Bidadari HDB estate taking shape as residents move in

With 3 MRT stations and a bus interchange coming up, green estate touted as new Bishan Singapore’s latest large estate, Bidadari, is coming to life – offering enviable greenery and connectivity – as the first batch of residents move into their Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flats. A total of 881 families across two BTO projects[…]

First family home after four-year wait

Couple are among first residents at Bidadari’s Alkaff Vista and take teething problems in their stride Being one of the first few residents to move into a new Build-To-Order flat means having to put up with daily inconveniences such as renovation dust and noise. But for sales operation manager Amanda Tan, 30, and her husband[…]

More BTO launches in 2020 to meet additional demand

Roll-out of up to 17,000 flats to cater to demand after policy changes, up from 14,600 this year Around 16,000 to 17,000 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats will be launched next year to meet additional demand following key policy changes this year, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced in a blog post yesterday. New flats will be[…]

HDB lease top-up proposal has drawbacks: Observers

One-time extension for ageing flats may be hard to stop, they say of idea put up at forum A policy proposal for a one-time automatic lease top-up for ageing Housing Board flats may immediately tackle the issue of declining value once the leases of these flats are up, but it comes with long-term drawbacks, observers[…]

Higher grants drive HDB resale market

Spike in number of HDB resale flats changing hands in October following new Enhanced CPF Housing Grant There was a jump in the number of Housing Board resale flats sold in October, on the back of the higher grants and income ceilings for first-time buyers that took effect in September. In all, 2,213 HDB resale[…]

Higher grants spur buying of HDB resale flats

There was a jump in the number of HDB resale flats sold in October, on the back of the higher grants and income ceilings for first-time buyers that took effect in September. Real estate portal SRX Property said there were 2,213 Housing Board resale flat transactions last month, which was an 18 per cent increase[…]

Civic group seeks to conserve flats in Queenstown

Units in Stirling Road are among the first homes built by HDB Singapore’s oldest town is undergoing rapid development and redevelopment. By 2027, more than 5,000 new homes could be launched in Queenstown, according to details from an upcoming traffic study of the area. In the light of the estate’s property resurgence, a group is[…]