the difference in psf is so huge, hence my question on privileges. is Cashew so special to justify the difference.
again, Countryside lanes are wide. Lentor lanes are narrow.
west coast units are very rare for sale and need rebuilt normally due to the bad condition.
seller's agent sure bias...
paying rent for 20 years, the house is not belong to you...
Not really bro. Units there are less than 30 years and you have to keep a lookout. Remember there's West Coast i.e. Farrer, and Clementi or next Ginza Plaza and there's West Coast near Pasir Panjang MRT, such as Jambol area.
Looking at the last transacted prices, you can get something under 3mil.
Eg previously the owner of no 9 Jambol Place was asking 2.85mil for his 1616 sq feet unit. 200m to the MRT, quiet and three stories.. there will be shops at the Bijou condo, and across the road is the new PSA building, with stores inside. 1 train stop from ARC, 3 stops from Vivo (where there's a library), and NTUC Extra coming up.
No one will give you a free pass bro, you have to look out for deals... and be prepared to have your check ready at the first viewing. Yes, you heard me right. One shot, one kill. Sometimes that's how it rolls.
So do your financial homework first. If you are still shooting the breeze, you may miss some units.
Eg, in the third quarter of 2018, a Ming Teck Park unit was sold for 2.8mil. Facing greenery, and 1800 sq ft. How's that. 1km to Henry Park too.
But now it's gone. Different times, different prices..
I didn't like Cashew.. so try West Coast bro... you set the cap and budget limits.. so you get what you pay for..
An extensive reno can run into >300k. Not A&A which costs more, and a rebuild will cost 600k and up, when you find a nice place, I can share a good contractor with you.
Do your homework, that's my suggestion, and honestly, you are a little behind the game... prices have consolidated a bit.
2017 to 2018 first half was a much better time to shop... but don't get disheartened, there are still nice places.
The thing about landed is that you have to look, ask for non-listed units, don't just look at Prop guru, but there are other sites. Also use the notification emails to let you know if a place meets your criteria. Cheers
Eg, you can try and knock down the price here a bit:
If you can afford 1700 psf, this will be close to your budget..
460m to PP MRT. Very quiet neighbourhood.