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11 Singapore Condos With Units Under $1.2M In Good Locations For You To KIV 

26 July 2023 | BY

You’d be surprised to know that there are affordable condos under $1.2M that aren’t located in the far-flung areas of Singapore.

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Unlike the more affordable HDBs, Singapore condos typically come with services and amenities, along with a heftier price tag. And with rising property prices that show no signs of cooling, the cost of purchasing a unit seems higher than ever.

Still, you’d be surprised to know that there are relatively affordable condos that aren’t located in far-flung areas – we’ve curated a list of 11 condos under $1,200,000 for you to look out for.
P.S. If you’re interested in any of these condos, you can reach out to the developer team here to arrange a viewing.

1. Sol Acres – 1-bedroom EC in Choa Chu Kang from $730,000

singapore condos good locations - Sol AcresImage credit: Sol Acres

Even though it’s not located within the bustling city centre, Sol Acres still boasts easy connectivity to the rest of Singapore as it’s within half a kilometre of Keat Hong LRT station and Teck Whye LRT Station.

In terms of facilities, Sol Acres has a swimming pool, indoor gym, jacuzzi, pool deck, as well as BBQ pits and a multi-purpose hall and is surrounded by educational institutions, religious institutions, supermarkets and food centres.

You’ll find 1-bedroom units priced upwards of $730,000 on PropertyGuru, and listings for 2-bedders and 3-bedders going for slightly over $1M and $1.15M, respectively.

Part of the reason why you can get your hands on a Sol Acres unit for under a million dollars, a rarity for Singapore’s condos, is because it’s an EC. As an EC, it means that purchasing it now will yield better returns when it finally becomes privatised.

Price range: $730,000-$2,188,000
Size: 495sqft-1,442sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2018

Contact the Sol Acres developer team here for more information.

2. Mount Sophia Suites – Freehold condo units under $1M

singapore condos good locations - Mount Sophia SuitesImage credit: Land

We all know that psf prices rise the more central you go, but that doesn’t mean a central condo is way out of reach. 

Mount Sophia Suites is a freehold condo near Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut that makes a great investment property for its convenient location and fairly reasonably prices.

As if that’s not enough, since Mount Sophia Suites is so closeby to Plaza Singapura which means that you’ll have a short journey to Dhoby Ghaut MRT.

Being a smaller development with only 50 units means that residents get more privacy and don’t have to contend with many other residents over the gym and lap pool.

Their studio and 1-bedroom apartments are going for under $1M whilst their 2-bedroom 1-bath units go for $1.098M.

Price range: $825,000-$2,150,000
Size: 366sqft-721sqft
Tenure/ lease: Freehold
Completed in: 2011

Contact the Mount Sophia Suites developer team here for more information.

3. Gem Residences – Edible garden, pet pool & $15/hour house-keeping

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It only takes a 5-minute drive to get to the Central Expressway and PIE from the condo which makes Gem Residences ideal for drivers. Besides this, it’s located in Toa Payoh and is just a 10-minute walk away from Braddell MRT.

Besides that, there are plenty of other amenities to look out for, including a tennis court, a garden for you to grow your edible plants, a pool set aside specifically for your dogs, and even a BBQ pit area on the top floor which has unblocked views. PSA: The condo also has housekeeping services from an affordable price of $15/hour.

Gem Residences consists of 1-bedroom units starting at $900,000 as per PropertyGuru.

Price range: $880,000-$3,150,000
Size: 452sqft-1,313sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2020

Contact the Gem Residences developer team here for more information.

4. Sixteen35 Residences – Condo units in Geylang with high ceilings

singapore condos good locations - Sixteen35 ResidencesImage credit: Oxley Holdings, SRX Property

Sixteen35 Residences offers up to 3-bedroom flats to choose from and its 1-bedroom units (463sqft) go from $820,000.

Besides the usual condo swimming pool and gym, there’s a function room, tennis court, BBQ pits, playground and a lounge room.Meanwhile, in terms of its location, it’s a less than 10-minute walk from the Aljunied MRT or Paya Lebar MRT meaning you’ll have easy access to other parts of the city.

Price range: $820,000-$1,350,000
Size: 538sqft-797sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2021

Contact the Sixteen35 Residences developer team here for more information.

5. Zyanya – 5-minute sheltered walk to Aljunied MRT

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A new condo launching in December next year, Zyanya is an exclusive freehold property with only 34 units for sale. The condo is a mere 5-minute walk away from Aljunied MRT – a route that you’ll be glad to find that’s sheltered the entire way.

Amenities-wise, Zyanya has a relatively average spread, such as BBQ pits, pools, and a gym. Nonetheless, its layout is less-than-ordinary, with its swimming pool on its third floor, as well as a garden on its rooftop. 

While details for its 5-bedroom units have yet to be released, at present, you’ll be able to choose 1-bedroom units which start at $882,000, all the way up to Zyanya’s 4-bedroom options.

Price range: $882,000-$2,320,000 (indicative)
Size: 441sqft-1,313sqft
Tenure/ lease: Freehold
Completed in: 2025 (estimated)

Contact the Zyanya developer team here for more information.

6. Viio@Balestier – Next to Zhongshan Mall and Zhongshan Park

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Viio@Balestier is a condominium that has 22 commercial units located directly underneath its residential units; with this, you’ll have a smattering of retail and dining options right beneath you and Zhongshan Mall next door.

Additionally, Viio@Balestier is between two MRT stations – Toa Payoh MRT and Novena MRT. Its location will also give you easy access to amenities like SAFRA and Whampoa Food Centre in Toa Payoh as well as heritage centres, small parks, medical facilities and shopping centres such as Balestier Plaza and Shaw Plaza. The condo offers smaller apartment configurations with 2-bed, 1-bath options (between 474sqft-560sqft) at prices that start from as low as $899,000 on sites like PropertyGuru. On the plus side, the property is freehold and has all the amenities you’d expect such as a BBQ pit, clubhouse, gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi and an entire floor dedicated to a sky garden. 

Price range: $918,000-$1,550,000
Size: 474sqft-1,076sqft
Tenure/ lease: Freehold
Completed in: 2018

Contact the Viio@Balestier developer team here for more information.

7. Tre Residences – 4-bedroom units in Aljunied at $1.2M

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Just like Sixteen35 Residences, Tre Residences is also located in the vicinity of Paya Lebar, granting its residents a whole slew of food and shopping options. 

There are plenty of green spaces in Tre Residences as well. From the multiple gardens within the property to sky terraces lush with greenery, there are plenty of places for you to unwind, here in the condo’s very own urban gardens. 

If you happen to get a high-floor unit, you’ll likely end up with unblocked views as the condo borders quite a few low-rise buildings. The condo mainly carries units from 1-bedroom variations up to 4-bedroom ones – but there are also 2 exclusive 5-bedroom units.

Price range: $1,020,000-$1,680,000 (indicative)
Size: 441sqft-1,313sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2025 (estimated)

Contact the Tre Residences developer team here for more information.

8. Grand Dunman – New East-side condo with branded appliances and fittings

singapore condos good locations - Grand DunmanImage credit: Grand Dunman

With a budget of $1.2million, you’ll only be eligible for 1-bedroom units that spans 462sqft at Grand Dunman, but the luxury condo comes fitted with brand fixtures such as a Samsung refrigerator and washing machine, Franke kitchen hardware and a De Dietrich oven, hob and hood.

Additionally, one of the biggest selling points of the Grand Dunman has to be its proximity to Dakota MRT, a walk that takes barely 3 minutes. The PIE, KPE and ECP are only a few minutes drive away, so you’ll be able to have quick access to most areas around Singapore.

On top of that, the popular Old Airport Road Food Centre is right across the road, and the heritage stretch of Katong and Joo Chiat is a mere 5-minute drive away.

Price range: $1,084,000-upwards of $5,007,000
Size: 452sqft-3,068sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2027 (estimated)

Contact the Grand Dunman developer team here for more information.

9. 8 Farrer Suites – 2-bedroom units from $1.08M next to Farrer Park MRT

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8 Farrer Suites is a small freehold property that’s conveniently located in terms of transportation and access to educational institutions and with Farrer Park MRT being less than a 5-minute walk away, you’ll have easy access to other parts of the city.

2-bedroom units are typically priced from $1.08M. However, the current market trend shows that apartments of similar dimensions are being listed for an average of $1.6M; so you’ll need to hone your negotiation skills in order to secure your dream home. 

Interestingly, quite a number of their 2-bedroom units have 3 toilets – more than enough to ensure that you’ll never have to fight over toilet usage with your partner or roommate.

Price range: $1,089,999-$1,730,000
Size: 560sqft-1,400sqft
Tenure/ lease: Freehold
Completed in: 2017

Contact the 8 Farrer Suites developer team here for more information.

10. The Myst – 1-bedroom units in Bukit Timah from $1.14M

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The Myst is a highly anticipated property nestled in the Bukit Timah area. Despite its recent launch, it has already garnered considerable attention, with a substantial number of units quickly snapped up by eager buyers.

As it’s situated in the Bukit Timah area, there are plenty of nature spots nearby and the condo is just down the road from Cashew MRT, a 4-minute walk away. 

There’s also a slew of amenities from lush gardens to inviting lounges, refreshing pools to well-equipped sports facilities. The condo is also said to boast unblocked views as well, promising future residents a visual treat.

Price range: $998,000-$3,784,000
Size: 517sqft-2,034sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2029 (estimated)

The condo has already made its grand debut this month, so if you’d like to book a showflat appointment, contact The Myst developer team here.

11. Irwell Hill Residences – Studio loft units near Orchard

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For those wondering if it’s possible to get a condo in central Singapore for less than $1.2million, you’d be surprised to find that Irwell Hill Residences has just that. 

It’s smack dab in the middle of the bustling Orchard area and is only a few hundred metres away from various shopping malls and also boasts connectivity to numerous MRT stations, such as Great World MRT station and Somerset MRT.

In addition to the standard facilities most condos have, there’s even a sculpture lawn, social lounge and pet’s play area, to name a few.

However, its prime land location means that only the studio, studio loft, 1-bedroom with study, or 1-bedroom with a study loft might go for less than $1.2M – which is honestly, still such a steal. 

Price range: $1,160,000-$9,335,000 (indicative)
Size: 398sqft-2,605sqft
Tenure/ lease: 99-year leasehold
Completed in: 2026 (estimated)

Contact the Irwell Hill Residences developer team here for more information.

Singapore condos in good locations under $1.2M

Having amenities a stone’s throw away from your home is also a big plus; that’s why it’s considered prime land and sought after by many – and why it’s usually rare to see these flats going for less than $1.2M.

All good things come with a catch, so don’t be too disappointed that most condos under this budget only come with 1 or 2 bedrooms. 

Instead, they’ll make up for any grievances you have with good accessibility, nearby amenities, and the facilities that the condos themselves provide; if this is what you prioritise, one of these condos might just be the forever home for you.

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Cover image adapted from: 8 Farrer Suites, EdgeProp

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