Tag: singles

“Sexy single” asks on Reddit: Older but cheaper HDB flat, or newer but more expensive one?

A Redditor who identifies as a “sexy single” posted a thread on Reddit asking other singles in Singapore, sexy or otherwise, whether they would choose to buy an older but cheaper flat or a newer but costlier one. The thread garnered more than a hundred comments, with an overwhelming majority of commenters stating that they…

Singapore's Housing Remains a Challenge for the LGBT Community: Here's Why

LGBTQ+ community dismayed by PLH policy as it excludes Singaporean singles

Since the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) policy on 27 October 2021, there has been an uproar of discontent from many (mostly single) Singaporeans in response to one particular eligibility criteria. Aside from a longer 10-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) and clawback of subsidies…

These are the most popular condos for singles in Singapore

The Covid-19 pandemic happens to be the perfect reason to splurge on some personal space: a studio or one-bedroom condominium unit. Throughout 2020, not only has rental volume for one-bedroom apartments remained robust in suburban Outside Central Region (OCR) neighbourhoods, sales of completed one-bedder condo units have also largely kept pace with previous year’s figures…

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Lowering the age for singles’ HDB flat eligibility from 35 to 28: which camp are you in?

Slightly over a week ago, Opposition Leader Pritam Singh put forth his arguments on why we should consider lowering the eligibility age for singles to buy an HDB BTO or resale flat from the existing 35 to 28. Why the eligibility age for singles should be lowered In his speech, Singh referenced the government’s latest…

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What singles should look out for when renting in Singapore

If you’re renting a home in Singapore, you’ll be glad to know this is a family friendly…wait, what’s that? You’re single? *Grumble* Old school landlords have certain suspicions about singles. Fret not, knowing these pointers will help you deal with landlords and common issues you’ll probably face: 1. Roommates are almost never worth the savings Let’s…

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