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HDB launches 5,291 flats, including 1,394 units under inaugural Re-Offer of Balance Flats exercise

Blocks of HDB housing flats around Whampoa area in the central part of Singapore. PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE – There will be 5,291 flats for sale from Tuesday (Aug 1), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced. These include 3,897 Build-To-Order (BTO) units in the third BTO exercise this year, and 1,394 units under the first ever Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercise. This brings the total number of flats launched by HDB this year to 18,095. Applications can be submitted online on the HDB InfoWEB until next Monday (AugRead More

S’pore drops out of top 20 list of world’s most expensive cities for expats

  The weakening Singapore dollar has made the city-state less expensive for expatriates. Singapore has fallen out of the top 20 list of the most expensive cities in the world, moving six notches down from 18th place last year to 24th in this year’s cost of living survey by ECA International, reported Channel NewsAsia. Topping the list is Angola’s Luanda followed by Hong Kong, Zurich, Geneva and Basel. Nonetheless, Singapore remained the 10th most expensive city within the Asia Pacific region, with Hong Kong taking the lead, followed by Tokyo, Seoul,Read More

Resale volume of Housing Board flats up 8.1% in May, prices down 0.1%: SRX

SINGAPORE – Resale volume for Housing Board flats went up by 8.1 per cent in May, property data portal SRX said in a flash report on Thursday (June 8). According to resale data it compiled, 1,983 HDB resale flats were sold in May, compared with the previous month’s 1,834. Last month’s resale volume was also 7.5 per cent higher than in May last year, when 1,844 units were resold. At the same time, resale prices last month fell by 0.1 per cent compared with April. [frontpage_news widget=”1942″ name=”Property”] The resaleRead More

Number of fallen windows up in first 5 months of 2017

SINGAPORE: There were 28 cases of fallen windows in the first five months of this year, compared with an average of 24 cases in the last five years during the same time, according to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Housing and Development Board (HDB). There have been no injuries as a result of these cases, BCA and HDB added in their press release on Tuesday (Jun 6). The agencies said most of the casement windows which fell were found fitted with corroded aluminium rivets. As such, window panelsRead More

Pasir Ris to get 2,000 new HDB flats

  Pasir Ris Town Centre will be transformed into a vibrant hub with an integrated bus interchange, a new Heritage Garden and partly-sheltered Town Plaza. Under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme, residents of Pasir Ris can look forward to about 2,000 new HDB flats and a new mixed-use project at the town centre, revealed the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (29 April). Situated next to Pasir Ris Park, the public housing developments are expected to be launched in the next three to five years and will comeRead More


BUILT TO ORDER   Could it be a sign that the Housing Board’s first Build-to-order (BTO) launch this year was on Valentine’s Day and that this launch is also the first time families can apply under the Fresh Start Housing Scheme? Perhaps the parallels are pushing it, but the 4,065 new flats in Clementi, Tampines and Punggol will no doubt provide a good start for couples hoping to start a family. Out of the 4000 plus units, 1,603 will be in Clementi, 638 in Tampines and 1,815 in Punggol. ThisRead More

Over 12,000 new homes may rise in East Coast

Over 12,000 new homes may rise in East Coast January 19, 2017 Around 6,000 HDB flats could be built in the East Coast in future, offering sea views.   The authorities are considering building a new Bayshore district, with more than 12,000 new homes along the East Coast, reported the Straits Times. The article cited tender documents published by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), that invited consultancy firms to craft a master plan for the area sited on reclaimed land, which is currently mostly occupied by private homes. “The number ofRead More