the property was bought in April 1999 for $1.24 million ($765 psf), this translates into an annualised profit of 4% over 18 years.

Fifth Avenue Condominium is a freehold development comprising 70 units. It is four minutes away by foot from Sixth Avenue MRT station, along the Downtown line.

The second top gain made over the week in review — an 86% profit of $1.1 million — was at The Morningside, off River Valley Road in District 9. The 1,270 sq ft, three-bedroom unit on the 15th floor was purchased for $1.28 million ($1,008 psf) in February 1996, and sold for $2.38 million ($1,874 psf) on Nov 2, 2018. This means the seller made an annualised profit of 3% over 22.8 years.

This transaction marks the second time the unit has changed hands, according to caveats lodged with URA. The previous owner reaped a 2% profit of $30,000, or an annualised profit of 4% over 0.7 year. The unit was bought for $1.25 million ($984 psf) in June 1995.

Notably, the highest profit made for resales at The Morningside was for a 2,411 sq ft, four-bedroom unit on the 25th floor. The seller raked in a 135% profit of $2.07 million, after selling the unit at $3.6 million ($1,493 psf) in May 2007. As the property was purchased in February 1999 for $1.53 million ($635 psf), this translates into an annualised profit of 11% over 8.2 years.

The Morningside, completed in 1992, is a 10-minute walk from the upcoming Great World MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast line, slated for completion in 2021. The 79-unit condo is 16 minutes by foot to Zion Riverside Food Centre.

A unit sold at Kellett Court, off Dunearn Road in District 11, made the third most profitable transaction during the week in review, raking in a 137% profit of $1.08 million for the seller. The unit was bought for $790,000 ($597 psf) in September 2004, and sold for $1.87 million ($1,412 psf) on Nov 2. The seller therefore made an annualised profit of 6% over 14.1 years.

Kellett Court, comprising 43 units, is a 12-minute walk from Tan Kah Kee MRT station. Completed in 1997, the development is seven minutes by foot from Adam Road Food Centre.


A seller of a unit at Suites @ Topaz sustained a loss of $226,938 after it was sold on Nov 2 (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)

On the other hand, the greatest loss incurred during the week in review was from the resale of a 937 sq ft unit at Suites @ Topaz, on Topaz Road in District 12. Having sold the property for $850,000 (908 psf) on Nov 2, the seller sustained a 21% loss of $226,938. The unit was purchased in August 2010 for $1.08 million ($1,150 psf). Over a holding period of 8.2 years, this translates into an annualised loss of 3%. The freehold condo is a 10-minute walk from Potong Pasir MRT station.

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