Housing

Higher grants for more first-time HDB flat buyers, higher income ceiling for those eligible: Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong

More first-time HDB flat buyers will receive grants and more freedom in terms of choosing the size and location of their flats starting today (11 Sep), said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong. Speaking at the HDB Awards 2019 yesterday (10 Sep), Wong said that the government will increase the income ceiling from S$12,000 to S$14,000 for HDB flats, and …

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How much cheaper are flats in Johor compared to Singapore?

by ValueChampion How much more affordable are homes in different areas of Johor compared to neighbourhoods in Singapore? We analysed median prices in both locations to find out. Separated by just the Straits of Johor, Johor and Singapore are familiar neighbours. However, their respective property markets vary significantly. For those considering purchasing a home in either location, it is useful to …

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Netizens praise WP MP Pritam Singh’s hands-on approach in handling Aljunied GRC resident’s feedback regarding faulty lift

Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament (MP) and Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh yesterday evening (22 Aug) shared his experience of handling feedback from a resident in his ward regarding a malfunctioning lift in her housing block. The resident, who was named by Mr Singh as Mrs Goh, was eager to demonstrate the problem and how to supposedly “rectify” the issue, …

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SCDF should carry out retrofitting works in HDB flats, use data visualisation to map areas with many ageing residents: WP MP Daniel Goh, on the Fire Safety (Amendment) Bill

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) should equip all HDB households with smoke detectors and the Home Fire Alarm Device (HFAD), and utilise new technologies such as data visualisation to map areas where there are large concentrations of elderly residents in a bid to buttress fire safety, said Non-constituency Member of Parliament and Workers’ Party member Daniel Goh. Speaking in …

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Poultry-rearing controversy: HDB has rights to impose rules as “landlords”, according to NParks, confirming HDB “owners” are tenants?

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has the right to impose rules against HDB owners who rear poultry in their flats without prior written consent, said National Parks Board (NParks). NParks told TODAY in response to queries regarding the case of one of Singapore’s leading chicken rearers Eric Woo that HDB owners “are also subject to rules of their landlord, …

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The most expensive HDB flats by neighbourhood – June 2019

by ValueChampion How much do the most expensive HDB flats cost around Singapore? We set out to compare the top list prices in each neighbourhood. While the public housing system in Singapore has helped many families achieve the goal of homeownership, prices have continued to rise over the years. Even if you’re very frugal, it can be fun to daydream about …

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Would commuting from Malaysia save you money?

by ValueChampion Have you ever thought about commuting to your job in Singapore from Malaysia to save money? We calculated the costs and benefits to see if it’s worth considering. For those of us that are always trying to save money, moving to a new neighborhood in hopes of lower housing costs is a common idea. But what about a different …

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