HDB resale prices up for nine months in a row

BTO flat delays, rising values in private home market, improving sentiment cited as factors The hot streak continues for Housing Board flats, with resale prices up again last month – the ninth straight month of increase – and the all-time high now within touching distance. Buyers are being driven to the sector by a cocktail[…]

HDB flat-buying process to be further streamlined

Buyers can soon submit documents and be assessed for grants, loans in one application Flat buyers can soon submit their documents and be assessed for grants and loans in one application, instead of having to send multiple applications. Buyers can also apply for housing loans from participating financial institutions directly on the Housing Board flat[…]

Upgrading of most pre-1987 flats done

230,000 newer ones next in line, but time frame for HIP roll-out not yet specified The majority of the 320,000 eligible flats built before 1987 have undergone upgrading works under the Housing Board’s Home Improvement Programme (HIP). Of these, about 215,000 flats, spread across 230 projects, have completed upgrading works, while works are currently under[…]

Half of all two-room flexi flat buyers are aged above 55, says HDB

SINGAPORE – Two-room flexi flats have proved popular with older buyers, with more than half of them aged 55 and above, figures revealed on Saturday (Feb 27). Singles have been the second-largest group purchasing the units since they were introduced six years ago, the Housing Board (HDB) said. As at Dec 31, about 34,700 two-room flexi flats had been[…]

Over 2,000 BTO flats in Bidadari estate completed

Families progressively moving into units at three of 12 launched public housing projects More than 2,000 Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flats in Singapore’s newest large estate, Bidadari, have been completed, with families progressively moving into their new homes. These flats are spread across three projects – Alkaff Vista, Alkaff LakeView and Alkaff CourtView – which[…]

HDB upgraders help boost new condo prices in suburbs

Price gap between new and resale units in this region stands at 47%, widest in 25 years The price gap between new private homes and older “pre-loved” ones in the suburbs has widened further on the back of a buying spree from HDB upgraders armed with cheap mortgages. New homes typically command a premium over[…]

4,600 public rental families are now HDB flat owners

This came about over past five years through schemes, grants, help from Home Ownership Support Team: HDB About 4,600 families in public rental homes have become home owners of Housing Board (HDB) flats over the past five years through various housing schemes and grants. By 2023, around 1,000 families will be offered help by HDB[…]

High demand for Bidadari, Kallang/Whampoa flats

Assisted living homes in Bukit Batok also oversubscribed just a day after launch All Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in the Toa Payoh (Bidadari) and Kallang/Whampoa mature estates have been oversubscribed just a day into their one-week launch for sale. Seniors wanting to live in Singapore’s first assisted living public housing in Bukit Batok will also face[…]