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In my opinion, OCR prices are resilient due to hdb upgrader demand, and there has a been a strong wave of HDB units in the last 2 years that just turned 5 years old and reached their MOP expiry date to be eligible to sell. These 5 year old flats are setting new highs and benchmarks and often they are upgrading to private property in the OCR or RCR region as well.

If your plan is to purchase as investment to rent out, it would be ideal to pick out growth areas where the Master Plan has identified for transformation changes in the next 5 to 10 years. This way you are able to capitalize on the growth trend as well.

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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Dear Sir/Mdm,

OCR has outperformed RCR and CCR due to its lower entry price and the larger appeal towards the HDB upgraders. Moving ahead, the OCR will continue to enjoy good demand as more HDB units will reach their 5 years MOP marks and owners will look to upgrade to a private property.

Before purchasing a condo, it is always good to examine the data and determine whether there is any further upside to the project. You may also want to plan for an exit strategy to ensure that you are able to profit from the purchase.

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Hi, I would be most glad to assist you further and pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Hope to hear from you soon and have a great week ahead.

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Dear sir/madam,

Past 12 months stats (transactional volume):
OCR Resale - 3,767 OCR New Sale - 3,957
RCR Resale - 2,182 RCR New Sale - 4,203
CCR Resale - 1,826 CCR New Sale - 1,312

RCR and OCR has comparable volume of homes transacted where in fact, OCR prices have sort of caught up with RCR prices, therefore where opportunity arises, it will be more feasible to look into RCR segment for better growth prospects.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe

There are many reasons why property prices held up so well, given that we are in the midst of a pandemic.

May I know if you're looking to purchase a condo for your own stay? Or is this for investment purpose?

Why do I ask this? Because purchase for own stay is entirely different as compared to purchasing for investment or capital gain. The product that you should look for is also likely very different.

I am experienced and well-versed in both HDB and private transactions. I will be able to assist you in your property plans.

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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There are mulitple factors affecting prices in different regions.

1) Who are the buyers?
Majority buyers do not have a good idea where are all these regions demarcated, thus didn't really know what they are buying.
There are adventurous and conservative buyers in the market. Thus by looking at statistics on prices and transactions does not give us a good indicator on what type of buyers.
Adventurous buyer may buy at their maximum capacity whereas concervative buyer might only buy at 50% of their capacity.
Majority local buyer belongs to latter, thus OCR property price seems more appealing to them.

2) Price trend on these 3 regions.
By looking at quarter to quarter gain or lost is not a good indicator (personal opinion). It is just to satisfy to consumer what had happen from last quarter to current.
Property price does not increase or decrease within short time. It should be looking at long term investment than just 3 months apart. Do not forget we have 3 years stamp duty cooling measure that prevent property from selling their property. This actuatlly affects the real market situation.
Price increase and decrease mainly is on new launch, resale market are property that were bought much earlier.
By looking at the past 7 years price trend from 2013 till now:
CCR: increase by 33.4%
RCR: increase by 17.92%
OCR: increase by 4.46%
Can we say that CCR is a better choice to invest by looking from this alone?

3) All buyers types consists of HDB upgrader, new couple, ad-hoc investor, new immigrants, foreigner etc.
All 3 regions has the same type of buyers listed above, only in different proportion.
You will see less HDB upgrader in CCR, and higher percentage in foreigner.

4) In curretn situation where foeigner is almost exinct due to world-wide air-traffic control, it is not surprise to see dim in CCR.
Therefore it is not a easy to state demand in OCR are more resilient compare to the rest. Having said that, do not forget that EC is also in the equation of price increase.
Majority HDB are built in OCR, only handful in RCR. OCR HDB & EC upgrader buying back private property in where they are familiar is not uncommon, especially may be their parents also stay around that region.

5) Conclude, we may say that OCR are more popular to local and upgraders but not necessary more resilient in price. There are more room to grow in RCR & CCR comparing to OCR, with a marginal growth of 0.64% yearly. I would say this is not a good investment since the growth can't even meet inflation.

6) However, just for discussion sake, I would say there are condo that gain high percentage than highlighted in (5) in OCR. Thus choosing a right project to enter requires intensive research and knowledge in the market before able to pin point the right one. Once identify the project, you also need to identify the right unit to give you a higher chance of optimize your investment.

Hope the above answer to your main concerns, but if there are more queries, 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.

Best regards
Ling CK

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