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Striking a balance in building HDB flats in prime locations

Home ownership has always been a key national policy and foundation for Singapore. Our public housing programme is underpinned by the values of accessibility, inclusivity and diversity. Singapore’s home ownership rate is around 90 per cent, which is…

HDB August 2021 BTO In-Depth Review: Queenstown

One of the projects in this Aug 2021 BTO launch will be at Queenstown, with 610 units of 3-room and 4-room flats up for grabs. HDB hasn’t announced the starting prices for this Aug launch yet. So here’s…

Is housing still affordable for first-time homeowners?

Singapore has one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. Today, every nine in 10 public housing dwellers own their flats in Singapore. The Home Ownership Scheme introduced in 1964 has been one of the key…

Hard to justify private gain which does not benefit broader public

Mr Foo Sing Kheng’s letter about public housing in prime locations drew several parallels between public housing subsidy, education subsidy and the lottery, which was very interesting. While it is true that the typical university graduate receives more…

Around 190 HDB flats breached renovation guidelines in past 3 years’ inspections

Around 190 home owners and contractors of HDB flats were found to have carried out unauthorised renovation works infringing on the HDB’s guidelines in the past three years. More than 38,000 flats were inspected by HDB from 2018…

Apply a subsidy on BTO flats that has to be repaid when flat is sold

The current balloting system for BTO Housing Board flats in prime locations has created a lottery effect, where a handful of lucky applicants benefit from huge windfalls when they sell their flat after MOP. The windfall is at…

4 ways an essential occupier can help with your HDB BTO or resale flat purchase, grants, etc.

Having an essential occupier can help you with your HDB flat purchase. An essential occupier is a family member listed in the Application Form to form a family nucleus, allowing you to qualify for an eligibility scheme to…

Asset appreciation a centrepiece policy of the Government

I welcome news of the online survey to be conducted by MND to allow Singaporeans to share their views on the new public housing model for flats located in prime locations. The new model aims to keep BTO…

Wee Hur wins $176.7 million contract from HDB

Wee Hur Holdings has won a $176.7 million contract from HDB for construction works at the upcoming Bidadari estate. Construction work will start this month and is expected to last 44 months. This contract is not seen to…

Half of Bidadari BTO project back on pneumatic waste system as improper dumping comes down

After months of battling a choked waste system which caused foul smells, some residents of a Bidadari BTO project are beginning to breathe easy again. The pneumatic waste conveyance system has been switched on again for half of…

HDB will consider waiving MOP and booking forfeiture on case-by-case basis

We recognise the inconvenience that the delays to BTO completion have caused to flat buyers. Pending the completion of their flats, flat buyers who are unable to find alternative housing arrangements with relatives or on the open market…

Telok Blangah 4-room BTO flats see overwhelming demand; over 28 first-time applicants for each unit

Home seekers made a rush for the four-room BTO flats in Telok Blangah, contributing to one of the highest application rates in recent years. This comes even as these flats are the most expensive units in HDB’s sales…

Online survey to gather public views on new housing model for BTO flats in prime areas

Singapore residents will be able to share their views on the new public housing model for flats located in prime locations by participating in an online survey by MND from Mon. The model, which is still in the…

BTO dashboard launched to help homebuyers make informed decision

OrangeTee & Tie (OTT), has launched a market-first “BTO Dashboard”, an online tool within the Company’s Market Analytic Suites platform that targets to equip prospective homeowners – particularly first-time HDB flat buyers – with interactive and often elusive…

Provide more help to families affected by BTO delays

HDB said last month that 85 per cent of the ongoing BTO projects were around six to nine months behind schedule. These delays affect the family, education and financial planning of many Singaporeans. More help can be provided…

HDB to release site locations of upcoming BTO projects three months before launch, instead of six

In a move that surprised some home seekers as it deviated from the norm, HDB did not release on Tues the site locations of upcoming BTO)projects for the Nov launch. ST understands that for future BTO launches going…

HDB launches nearly 3,900 BTO flats; ongoing projects could face further delays amid COVID-19 border measures

HDB on Tues launched 3,879 BTO flats across four projects in Bukit Merah, Geylang, Tengah and Woodlands. It also said that ongoing BTO projects could be further delayed due to tightened COVID-19 border measures affecting the construction sector.…

In weighing HDB ‘lottery effect’, Singapore mulls raising subsidies, imposing clawbacks

Singapore is maintaining its stance on building public housing – including rental housing – in very prime locations, like the city centre and the Greater Southern Waterfront, that speaks to efforts to keep society “egalitarian and inclusive” on…

Home buyers sad, disappointed over longer BTO delays due to Covid-19

HDB said last month that about 85 per cent of the 89 ongoing BTO projects were behind schedule, although the agency is taking steps to expedite construction. That means about 43,000 households will get the keys to their…

Any cancelling of BTO flat purchase must come with penalty

Mr Lim Chong Leong suggests that HDB allow successful BTO flat applicants who are affected by construction delays to opt for resale flats without forfeiting their deposit (Let those affected by BTO delay buy resale flats without penalty,…

Let those affected by BTO delay buy resale flats without penalty

Successful BTO flat applicants face further delays in moving into their new units because of the pandemic. The completion of new flats has been delayed in about 85 per cent of current BTO projects, affecting around 43,000 households.…

Demand for interim rental flats under HDB scheme doubled last year amid BTO construction delays

Demand for interim rental HHDB flats almost doubled last year as more families were affected by construction delays to BTO units due to the pandemic. The board received 2,350 applications under the PPHS compared with 1,370 in 2019,…

BTO projects expected ‘to be delayed’ by a year or more due to tightened COVID-19 border measures

Many BTO housing projects are expected to be delayed by a year or more, as a result of tighter border measures affecting the construction sector, said Minister Lawrence Wong in Parliament on Tues. These tightened measures include longer…

Bidadari HDB residents relish its greenery, convenient location and neighbourly spirit

Once the site of Singapore’s largest cemetery, Bidadari is now teeming with life. It has been more than a year since the first batch of families moved into Singapore’s latest large housing estate. More than 2,000 BTO HDB…

Bidadari HDB residents raise a stink over choked pneumatic waste system

Foul smells from a choked waste system and renovation debris piling up in common areas are upsetting residents who have moved in at Bidadari, at least 20 of them told ST. The estate’s pneumatic waste conveyance system is…

Home buyers fret as some BTO flats may be delayed by a year or more

Home buyers are becoming more worried that they will have to wait longer to get the keys to their BTO flats, while others said they are resigned to the fact that their housing projects may now be delayed…

HDB May 2021 BTO in-depth review: Woodlands

In the May 2021 BTO exercise, four projects across two mature and two non-mature estates will be launched, with 3,870 units available. One of the projects will be in the non-mature estate of Woodlands, in which 1,540 units…

HDB May 2021 BTO in-depth review: Tengah

This month, we will see 3,870 units being offered in the May 2021 BTO launch across four projects. One of the BTO projects in the non-mature estate will be at Tengah, with 780 units of 2-room Flexi, 4-room…

May 2021 HDB BTO sales launch: Location guide – Bukit Merah, Geylang, Tengah, Woodlands

Every year, HDB releases 4 BTO sales launches. May is the second HDB BTO sales launch this year. For couples and families looking for affordable housing, BTO flat prices are looking even more attractive amidst the soaring resale…

Rising prices, building delays — young couples face perfect storm in quest for home sweet home

Fang, 30, used to be able to put up with living at her in-laws’ place, where she and her husband have been staying since 2019 while waiting for her BTO flat in Punggol which was supposed to be…

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