January 10, 2024

Expert Picks (2023): Freehold Landed Property Under 3 Million

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Expert Picks (2023): Freehold Landed Property Under 3 Million
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Our Top 7 Picks for Freehold Landed Properties Under S$3M


Property nameLocationDistrictPrice (approximation)

Belgravia Villa

Belgravia Drive (D28)

District 28




Paya Lebar Crescent

District 19


Brooks Signature

Springside Avenue

District 26


The Morris Residences

Paya Lebar Crescent

District 19



Wak Hassan Drive

District 27


Serenity Terrace

Sims Avenue East

District 14


Thomson Hills Estate

Thomson Terrace

District 20


1. Belgravia Villa


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Lease type: Freehold

Unit options available: 

  • Inter-terrace: 3,520 to 3,584 sq ft
  • Corner-terrace: 3,584 to 3,767 sq ft
  • Semi-detached houses: 3,929 to 4,026 sq ft (land area)


As Belgravia Villa TOPs in 2018, this cluster of landed houses will likely take advantage of the Seletar Aerospace Park, which has driven up rental prospects since its opening.


Currently, however, do note this location lacks a nearby MRT station. If you’re going to pick a unit here, it’ll have to be for drivers only (unless you’re fine with the sole bus stop parked outside the development – even cabs rarely pass by).


Of course, for our car owners, this won’t be an issue from you. This complex is a 10-minute drive from Ang Mo Kio hub, and with the North-South Expressway lined up for you, you’ve got quick access to downtown central Singapore. 


Plus, a stone’s throw away is Greenwich V, a little mall that’s chock-full of small yet fancy dining options (you know, the kind that hipsters and expats flock to, where there’s truffle oil on just about everything).


Good for:


Long-term gains. Though prices are lower now because of the relatively more ulu location, we’ve seen spikes in sales and rental prospects due to the aerospace park. And once the expressway is up, owners will likely reap the good reward.


Home-buyers, this is a great chance to sign on high-end interiors that you’ll typically find in District 9 or 10 condos. Plus, you’ll have just as much – or even more – space than those options which are often much pricier! If you’re fortunate enough to have a car at your ready disposal, this is a big steal we urge you to consider.


2. Place-8


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Lease type: Freehold

 Floor space: 3,175 to 3,390 sq ft

Unit options available: 8 cluster houses


We love Place-8 for its accessibility; it’s connected via the Central Expressway (CTE) and the Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE). You’ll find heaps of shopping malls nearby, some of which include Nex Shopping Mall, Heartland Mall, Maplewood Park, and even Paya Lebar Central – some of which are just a few minutes walk away!


3. Brooks Signature


Image credit: Singapore Property Website

Lease type: Freehold

Unit options available:

  • Intermediate terrace houses
  • Corner terrace houses


Sheesh – you get everything but the kitchen sink with this one.


Nearby MRT? Check – Khatib MRT and Springleaf MRT stations are just a stone’s throw away.


Parks? Check – you’ve got ORTO Park, Bishan Park, and Sembawang Park all within reach


Recreation? Check – residents here can take part in outdoor activities at Sembawang Country Club, Yishun Sports Recreational, Orchid Country Club, and the Executive Golf Course. 


Amenities? Check – this developments comes with an outdoor garden, and a lap pool for some leisurely kicking back.


Supermarkets? Check – we’ve got you covered with Sheng Shiong Supermarket and Giant Supermarket nearby.


Malls? Check! Yishun Ten Complex and Northpoint Shopping Centre are a short distance down the road too.


And if all those aren’t enough for you: accessibility? Check, check, check! Car owners can easily reach the CBD with Seletar Expressway, Thomson Road, and Sembawang Road.


Clearly, we can’t recommend this development enough.


4. The Morris Residences


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Lease type: Freehold

Floor space: 4,015 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Unit opinions available: Cluster of 10 houses


We love this quaint landed property. First of all, the location: it’s pretty close to Kensington Square, which houses a Giant Supermarket for easy grocery shopping access.


And if you haven’t already noticed, landed housing typically means some measure of isolation from convenience (the appeal stems from being away from happening malls and bustling hawker centres). We think this is one of the few landed properties where the nearest supermarket is a five to eight minute walk away. C’mon!


Plus, this landed property is pretty close to Nex Shopping Mall, and who’s going to say no to a fully-decked out mall that’s just a five minute drive away?


Zooming in, we especially love the Ken-jo lift and balcony pool residents get to enjoy. Car owners will love the basement access that provides an instant link to the car park – less stair climbing means more time to yourself (and of course, we’re sure the elderly folk will appreciate this too).


Of course, the balcony pool is literally just a balcony pool – pretty much only big enough for you to take a quick dip and gawk at the scenery. We still love it for unwinding though; just be careful to avoid it in a storm.


Good for:

One of the rarer freehold landed properties that’s pretty decent location-wise – we think you’ll like the convenience. Plus, who doesn’t love a balcony pool? For this price, we can’t recommend this one enough.


5. Watercove

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Lease type: Freehold

Floor space: 3,466 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms


This landed property is the newest on the scene, and it’s being snapped up right now - you’ve even probably already heard of it in property news. With its TOP merely in 2020, 18 of the existing 80 units have already been sold! Fastest fingers first, indeed.


Watercove is a sleek, low-rise, cluster housing complex – and we love its seafront. Not just a seafront view, but a proper seafront itself, with the sand and breeze and everything thrown in to boot. The ocean is just a stone’s throw away!


You’ll find that the units are constructed to take full advantage of this – its roof terraces are designed sleekly for BBQs with a full-blown view of the ocean, and we totally dig the East Coast, Sentosa vibes this gives off. Plus, there’s a lift straight to the terrace, so don’t worry about hauling up charcoal and raw meat.


As for location, you’re probably no stranger to this – you’ll need a shuttle bus to get to Sembawang MRT station. Within the immediate vicinity, don’t expect retail or dining options, because they’re pretty much non-existent. We’re telling you right now to get used to having groceries delivered to your door and to have the GrabFood delivery guy on standby for when they get lost. The real kicker? Even by car, you’ll take at least 40 minutes to get to the CBD.


At the end of the day, though, this is a great idyllic escape for those who hate the concrete jungle that is Singapore. You’ll love the resort island tropical vibes you get with this one, we promise.


Good for:

People who want an escape from the hustle and bustle, but don’t want to drop Sentosa Cove prices on a home. Best for those who want nature and seafront views over having retail or dining options within reach.


6. Serenity Terrace


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Lease type: Freehold

Floor space: 1,819 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms


This 24-year-old complex is 3 and a half storeys, with a built-up space of roughly 3,650 sq ft. Parked on a quiet road, it’s about six minutes from the nearest MRT station – Kembangan MRT.


If you’re alright with walking a distance, roughly 10 minutes, to the nearby Changi Road, you’ll find quite a few eating options in the area. And closer to Kembangan MRT, there are prata stalls, little bakeries, a Pet Lover’s Centre, and a handful of dining options that though nondescript, are present nonetheless.


Retail wise, your best hope is to hop in for a drive to Siglap or Marine Parade – though it’s not far, most people will find it inconvenient without a car.


Fun fact: this landed property has two kitchens. The dry one is a huge open concept plan which you can use as a dining space, too. As for the wet one, it’s housed separately in a smaller space – great for hosting guests and throwing parties, methinks.


Good for:

If you already own a car, and you like a large, quiet environment, this one is for you. In hustle bustle Singapore, few areas embody this level of peace and quiet, and you’ll be hard pressed to find so much space at a similarly reasonable price! Lives up to its name indeed.


7. Thomson Hills Estate

Thomson Hills Estate Singapore District 7 Bed Bungalow for Sale in Thomson  Hills Estate - 7,000 sqft | 99.co
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Lease type: Freehold

Floor space: 2,200 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms


Rounding up the list, we have the oldest development on the list, with its completion date in 1980. For a relatively older unit, its condition is impressively intact, however, having been reconstructed in 2011. With two storeys, and a front and back garden, this landed house is roughly 8 to 10 minutes from Mayflower MRT station.


Just 1km away is St Nicholas Girls’ School, and you’ll find Lower Pierce along with MacRitchie Reservoir accessible with a less than 10 minute drive.


Honestly, you won’t find many facilities or amenities within convenient walking distance. But you can find Thomson Plaza or Nex Shopping Mall within reach of a 10 minute drive, so not all is lost.


At the end of the day, we think this one’s a rare gem: a freehold landed property of this size and location near Upper Thomson doesn't come by easily.


Good for:

Those who want a decently spacious and fancy house, but aren’t willing to fork out Sentosa Cove style prices. Plus, for drivers who loathe traffic and avoid going into town, this location is great: you’ll find the surrounding roads congestion free almost 24/7!

Which Landed Property Is The Best For You?

5 landed property you can buy for under $3 million - 99.co
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These 7 freehold landed properties definitely offer an affordable alternative for those who wish to stay in a large space. Landed properties are plentiful in Singapore but not all offer the same level of comfort.

Interesting in learning more about Landed Properties in Singapore? Consider reading our popular article: Best Landed Property in Singapore: We analyzed 5 years of data

If you’d like to find out more about any of these landed properties and turn one into your dream home, feel free to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

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