Most Expensive Residences in Singapore by Neighborhood – Feb 2017

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Singapore is also one of the wealthiest cities in the world. In fact, Business Insider picked it as the #1 wealthiest city in 2016. Given this, it is not surprising that Singapore is also one of most expensive real estate markets in the world. Given this, one must wonder: just how nice and expensive can homes in Singapore be?

Here at ValueChampion, we try to help consumers make the best decisions financially. From this point of view, buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions one can make in her lifetime. Purchasing a luxurious home is an even bigger investment, and one must tread carefully when shopping for a multi-million dollar home. To explore just how expensive and nice the best homes in Singapore can be, we collected data on the most expensive homes in Singapore by neighborhood. If you are looking to purchase a luxurious apartment or home in Singapore, our study below might be of value.

Key Findings

Overall, we found that the most expensive homes in each of the 28 neighborhoods generally ranged from S$4.4 million to S$106 million. While the difference was humongous, these homes can all easily be considered to be "ultra" expensive. On the other hand, the price per square foot was generally consistent among the different areas, averaging to about S$2,289. However, we still saw some properties whose price per square foot reached above S$14,000. Either way, buying a property of this caliber is a titanic task that will most most certainly require some assistance from bank funding. If you are looking for a jumgo-size home loan at great rates, you can check out our study on the best home loans in Singapore.

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Orchard & Clementi Park Have the Most Expensive Home On Sale

On PropertyGuru, the most expensive home in Singapore was in Orchard/River Valley. At S$106 million dollars, it's actually not even a home, yet. Spanning across 29,000 square foot, this property is ready for development for anyone who's rich and ambitious enough to create the house of his dream in this humongous area.

The neighborhood that ranked second in our study was Clementi Park/Upper Bukit Timah area. It's a humongous private property spanning 4,000 square foot, and comes with a land area of 69,500 square foot, even bigger than the property we found in Orchard. Though its per square foot price was only around S$1,295, the total listing price was S$90mn.

Photo of the Clemnti Park Property Listing. Source: PropertyGuru

The Highest Cost Per Square Foot: Buona Vista, West Coast and Clementi New Town

In terms of price per square foot, we found two properties that were the highest in Singapore. The first one was located in Boat Quay/Marina area, with a listed pricing of S$5.2 million. This corner terrace had a listed land size of 349 square foot, which translates to roughly S$14,899.71 per square foot of cost. Even though this is an astronomical figure, the property had some very swanky photos on the listing like the one shown below.

Photo of the Boat Quay Listing. Source: PropertyGuru

The second property was again found in Clementi Park/Upper Bukit Timah area. A part of the Clement Canopy condo, this unit was on sale for S$9.28 million with an area of 635 sq ft. This roughly translates to S$14,614 of per square ft cost, which is on par with the property we found in Boat Quay. Given the price, this property seems to come with some splendid amenities like the one shown below.

Photo of the Clemnti Park Property Listing. Source: PropertyGuru

Methodology

To look for the priciest homes in Singapore, we searched on PropertyGuru for the most expensive homes by neighborhood. We collected data for all 28 districts, and rank ordered properties by 1) total price and 2) by price per square foot. In order to calculate each property's price per square foot, we divided the total price by either total land size or total property size, whichever was bigger. This was done in order to measure how much surface area an individual ends up owning by purchasing the property. In case of private residences with front and backyards, this would be the total land size. For town homes or villas with multiple floors, on the other hand, this would be the total property size.

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