FOr a brand new EC, you will need to sell off your current HDB as both you and your wife names will need to be included as part of the family nucleus. For the income ceiling, you can appeal for a wavier if it slightly exceeds the 16k cap, but do note that if you have enjoyed the CPF housing grant previously, you will be liable for a resale levy.
A new EC may not be the best option as the price of EC nowadays are no longer significantly lower than private condos due to the high land prices. Some private condo are slightly higher priced but in much better locations.
The price for new development is set by the developer and therefore it is the same. You may choose to go thru your friend or with the appointed agents depending on who you are more comfortable with.
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