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How A Singaporean Property Investor Converted An Old 3 Bedder Condo Into A 4 Bedder Dual Key Unit

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Irrelevant
Irrelevant
5 months ago

Misleading and inaccurate. There is just one entrance and one Unit number. You pay one property tax. How is this even dual key? And spend $100k on the contractor? Madness. Very poor article

Yes
Yes
5 months ago
Reply to  Irrelevant

It’s not dual key. It’s “dual key”

Stacked Homes
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Irrelevant

Hi, but that’s exactly what a dual-key unit is. You have 1 entrance with 2 entrances inside via a shared foyer and you don’t have to pay the ABSD to achieve having 2 separate units since it’s only under 1 title.

Name
Name
4 months ago

I personally think this is a brilliant idea. Even if it’s not for personal use, it can be rented out without sacrificing privacy. The only question is whether HDB will allow it.

Stacked Homes
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Name

Hey! It’s possible, just whether or not the renovations follow guidelines since you can rent bedrooms out. The most important point is to create a shared foyer space to separate units.

caseyaff
caseyaff
4 months ago
Reply to  Name

Oh! It’s a HDB, not condo? I thought condo. No lah, from the original video, pretty sure it’s a condo, not HDB.

Stacked Homes
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  caseyaff

Hey! Yes it’s a condo!

caseyaff
caseyaff
4 months ago

Very smart property buyer. The condo looks very familiar to me, I think I know which one! LOL! The cost for reno is actually the hidden works like relocate walls, add plumbing, run new ducts , re run piping. However, I do note the reno work is really quite basic, no a very high end design. To @irrelevant: the point is it’s one unit but it’s effectively a DK unit. Can rent out the studio. So actually, buyer paid for a 3 BR, but now it’s a 3+1 DK unit, which essentially immediately raises the perceived value of the unit as the unit has “jumped up” into the higher bracket priced layout.

Stacked Homes
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  caseyaff

Exactly. Well said!

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