RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Sentosa Cove property lost 42% of value after sale

It was sold for $3.25m, whilst the last owner purchased the unit in 2011 at $5.64m.

A two-level penthouse located on the sixth-storey of The Berth by the Cove, the first mortgagee sale unit on Sentosa Cove, has been sold at Edmund Tie & Company’s (ET&Co) auction on 28 February 2018. The property received a total of five bids, and was eventually sold for $3.25m or $1,105 psf. The last owner purchased the unit in 2011 at $5.64m, or $1,919 per sq ft, translating it into a loss of approximately $2.4 million, or 42%.

This is the fourth Sentosa Cove property on mortgagee sale that was sold for almost half of its initial purchase price since 2017. On January 2018, a Turquoise property was sold 43% below its orginal purchase price at $3.59m.

ET&Co head of auction & sales Joy Tan said, “We expected a good turnout for the auction, as mortgagee sale units along this stretch of Sentosa Cove, which includes developments such as The Berth by the Cove, The Coast, The Oceanfront, and The Azure, are hard to come by given its healthy rental and resale transactions. The auctioned price of $1,105 per sq ft is very reasonable as recent transactions for comparable penthouse units in these mentioned developments were higher."

Tan noted that Sentosa Cove properties are on the upward swing this past year. "We still see ready buyers looking to invest in good buys on the island. We expect another five units to be placed for auction for the rest of the year.”

The subject unit at The Berth by the Cove is a four-bedroom unit with a floor area of approximately 2,939 sq ft. The unit offers unblocked views of the marina and the landed enclaves of Paradise and Coral Islands. It includes a double-volume ceiling in the living area, private lift access and a private spa pool, ensuite to the master bedroom.

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