Boonview

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4 out of 5
Address: 1 Marymount Terrace 574036
Tenure: Freehold
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Either for investment or long-term stay

Posted by Leon Lim on Feb 3, 2011

Boonview is located in city fringe area, just outside prime areas such as Novena and Thomson.

The new North-South Expressway does not affected Boonview to a very bad extent. Construction is temporary and will end one day. However, the excellent location of Boonview is forever.

Remember that the most important factor of buying a house is the location. It is the location factor that determines the potential and price.

Marymount is a great area to live. Boonview is well-served by public transport and is just next to MRT. I reckon many development will happen along the Circle Line in the future.

With Balestier and Novena areas already left not much land for development, Marymount/Upper Thomson areas are bound to attract developer's interest as there are much land for development.

If you are looking for investment or long-term stay, Boonview is the choice. Why investment? It is outside the city and has established transport network. Why long-term stay? Near famous schools, amenities, reservoir, bishan park etc
I recommend this building for: Outdoors & Activities, Families with Children, Peace & Quiet and Western Expats.
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Boon View affected by land acquisition

Posted by Peter on Feb 2, 2011

Boonview is affected by land acquisition for the construction of North South Expressway.

The area is not large but may impact the completion of the sales and purchase agreement. During the construction, the prices for Boonview may be impacted by a number of years.

Prices may fall during construction. Recommended for long term purchase only if the price is right..
I recommend this building for: Peace & Quiet.
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Boonview is a hidden gem

Posted by Property Investigator on Oct 10, 2010

Located just off Bishan/Shunfu/Marymount area, this hidden condo appears unassuming as you drive by.

Its general location just lies beyond the Thomson/Novena area, but the price is only a fraction of what you'd pay for a unit there.

It is very conveniently located within walking distance of Shunfu Market which has a quality wet-market and many satisfying hawker stalls, some of which are quite famous in Singapore. Many residents and even the security guards frequent that place.

It is located near many top schools including RI, and Catholic High etc.

The best thing about the condo is that although it appears simple and assuming, once you step into the compound, you immediately feel an air of privacy and peace. Suddenly the busy roads and noisy traffic disappear. The breeze is incredible here. You have to feel it to believe yourself. I suspect it's because of the wide open spaces in this condo, compared to many other condo developments which squeeze tonnes of units and cramp many households together.

Facilities include a very nice lap pool, almost 50m in length, tennis courts and a gym which is basic but serves it purpose with free weights, universal weights machine and cardio stations with elliptical machine, 2 threadmills and a stationary bike. The garden is also a nice stroll for families. There are 2 BBQ pits and also an activity centre and quiet area for studying.
The carparks are spacious with ample lots, but unfortunately the walk to the car from the lobby may not be sheltered, although the lots are.

The view from the higher units are quite spectacular, and unobstructed in most units.

The other great features are the connectivity to the MRT which is a very short walk, and the convenience is self-explanatory.

Such freehold condos are very hard to come by, and it's certainly a good place to stay and invest in.
I recommend this building for: City Living, Families with Children, Peace & Quiet, Students, Western Expats and Asian Expats.
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Hidden Potential

Posted by Bishan Condos Viewer on May 16, 2010

Interested in buying a condo near Bishan or Marymount MRT, partly due to opening of circle line. Viewed several condos in bishan area. Pleasantly surprised to find freehold condo like Boonview near MRT.

A drive/walk way from the main entrance leading to the apartment block allows a comfortable distance from the main road. I suppose this created a quieter than expected atmosphere and privacy. I like the size of the pool, bigger than expected. Only saw few (2-3) people in pool during the weekend viewing. My hubby likes the gym. We also like the lift card system as added security measure. Also noticed security officers noting down vehicle numbers of visitors. Overall, the place appears clean, just may need new paint job on the apartment block. Was informed each unit is allowed 2 vehicle lots.

Although nearby 99 leasehold condos commands lower psf price, I suppose Boonview is still worth considering when compared to asking price of new freehold condo (Tresalveo under construction). Think Boonview asking range is $970psf to $1050psf, while Tresalveo asking for $1200psf or more.

Only drawback is construction of new condo and a block of 4-5 storey office building located nearby. But was informed office block is non-operational after office hours and weekends. Although design of Boonview itself may seemed conservative at 1st sight, suppose the ample space make up for any minor shortcomings. Will shortlist Boonview for its future value and closeness to MRT. Learnt that rental yield is around 5% or more, which is considered good.
I recommend this building for: Families with Children, Peace & Quiet and Students.
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5

Great Place To Stay or Invest

Posted by Satisfied Stayer on May 14, 2010

Stays at Boonview for more than a year. Very happy so far. Boonview is one of the very few Freehold Condos near MRT.

Good location, Marymount MRT nearby (3-4mins walk), several bus services to town along Marymount Road. Circle Line from Marymount MRT allows easy travel. When more Circle Line stations open in late 2010 or early 2011 towards Bt Timah, Holland V., Buona Vista, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront will certainly add greater value to this place. Many food outlets nearby, Shunfu market / Hawker closeby, just 5 mins walk. Also close to good schools.

With only 120 units, monthly fee is surprisingly low. Not crowded like some other condos. Full facilities, big study corner/room, BBQ pits, tennis court, good size pool for lap swimming, spacious & well equipped Gym that never crowded. Good estate upkeep and great security personnel. Peaceful and Quiet environment.
I recommend this building for: City Living, Families with Children, Peace & Quiet, Students and Asian Expats.
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