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Project Details

The Terrace is the first executive condo along Punggol Waterway. Dubbed as the "Venice of Punggol", The Terrace EC will be part of an exciting neighbourhood with immense retail, entertainment and recreational possibilites. It is the only executive condo fronting the Punggol Waterway.
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The Terrace is a new and upcoming Executive Condo located in the North-East Region of Singapore, with a land site area of 259,035 square feet, bounded by Punggol Drive and Edgedale Plains and My Waterway@ Punggol.

It offers great greenery, promenades, cycling tracks, watersport and various outdoor activities for residents' enjoyment. The Terrace EC residents will embrace in what nature has to offer and experience tranquility along My Waterway@ Punggol, which connects to Sengkang Riverside Park, the Punggol Park, the Punggol Waterway Park and Punggol Point Park

The Terrace EC has full and unique facilities, which includes a guard house, clubhouse, Function Room & Indoor Gym, 50m Pool, BBQ Area. The condo’s facilities provide full family entertainment needs for your family and loved ones. Indulge in a serene and tranquil lifestyle right in the heart of Sengkang.

The Terrace EC in Punggol Drive is sited right next to Kadaloor LRT Station, a mere 3 LRT stops away from Punggol MRT Station and Bus Interchange. On top of that, residents in Punggol can expect more convenience once upcoming Mega mall Waterway Point is completed, also in year 2017.

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(Unit Type Distribution)

The Terrace EC comprises of 12 residential blocks, highest at 17 storeys high. The unit types available in The Terrace EC range from 3 bedroom residential apartments, 4 bedroom residential apartments and 5 bedroom penthouses.

The Terrace EC Project Details
Project Name: The Terrace EC
Developer: Kheng Leong Co.
Location: Punggol Way  / Edgedale Plains
District: 19 (Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang
Tenure: 99 years leasehold 
Site Area: 259,034 Sqft 
No. of Units: 747
Expected T.O.P: November 2018
PSF ($) From $69x

Why The Terrace?

  • Only Executive Condominium fronting Punggol Waterway
  • Reputable developer Kheng Leong Pte Ltd
  • Transformation of Punggol into residential eco-town
  • Kadaloor MRT at your doorstep
  • Excellent accessibility via TPE, CTE and KPE
  • 3 tiers of extensive landscaping and facilities
  • Good quality finishes and fittings such as Grohe / Teka / Bosch
  • Attractive pricing from only $710psf and no resale levy

 More Development Attributes

  • ONLY EC next to My Waterway @ Punggol
  • One of the last few ECs to have NO Resale Levy!
  • Kadoloor LRT at doorstep (2 stops to Punggol MRT / Bus Interchange)
  • Many units enjoy North / South orientation
  • Good quality finishes provided such as Grohe / Teka / Bosch
  • Three Tiers Of Landscapes For Your Enjoyment (Active / Leisure / Tranquil)
  • Great recreational activities in the vicinity such as Punggol Promenade, Punggol Park, Sengkang Sports & Recreational Complex, Punggol Horse Riding School & Punggol Marina
  • Highly accessible to various parts of Singapore via TPE, CTE & KPE

 

Location & Site Plan

 The Terrace Location Map eBrochure

 (The Terrace EC Location Map)

The Terrace EC has many conveniences within close proximity and located along Punggol Waterway is none other than The Terrace EC – “Roots to come home to. Homes to step up to”.

Entertainment for your loved ones and friends are at your fingertips with the full condo facilities as well as the amenities near The Terrace EC.

Connectivity

Being situated next to Kadaloor LRT, connection to town is less than 30 minutes via Punggol MRT on North East MRT Line, which is only three LRT stops away.

Food and daily necessities is easily available at the minimart and coffee shop across the road that’s currently serving residents.

Within 10 minutes walk away is Punggol Plaza and Punggol 21 Community Centre. Punggol Plaza is at present the only shopping centre serving residents in Punggol.

One LRT stop away is a proposed commercial building where more amenities will become available.

The proposed semi-expressway in Punggol connecting to Seletar, Pasir Ris and other towns along the northern coast of the island, is only one junction away. This is on top of a new road to be built in Punggol to connect Punggol Central to the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).

It is also right beside Tampines Expressway(TPE). The Terrace EC is also near to Marina Country Club, Sengkang Riverside Park and Sheng Siong hypermart in Punggol/Sengkang Central.

  • 3 LRT stops to Punggol Centre- S$1 Billion Mega Mall, Waterway Point Shopping Mall, twice the size of Wisma Atria, the first late-night suburban shopping, alfresco dining and entertainment facilities, concept by the waterfront.
  • 3 MRT stops to Hougang Mall and Bus interchange
  • 4 MRT stops to Heartland Mall and Bus Interchange, Kovan Market and Food centre
  • 5 MRT stops to Serangoon MRT Interchange which serves Circle Line, Bus interchange, NEX mega mall
  • For vehicle owners, it will take about 20 minutes drive to Tampines Regional Centre, Changi Business Park, Changi Airport and less than 30 minutes drive to the vibrant Orchard Road shopping district.
  • Island wide connectivity via Tampines Expressway TPE, CTE, and SLE.

Amenities

The Terrace EC residents will get to enjoy the convenience that Waterway Point Mall will bring. Being the first ever waterfront suburban mega mall, it is fully integrated with MRT, LRT and Bus interchange while providing a wide variety of shopping and dining options. With anchor tenants such as Shaw Theater and NTUC occupying 30,000 sqft of space and 24 hours of operation, your entertainment and shopping needs will definitely be met.

There’s also many primary and secondary schools for your school-going kids and Punggol have plans for a ‘Learning Corridor’ that’s designated for a tertiary institution.

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Site Plan

The Terrace Site Map Facilities

 

LEGEND
Active 19. Steam Room
1. Function Room 20. Water Cascade
2. BBQ Pit I & II Leisure
3. Dining Pavilion 21. Origami Pool
4. Beach Cabana 22. Urban Farming
5. Sports Bar & Games Room 23. Origami Deck
6. Floating Deck 24. The Clubhouse
7. 50m Beach Pool 25. Biopond
8. Waterfront Gym 26. Dipterocarp Forest
9.Sun Deck 27. Guard House
10. Kids’ Pool 28. Drop-off
11. Aqua Gym Poo Tranquil
12. Kids’ Playground 29. Water Feature
13. Kids’ Enrichment Room 30. Meandering Rivulet
14. Kids’ Multi-Purpose Room 31. Yoga Deck
15. Kids’ Play Room 32. Picnic Lawn I & II
16. Sail Pavilion I & II 33. Hammock Lounge
17. Changing Room 34. Sitting Lounge
18. Dance Studio  

The Terrace Site Plan Penthouse

 

The Terrace Site Plan PES

Floorplan

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Floor Plans

 

 3 Bedroom Type A Floor Plan
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3 Bedroom Type B2 Floor Plan

The Terrace 1076sqf 3bedroom Prem TypeB2

 

3 Bedroom Type B3 Floor Plan
the terrace 1076sqf  3bedroom Prem Type B3 floor plan

 

3 Bedroom Type B1 Floor Plan

The terrace 1173 sqf bedroom Prem TypeB1

 

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Eligibility & Financing

Bellewaters EC Official – Eligibility

You must meet the following conditions to buy an Executive Condominium (EC):

Citizenship
  • You must be a Singapore Citizen
  • Your family nucleus must comprise at least another Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
Age
  • You must be at least 21 years old at the time of application
  • If you are buying an EC under the Joint Singles Scheme, you must be at least 35 years old

 

Family Nucleus
You must form a proper family nucleus under one of the following schemes:
Type of Scheme Family Nucleus Requirement
Public You, the applicant and;
  • Your spouse, and children (if any)
  • Your parents, and siblings (if any)
  • Your children under your legal custody, care and control (for widowed / divorced)
Fiancé / Fiancée You, the applicant and your fiancé / fiancée
Orphan You, the applicant and;
  • Your unmarried siblings, or
  • Another single unrelated orphan
Joint Singles You, the applicant and another single person

You may buy a dual-key EC units offered by the developer if you form a multi-generation family as follows:

(i) Married couple with parents / grandparents
(ii) Fiancé and fiancée couple with parents / grandparents
(iii) Widowed / divorced with children and parents / grandparents

Income Ceiling
Your gross monthly household income must not exceed $14,000.

 Special Requirement for Undischarged Bankrupts

Undischarged bankrupts need to seek the Official Assignee (OA)’s consent if they are applying for an EC.
However, they do not need to seek the OA’s approval to be listed as an occupier.
 
Ownership in Private Property
You, your spouse, any occupiers listed in the Application Form or their spouses must not
own or dispose or have an estate or interest in any other flat, house, building or land*
  • Within 30 months before the date of application, and
  • Between the application date and the date of taking possession of the EC

* includes but not limited to:

  • HUDC flats (Privatised and Non-Privatised)
  • Properties acquired by gift
  • Properties inherited as beneficiaries under a will or as a result of the Intestate Succession Act
  • Private properties
  • Properties owned / acquired / disposed through nominees regardless of properties location
Owners / Ex-owners of HDB Flats / DBSS Flats / EC units
Each eligible Singaporean household can buy the following housing unit only twice:
  • a flat from the HDB;
  • a resale flat with the CPF Housing Grant*;
  • a DBSS flat from developer;
  • an EC unit from developer.

*Only applicable for first-timer applicants

If you have already bought two housing units, you will not be eligible

to apply or be listed as an essential occupier in an application.

First-timer Applicants
You and the essential family members listed in the application for purchase of the EC must not:
  • Be the owners of a flat bought direct from HDB, a DBSS flat or an Executive Condominium bought from the developer
  • Have sold a flat bought direct from HDB, a DBSS flat or an Executive Condominium bought from the developer
  • Have received the CPF Housing Grant for the purchase of an HDB resale flat
  • Have taken other forms of housing subsidy (for example, benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme, privatisation of HUDC estate etc)
Higher Quota of the EC Supply for First-time Applicants during Initial Launch Period
From 2 March 2012, the developers will set aside 70% of the supply for first-timers during the initial launch period.
 
Second-timer Applicants
You or the essential family members listed in your application have owned / sold or are currently owners of:
  • Any HDB flat that was bought from HDB, or
  • Any resale flat that was bought under the CPF Housing Grant Scheme, or
  • A DBSS flat or an EC bought from the developer, or
  • Have enjoyed other forms of housing subsidy (for example, enjoyed benefits under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme, privatisation of HUDC estate etc.)
Payment of Resale Levy
Second-timers who apply for new EC projects where the land sale was launched on or after 9 Dec 2013, are required to pay the resale levy.

However, second-timers are not required to pay the resale levy if they apply to buy EC units in projects where their land sale was launched before 9 Dec 2013

 

Those who have previously bought a flat from the HDB or taken a CPF Housing Grant, will have to pay a resale levy when they next buy a flat from the HDB.

The resale levy is meant to reduce the subsidy on the second subsidised flat so as to maintain a fair allocation of public housing subsidies between first- and second-timer citizen families.

Existing Owner or Ex-Owner
Are you, your spouse or any of the essential occupiers listed in the application an existing owner or ex-owner of a:
  • Flat bought directly from HDB
  • DBSS flat bought from the developers
  • Resale flat bought under the CPF Housing Grant Scheme

 

If you belong to any of the above categories, you may apply to buy an EC on condition that a 5-year period (excluding any period of subletting of the whole flat) has lapsed from the *date of taking possession of the flat to the date of application for a new EC.

* The date of taking possession refers to following dates (whichever is applicable):

  • Date of key collection, for flats that are bought direct from HDB
  • Date of resale completion, for purchase of resale flats from the open market bought with the CPF Housing Grant
  • Date of transfer at market value of the flat bought with CPF Housing Grant
  • Date of key collection for EC / DBSS flats bought from the developer
Ex-owners of an EC
Are you, your spouse or any of the essential occupiers listed in the application an ex-owner of an EC bought directly from the developer?

If yes, you would need to meet a 5-year period from the date of taking possession of the earlier EC.

 30-Month Period

In addition, you need to wait out a 30-month period from the effective date of disposal

(i.e., date of legal completion of the sale of their EC, evidenced by the

Notice of Transfer or such other documentary evidence as HDB may require)

of the EC before you can apply to buy another EC directly from the developer.

Essential Occupiers
You or any person listed the application must not be currently listed as an essential occupier of:
  • An existing HDB flat bought directly from HDB,
  • A DBSS flat bought under the CPF Housing Grant Scheme, or,
  • A resale flat bought under the CPF Housing Grant Scheme

However, an essential occupier may apply or be included in an application only if he has stayed in the existing flat

for 5 years from the *date of taking possession of the existing flat to the date of application for an EC.

* The date of taking possession refers to:

  • The date of key collection, for flats that are bought directly from HDB
  • The date of resale completion, for purchase of resale flats from the open market bought with the CPF Housing Grant
  • The date of transfer at market value of the flat bought with CPF Housing Grant
  • The date of key collection for EC / DBSS flats bought from the developer, whichever is applicable.
Cancellation of Application After Booking a Flat
If you book a flat from the March 2012 Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats Exercises onwards and subsequently cancel the flat booking,
you will have to meet a 1-year period from the date of cancellation before you can apply or included as an essential occupier in an application for a:
  • new HDB flat
  • DBSS flat from developers
  • Executive Condominium unit from the developers
  • resale flat with CPF Housing Grant
  • resale flat that has been announced for SERS
Divorcees
Within three years from the date of the divorce, only one party in the divorce can own one of the following housing units:
  • a flat bought directly from the HDB
  • a DBSS flat / EC bought directly from a private developer
  • a resale flat bought from open market under the CPF Housing Grant Scheme


If you have an existing matrimonial home, which is one of the above, and that home is retained by your ex-spouse, you may apply to buy or be listed as an essential occupier in any of the above housing unit only three years after your date of divorce.

However, this three-year wait out period will not apply if you are buying any of the above homes with:
 your parents or a new spouse, or if you are buying a resale flat from the open market without the CPF Housing Grant.

 If there is no matrimonial home or the matrimonial home was bought from the open market without any CPF Housing Grant, you may apply for any of the above housing units after you get your ex-spouse’s consent not to own or be listed as an essential occupier in any of the above housing units within the three-year period from the date of divorce.

The requirement for ex-spouse’s consent is waived if you are buying any of the above housing units with:

your parents or a new spouse or if you are buying a resale flat from the open market without the CPF Housing Grant.

The requirement to seek ex-spouse’s consent during the three-year period from the date of divorce is also waived if you meet the following conditions:

  • All your children are below 18 years old at the date of divorce; and
  • You have the legal custody of all your children and are also the only parent with the care and control of all your children.
Person Who Has Bought an EC / DBSS Flat with CPF Housing Grant
A person who bought an EC or DBSS flat with CPF Housing Grant and terminated the Sale and Purchase Agreement may apply to buy an EC.

However, this is allowed on the condition that a 5-year period has lapsed from the termination date of the

Sale & Purchase Agreement of their earlier EC or DBSS flat purchase, to the date of application date for an EC.

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Financing

 Financing An Executive Condominium

Buying an Executive Condominium (EC) is a long term financial commitment.  Moving past the issue of 'Should I Buy an EC Now?', the next logical step for potential homebuyer is to check whether it is within their means to buy an EC unit. 

1. Consider What is Needed

Besides the need to know an estimate of how much monies is needed in totalilty, homebuyers should be familar with the payment timeline.  In addition, what other cost will be involved such as stamp, legal fees and applicable regulatory measures.

Unlike buying a BTO unit from HDB, there is no HDB housing loan for the purchase of EC unit.  Applicants are advised to check on their loan eligibility from banks or financial institutions licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore before committing to a purchase of an EC unit.    

In general, following would be required for the purchase an EC unit under construction. For specific details, please check with the bank or solicitor regarding financing matter.

 

EC Payment Schedule


 

2.  Next, Consider Your Available Resources 


a. Monies in CPF Ordinary Account -  The saving in the CPF Ordinary Account (including Housing Grant, if any) can be used to pay for remaining 15% downpayment.

Only the applicant and co-applicants can use their CPF monies for the purchase of the EC unit, occupiers listed in the aplication are not allowed to use their monies for this purpose.

Login here with your Singpass to check the CPF Ordinary Account balance
(CPF website –> My Statement -> Section A)
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 b.  Cash -  The minimum cash amount needed is the Option Fee of 5% of purchase price.  This is based on the assumption that applicant(s) can secure the maximum 80% loan from bank and there are enough  CPF monies in the applicant(s) account to pay the balance downpayment of 15%, the legal and stamp fees.  If not, any of these shortfall would need to be paid in cash.

For applicant(s) with bank loan less than 80%, and who plan to use part cash and part CPF to pay for the total required amount, the payment system is "Cash first, CPF later" and not "CPF first, cash later".   So, do the sum correctly, the minimum cash amount could be substantially higher if your CPF cannot be used for the balance downpayment and stamp duty as it has been reserved for later stage payment.   

c. Bank Loan.   It is advisable to get an In Principle Approval (IPA) done with at least one bank before you do a booking.  IPA is an amount that bank is potentially prepared to lend based on the borrower's income, credit history and prevailing regulatory control measures.  IPA is not a guarantee, but it does give the applicants an indication how much they can stretch to find a unit that best meet their needs.

Different banks may offer different interest rates packages and IPA limit.  However, with the 60% Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework (MAS Notice 43 29 June 2103) and the 30% Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR) public housing alignment, bank is taking longer to process and are now more stringent in offering mortgage loan. Ideally, the IPA should be done with at least one bank before you visit the showflat.  

About Home Loans - Key Questions to Ask the Bank Before Taking a Home Loan

d. Existing Flat. This is an useful asset that can be used to finance the purchase of an EC unit. For 2nd timer applicant, there is no resale levy to be paid for the purchase on an EC whose land was bought before 9 Dec 2013. As EC unit are meant for owners' occupation, buyers and essential occupiers listed in the application must sell their exisiting flat within 6 months from the date of Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP).

When Should the existing flat be sold?

If you need the sales proceed from the existing flat to pay for the downpayment, as a minimum, your existing flat OTP should have been exercised and you are waiting for the 1st appointment or thereafter. 

If you are risk adverse, follow the guidelines to sell your unit within 6 months from TOP. Your unit can be marketed a couple of months just before the TOP. 

If you predict prices will head south, you can consider selling your unit anytime after your applicaton to purchase of EC been approved. If your prediction is wrong, your uncompleted EC unit would similarly have appreciated in value. If you are right, the opportunity cost and price differential between selling earlier and TOP time may be more than enough to offset your rental cost. 

You may also consider selling your existing flat early if you need an address to be within a km of the desired school for your children. 

(So when is the best time to sell? What is the estimated valuation? How much estimated sales proceeds will you get and how much to use for loan redemption? These are the typical questions my clients ask, Do contact me if you like me to share my opinion to any of the above matters) 

e. Monthly CPF contribution. Buyer can use their savings and monthly CPF contribution to the Ordinary Account to service their mortgage loan. Under the CPF Board's requirements (since 1 January 2008), the CPF withdrawing limit for a housing loan obtained from a bank or financial institution is set at the lower of 120% of the Valuation Limit or the Available Housing Withdrawal Limit (AHWL). Once the CPF withdrawal limit is reached, mortgagors will have to pay their monthly instalments in cash

Also, do take note that besides the cap on $5000 salary, the CPF contribution rate decreases with the age of 35, with marked reduction in rate at 50 years of age.  With effect from 1Jan 2016, the salary cap on CPF is raised from $5000 to $6000.


CPF Contribution and Allocation Rates 

3. Finally, put the financial numbers together. 

The outcome here is obvious. Applicants can go ahead with the booking if they have the financial resources to cover all the required payments before bank disbursement of loan and am comfortable with the monthly payment to service the loan.  

It can be a daunting task for some to get the calculation and numbers work out. Imagine the effort if numerous tweaks and/or 'what if' scenarios for different loan quantum and tenure need to be work out in order to determine the best comfort zone.  This is where the value of a competent agent is appreciated. 

News Media

Two new ECs being launched

Developer Qingjian Realty's Bellewaters executive condominium (EC) in Sengkang goes on sale today, while Kheng Leong has announced that the Terrace EC in Punggol will hit the market next week.

Pricing at Bellewaters starts at $744 per sq ft (psf), which would see a three-bedroom unit go for $722,000 or more.

Mr Li Jun, the general manager of Qingjian Realty (South Pacific), said this level is "affordable for EC purchasers".

The project is located near Compass Point, the upcoming Sengkang General Hospital, Seletar Aerospace Park and Tampines Expressway, added Mr Li.

Four-bedders start at $864,000, while "CoSpace" units, which give home-buyers the option to combine the utility and study rooms, will go from $937,000.

The sales gallery at The Terrace will open next Friday, with E-applications from Nov 21 to 30 and bookings from Dec 7.

Kheng Leong said yesterday that The Terrace is "poised to benefit from Punggol's strong and continued growth".

Plans for the new Punggol Downtown area include a learning corridor to house educational institutions as well as a creative cluster for commercial activities.

Indicative pricing for The Terrace, which has 747 units, ranges from $770 to $840 psf.

The project has a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom units, which vary in size from 1,001 sq ft to 1,711 sq ft.

Prices at Bellewaters are a tad lower than those at Qingjian Realty's other EC project, Bellewoods in Woodlands, launched last Saturday at $750 to $820 psf.

Of the four ECs that have announced prices over the past two months, Lake Life in Jurong is the most expensive on a psf basis, with flats priced at $799 to $930 psf.

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