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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good morning,

You can purchase resale HDB under non citizen spouse scheme (I assume you are Singaporean) but do take note that only your income will be taken into consideration as your spouse is a foreigner.

For HDB purchase, you can opt for 90% HDB loan (10% downpayment can be fully paid by CPF OA funds) or 80% bank loan (5% cash downpayment and 15% CPF or cash downpayment).

For financing of private property, you can only obtain max 80% bank loan as well. But for this case, you can purchase it jointly with your spouse and wont be subject to additional buyer's stamp duty even though your spouse is a foreigner. IRAS will grant exemption as they will treat your first property purchase as your matrimonial home.

In addition since you wont be in Singapore for the next few years, you need to seek permission from HDB in order to rent out whole unit within minimum occupation period. Your absence will not be taken into consideration for MOP as well. For your information, you need to fulfill MOP first before you can rent out or sell.

While there's no such restriction for private property.

So with this, which property suits you guys better?

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Ivan Ng

For resale hdb, you can opt for hdb (90%) or bank loan (80%). Downpayment will be 10% and 20% respectively. I assume you be looking to rent out the unit since you will not be in SG? For hdb you can't rent out the unit as there is a MOP of 5 years to be met. For private property there's no such restrictions, you can purchase units with tenancy as well for immediate rental yields.

May I have more info and requirements so to make better recommendations? Thanks and look forward to value-add to your housing plans.

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Aaron Chong
Hi, you are able to loan up to a max of 80% for bank loan. And if you are not planning to be back for the next few years, then you may want to consider purchasing a condo with tenancy. Pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe
Hi Mdm,

If you're taking a bank loan, the maximum loan you can get is 80% of the lower of property valuation or purchase price.

Hence, the amount of downpayment you will need to fork out is the 20% downpayment plus the necessary legal and stamp duty, estimated at 3% of the property purchase price.

If you are not based in Singapore, it is advisable you buy a private condo and rent it out for the tenant to help you pay your mortgage installments.

Please call me at my mobile 9748 6305 for further discussion. I will be happy to assist.

Thank you.

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Nick Tan
Hi Mdm,

I have assisted several of my clients who are in the same situation as you, ie. based overseas and buying a local residential property either for investment or for retirement needs.

In terms of financing, UOB and OCBC are able to assist as long as you are able to provide proof of your salary slips and income tax statement from overseas. You will be able to secure up to 80% loan, with the remaining 20% consisting of 5% cash and 15% CPF.

Buying a condo will make more financial sense as you will be restricted by the minimum occupation period of 5 years for a HDB as you will not be able to rent the unit out during the initial 5 years. This will translate to lost income and opportunity cost.

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

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CK Ang
For of hdb, can only purchase under your name but your husband as occupant. As for condo, there is no restriction, but take note of the ABSD for foreigner.

To purchase a condo, if your husband is working in Singapore, then bank loan is quite straight forward, can get up to max 80% of the valuation. The remaining 20% will be cash 5% and 15% cash + cpf.

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.

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