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HDB launches 7,214 flats in November 2018 BTO and SBF exercise

7,214 flats were launched for sale on Tuesday (13 November) under the November 2018 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, which comprised of 3,802 BTO units and 3,412 SBF units across various towns/estates. The Housing & Development Board (HDB) announced in a press release on Wednesday (13 November), HDB stated that a wide selection of flats, ranging …

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BTO launch series: Five interesting facts about November 2018 launch

by BankBazaar.sg Every quarter, couples will face the headache of deciding which BTO plot to apply for with the hope of landing their dream home. But understanding what are the consequences that come with your choice of BTO plot can be difficult. This is especially when HDB only provides a map screenshot with barely 3 lines of details. Thus, to …

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Four ways to avoid losing money as a landlord

by ValueChampion Being a landlord can be a lucrative side business. However, if you're not careful, renting out your investment property may be much more trouble than its worth. Renovations, accidental structural damage and noncompliant tenants are among the top fears of landlords. With the number of HDB rental applicants increasing 55% between 2011 and 2017, we can surmise that more …

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Three ways to boost your HDB flat’s resale value

by ValueChampion With HDB flat resale prices stagnate, we looked into ways that homeowners could boost their properties value based on different budgets. In recent months, HDB flat resale values have remained sluggish. Whether this is caused by fears of 99-year leases ending or by cooling measures, it is not a great sign for homeowners. Because these homeowners can't affect the …

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How rich do you have to be to own landed property in Singapore?

by ValueChampion While landed properties are some of the most coveted property types in Singapore, their high cost makes them more of a dream than a reality for most Singaporeans. How much do you really need to earn to afford these homes? Read on to find out. One of the most coveted types of real estate property in Singapore is the …

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Is it a good time to purchase your first home in Singapore?

by ValueChampion Housing prices in Singapore have decreased in recent months, which may spur younger residents to consider if it is time to purchase their first home. What do these prospective home buyers need to know before making this investment? Following measures introduced by the government intended to reign in the housing market, Singapore's housing prices have declined in recent months. …

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Credit Suisse: Private apartments projected to be a better store of value than HDB resale flats

A Credit Suisse report published on Wednesday (19 Sep) predicted an increase in the price difference between private apartments and Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats in the foreseeable future. This prediction was made based on the expectation that the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) introduced by the Government might not be able to pacify buyers' apprehension regarding the …

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Govt recycles public land vacated by HDB dwellers to developers for building private condos

Blogger Philip Ang posted a write-up on Sunday ('PAP ministers lie about recycling land to provide affordable public housing', 16 Sep) highlighting that some of the HDB lands were not recycled to build affordable public housing but sold for profits to developers to develop private condominiums instead. "PAP ministers have repeatedly told Singaporeans that public land will be recycled after …

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