HDB Awards 2016: 23 Projects recognised for design and construction excellence

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has announced that the winners of the HDB Design Awards and Construction Awards to building contractors this year. A total of 11 Design awards and 12 Constructions Awards are to be presented this year. The winners will received their awards from Minister for National Development, Mr Lawrence Wong, during the … Read more

Why a BTO Flat makes more sense than an EC (even if you can afford it)

By SingSaver.com.sg Between buying a build-to-own (BTO) flat or executive condominium (EC) in Singapore, a BTO flat may be a more prudent choice. Many Singaporeans aspire toward an Executive Condominiums (ECs), and it’s quite the deal: few other countries have public housing programmes that subsidise a condo! But even if an EC is within reach, does that mean … Read more

HDB Launches 4,841 Flats in August 2016 BTO Exercise

HDB announced on 17 August that 4,841 flats were launched for sale under the August 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise. These flats are spread across five projects : Three in the non-mature towns of Hougang, Sembawang and Yishun. Two in the mature town of Tampines. This third BTO launch in 2016, with the 4,170 flats launched … Read more

Who said property cooling measures may never be lifted?

By Property Soul I read with bewilderment the article from Singapore Property Review titled “An inconvenient truth: Property curbs may never be lifted, analysts warn”. “The report argued that unless property prices plunge suddenly and dramatically, buying curbs may not be lifted in order to substantially reduce Singapore’s unhealthy fixation with real estate.” This remark … Read more