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Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

According to data from URA, there were 9 1-bedroom units that were transacted in 2018 at a median price of $1,360.56 per sq ft.

As of October 2021, there were 22 1-bedroom units that were transacted at a median price of $1,310.32 per sq ft.

This represents a capital appreciation of -3.69%

Meanwhile, in 2019, there was 1 2-bedroom unit that was transacted at a median price of $1,347 per sq ft.

As of October 2021, there were 3 2-bedroom units that were transacted at a median price of $1,376.67 per sq ft.

This represents a capital appreciation of 2.20%.

From the data, they suggest that a 2-bedroom enjoys better capital appreciation.

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Aaron Chong

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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good morning,

Are you looking at rental or capital appreciation perspective?

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Ivan Ng

May I know if you are looking for rental returns or capital appreciation within 5 years? Its hard to have both and involves different strategies in my opinion. I have done rentals at eCO and it is well received, but somehow the appreciation is slow, perhaps due to a lack of catalyst of redevelopment news in the immediate vicinity.

May I have more info and requirements about your plans so to make better recommendations? Thanks and look forward to value-add to your housing plans.

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Nick Tan
Dear Sir/Mdm,

I have a 1+ Study unit at eCo which is of a very good value. It is on a high floor and one of the best stacks with unblocked landed facing. If you are buying for investment, we can sell it with tenancy as we have a long term tenant who has been staying there since day 1. Buying vacant is also possible. In terms of appreciation, there is potential upside with the upcoming land sale in the vicinity.

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Ling CK

1) According to past transactions in ECO, there are 33 losses out of 93 sales.
2) Out of these 33 non-profit sales, 29 are 1 and 2 bedrooms.
3) Out of the 60 that make a profit, only 32 are 1 & 2 bedrooms type.
4) From the data I would say that this is not really impressive.
5) Rental-wise, the rental rate is quite good as the majority of renewal rental contracts in 2021 are at $2,000/mth.
4) If you purely buying for rental yield. The current asking price over there ranges from $720k~800k. You will get a rental yield of 3~3.33%. This is considered a good rental yield in today's market.
5) However from an investment point of view. This is not the best as by using rental yield alone you will need 30.3yrs to retrieve your capital.
6) If we are putting in the property tax, maintenance, bank interest, lapse between rental, depreciation of lease tenure into consideration. The return does not look as good.
7) Because the current owners only paid $1,2xx~1,3xx psf to buy in 2012, and now you are paying $1,4xx~1,5xx psf. You already lost in capital right from the start.

Hope the above answer to your main concerns, but if there are more query, please feel free to contact me at 90110636, or email: ling.ck7@gmail.com if more information is needed.
I'll be glad to assist.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe

It depends on the price which you're going to purchase the unit at. Your entry price plays an important part as to whether you will make a profit in the years to come.

There are other criteria to look out for if you wish to maximise your investment that I would love to share with you. Do get in touch with me for further discussion.

I am experienced and well-versed in both HDB and private transactions. I will be able to assist you in your property plans. Please get in touch with me for a more in-depth discussion.

Should you need require further assistance in matters relating to property, please contact me at my mobile 9748 6305. I will be happy to assess and share with you the possibilities for you in the current market.

Thank you.

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