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- Analysis was done based on available data at the time of publishing of this review.
- As each and every unit has it's own attributes, analysis shown here only represent the majority units in the stacks having the same attribute including sun, wind, view, distance etc.
We have been receiving frequent request to analyse new BTO launches to allow potential home buyers to decide whether they would like to register for a project rather than being ‘forced’ to choose a unit from a project which they found out that they don’t really like it. For the past few months, we have been working on a systematic way to analyse a development from the macro aspect like west sun exposure, wind exposure, density/ plot ratio, total numbers of units, surrounding development (current and future), MRT/LRT proximity and other information which you will never get from any other online source.
To create a systematic way to analyse a development and based on the collected attributes described above, we organised the rating for each attribute into a scale of 1 to 4 (1 being not so desirable to 4 which is most desirable). These attributes scoring description will be made available to paid subscribers who wish to understand the in-depth analysis and how we can help homeowners to assess their risk before they invest their future hard-earned money into one of the largest investment in their life. Our scoring system is based on data collected from all BTO launches and SERS program since year 2010 which consist of almost 234 developments comprising 165,000 units in total (on average, HDB only launch 16,000 to 20,000 units per year).
It's quite overwhelming at first with all the data partly due to the project size. But thankfully there is ranking page which really helps with the decision...
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Mr. Chiang | data analyst, banking | Tampines Green Court 2017
Tampines Green Foliage is part of Tampines North, which is an extension of the present Tampines Town. Based on our stage 1 assessment, there will be estimated 47% of stacks having 3pm west sun exposure (note that this assessment is based on units having a standard horizontal shading device of at least 300mm to 600mm). Higher percentage of west sun exposed units will translate to higher risk of getting one should your queue number reaches half way point. We rate the west sun exposure for this development at 2 out of 4.
Based on recorded wind pattern data from the year 2017, we anticipate only up to 34% of the stacks here will get either 1 of the prevailing wind exposure either from North East, North to North West, South or South to South West. Future development to the East across Tampines Street 62 may reduce this potential. Prevailing wind exposure will allow the unit a good cross ventilation and allow healthier internal living space. Prevailing wind exposure is best facing the main façade where all the windows of Living and Bedrooms are facing. We rate the wind exposure for this development at 2 out of 4.
This development is sited almost 1km away from the nearest MRT station which is Tampines Station (DT32). In terms of transportation proximity, having a distance of 400m or less from an MRT station will be the best possible scenario as this coverage is what we considered as the gold mine. Proximity to LRT station will not equal to proximity to an MRT station as LRT only serve a small locality and eventually will need to connect to MRT for greater access to the whole Singapore. We rate the transportation proximity for this development at 1 out of 4.
Tampines Green Foliage is surrounded by residential area all around with site reserved for nursing home and place for worship formed small portion of this area. Amenities within a 500m walk from a development will allow better accessibility and save on travelling time. These amenities include schools, health care facility, commercial area and better still with a large green area like parks and waterbody to allow nearby residents to relax and exercise. At best, we will try to avoid proximity to industrial area, be it business 1 or 2, airbase, reserved site, etc. A reserved site in URA masterplan being defined as an area the specific use of which have yet to be determined. This will translate to future unforeseen risk to the development. We rate the surrounding proximity for this development at 3 out of 4.
Overall, we rate this development at 11 out of total 20.
1. Overall rating doesn't translate to all units within the development being classified as such. A lower rating will imply it will be more difficult to cherry pick a unit.
2. The above assessment only covers the present situation with available information by relevant agencies. Contact us at "email@example.com" to understand the in depth analysis to choose a unit by understanding not just the present, but also the anticipated future changes in the surrounding area.
Multi storey car park or commonly know as MSCP is a common feature in most of the older public housing estate and few of the newer estate. The main function of this structure is purely for residents or users to park their vehicles and recently it has been used as commercial area and other purpose at level 1. The most efficient way of designing this structure has been designing it in a split level condition where 1 side of the parking level is 1/2 a level higher than the other. Being a building which is not a livable space, usually it's been utilised as a buffer to shield off any unsightly building or infrastructure like MRT track, roads, etc which may affect the residents comfortability. MSCP as a stand alone building will take up precious land area which otherwise can be utilised as green space or provide a wider buffer in between building blocks.
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