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Kovan Melody @ Hougang: Spacious Family-Friendly Apartments That’ll Make You Sing for Joy

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If you’re looking for a home in the North-East Region of Singapore, Kovan Melody may be the home for you. This 99-year leasehold development located at 13 Kovan Road, is situated in District 19 Hougang, a neighbourhood town that is located reasonably close to the central area.You can get to City Hall in less than 20 minutes by train! Outstanding convenience aside, let’s find out what else this 17-storey condominium by Winhome Investment Pte Ltd has to offer.

4 Reasons Why Kovan Melody Is an Ideal Family Home:

1. Specifications and Perks for Own Stay

Project Name Tenure TOP Unit Type (up to) Size in sqft (up to) Average Price PSF (up to)
Kovan Melody 99-year leasehold 2015 2-bedroom
3-bedroom
4-bedroom
1,281
1,292
1,894
$1,134

This 778-unit condominium has boasts spacious layouts as compared to others – the largest two-bedroom unit measures 1,281sqft, which makes it very comfortable for a couple. If you compare this with the closest property nearby, Kovan Residences, their two-bedroom unit is smaller, at 1,023sqft. Whether you’re a bachelor or family with children, there’s definitely an apartment that’s able to cater to any buyer type.

Kovan Melody is equipped with facilities such as a fitness corner, gymnasium, lap pool and tennis courts will keep you in the pink of health. Relax and go for a dip or swim in the jacuzzi, spa pool and steam bath. There’s even a wading pool for your kids to have fun in the water. You’re all set to host occasional parties (or frequent ones if you’re quite the host) at an array of spots such as the barbeque area, clubhouse or multi-purpose hall.

2. Accessibility and Amenities

What’s one of the best things about living here? This development is situated 300m away from Kovan MRT Station along the North-East Line. Going there by foot takes about four minutes. Traveling to town and the Central Business District areas will take less than 27 minutes. If you’re driving, there are nearby major expressways like CTE, PIE and TPE making it convenient to access other parts of Singapore.

Looking for places to dine and shop? There’s an array of amenities close to Kovan Melody, from shopping malls (Hougang Mall, Heartland Mall, Hougang 1, MyVillage Mall and NEX Shopping Mall) to food establishments (Kovan 209 Food Centre, Teck Chye Food Street, Hougang Hainanese Village Centre, Chomp Chomp Food Centre). There are so many options for you to choose from!

3. Schools, Healthcare and Recreational Spots

You’ll never have to worry about finding an educational institution for your child here as there are over 20 childcare centres, primary and secondary schools within the vicinity such as My First Skool, Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Rosyth School, Xinmin Secondary School and more. There are international schools in the area too, such as Hillside World Academy and Dimensions Internal College.

If you ever need medical help, Bright Vision Hospital, Sengkang General and Community Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital will cater to the needs of North-East residents conveniently as they are a 7-minute, 14-minute and 15-minute drive away from Kovan Melody.

Staying indoors all the time can be quite mundane. Why not enjoy the outdoors with your family? The closest park connector is Serangoon Park Connector (2.1km away) where you can access Punggol Park via a footbridge across Sg Pinang.

4. Property Price and Future Developments

The price of Kovan Melody three-bedroom unit of 1,292sqft in the past three years:

  • January to December 2017 – up to $1,460,000
  • January to December 2018 – up to $1,500,000
  • January to December 2019 – up to $1,530,000

Since 2017, the property price at Kovan Melody has been increasing. With the slew of upcoming developments, the price will most likely continue to rise over the years. A number of new community amenities and improved public transportation such as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and Cross Island Line (CRL) are in the works.

Park connectors and cycling networks will be expanding over the next 10 to 15 years and there will be more recreational places with various water activities such as Punggol Regional Sport Centre, SAFRA Punggol and Anchorvale Community Club. This was unveiled in the draft master plan 2019 by the URA.

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Buyer’s Stamp Duty for Kovan Melody

Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) is tax paid on documents signed when you buy or acquire property located in Singapore.

If you opt to buy a three-bedroom unit at Kovan Melody the price is at $1,350,000 which is reflective of the market value, your Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) is $38,600.

Market Value of the Property BSD Rate Calculation
On the first $180k 1% $1,800
On the second $180k 2% $3,600
Next $640,000 3% $19,200
Remaining $350,000 4% $14,000
BSD Payable $38,600

Source: IRAS

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Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty for Kovan Melody

Liable property buyers in Singapore are required to pay Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) on top of the existing BSD. ABSD and BSD are computed on the purchase price as stated in the dutiable document or the market value of the property (whichever is the higher amount).

Who is liable to pay ABSD:

  • Singapore Citizen (SC) buying second, third and subsequent residential property
  • Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) buying first, second and subsequent residential property
  • Foreigners or entities buying any residential property

ABSD for Singapore Citizens when Buying Kovan Melody

Here’s the ABSD amount you are required to pay if you are an SC:

Property Ownership ABSD Rate ABSD Amount from Price $1,350,000
If Kovan Melody is your second residential property 12% $162,000
If Kovan Melody is your third or subsequent residential property 15% $202,500

ABSD for Singapore Permanent Resident when Buying Kovan Melody

Here’s the ABSD amount you are required to pay if you are an SPR:

Property Ownership ABSD Rate ABSD Amount from Price $1,350,000
If Kovan Melody is your first property 5% $67,500
If Kovan Melody is your second or subsequent residential property 15% $202,500

ABSD for Foreigners when Buying Kovan Melody

Here’s the ABSD amount you are required to pay if you are a foreigner:

Property Ownership ABSD Rate ABSD Amount from Price $1,350,000
Foreigners buying any property 20% $270,000

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