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HDB a detailed list of 13 DBSS projects and their prices today

DBSS is controversial to this day. Depending on who you ask, DBSS flats were either great, or a wasteful form of housing. Whatever the opinion, one thing is clear: there are people willing to pay for DBSS flats.…

Pinnacle@Duxton resale prices soar above $1.25 mil

High-floor units at the iconic Pinnacle@Duxton dominated the top 10 HDB resale deals in 2020, claiming seven spots on the list. The sales of five-room units at Natura Loft in Bishan and at City View @ Boon Keng…

Concessionary property tax rates automatically granted to EC, HDB, DBSS flat owners

IRAS automatically grants all buyers of HDB and DBSS flats as well as of new EC units with concessionary property tax rates, revealed DPM and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Wed. He noted that…

DBSS flat at Natura Loft in Bishan sold for $1.2m

Flats at Natura Loft in Bishan continue to fetch a handsome price, with the recent sale of a five-room unit there again crossing the $1 million mark. According to data from HDB, the flat, with just under 90…

5 types of HDB flats that are not longer being built in Singapore

1) HDB Terraced Houses – They were built by its predecessor, SIT. According to various online sources, only about 285 such homes remain in Jalan Bahagia and Queenstown; 2) Multi-Generation Flat (Granny Flats) – It was introduced in…

He placed a winning $1.07m bid for Bishan DBSS flat at start of circuit breaker

Within three days of viewing a 20th-storey flat at Natura Loft in Bishan St 24, Mr Wong Jing Yean placed a $1.07 million bid on Apr 7, the start of the two-month-long circuit breaker period. It was the…

Online claims about lack of action on alleged leaks, water contamination in DBSS flat ‘untrue’: HDB

It is “untrue” that authorities did not take action to address online claims by a woman that there were leaks and water contamination in her flat, said HDB on Tues. Multiple site inspections were carried out since the…

New resale record set by DBSS unit at City View @ Boon Keng

For the second time this year, a unit at City View @ Boon Keng has set a new record price for a resale HDB flat in Singapore. The 1,281 sqft, five-room unit on the 39th floor changed hands…

DBSS projects defects – HDB actively facilitates satisfactory outcome, Minister says

HDB actively facilitates satisfactory outcome in cases of DBSS projects defects. MND Minister Lawrence Wong, gave this assurance in Parliament yesterday. He was responding to a parliamentary question on DBSS projects defects asking: “Whether there are ongoing complaints…

Property jargon of the day: Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS)

Today we look at the term Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS). The DBSS came about in 2005, and was suspended in 2011. DBSS was a “sandwich” class of flats, being more upmarket than BTO flats, but not…

Million-dollar HDB flats: Location, type and size count

Last year, Ms Casslyn Lim, 41, sold not one but two HDB flats for over $1 million. It was the first time she had sold such high-priced HDB flats in her nine years as a property agent. In…

Why were there so many issues with DBSS flats?

Now that DBSS flats are over, most of us can agree they were a disaster. First there was controversy when a five-room DBSS at Tampines had a price of $880,000 (we still want to know who was crazy…

HDB: from slums to high-rise affordable quality housing

Looking around at the sleek, cosmopolitan city that Singapore is today, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking they needed their prescriptions checked. But the fact is that a mere 60 years ago, almost a third of Singapore’s population…

These 9 neighbourhoods are hotspots for million-dollar HDB flats

Million dollar HDB flats – love them or hate them, they’re becoming more prevalent than ever. Where are these insanely pricey flats located, and what makes them worth their price tags? Here are the top 9 neighbourhoods.

Two DBSS units at The Peak @ Toa Payoh resold for over S$1m

At least two housing units in the DBSS project at The Peak @ Toa Payoh were sold for more than S$1 million, two months after the five-year MOP ended. The five-room units were sold at S$1.12 million and…

Irate residents query manufacturer about lift breakdowns

The pent-up frustration of having to grapple with frequent lift breakdowns over the past six years erupted in an hour-long session yesterday between residents of Bishan’s Natura Loft and the lift manufacturer’s representative. They pelted Sigma’s GM Adreana…

Why are DBSS flats achieving high prices in the HDB resale market?

Even as HDB resale market has generally stabilized since 2016, we are still seeing record prices for resale DBSS flats in recent times. Such examples include the high transaction prices of about $1 million for a unit at…

Unfair, contradictory treatment of DBSS flats

I read the report “Tying HDB flat prices to market conditions a fair practice: Minister” (Feb 8) and take this opportunity to ask about the double standards in the treatment of DBSS flats. According to CPF, the valuation…

Resale DBSS flat in Bishan fetches record $1.18m

A DBSS flat in Bishan has fetched a record $1.18 million in the priciest public housing resale deal to date. The five-roomer is one of just 12 penthouse units in the three-block, 480-unit Natura Loft project. Singapore Realtor…

Record 19 HDB flats resold for $1m-plus

The number of million-dollar HDB resale units reached a record 19 this year. The majority were from the iconic Pinnacle@Duxton estate in Cantonment Road, according to figures from SRX. The most expensive flat sold was a five-room unit…

Carparks in DBSS developments not privately owned

Flats built under DBSS are designed, built and sold by private developers, and form part of public housing (“DBSS owners should not be charged for carpark use”; Dec 2). In a DBSS development, the developer purchases the residential…

DBSS owners should not be charged for carpark use

Apartment owners of DBSS developments should not be charged by HDB for the use of the carpark within the development as they have already paid for the construction of the multi-storey carpark by the private developer – just…

Why was DBSS a failure, while HUDC flats were a success?

The DBSS has been suspended, but not before leaving a sour taste in the mouths of many Singaporeans. The expensive, privately developed flats have fallen short of previous “sandwich” class flats, such as HUDC flats. But why don’t…

Bishan DBSS flat sold for $1.04 million

A 1,291 sqft five-room DBSS flat in Bishan was sold for $1.04 million on Oct 21, making it the second priciest DBSS flat to date. The DBSS project, Natura Loft, is located on Bishan St 24, about 200m…

Bishan DBSS flat sold for $960,000

A 1,291 sqft, five-room DBSS flat in Bishan was sold for $960,000 on Oct 5. The DBSS project, Natura Loft, is located on Bishan St 24, some 200m from Catholic High School. The development was launched in 2008.…

High prices for DBSS units in Ang Mo Kio

Three units at premium public housing project Park Central @ Ang Mo Kio have been resold, with the priciest going for $980,000 – at least 40 per cent more than it originally cost. The deals were closed last…

DBSS flats: Why were there so many issues?

Now that DBSS flats are over, most of us can agree they were a disaster. First there was controversy when a five-room DBSS at Tampines had a price of $880,000 (we still want to know who was crazy…

Are million-dollar HDB flats becoming the norm?

As we were doing the research for this article, two resale HDB flats, one in Boon Keng and the other in Clementi, sold for record prices. The Clementi unit, part of a HDB mixed-use development above Clementi Mall,…

A $1.1 million view


This is the view that fetched $1.1 million. The 28th-storey DBSS flat at City View @ Boon Keng made headlines earlier this month because it became the most expensive public housing flat transacted so far this year. TNP…

Boon Keng DBSS flat sold for $1.1m

Despite a depressed resale market, a 28th-floor flat at City View @ Boon Keng was sold for $1.1 million – a record price for a DBSS unit. The 5-room flat comes with views of the sea and the…

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