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9 Resale Condominiums Under 1.5 Million to Buy for HDB Upgraders

PropertyGuru Editorial Team
If you’ve recently sold your flat and are looking to upgrade to a private property that’s in move-in ready condition, you’re probably looking to buy a resale condo.
But with prices of resale condominiums rising due to pent-up demand, you may feel hard-pressed to find a condo that’s well within your budget.
Don’t fret, however, because we’ve compiled a list of resale condos with 3-bedrooms that are $1.5 million and below.

1. Edelweiss Park Condo

Condo
Edelweiss Park
3-bedroom size
1,270 to 2,680 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.13 million
District
17
Tenure
Freehold
Completion year
2006
Edelweiss Park Condo is located in Changi, in a private area that’s cordoned off from suburban buildings and developments. What’s more, it’s a full facilities condo so you can find a wide-range of condo facilities for the whole family to enjoy, including a barbeque area, fitness corner, jacuzzi, tennis court, children’s pool, playground and swimming pool.
At the point of writing, the condo is about 15 years old. However, as an older development, units are also spacious — the biggest 3-bedroom unit is 2,680 sq ft.
Changi Airport is less than a 5-minute drive away, and nearby amenities include Changi Jewel, Changi Village, Changi City Point.
Nearby schools include The Japanese School Singapore, White Sands Primary School, East Spring Primary School, East Spring Secondary School, Dunman Secondary School, and Ngee Ann Secondary School.

2. Guilin View

Condo
Guilin View
3-bedroom size
1,259 to 1,830 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.30 million
District
23
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2000
Guilin View is a 99-year leasehold development located in Bukit Batok in District 23. The condo is surrounded by several nature parks and is known for having beautiful views of Little Guilin, which is adjacent to the condo. Being an old development, units are much bigger than newer condo developments.
The development is only a 5-minute walk to Bukit Gombak MRT station and is also close to several other basic amenities including West Mall, which is five minutes by car. Moreover, Lianhua Primary School, Dazhong Primary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, and Swiss Cottage Secondary School are also nearby.
The facilities offered by the condominium include a barbeque area, covered car park, clubhouse, gym, jacuzzi, jogging track, playground, a squash court, swimming pools, and tennis courts.

3. Hedges Park Condominium

Condo
Hedges Park
3-bedroom size
1,001 to 1,798 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.30 million
District
17
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2015
Hedges Park is a 99-year leasehold development located at Flora Drive in District 17. Like Edelweiss Park on this list, the condo is close to several nearby amenities in the Changi area, including Changi Airport, Changi Jewel, Changi Village, Changi City Point, and Changi Business Park.
In addition to three different types of swimming pools, there’s also a clubhouse for hosting parties and gatherings, a gym, a basketball court, a tennis court, a steam room and landscaped gardens, among other facilities.
In terms of accessibility, Tampines East MRT station, Upper Changi MRT station, and Simei MRT station are all close by, and if you drive, you can reach the CBD via Tampines Expressway (TPE), Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), and East Coast Parkway (ECP).

4. Palm Isles

Condo
Palm Isles
3-bedroom size
990 to 1,324 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$850,000
District
17
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2015
Palm Isles in District 17 may not be very accessible by public transport, but if you drive, you can reach several key amenities in the Changi area within minutes (for example,Jewel Changi Airport and Changi Village). Furthermore, there are several wet markets and supermarkets nearby as well.
There’s also a good range of condo facilities available, including a barbecue area, children’s pool, gym, steam bath, fitness corner, function room, lap pool, playground, tennis courts, and many more.

5. River Isles

Condo
River Isles
3-bedroom size
893 to 2,088 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.28 million
District
19
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2016
River Isles in District 19 is a 99-year leasehold development and one of the newer condos that you can find in the secondary market. As such, you can expect to find most of the facilities in good condition.
Although it is not within walking distance to an MRT station, accessibility and connectivity are decent. The condo is serviced by four LRT stations: Kadaloor station, Coral Edge station, Meridian, and Cove, and there are several bus stops closeby.
As for schools, Greendale Primary School, Horizon Primary School, Mee Toh Primary School, Waterway Primary School, and Edgefield Secondary School are some of the nearby schools in the area.

6. Summerdale

Condo
Summerdale
3-bedroom size
1,195 to 2,045 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$860,000
District
22
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2001
Located at Boon Lay Drive in District 22, the 99-year leasehold Summerdale has one of the biggest 3-bedroom sizes available, ranging from 1,195 to a whopping 2,045 sq ft. Furthermore, residents do not have to venture far to get basic amenities; Boon Lay Hawker Centre is just six minutes by foot, whilst there are also several other supermarkets and places to eat within walking distance.
In addition, Jurong Point and Boon Lay Shopping Centre are a stone’s throw away, and there are also several schools nearby such as Boon Lay Garden Primary School, Dunearn Secondary School, River Valley High School, and Lakeside Primary School. Plus, Jurong Lake Gardens is just five minutes away by car.
In terms of accessibility, Boon Lay MRT station and Lakeside MRT station are the nearest MRT stations (though they are quite a distance away). However, there are several bus stops in the area if you need to get to the MRT station or travel around. If you drive, you can reach Orchard Road via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), PIE or Tanglin Road in 30 minutes.

7. Hillview Regency

Condo
Hillview Regency
3-bedroom size
969 to 1,195 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.05 million
District
23
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2005
Located between the Bukit Batok and Hillview area in District 23, you may appreciate Hillview Regency if you want to live close to nature. The condo is within close proximity to several nature parks, including Bukit Batok Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Bukit Batok MRT and Bukit Gombak MRT are the nearest MRT stations and by 2025, the upcoming Hume MRT station on the Downtown Line (DTL) will also be a short distance away, providing residents direct access to the Downtown area.
There are also a few schools in the area such as Keming Primary School, Bukit View Secondary School, Lianhua Primary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, and Yusof Ishak Secondary School. Furthermore, there are several supermarkets nearby and the Bukit Batok Town Centre is also just a short walk from the condo.

8. Sandy Palm

Condo
Sandy Palm
3-bedroom size
1,249 to 1,528 sq ft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$860,000
District
17
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
2002
Sandy Palm is a boutique condo development with only 48 units. This means that residents can enjoy more privacy as well as exclusivity compared to larger developments.
The condo is ideal for families who enjoy spending quality time outdoors; just a stone’s throw away from the development are several recreation places: Pasir Ris Beach, Pasir Ris Park, and Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East.
In terms of amenities in the area, nearby schools are Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School, Hai Sing Catholic School, Pasir Ris Primary School, and Loyang View Secondary School. There are also a few places to eat around, including the Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, which is five minutes away by car.

9. Loyang Valley

Condo
Loyang Valley
3-bedroom size
1,841 to 1,991 sqft
3-bedroom latest transacted price
$1.34 million
District
17
Tenure
99-year leasehold
Completion year
1985
Completed in 1985, Loyang Valley is quite an old condo. But if the property’s remaining lease isn’t a big concern to you, you’re getting your hands on a spacious home at a good price. The 3-bedders start from 1,841 and go up to 1,991 sqft, which is more than enough space for most families.
Furthermore, you can buy a 3-bedroom for around $1.3 million, and for that price, this is one of the most affordable condos in the market, especially when compared to new launch condos these days.
While it’s not very accessible by public transport currently, the future Loyang MRT station on the Cross Island Line (CRL) is set to open in 2030 and will be right next to the condo, improving connectivity while reducing travelling times to residential and industrial areas such as Pasir Ris, Tampines, Defu, Hougang, and Teck Ghee, among others.
Additionally, Loyang Point is only a 3-minute drive, while Changi City Point, Changi Airport, and Jewel Changi Airport are less than 10 minutes by car. Aside from that, Pasir Ris Park and Changi Beach are also within a 10-minute drive, which are great spots for spending quality time with your family and friends.

Other FAQs Related to Resale Condos

Do Condo Values Go Up?

Condos generally appreciate in value, however, do remember that this is largely dependent on factors such as location, nearby amenities, remaining lease, etc.

Can I Use CPF to Buy Resale Condo?

Yes, you can. However, you need to pay a 25% downpayment when buying a resale condo. Out of this, 20% can be CPF, or a combination of cash and CPF.

What Should I Look For in a Resale Condo?

Aside from price, you should also look at the tenure or remaining lease, condo management, location, amenities in the area, unit size, number of units in the development, and types of facilities available.
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