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    Member kellytan is on a distinguished road
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    Are DBSS worth it?

    Saw many of you here thinking of getting a DBSS, just wondering about your opinions whether they are worth it? I'm trying to decide whether I should go for BTO or DBSS, but i'm not fully convinced that things like the extra furnishings etc are worth the extra cash.

    Any brides care to share your views?

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    Senior Member rojak is on a distinguished road
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    comparing BTO and DBSS, nope. the extra furnishings don't cost THAT much more. plus, DBSS is meant to look nicer, like a condo.. but nowadays, BTO designs are gettting nicer and nicer, it's hard to differentiate between a new BTO and a condo.. doesn't justify paying hundreds of thousands more for something tt you will not lose if you don't buy a DBSS

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    i reckon it's more of the location, DBSS are more in matured estates.

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    Depends on needs I guess

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    I dont really think its worth it because quite frankly the facilities arent as comprehensive as a full fledged private condo. Unless the location very good. Otherwise, i dont think you should invest in it.

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    i agreed. Don't think is worth it for the price. Would rather opt for EC instead

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    EC will be a better option just from the facilities alone!

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    DBSS = rich man HDB
    EC = poor man condo

    DBSS price is too high and the some with very small unit.
    Look at Trivelis, their 4rooms is only 82sqm (883sqft) cost $530K~$650K which is $600psf~$736psf.
    The upper range is around the same as EC upper range.
    Factor to consider when you buy a flat is the resale value 5 years down the road?
    Secondly, are you able to forsee a resale DBSS cost $795K(+$100psf)?
    Increase by $100psf is easily possible for HDB since the price is low but will make the pricey DBSS to be cost even more.
    If I want to get re-sale flat, I will go for normal HDB around the DBSS instead of the DBSS itself since most prefer to do a major renovation.

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    i feel that those DBSS or EC in mature locations like bishan, clementi and toa payoh sure increase in price. in singapore, those housing in prime areas only increase, never decrease.

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    Imho, furnishings, fittings and renovation decreases in value over time.

    We are seeing/ have seen an increase in price now only because of our economy and fiscal policies. No one remembers the period in 2001-2004 when the housing market was in doldrums. That time a lot of households were holding on to negative equity, that is, the value of their house is lesser than their mortgage.

    For sake of prudence, i think BTO could be better. I saw Park Central and Trevelis. Not that impressive. Could save the money better for good reno on BTO or EC which may give you better "social" returns.

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    I would think EC is more worth it compared to DBSS. U can sell EC after 5 yrs like a private house.

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    i think the decision really depends on what type you need and the budget you have.

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    Sometimes, the prices of DBSS can be too high..

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    it's not worth paying additional for DBSS just for the fittings, unless the location is ideal to u.

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    agree. find a good location first.

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