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Housing

Property owners will see lower or no change in the property tax in 2017

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has announced that almost all private residential property owners will see lower or no change in their property tax in 2017. It said that all property owners will be receiving their property tax bills by end December 2016 and they are reminded that the property tax for 2017 is payable by 31 January 2017. …

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10,118 flats for sale under Nov 2016 BTO and SBF exercise

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched 10,118 flats for sale today (22 November) under the Nov 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise. HBD said that this is its largest joint BTO and SBF exercise for the year, comprising 5,110 BTO units and 5,008 SBF units across 25 towns/estates. This launch brings the total BTO supply …

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Success rates for MCPS in mature and non-mature estates for BTO flats are higher than public applicants

Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong shares that the success rate for applications under the Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS) is about 85 percent for BTO flats in non-mature estates and while the success is only about 47 percent  in mature estates, but these success rates for MCPS applicants are still higher than that for public applicants. The Minister mentioned …

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How Much is Your House Worth?

By Valerie Toh, http://www.hugproperty.com Every day you return to the concrete shelter that houses your stuff, your family and yourself – your house. Every proud homeowner will be most excited to share with you the spanking new furnishing, flooring, and exquisite detail – all carefully and tastefully selected before they moved in, to piece together the place they call home …

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HDB wins Special Recognition Award in International Highrise Award 2016

The jury of the International Highrise Award 2016 on 2 November endowed the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of Singapore with a Special Recognition Award (SRA) for its exemplary leadership as a public agency realizing innovative high-rise sustainable residential community projects. The SRA is a branch of the International Highrise Award, which is presented by the culturally rich and diverse …

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Piece of facade wall falls off 11 storeys from HDB block at Macpherson

A slab of the roof-wall in a housing block in MacPherson fell 11 storeys in the early morning of Wednesday (19 Oct).. According to Shin Min Daily News, the incident happened about 6am at Block 51, Circuit Road. Although the slab measured about 4 metres by 2 metres, fortunately, no one was injured. Lin Yafu, a 78-year-old hawker resident, reportedly said that …

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How much do you need to buy your first flat in Singapore?

By SingSaver.com.sg We’ve simplified the 2016 prices for a BTO flat, resale flat, executive condominium, and mass-market condominiums in Singapore. If you’ve been thinking about buying a flat in Singapore, you might have felt confused and overwhelmed about the fees and costs involved. In this article, we get down to brass tacks. Here’s much you realistically need in the bank to …

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