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Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

You must sell your private property first and wait out a 30-month period before you can apply for a Built-To-Order (BTO) flat.

Hope this answers your question.

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Geryl Lim
Dear Ken,

The eligibility to apply for BTO requires the applicant to have already disposed off their private residential property for a period of 30 months. Your existing options will be limited to the resale market, and you can still look into those precincts which have just turned 5 years old. We can work out a transition plan for you such that you can minimise the inconvenience during the transition from sale to purchase.

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Ling CK
Hi,

1) The rule is you must not own any private property for 30 months before being eligible to apply for BTO.

Hope the above answer to your main concerns, but if there are more query, please feel free to contact me at 90110636, or email: ling.ck7@gmail.com if more information is needed.
I'll be glad to assist.

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Stewart Lim
Hi, you have to dispose off the private property and await for 30 months before you are able to apply BTO. Likewise, you have to check whether you have met the requirements before able to apply.
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Nick Tan
Hi Ken,

You will only be eligible to apply for a BTO flat only after selling your private property and wait out a 30 months period. BTO may not be the best option due to the long waiting time currently.

Please feel free to contact me so that I can understand your objectives further and assist you.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe
Hi Ken,

To be eligible to apply for a BTO, you will need to sell off your private properties (local and overseas) and then wait-out a period of 30 months. You will also need to meet all the other eligibility conditions as well.

Given the long waiting time (2.5 years plus 5-6 years of construction), it may not make sense for you to venture into this. And especially if you're looking to cash out of the BTO flat, you will need to serve another 5-year MOP. In total it will be more than 13 years later before you can "profit" from this BTO purchase.

I am experienced and well-versed in both HDB and private transactions. I will be able to assist you in your property plans. Please get in touch with me for a more in-depth discussion.

Should you need require further assistance in matters relating to property, please contact me at my mobile 9748 6305. I will be happy to assess and share with you the possibilities for you in the current market.

Thank you.

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