Hi Lee, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.
There are a few differences between a private condo and an executive condo (EC). A private condo is privately-owned from the start while an EC starts off as public housing and becomes fully privatised after 10 years, by which time it is treated as a private property. As ECs are initially treated as public housing, they tend to be 25% to 35% more affordable than private condos. Depending on your eligibility, you can also take advantage of CPF Housing Grants to buy an EC, which you can't do for a private condo.
While ECs are lower in price, it doesn't make them less valuable. In fact, the lower selling price of ECs means these properties typically have greater potential for capital appreciation than private condos. But there is still a possibility for lower price gains as ECs are usually located far from the city centre and MRT stations. Have questions about ECs? Learn more: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-guides/executive-condo-vs-private-condo-10371
Hope this answers your question.