If you’re shopping around for a resale flat, you’ll probably have heard that moving forward, the “60 year limit” rule on HDB housing loans will no longer be in effect. In other words: as long as a flat’s lease lasts till you’re 95, and there are at least 20 years left, you’ll be able to get the full HDB housing loan.
Now, the new CPF rules basically open up the market, and make it more viable for homeowners to purchase older properties (many of which are in better locations). In this blog post, we share 5 strategically located flats with 50 years or less on their lease!
#1: This unit at 116 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
Nearest MRT: Braddell
Size: 678 sq ft (two beds, two baths)
Sale price: $295,000
PSF sale price: $435.10
How would you like to stay just ONE minute away from Braddell MRT? This unit at 116 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh is literally steps away from Braddell MRT, and it’s located on a high floor with an unblocked view. There are plenty of eateries, coffee shops, and cafes nearby, including a McDonald’s that’s open 24 hours a day.
#2: This unit at 26 Jalan Klinik
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru
Size: 624 sq ft (two beds, one bath)
Sale price: $358,000
PSF sale price: $554.18
Think Tiong Bahru is a gentrified neighbourhood that’s expensive and overpriced, and that staying in this neighbourhood will cost you an arm and a leg? Think again. This three room flat at 26 Jalan Klinik is priced at just $358,000, and it’s strategically positioned near Tiong Bahru MRT station and Tiong Bahru Plaza.
Food-wise, while there are many upmarket restaurants and hipster cafes in the area, you can always fall back on Tiong Bahru Market Hawker Centre, which serves amazing food at affordable prices.
#3: This unit at 154 Mei Ling Street
Nearest MRT: Queenstown
Size: 721 sq ft (two beds, two baths)
Sale price: $320,000
PSF sale price: $443.83
Looking for a nice, residential spot to call home? We don’t know about you, but this unit at 154 Mei Ling Street definitely ticks all our boxes.
Firstly, it’s located near the MRT (just three minutes away, to be precise). Next, there’s plenty of food nearby, including the famous Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Speciality, which has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status. Finally, residents have no lack of recreational facilities and amenities – Queenstown Swimming Complex, Sports & Recreation Centre, and ActiveSG Stadium are all within walking distance.
#4: This unit at 160 Mei Ling Street
Nearest MRT: Queenstown
Size: 915 sq ft (three beds, one bath)
Sale price: $588,000
PSF sale price: $642.62
Keen on staying at Queenstown, but need more space? Check out this four room HDB flat at 160 Mei Ling Street that’s a corner unit and located on a high floor.
Staying here gives you easy access to the public transport and amenities we previously mentioned (Queenstown MRT Station, Queenstown Swimming Complex, etc), and as a bonus, the flat is modern and well-maintained. This means you’ll spend less on renovations!
#5: This unit at 9 Jalan Batu
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten
Size: 516 sq ft (two beds, one bath)
Sale price: $240,000
PSF sale price: $465.12
This cozy two-room flat at 9 Jalan Batu comes with one bedroom, and one utility room that can fit up to a queen sized bed. From here, you can easily walk to Mountbatten MRT and Goodman Arts Centre, and the Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Indoor Stadium and Kallang Wave Mall are a short bus ride away.
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