HDB announces increased Build-To-Order flat supply and moderated resale price index in 2Q 2023

Singapore’s Housing Development Board plans to increase Build-To-Order flat supply in 2023, while the Q2 2023 Resale Price Index shows moderated growth in resale prices.

Sengkang MP Louis Chua’s “self-invitation” to HDB event, while unelected PAP candidates turn up with Govt representatives

Elected Workers’ Party MP for Sengkang GRC, Louis Chua, attended an HDB event in his constituency without a formal invite, raising questions about the exclusion of non-PAP MPs from local initiatives. In contrast, unelected People’s Action Party (PAP) figures, including Dr Lam Pin Min and Mr Ling Weihong, actively participated in the event. On 4 June, Mr Chua expressed his surprise on Facebook at not being invited to the event. He stated, “As neither a PA-appointed grassroots adviser nor a grassroots leader, I don’t think I received an invitation from the HDB.” Despite this oversight, Mr Chua attended the event as a community member and noted that he had the “great pleasure of connecting informally with many excited residents.” Elected WP MPs have not been appointed as advisers to the PA GROs in the same way that PAP MPs— even those who are unelected— have in other constituencies. As a result, they are not permitted to attend events like the Edusave Awards ceremony.

HDB extends May sales launch after technical glitches stall applications

In response to widespread technical glitches and lengthy waiting times, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has extended its May sales launch by three days. Applicants have reported numerous issues, including system errors and difficulties reaching the hotline. HDB has apologized for the inconvenience, assuring users that it is actively working to resolve these problems, while also urging for patience and understanding.

Lapses in Earth Control Measures at Bukit Batok Build-To-Order project resulted from terrain constraints and supply issues, says MND and HDB

The lapses in earth control measures at a Build-To-Order project in Bukit Batok were the result of terrain constraints and supply issues, said the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Housing Board (HDB) in a joint statement. The statement addressed concerns about the implementation of the environmental management and monitoring plan (EMMP) for the site, which was carried out in stages due to the hilly terrain of the site. Although there were temporary supply issues that prevented the contractor from covering some areas of exposed earth in one day, the supply issue has since been resolved.

Singapore’s HDB resale prices continue to rise at slower pace as demand remains strong

Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB) has released its flash estimate for the 1st Quarter 2023 Resale Price Index (RPI). The RPI has increased by 0.9% over the 4th Quarter of 2022, marking the 12th consecutive quarter of increase.

HDB to reimburse nearly 900 buyers of delayed BTO project for over S$5 million

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) in Singapore has announced that it…

258 BTO flats and 168 resale flats returned to HDB due to non-fulfillment of Minimum Occupation Period

SINGAPORE —  A total of 258 Built-to-Order (BTO) flats and 168 resale…

HDB investigating cases of BTO flats put up for sale after left vacant for years

SINGAPORE — The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has said that it…

Leong Mun Wai says that land cost should be taken out of pricing of HDB flats

SINGAPORE — Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leong Mun Wai opines that…

Large swathe of land acquired from Singaporeans below $15psf in 70s and 80s

SINGAPORE — In a statement on Wednesday (7 Dec), the Housing Development…