Tag: hdb first-timers

HDB Aug 2018 BTO: What You Must Know Before You Apply

As far as HDB flats are concerned, they are being talked about for all the wrong reasons. But never mind, the August 2018 Build-to-order (BTO) sales exercise is open for applications, and all thoughts are on Yishun and Punggol — the two estates with new HDB flats up for sale this time round. In this article,…

HDB Grants for Singles

Quick Guide to BTO and Resale HDB Grants for Singles

Forget the big 30 or 40, 35 is the age that many Singaporean singles look forward to. Reach this age, and they become eligible to buy a HDB flat, be it resale or a build-to-order (BTO) flat*. And like couple applicants, singles can also benefit from housing grants. In this article, we outline all the…

PR Buy HDB Flat

Your Question Answered: Can a Singapore PR buy an HDB flat?

Here’s a question we get all the time: Can a PR buy a HDB flat? The short answer is that a Singaporean Permanent Resident (SPR) is only allowed to buy a HDB resale flat — as in, a HDB flat bought in the open market from existing owners, not a subsidised flat directly from HDB under the built-to-order…

HDB Grants for Couples

Quick Guide to BTO, SBF and Resale HDB Grants for Couples

For most couples, getting married means buying a HDB flat. Without HDB grants for couples, this can be a financial challenge — especially if you’re planning a 3-day photoshoot in the Maldives, a banquet at The Capella and a honeymoon in Iceland. Thankfully, when you buy a resale flat or a flat directly from HDB…

affordable living arrangements for couples whose new homes are being built

4 Affordable Living Arrangements For Couples Whose Homes are Still Under Construction

In other developed societies, couples move in together before getting married, and then at some point before or after the wedding they decide if they’re financially stable enough to purchase a home. In Singapore, something quite different happens—couples wait years for their flats to be built, and many are forced to continue living with their…

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