Exec flats prop up HDB resale prices in Nov: SRX

Resale prices of Housing Board flats rose 0.2 per cent last month after a slight dip in October as the number of transactions fell again. The price rise was most significant for executive flats at 2.5 per cent, while the cost of four-roomers dropped 0.3 per cent and that of five-room units fell 0.5 per[…]

HDB residents can apply for 2 types of subsidised ramps

Where such ramps are not feasible, HDB will offer wheelchair lifter under separate pilot Elderly residents living in older Housing Board flats, who have to navigate multiple steps at the entrance to their homes, can soon get highly subsidised ramps that will make their lives easier. From tomorrow, eligible residents can apply for the ramps.[…]

Kampung Admiralty snags top accolade at World Architecture Festival

SINGAPORE – The housing development Kampung Admiralty by Woha Architects has won Building of the Year at this year’s World Architecture Festival. The entry beat 535 projects from 57 countries to snag the top prize at the awards, considered the Oscars of the architectural world. The same project had received the Best Commercial Mixed-Use Future[…]

Coming soon: A one-stop app for HDB residents

It will use smart tech and data analytics to create services linked to the neighbourhood Residents will soon have a mobile device application that allows them to make appointments with banks or clinics in Housing Board estates or apply to use public spaces such as void decks. It will even prompt them when shops nearby[…]

Tengah flats among 7,214 HDB units launched for sale

Buyers of the 1,620 BTO units in new ‘forest town’ can opt for centralised cooling system The Housing Board launched 7,214 flats for sale yesterday under the Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats exercise this month. There are 3,802 BTO units for sale, with prices ranging from $101,000 (excluding grants) for a two-room Flexi[…]

askST: Focus on needs when buying first HDB home

SINGAPORE – Before Ms Rachel Au-Yong bought her first home, she and her husband viewed 43 Housing Board (HDB) flats. After much consideration, they settled on a four-room unit in a mature estate, which they moved into in August this year. “Go in with your eyes open so you don’t end up spending money buying[…]

HDB ethnic quota: Tough sell for owners of minority race

Smaller buyer pool leaves some with below-average resale prices When account director Vijeshwariee Yoganathanput her five-room flat in Redhill Road up for sale in October last year, she thought she would have no problem selling it within a few months, given that it was opposite an MRT station and on the 26th storey. However, after[…]

MPs still homing in on new HDB upgrading schemes

Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme, Home Improvement Programme II remain in spotlight Two new Housing Board (HDB) upgrading programmes to be rolled out in one to two decades’ time continued to be of interest, with four MPs trying to glean more specifics on what they would cover. Yesterday’s Parliament sitting marked the second in a row[…]