19 New Launch Condos and ECs in 2021: Which to Buy?

Phoenix Residences
Artist's Impression of Phoenix Residences (Phoenix Road en bloc)

For those who’ve decided to buy a new home, there are quite a few new launch condos to choose from in 2021. Perhaps your HDB flat’s Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) is about to be over and you’ll finally be able to sell it and upgrade to a new home. Or maybe you wish to take advantage of current low interest rates to move house or upgrade your home.

Whatever your reasons, 2021 is as good a year as any to make a fresh start. Here is the list of new launch condos and ECs to look out for next year and beyond.

Thinking of buying and/or selling property in 2021? Make sure you read our Property Market Outlook 2021 for our expert opinion on what lies in the year ahead. 

 

New Launch Condos in 2021

There aren’t quite as many new launches in 2021 as there were this year, but there’s still a pretty healthy list of projects. We can’t go through them all, but here are five that have caught our eye.

Tip: For the latest news on new launch projects, bookmark our Project Reviews section!

Peak Residence (former Peak Court en bloc) 

This freehold low-rise condo development by Tuan Sing Holdings at 333 Thomson Road is located in Novena on the city fringe. Situated just across the road from Thomson Medical Centre and a stone’s throw from Balestier Road, Peak Residence is also about 11 to 12 minutes’ walk from Novena MRT station. Due its proximity to the city centre and the abundance of elite schools in the vicinity, the development is likely to be popular with affluent families.

One-North Eden (One-north Gateway GLS) 

This 99-year leasehold condo is located about 7 minutes’ walk from Buona Vista MRT and 11 minutes’ walk from shopping mall The Star Vista, and also offers easy access to the Holland Village lifestyle area. It is within easy walking distance from the Biopolis, Fusionopolis and Mediapolis, making it ideal for those who work in the area.

The Ryse Residences (Pasir Ris Central GLS) 

This new integrated development by Phoenix Residential located at Pasir Ris Central will feature condo units integrated with the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and Pasir Ris MRT station, right next door to White Sands Shopping Mall. Residents can take advantage of the lifestyle options in the vicinity, including Pasir Ris Beach Park, Downtown East and the water sports facilities in the East Coast and Changi area.

Phoenix Residences (Phoenix Road en bloc) 

This luxury condo development located at 71 Phoenix Avenue will be located about 15 minutes’ walk from Bukit Panjang MRT and Hillion Mall. Helmed by OKP Holdings, the project will include a 24-hour gym, an aqua gym and a hydrotherapy pavilion in addition to the usual swimming pool.

The Atelier (former Makeway View Apartment en bloc) 

The Atelier is a freehold condo in the Newton area on the city fringe by developers Bukit Sembawang. Located close to United Square Shopping Mall as well as numerous elite primary schools, the site also enjoys excellent connectivity thanks to Newton MRT less than 350m away.

Related article: New Launch Property vs Resale Condos in Singapore: Which is Better?

 

2021 Executive Condomiums (EC)

For those hoping to get an executive condo (EC), there will be at least two next year. 

Provence Residence - Canberra Link EC 

This as-yet unnamed project by MCC Land will be located just 300m from the upcoming Canberra MRT station, right next door to the Sembawang Park Connector and the brand new Canberra Plaza in a new residential area located between Sembawang and Yishun. The project consists of 2- to 5-bedroom units, including some 2- and 3-bedroom units with studies.

Fernvale Lane EC 

This 540-unit EC project by Frasers Property will be located opposite shopping mall Greenwich V on Yio Chu Kang Road, about 10 minutes’ walk from The Seletar Mall. It will be located within walking distance of Fernvale LRT station, which connects to Sengkang MRT station.

 

Other upcoming Executive Condominums

Although the launch dates have not been released yet, there are a few other EC sites that have been snapped up by developers. If not ready for launch in 2021, they’ll likely be ready in 2022. 

Yishun Avenue 9 EC

This upcoming EC by Sing Holdings in the Yishun area will be located about 500m from the Junction 9 shopping mall and two bus stops away from Northpoint City. The nearest MRT is Yishun MRT, which is about 20 minutes’ walk away and accessible by bus. It is located close to recreational facilities such as SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Orchid Country Club and Yishun Pond.

Tengah Garden Walk EC 

This EC site was only just released in November 2020, so not much is confirmed in terms of the project and developer. We do know, however, that this EC will be located at Tengah Garden Walk, which is a new road that has yet to be built. The location is in the “forest town” part of Tengah, next to the Garden Vines @ Tengah BTO flats. There are expected to be around 615 EC units. 

Tampines Street 62 EC

The Tampines Street 62 EC will be located close to Tampines Eco Green Park, and not far from IKEA Tampines and the creational facilities at Pasir Ris including Downtown East. It is an affordable option for those who wish to live in a mature estate like Tampines with established amenities and food options.

Related article: Everything You Need to Know About Buying an Executive Condo in Singapore

 

CCR vs RCR vs OCR Projects in 2021 

10 of the new launches slated for 2021 are in the Core Central Region (CCR) and three are in the Rest of Central Region (RCR). There are only six in the Outside Central Region (OCR).

The few number of OCR projects may see stiffer competition. As the PropertyGuru Property Market Outlook 2021 report predicts, the market expects to see continued interest in affordable properties in the $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 range. This is thanks to increased price sensitivity amid the current economic situation, as well as a large market of HDB flat owners whose units are approaching MOP and may be looking to upgrade to private property. 

Related article: Singapore Region Map: Defining the CCR, RCR and OCR by Districts

 

More About New Launch Condos in Singapore

What are new launch condos?

A new launch condo is a condo project that the developer puts up for sale before it has been built. From the time of launch, it takes about two to three years to complete. 

What are the benefits of new launch condos?

New launch condos are brand new and offer buyers a chance to choose their preferred unit. They also sometimes come at a discount during launch.

When are new launch condos released in 2021?

New launches happen throughout the year, depending on when the developers decide to schedule them.

Are new launch condos cheaper than resale condos?

New launch condos are sometimes cheaper than similar resale condos thanks to early bird and launch discounts. 

Where can I buy new launch condos?

New launch condos can be bought directly from developers. You can usually visit a showflat to get a feel of the property.

 

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