17 Cheapest Freehold Condos in Singapore Under 1 Million (2022)

Cheryl Chiew
17 Cheapest Freehold Condos in Singapore Under 1 Million (2022)
Mention the words “freehold condo” and you might suddenly see heads turn in your direction. With more Singapore residents living in condos, the topic of freehold condos in Singapore is more relevant than ever.
The simple reasons are that freehold properties in Singapore are commonly thought of as 1) being yours forever to pass down to generations to come, and 2) usually carry a higher market value/rental yield than their leasehold counterparts.
Thus, many Singaporean property owners have developed an obsession of sorts when selecting their next home. One of their non-negotiable criteria is that it must be a freehold property.
Whether you’re an HDB upgrader on the lookout for a good deal, or someone who is on the hunt for an investment property, here’s a list of freehold condos in Singapore under $1 million.

Freehold vs Leasehold Condos in Singapore

Technically, there are three types of condos in Singapore: freehold, 99-year leasehold and 999-year leasehold. For the last option, it’s usually taken to be as good as freehold because well, 999 years is a really long time. For this article, we’ll just focus on the broad categories of freehold (including 999-year) and leasehold.
The most obvious difference is that freehold condos can be held in perpetuity while leasehold condos can only be held for as long as the lease is in effect. In short, there’s a countdown timer that’s slowly ticking down for leasehold condos. This countdown timer could greatly affect the property’s market value.
But it’s not all roses for those who own freehold properties. In fact, some of these perceived benefits of owning a freehold property could even be common misconceptions.
For instance, a freehold condo is likely more expensive than its leasehold counterpart. For a property in a similar location, of a similar size and so on, a freehold condo might be up to 15% more expensive. We’re talking about 6-figure amounts more expensive here.
If you’re not loaded and need to take a bank loan to pay off the (higher) monthly mortgage, that’s an additional financial commitment for you. Not worth it if all you need is a roof above your own head.

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And just because the condo is freehold now, doesn’t mean it will remain freehold forever. As we know, Singapore is small and our only constant is change.
Now, with the rapid redevelopment of the island with projects such as the North-South Corridor, new MRT lines like the Thomson-East Coast line and even building more high-rise residential projects for our growing population, your freehold condo might just need to make room for whatever’s coming up.
It might also be subject to en-bloc sales. Sure, you could be compensated for your home, but you’ll need to go through the hassle of finding a new forever home.
Your freehold condo could also fall victim to age, which means you may need to spend more on maintenance and repairs. In addition, with more leasehold condos popping up near malls or MRT stations, your ‘ulu’ freehold property’s value might drop thanks to its less than stellar boondocks location.
Plus, do your tenants even care about your condo’s freehold status? They’re just renting after all — all they’re looking at is price, location and comfort. Imagine you paid 15% higher for a freehold condo; that higher price could affect your rental yield.

Freehold Condos in Singapore for Sale Under $1 million

Freehold condos, though fewer than leasehold condos, are less of a rare Pokémon than you may think. You just need to know where to look.
On our PropertyGuru portal alone, there are over 13,000 freehold condo units for sale. We initially wanted to list all the freehold condos in Singapore, but there are literally thousands of them and the table would be so long it might crash your web browser (i.e. not helpful).
Thus, taking into consideration a common Singaporean concern — budget — we’ve narrowed this down to freehold condos under $1 million.

Writer’s Picks: 17 Freehold Condos in Singapore for Sale Under $1 million

Out of the 1,119 freehold condo listings under $1 million on PropertyGuru right now, we’ve picked out a few standout developments that we like*.
Freehold condo under $1 million
Location and district
#1 Suites (One Suites)
Lorong 20 Geylang in District 14
Moonstone Lane in District 12
Hillview Terrace in District 23
The Vue
Upper Paya Lebar Road in District 19
Siglap V
First Street, East Coast Road in District 15
VA Residences
Boon Teck Road in District 12
Casa Cambio
Lim Tua Tow Road (big head in Hokkien?) in District 19
Changi Road in District 14
La Brisa
Lorong 28 Geylang, District 14
Parc Elegance
Telok Kurau Road in District 15
One Dusun Residences
Balestier, District 12
38 I Suites
Ipoh Lane, in District 15
The Tier
Pegu Road in District 12
Guillemard Suites
Guillemard Road in District 14
Tampines Road in District 19
Pasir Panjang Road in District 1
Stellar RV
River Valley Road in District 10
* Disclaimer: The writer’s picks were chosen at the writer’s discretion, and do not represent PropertyGuru. This is meant as a guide only.

1. #1 Suites (One Suites)

Could this be numero uno for a reason? It’s certainly one of the most wallet-friendly developments out there and in a central location to boot.
#1 Suites (One Suites), located at Lorong 20 Geylang in District 14, is 6 minutes’ walk from Aljunied MRT station on the East West Line. The property is close to a wealth of delicious foodie finds such as Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant and Penang Seafood Restaurant. It is also near Leisure Park, Pavilion Square and Guillemard Village for your shopping needs, and Geylang Methodist Primary and Secondary Schools are also in the area.
Get a 2-bedder unit starting as low as $660,000 (560 sqft), and up to $788,000 for a more spacious home (667 sqft).

2. M66

M66 comprises a collection of 5-storey towers and is located along Moonstone Lane in District 12 — a 7-minute walk to Potong Pasir MRT station on the North South Line. It is fairly new, as it was just completed in 2016. The residential district that M66 is in has been seeing rapid developments in the past few years, and nearby amenities include The Poiz Centre, Shaw Plaza, Aperia Mall, countless eateries, and St Andrew’s Junior and Secondary Schools.
A compact 2-bedder at M66 would set you back only $699,999 (519 sqft) or opt for a sprawling 1,356 sqft penthouse unit with unblocked views for $1,500,000.

3. Natura @ Hillview

Natura @ Hillview is situated at Hillview Terrace in District 23. This freehold condominium offers residents a jogging track, reading corner, barbecue pit, beach pool, children’s playground, security post, fitness corner, foot reflexology station, outdoor gym, table tennis, lap pool and more, all within the compound. Parents will be glad to note that it is also close to ​ Hillgrove Secondary, Keming Primary, Lianhua Primary and Iman Childcare.
For a budget of $800,000 or below, you’ll be able to find 2-bedroom units or even a rare 1-bedroom penthouse priced below $1 million.

4. The Vue

Completed in 2014, The Vue at Upper Paya Lebar Road in District 19 is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops and amenities that include Tai Seng Turtle Soup and the pasta legend Ben Fatto 95. Just 6 minutes’ walk from Bartley MRT, you can easily take the train to get your shopping fix at NEX Shopping Mall while your children are taking classes at the nearby St Gabriel’s Secondary School, Maris Stella High School or Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary School.
Around $600,000 to $700,000 would net you a 1-bedder, while $730,000 gets you 2 bedrooms.

5. Siglap V

Stay along East Coast Road for below $1 million dollars? Freehold condo Siglap V is the answer, and it’s just minutes away from the coastline of ECP, so you can have your fill of sandy beaches, cycling weekends and barbecues by the sea. Also as they say, "east side, best side"…So you will never run out of foodie adventures in this part of Singapore.
Clinch a 2-bedder from $740,000 (517 sq ft), or splurge on a grand 3-bedder that costs $2.1 million for 1,442 sqft of space.

6. VA Residences

VA Residences on Boon Teck Road is smack dab in District 12, in the Rest of Central Region. Completed in 2016, it has a Green Score of “good”, which means that this development is more eco-friendly due to its location, sustainable practices or proximity to public transport. Living here, you’ll impact the environment less over the span of the building’s freehold tenure. Sure enough, it’s just a 9 minutes’ walk to Toa Payoh MRT station, while the park connector is close by should you choose to travel on 2 wheels.
A 506 sq ft 2-bedroom unit costs $766,888 and up to $930,000 for 624 sq ft. For a 3-bedroom penthouse, expect to spend over $2 million.

7. Casa Cambio

Somehow this freehold condo’s name has got us humming “Havana, (Ooh Na Na)” by Camila Cabello (must be that alliteration on the “Cs”). Located at Lim Tua Tow Road in District 19, Casa Cambio channels luxurious and exclusive vibes due to the property’s resort concept and extremely low-density living that ensures the privacy of residents.
1-bedroom units start at $768,000 and we spotted a 979 sq ft 2-bedroom unit going at a steal — just $1,280,000.

8. Millage

Fun fact: Millage refers to the tax rate used to calculate local property taxes. Whatever the inspiration for this freehold condo’s name, the property along Changi Road in District 14 provides a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium and barbeque area for its residents to relax after work and not think about taxes. It is also close to Haig Girls’ School, Singapore Gujarati School, Tanjong Katong Secondary School and Tung Ling Bible School, so you can tick another to-do item off your checklist.
The price, too, is also the least of your worries as a 1-bedder is priced from $699,000 and a 2-bedroom costs about $1.2 million.

9. La Brisa

La Brisa, which means “the breeze” in Spanish, is located in Lorong 28 Geylang, District 14, just 530m from Dakota MRT. Being in such a central region, this “breeze” will somehow blow you away with the amenities available. You can fill your tum with delights from Old Airport Road food centre, Yong He Eating House, JB. Ah Meng Restaurant, Sin Huat Seafood, Tanjong Rhu Pau & Confectionery, Eminent Frog Porridge and more. Or take a quick ride via public transport or car to key attractions at Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Chinatown, Orchard Road and more.
1-bedroom units are priced from $620,000, but you could snag a 2-bedder from $780,000. Need 3 bedrooms? That’s a wallet-friendly $1.3 million for 958 sq ft.

10. Parc Elegance

Completed in 2013, Parc Elegance along Telok Kurau Road (District 15) exudes, for lack of a better word, an elegant charm. This low-rise freehold condo’s units enjoy views of the pool or unblocked and verdant views from the balcony with sufficient sunlight and breeze all year round. You will be close to the hip Joo Chiat and Katong area, the idyllic East Coast Park (5 minutes’ drive), as well as near shopping stops Katong Village, Parkway Parade, Bedok Mall and Kinex.
A studio unit is priced from $599,999 and a 1-bedder from $700,000. A 2-bedder could also be an affordable $740,000, or go all out for a 4-bedroom at $1.9 million.

11. One Dusun Residences

One Dusun Residences was recently completed in 2017. Located in the neighbourhood of Balestier, District 12, the freehold condo is close to Thomson Medical Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Zhongshan Mall, Whampoa Market, Novena Square and more. The development itself boasts a swimming pool, jacuzzi/bubble pool, barbeque area, children’s playground, communal planters, gym, poolside dining area, pool deck, private dining area, reading lounge, meditation deck and landscape garden. As it is a mixed development, there are also retail shops on the ground floor, such as a restaurant, butchery/grocer and laundromat.
Get a 2-bedder from $820,000 (484 sqft), all the way to $1.7 million (over 900 sq ft).

12. 38 I Suites

Find 38 I Suites along Ipoh Lane, in District 15. Located in the cool Katong area, the freehold condo is just 790m to Paya Lebar MRT station, a busy area with malls and amenities, and serves as an interchange node on the Circle Line and the East West Line. It is also close to schools that include Tanjong Katong Secondary School, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Northlight School and Chung Cheng High School (main).
Prices start from $750,000 for a 1-bedroom unit, $835,000 for a 2-bedroom unit, and up to $1.35 million for an expansive 2-bedroom unit that has an area of 1,076 sq ft.

13. The Tier

Situated on Pegu Road in District 12, The Tier is close to Novena MRT Station (890m), Toa Payoh MRT Station (1.13km) and even Farrer Park MRT Station (1.24km or 15 minutes’ walk). Eat your heart out at the many inexpensive eateries along Balestier Road, as well as the Whampoa Market & Food Centre and the 24-Hour Balestier Market & Food Centre. Shopping malls Balestier Plaza, Shaw Plaza, Zhongshan Park and Novena Square are also within easy reach.
Buy a 1-bedroom unit from $750,000 or a 2-bedroom unit from $848,000.

14. Guillemard Suites

Just completed in 2017, surprisingly Guillemard Suites is on this list despite being rather new and in a very accessible location. It is close to downtown Singapore and the enticing east. Easily travel via public transport as Mountbatten MRT Station, Aljunied MRT Station and Dakota MRT Station are all walkable within 1km.
It’s an affordable $665,000 for a 1-bedder, but perhaps the 2-bedroom unit will give you more bang for your buck. Plus, we spotting many units going for an auspicious $888,000 for close to 600 sq ft of space.

15. Trilive

One of the main draws of Trilive, is not just about it being a freehold condo, but it’s family-friendly too. The majority of its units are dual key (all of the 3- and 4-bedroom ones, and most of the 2-bedroom ones), which means you can stay with your parents or in-laws but maintain a level of privacy between both parties while staying in the same home.
Located along Tampines Road in District 19, the development is also less than 10 minutes’ walk to Kovan MRT Station and close to a slew of F&B (pan-fried soup dumplings from Ding Tele, anyone?), shopping (Heartland Mall, Hougang Mall, NEX) and education options (Xinghua Primary School, Yuying Secondary School, Holy Innocents’ Primary School and Serangoon Junior College).
Expect to pay about $890,000 for a 2-bedroom unit, and just above $2 million for a coveted 4-bedder.

16. WhiteHaven

332 Pasir Panjang Road in District 5 is the address of WhiteHaven, a freehold condo that was completed in 2017. Residents can come home every day to a sanctuary close to Singapore’s west coast and the prestigious Science Park district, with landscaping and condo amenities akin to that of a luxurious resort. Hold an intimate party of 5 pax at the Club House, or wine and dine with your guests at the Lounge Oasis before heading to the Garden Nest for tete-a-tete. Take a dip in the 50m Lap Pool, Jacuzzi or Aqua Lounge. Transport is also convenient, with Haw Par Villa MRT station just 850m away.
Studio apartments start from $785,000, and you can find 2-bedders from $900,000. Need more room? Snag a 4-bedroom unit from $1.6 million.

17. Stellar RV

Located in the austere District 10, Stellar RV on River Valley Road (hence the RV) is a rare freehold property for its affordable price and accessibility. Completed in 2015, the nearest bus stop is right at the doorstep of the development. Meanwhile, it is almost equidistant from Tiong Bahru MRT station and Orchard MRT station, each about 16 minutes’ walk one way. Not to mention, there will be a new station on the Thomson-East Coast Line coming up later this year.
Living at Stellar RV, residents are close to major shopping malls Great World City, Ngee Ann City, Tiong Bahru Plaza and the famous Orchard Road shopping belt itself. A 1-bedroom unit starts at $875,000 for this top class address; you can even get a 2-bedder from $988,000.

More FAQs about Freehold Condos in Singapore

Are Executive Condos Freehold?

Executive Condominiums (ECs) are developed and sold by private developers but are subsidised by the Government. While they become fully privatised after 10 years, ECs are only 99-year leasehold properties.

Can a Foreigner Buy a Freehold Condo in Singapore?

Yes. Foreign buyers can purchase both freehold and leasehold private condos in Singapore. However, they’ll need to pay the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD).

How Much Does a Freehold Condo Cost in Singapore?

The price really varies, depending on various factors such as size, location and so on. In this article, we’ve selected units below $1 million, and we’ve seen that some of them cost as low as $600,000 (about the price of an HDB resale unit in a mature estate), but those are typically studios or 1-bedders.

Is It Worth Upgrading from an HDB Flat to a Freehold Condo?

It really depends on your priorities and how much money you have to spare. Make sure to do your sums else you could end up paying more than you can afford. Check out our guide here: Guide to Upgrading from An HDB to A Condo or EC That’s Still Under Construction
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This article was written by Mary Wu, who hopes to share what she’s learnt from her home-buying and renovation journey with PropertyGuru readers. When she’s not writing, she’s usually baking up a storm or checking out a new cafe in town.