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In this blog series, we invite real estate industry professionals to share their personal experiences. Names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

In December 2017, I received an enquiry from a client by the name of Claire.

She and her husband had just met their 5 year minimum occupancy (HDB) at their HDB in Fernvale and wanted to upgrade from their HDB to a condo. Eventually after much deliberation, they decided to try for .

In the context of Singapore public housing, an executive condominium caters to a “sandwiched class” of families who wish to stay in condominium but find private condominiums too expensive.

First introduced in 1999, an EC is a hybrid of public and private housing.

They resemble private condominiums and are enclosed within a gated compound with security, amenities like swimming pools barbeque pits, a clubhouse …