Reference: "Fresh en bloc bid by condo in Cavenagh Rd" - The Straits Times, 22 Sep 2011
Yes, Cavenagh Gardens' expected price of between $1,620psf ppr and $1,688psf ppr may be "reasonably attractive" compared to Cairnhill Mansion's reserve price of $2,308psf ppr, but that is probably one reason why the later is still unsold after the May 31st tender dateline.
With developers showing extremely low appetite for redevelopment plots of more than $500 million, and given that the largest collective sale for 2011 to date is a mere $171 million, the wife and I cannot help but wonder if it is an opportune time to re-launch the en bloc bid for Cavenagh Gardens now. But PropNex may know something that we don't - the expected price of Cavenagh Gardens is a tad below $500 million after all - or is it just a case of "don't try, don't know"?
Time will only tell...