This is a preview of how a real estate investor would use real estate investing formulas and calculations to decide if buying a 3 bedroom at Bartley Vue is a real estate investment or not. At this point, there is not much information given out by the developers. Everything I have to date (4th July 2021) will be given out here for your reference. If you are interested to find out more, fill up the contact form at the end of the post or Whatsapp me at the bottom right corner, I will keep you updated whenever I receive any latest news about Bartley Vue.
Wee Hur (Bartley) Pte Ltd
PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL FLAT DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING 2 BLOCKS OF 16-STOREY BUILDING (TOTAL 115 UNITS) WITH 2 LEVELS OF BASEMENT CARPARKS, SWIMMING POOL AND COMMUNAL FACILITIES WITH INTEGRATED DRAINAGE RESERVE ON LOT 10613W MK 24 AT JALAN BUNGA RAMPAI (TOA PAYOH PLANNING AREA)
Location – Address
6 Jalan Bunga Rampai Singapore 538310
8 Jalan Bunga Rampai Singapore 538311
No. of Storeys
Total No. of Units
99 years lease commencing on 13 April 2020
13 January 2026
Estimated Date of Legal Completion
13 January 2029
No. of Parking Lots
No. of Lifts
30M Lap Pool
Vehicular Entrance & Exit
Car Park Entrance & Exit
For the real estate investing calculations, I will assume that I am purchasing a mid to high floor 3 Bedroom (947 sqft) at Bartley Vue and will calculate and compare with the nearest condo called Bartley Ridge.
Mount Vernon Road, 368055
6 Jalan Bunga Rampai 538310
8 Jalan Bunga Rampai 538311
Number of Units
1 – 4 Bedrooms
2 – 4 Bedrooms
Things to note of
As mentioned, we do not have many variables which are confirmed on the Bartley Vue side. So there are many assumptions we have to take. Here are the major ones
- The Bartley Ridge consist of 868 units whereas the upcoming Bartley Vue consists of 115 units.
- The Bartley Ridge is located in District 13 while the Bartley Vue is located in District 19 although they are at a straight line distance for 200m only.
- The sizes of the 3 bedrooms for Bartley Ridge and Bartley Vue are not much different but still worth noting. 980 sqft for Bartley Ridge and 947 sqft for Bartley Vue
As mentioned above, we are assuming that I am interested to buy a mid-floor, 947sqft, 3 bedrooms Bartley Vue and will use real estate investing formulas to calculate and see if it’s a real estate investment or not.
This calculation is done by comparing it with a similar 3 bedroom unit at Bartley Ridge which is located at a straight line distance of 200m away.
Bartley Ridge Transaction
26 August 2013 at S$1,200,900
3rd June 2021 at S$1,345,000
Number of Months
Calculation of Growth Rate (Central Region)
The annual growth rate for the North East region based on SRX Property Index from May 2011 to May 2021 is 2.82%
Let’s just take this at face value. There are many ways we can discuss if we meet why the growth rate should be higher or lower.
Real Estate Investing Formulas used
Before we begin, note that these formulas are usually used for properties which are already existing, similar in age and size. Bartley Vue is only due to be completed in 2026 and will be 10 years newer than Bartley Ridge by then. See more in the conclusion section.
Gross Rent Multiplier
The Gross Rent Multiplier Formula for Bartley Ridge for a 3 bedrooms unit at 980 sqft are as follows
Gross Rent Multiplier
With the following assumptions taken
- Assumption of the monthly rent of 2,800 SGD based on the worst-case scenario to lower the risk (No stats are given for the floor level, lowest was 2,800 SGD/ Month on 1st February 2021 and highest was 3,700 SGD/Month on 1st May 2021.
Income Capitalisation Method (Modified)
Using the Income Capitalisation Method Formula, the Cap Rate for Bartley Ridge is calculated as follows
Annual Net Operating Income
= (Rent Income – Property Tax – Property Insurance – Annual Maintenance Fees – expected Maintenance and Repair – Vacancies Loss) / Market Value
Assuming the following
- Expected Maintenance and Repair is 0
- The maintenance fee for Bartley Ridge is assumed to be 480 SGD
Calculation for Bartley Vue using Cap Rate and Gross Rent Multiplier
Using Gross Rent Multiplier for Bartley Vue
For the assumption of rent for Bartley Vue, we assume to be S$2,705.71 as the 3 bedroom units for Bartley Vue are at 947 sqft.
Using the average GRM of 40.0298 to find the sales price for Bartley Vue
Sales Price = 40.0298 * (2,705.71 * 12)
= S$1,299,709.18 SGD (Rounded to whole number)
Using Income Capitalisation Method for Bartley Vue
Market Value for Bartley Vue = Net Operating Income / Cap Rate
= (Rent Income – Property Tax – Property Insurance – Annual Maintenance Fees – expected Maintenance and Repair – Vacancies Loss)
= S$17,880.91/ 0.0139
= S$1,286,912.99 SGD (Rounded to whole number)
Where the following assumptions are made
- The maintenance fee is 480 SGD (Assumed)
- Expected Maintenance and Repair to be 0
Using the Time Value of Money Formula
To show you how I use the Time Value of Money Formula to calculate the price per square feet we should be looking to pay for a 3 bedrooms 947 sqft mid to high floor unit in 2021, do contact me via Whatsapp or at the contact form below so I can share with you my findings or you can wait for the review to come out for a more accurate number. Do note, I will only publish reviews for new launches that will pass the real estate investing formulas worst-case scenario.
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