I thought this was one of the few condo that are still exhibiting "good value" under current market conditions. If you ask me to buy ECO (district 16) at $1,300 to $1,400 psf or the Sky Habitat (district 20) at $1,500 to $1,600 psf or Foreseque Residence at $1,100 to $1,200 psf (district 23), i would rather buy a unit of D Leedon at around $1,400 psf (after 8% discount), which is in District 10 and within 1km of good primary school like Nanyang Primary.
However, to get to $1,398 psf, the units on sale are typically bigger (around 1,400 square foot) and on the lower floors (below 12th floors) out of a height of 36 floors. And you will need to check off the criteria that will allow you to receive around 6%-8% discount off the listing price. Personally i don't like the gimmicks of "tiered discounts". If you ask me to buy something now, I would probably get an investment unit at D'Leedon if the smaller ones (around 1,000-1,200 square foot) are selling below $1,400 psf on the higher floors. hahaha.... A small unit on level 25 with a size of 635 square foot was sold for $1.3m that weekend. That translate into a psf of more than $2,000.
If you are wondering why SC Global wants to privatize itself, that is because its still has many high end condos not sold yet and it is going to run foul of its deadline and have to pay for extension charges. The news is here. As such, many developers will want to avoid this predicament and try to move units by lowering its prices and that is probably one reason why the developer of D'Leedon is giving out discounts now to 'move the units' as it is a huge development with more than 1,600 units and as of Nov, still 60% unsold based on www.squarefoot.com.sg (see graph below).
I will probably give it a miss and play the waiting game with developers who are facing the pressure to slash prices. If the prices continue to edge upwards, the government will probably need to step in again.