Affinity at Serangoon Review 2019 – Serangoon North Station in 1st Phase Cross-Island Line

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Affinity at Serangoon Latest Star-Buy Price

  • 1 bed fr $685K (new stack)
  • 2 bed fr $982K
  • 3 bed fr $1.2M
  • 4 bed fr $2.08M
  • Strata fr $2.25M

(updated in Jan2019)

Affinity at Serangoon Overview

Today’s review will feature yet another collective sale project: Affinity At Serangoon. Technically speaking, it is Serangoon North due to its location.

Affinity At Serangoon is a joint venture by Oxley-Serangoon, comprising major partners including Oxley Holdings and Lian Beng Group. Lian Beng Group, a company which started off as a construction firm, will assure quality architectural design for Affinity At Serangoon, topped by Oxley Holdings, aa highly reputable local developer.

This new condo project is situated at the former Serangoon Ville HUDC in Serangoon North Avenue 1, which was sold en bloc in July 2017.

Top 5 reasons why you should consider Affinity at Serangoon

1. Affinity At Serangoon offers a sprawling site area of 296,913 sq ft with 1012 apartment units, 40 strata landed houses and 5 shophouses, over 50% bigger than The Garden Residences.

2. Serangoon North is a tranquil enclave within Serangoon that offers connectivity to nearby Serangoon Garden and the more crowded Serangoon Central. Upcoming Serangoon North station in Cross Island Line will further enhance the property value in the area. (Latest news in Jan 2019)

3. Affinity At Serangoon is within 1km from prestigious Rosyth School at Serangoon North Avenue 4 and French international school Lycee Francais de Singapour down the road, making it a good living options for Singaporean and expat families with kids.

4. Going from as low as $1500 psf, Affinity At Serangoon is $150 psf cheaper than The Garden Residences, the other new launch at Serangoon North Avenue 1.

5. Majority units will get to enjoy unblock views of either the landed houses in the vicinity or the splendid condo swimming pool.

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Location

Affinity At Serangoon is located at the corner of Serangoon North Avenue 1. Drivers will not miss this condo when they travel from Yio Chu Kang Road towards Sengkang.

Bus stops are accessible from either the entrance or via tennis court side entrance, with most bus services linking to Serangoon Central where you can shop at nex, the largest mall in Northeast Singapore or transfer to other bus services at Serangoon Bus Interchange or NEL/CCL at Serangoon Interchange.

If you find travelling to nex far, you can hop on to service 315 right outside the main entrance and visit Serangoon Garden, somewhat similar to Holland Village minus the over-commercialisation and a rich residential history dating back to 1950s. A designated heritage site by URA, you can find a wide array of dining such as the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre and banking options amongst the many shophouses and also FairPrice Finest at myVillage.

Hailed by many pet lovers, Serangoon North Avenue 1 is well-known (islandwide) for its many shops selling pets and their services. Staying with pets in Affinity at Serangoon will save pet owners trouble bringing their own pets far from home for their regular quick-fixes.

Parents looking to send their kids to the best school available will be glad to know that Rosyth School is within 1km at Serangoon North Avenue 4.

Site Plan

Sitting on a large 296,913 sq ft, like most other former HUDC development launches such as Parc Esta and Jadescape, this allows developers to maximise and efficiently plan Affinity At Serangoon.

All condo blocks are located away from the busier Yio Chu Kang Road and strata units facing landed houses along that same road, thereby providing the best privacy and minimal traffic noise for the residents.

Affinity At Serangoon also offers 88 facilities divided into 5 zones that includes Swimming pool, Gym, Club house, Tennis Court, etc.. Special features, such as aqua gym, putting green and firefly path can also be found here. 5 retail units are also available for residents to enjoy retail therapy.

Project Details

Project Name Affinity at Serangoon
Project Address 10 – 64 Serangoon North Ave 1
Project Developer Oxley SERANGOON Pte Ltd
Tenure 99-year leasehold
Condo District 19
Site Area 27,583 m2
Gross Floor Area 296,913 sqft
No of Blocks 7
No of Storeys 15
No of Units 1052
Estimated TOP 31 Dec 2024

Affinity at Serangoon Price, Unit Types, Sizes

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Affinity at Serangoon condominium consists of 1052 units, with homes ranging from spacious 1 to 5 bedrooms. They are designed to accommodate all your needs, a love nest for younger families or even multi-generational living. Please register your interest to get the latest movement.

Affinity at Serangoon Floor Plan

All condo units without pool views are either facing Serangoon Garden Estate or Serangoon North and most strata units are facing Rosyth/Parry Estates.

There are various size for each bedroom type to cater for different buyers' needs and budget to choose from. For complete set of floor plan, please contact us.

Affinity has one of the most spacious 1+S layout in the market with almost no wastage of space. Its study room is big enough to fit a queen size bed. 614sqf is almost on par with 2 bedroom size in other new launch projects.

What I like about the 2bed premium design is its luxurious master bedroom space, which is a hard find. Ample space to fit study or dress table beside the bed. Its kitchen is nicely tucked into one side which can be enclosed if you want to.

Affinity 3 bedroom delux has a unique design of combination of Western and Asian kitchen with a sliding door separate the function. Once again its luxurious master bedroom will be a major draw. The Balcony space is pretty big, which provides ideal alfresco dining options with proper screening.

Affinity at Serangoon Price Comparison

Compare with The Garden Residences, the other new development right across the road, Affinity At Serangoon is the lower of the two by $150 psf, which explains it being one of the top 5 selling new projects in 2018.

Looking at resale options nearby, you may find Terrasse's average $1134psf much more appealing. Do bear in mind, the layout of the unit in Terrasse is not as efficient as Affinity, the rooms are smaller and it comes with huge balcony areas. As the overall size is bigger in Terrasse, the price for 3 bedroom comes about in the same range (1.2-1.8M) as Affinity.

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Some thoughts on the developments

While Serangoon is matured estate in northeast Singapore, Serangoon North itself is less populated compared to Serangoon Garden and Serangoon Central. It is not within walking distance to Serangoon MRT, to counter that, developer will be providing two-way shuttle bus services transporting residents to nex/Serangoon bus and MRT interchanges.

With Lycee Francais de Singapour & Rosyth (GEP) school nearby, Affinity At Serangoon looks would attract local and expatriate families with kids. Rental for a 2-bedroom in the area fetches around $2,200. Then again, Serangoon North is rather quiet and there are no big employment clusters nearby, hence Affinity At Serangoon is preferably a better option for own stay rather than an investment to yield rentals.

Most condo units in Affinity At Serangoon are southeast facing, thereby blocking the afternoon sun. Among these units, stacks 43-47 and 54-58 offers a panoramic view of the swimming pool. It is also good to know that stacks 23-25 are too close to the strata landed units and away from the pool, which may not be a good choice.

For buyers who prefer landscape than swimming pool, do note that within this option, units from blocks 24, 26 and 28 face directly the HDB flats opposite Serangoon North Avenue 1. Block 30 is a better option as there are no immediate buildings facing the condo.

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