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Ministers’ statements on property market fuel fear of new cooling measures

The casual real estate observer must be left wondering about the government’s intentions when not one, but two, ministers sounded out warnings about the property market on 18 January 2020. Speaking at the Building and Construction Authority-Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) Built Environment and Property Prospects Seminar 2021, National Development Minister Desmond Lee…

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SOLVED: Sentosa Cove’s pink water triggered by heavy rainfall

Earlier in January, the exclusive Sentosa Cove residential enclave made headlines when its waterways turned pink. The mass fish deaths and “rotten stench” that accompanied the pink water phenomenon also caused much distress for residents, with some speculating that the incident might have been caused by a sewage leak. Heavy rainfall likely triggered chain reaction…

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How HDB allocates BTO and SBF flat supply

Most people know that when an application for a Build-to-Order (BTO) or a Sale of Balance Flat (SBF) is submitted, it goes to a ballot to determine a queue number. But, depending on whether you’re a first-timer or a second-timer, it might be more difficult for you to get a flat because of HDB’s predefined…

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Non-mature estates vs Mature estates: The truth and why it matters

Despite how Singaporeans like to refer to HDB flat locations as “mature” or “non-mature” like they’re some kind of cheese, HDB’s own classification of non-mature estates and mature estates is surprisingly unclear. In fact, the Housing Board does not give an exact definition of non-mature estates and mature estates, and the only time these terms…

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Dawson HDB residents furious over public rooftop access that caused New Year chaos

A horde of Singaporeans wanting to ring in 2021 from a high vantage point flocked to the rooftop gardens of the million-dollar SkyVille and SkyTerrace @ Dawson HDB projects on New Year’s Eve, causing massive inconvenience to residents. Complaints by the residents on the community Facebook page ‘Dawson SkyVille SkyTerrace’ revealed the extent of the…

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