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For stamp duties, you can use CPF monies to pay if you have sufficient monies in the OA. Typically, its paid using cash first and reimbursed from your CPF later (if sufficient monies). May I have more details so to make better recommendations? Will be glad to do an illustration of the full financial plan. Thanks and look forward to value-add to your housing plans further.

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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good morning buyer,

Do take note of these cooling measures for your second residential property purchase in Singapore.

1) if you still have outstanding housing loan on your existing HDB, you can only take up to max 50% bank loan for this purchase.

2) you will be subject to 7% ABSD. Stamp duties are payable by CPF OA funds but as CPF board might not release the funds quick enough to pay IRAS thus law firm will usually recommend buyers to pay in cash first.

3) If you have utilised CPF OA funds in your existing HDB, you have to set aside half of minimum sum ($80.5k) in your CPF OA + SA first before you can use the excess in this purchase.

Hope my sharing is beneficial to your property purchase.

Probably you can share more with me so I will be in a better position to advise and assist you further.

Warmest Regards,
YT TAN 陈永达 | ACCA Graduate, RES
Propnex Realty Pte Ltd

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Hi investor,

BSD & ABSD can be paid with CPF, but you'd usually have to pay in cash first as the funds can't be obtained from your CPF account in time, and get it reimbursed later. The minimum sum is a maximum of $80.5k each for now, but it depends on your age.

Feel free to contact me at your convenience, and we can carry on from there.

Thanks and regards,
Teck Chuan, Ng
BBA (Finance), NUS
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Hi Mdm,

It is a good idea to purchase a property to generate passive income for you while waiting for capital appreciation.

1. You may need to check with a banker on the amount of loan and tenure you will be eligible for before embarking on a search for a property.

2. ABSD can be payable by CPF however, it is usually paid in cash first as time is required for CPF board to disburse the fund. Your ABSD will be 7% plus normal stamp duty of slightly less than 3%.

3. For CPF usage, you need to set aside 1/2 your minimum sum before you can use the excess for housing purposes.

A great first step would be to talk to a banker and find out the numbers. In this way, I can help you draft a comprehensive financial plan so that you can plan better.

Please feel free to contact me so that I can link you up with my banker and kick start the process.

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1. Yes, can use CPF to pay for the stamp duty.
2. Need to keep aside half of min sum ($80.5k) in OA. The rest can used to pay for the property.

Best is to work out the financial plan before start to search for the suitable property. This is especially the bank loan. I can assist to compute the estimate loan quantum.

To assist and advise you more in details, kindly drop me an email for me to share.

I am contactable at my mobile or email.

CK Ang
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