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Hi Lun Yong,

Congratulations on the bundle of joy arriving early next year! On paper, it seems possible, however, we all know that what happens on ground may affect the timeline, for example, if your buyer for the unit requires to sell their unit before completing the purchase of your unit, or the seller of the private property you are purchasing requires extension of stay so they can also renovate the unit they are looking to purchase.

Factoring in a 1 year rental after the sale should give you a comfortable transition while you settle into parenthood, while you get ready your new home. This will be especially important if you require the funds of your existing HDB in order to complete the purchase of your new place.

The west side of Singapore is definitely an exciting prospect with the major exciting developments coming up in the short-mid term. Let us know how we can support you further in your upgrade.

I have been in the real estate business since 2009, with more than 14 years of experience serving the Singapore real estate market.

I am very active in the residential segment of Singapore real estate market, having transacted hundreds of deals from HDBs to private condominiums and landed properties in Singapore, and have handled many unique cases in sales and purchases as well as rental deals.

Over the years, I have also established a network reaching out to more than 9,400 expatriates, bringing my market presence to both in and outside of Singapore. This has created an additional exposure when I manage my client's portfolios, on top of the conventional on and offline platforms, where other estate agents are relying on. This has allowed me to consistently convert leads into results.

With an evolving market, where change is the only constant, I have also been investing in upgrading of my knowledge and skills sets to improve myself and meet the demands of current and future market.

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Hi Lun Yong,

Yes its possible, but do you have any condo developments already in mind? It depends on the unit we purchase next whether the seller requires extension or can do normal completion handover by your ideal timing in January. To do concurrent sale & purchase and move only once is possible, I have done similar case before, but everything must be coordinated very closely such that sale proceeds and CPF refund must be in 3 weeks before the purchase completion to allow the funds to turnover. Moreover we also have to try to find a buyer of your HDB that is a qualified profile that will see things through, otherwise it will complicate matters and have downstream effects for purchase. Ideally its better to do the sale first and get hdb approval first for the sale, since you are open to renting in the interim. To avoid the ABSD upfront for the purchase, we need to have the hdb otp exercised first so you have zero property count at point of purchase.

I am familiar with the west and have transacted several units in Jurong West estate as well. Similarly have helped hdb owners to successfully transit to the next resale private property smoothly. Hope the above clarifies. I am well-versed with HDB and private property transactions, having helped more than 100 homeowners transit smoothly with their housing plans. Please reach out to me at 97432395  for a more in-depth discussion :)

May I have more info on your requirements so as to make better recommendations? Thanks and looking forward to chat more

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-- HDB Jurong West 5-RM Sellers, Exec Apartment Purchasers, Lenz & Michelle --

We would like to thank you for ensuring a smooth and well-explained process throughout the whole selling and buying of our property. We got to know you thru Property Guru, where we are scouting for condo around West area. We remember that we are quite tight in our budget in purchasing the condo unit,but you are still very willingly explaining and calculating our financial liabilities. You are always having your smiles whenever we met for discussion.

We appreciated your process of selling and buying of our property are very systematically and well executed, from financial calculation to the purchase procedure of our new house. We are always being updated thru our group chat during the engagement of your service.

We would never expect such a smooth sailing experience of selling and buying of property. Your professionalism in work will definitely be remembered and rewarded. All the best in your property venture!

-- HDB Yishun BTO 5-RM Sellers, Private Property Upgraders Mr. & Mrs. Koh --

I would like to express my appreciation to Ivan Ng for his excellent work. Ivan is a dedicated, client-focused, patient and sincere agent. Throughout the whole process of selling and looking for our next property, he has always acted very professionally that makes my wife and I feel at ease and assured. Ivan is not a pushy and hard sales agent. Ivan listens and understands our needs and carefully guided us through Read More
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Robbie Chen Chee Howe
Hi Lun Yong,

Congratulations on your new born! And Yes, the timeline you planned for is definitely achievable!

Also, since you have a young baby, wouldn't it be troublesome for you to shift house more than once during this transition? If you wish to avoid the hassle of having to shift house more than once, I will be able to assist you in your sale and purchase timeline planning. Don't worry, no ABSD on your part, and your sale proceeds can be planned for your next home purchase too.

I have handled countless such cases, where my clients enjoy a seamless transition to their new homes, and would be happy to assist your family too!

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 +65 97 48 63 05. I will be happy to assess and share with you the possibilities for you in the current market.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Robbie Chen
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HI,

Absolutely, it's entirely feasible. We can handle your selling and buying concurrently. My strategy involves planning for the sale completion to be to approximately three weeks before your purchase completion, ensuring sufficient time for your CPF return to be processed and available for your next transaction. Additionally, we can negotiate with your buyer for a three-month extension, facilitating a smooth transition period for you. I've assisted numerous clients with similar profiles in their upgrades, and while it can be a meticulous process, meticulous planning makes it achievable. Please reach out to me, and I'll be happy to provide further insights.

This platform does not allow me to contact you directly so kindly contact me at
https://wa.me/6597261112 I would be glad to assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Jenny Tran
Propnex Realty Pte Ltd
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BSc (Real Estate) (Hons)-NUS

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Hi, appreciate your sharing, Possible to consider taking bridging loan for purchase to be completed before you renovate and move in.
Looking forward to assist you at 9696 4398  or email me at stewartlim96964398@gmail.com

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Timeline achievability for Lun Yong:
Selling HDB and Avoiding ABSD:

Your timeline (Oct 2024 - Mar 2025) is potentially achievable, but there are factors to consider:
HDB Flat Sale: Finding a buyer and completing the sale process can take 2-3 months. Aim to list your flat for sale by September 2024 to ensure a smooth handover by mid-October.
ABSD Exemption: To avoid Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) on the private property, you need to sell your HDB flat within 6 months of buying the private property. This requires precise coordination.
Buying Private Apartment and Renovation:

Finding a suitable apartment might take 1-2 months. Aim to start searching by September 2024.
Renovation timelines vary depending on the scale of the project. A basic renovation could take 6-8 weeks, while a major overhaul might take longer.
Factor in potential delays due to material availability or contractor scheduling.
Temporary Accommodation:

Finding a short-term rental (Jan-Mar 2025) shouldn't be an issue. Look for options near your desired location for convenience.
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Hi,

I would be most glad to assist you further and pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Have a good day ahead.

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Timeline achievability for Lun Yong:
Selling HDB and Avoiding ABSD:

Your timeline (Oct 2024 - Mar 2025) is potentially achievable, but there are factors to consider:
HDB Flat Sale: Finding a buyer and completing the sale process can take 2-3 months. Aim to list your flat for sale by September 2024 to ensure a smooth handover by mid-October.
ABSD Exemption: To avoid Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) on the private property, you need to sell your HDB flat within 6 months of buying the private property. This requires precise coordination.
Buying Private Apartment and Renovation:

Finding a suitable apartment might take 1-2 months. Aim to start searching by September 2024.
Renovation timelines vary depending on the scale of the project. A basic renovation could take 6-8 weeks, while a major overhaul might take longer.
Factor in potential delays due to material availability or contractor scheduling.
Temporary Accommodation:

Finding a short-term rental (Jan-Mar 2025) shouldn't be an issue. Look for options near your desired location for convenience.
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"If you need more assistance with property matters:

like renting / selling, buying / or investing, I'm here to help!

WhatsApp me at: ABLE Toh>>9856 9255 or through this link.:https://wa.me/6598569255

(Unfortunately, this platform doesn't allow direct contact, but you can easily reach me )

You can check out my reviews here: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/agent/able-s-k-toh-61591.

For buyers, I offer solutions for sourcing resale and new private homes at no charge.

I can connect you with reputable bankers for private housing loans free of charge and with no obligation.

I also have partners to assist with mortgage home insurance matters.

Let's seal this affinity by technology; please PM me your contact for assistance with your real estate needs. So, I believe in Affinity (Chinese word: 缘份) :), let's SEAL this AFFINITY Not by blood but by Technology > Please PM, Private Message your contact so that I CAN BE (EXTRA) PAIR OF HANDS / BRAIN and LEGS to Assist you NOW or FUTURE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

*** You can reach me at my Singapore mobile: (+65)>>9856 9255>> or email me at Able.selling@gmail.com.

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Hi Lun Yong,

I have assisted many of my clients who are in the same situation with the intention to upgrade from a HDB to a private condo. Usually the key considerations will be:

1. Avoid paying ABSD
2. Minimise the cash outlay for the upgrade
3. Smooth and seamless transition from one place to another without the need to rent a short term home
4. Buffer time to renovate the new condo

These considerations can all be taken care of if we do a proper planning in terms of your timeline and finances before making the move. It is good that your MOP is still some months ago and we will have sufficient time to do the necessary preparation work.

Please feel free to contact me so that I can gather more information from you, understand your key considerations and more importantly come up with a upgrading plan for you which suits your requirement.

Regards,
Nick Tan
(M) +65 96 44 48 54
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"If you need more assistance with property matters:

like renting / selling, buying / or investing, I'm here to help!

WhatsApp me at: ABLE Toh>>9856 9255 or through this link.:https://wa.me/6598569255

(Unfortunately, this platform doesn't allow direct contact, but you can easily reach me )

You can check out my reviews here: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/agent/able-s-k-toh-61591.

For buyers, I offer solutions for sourcing resale and new private homes at no charge.

I can connect you with reputable bankers for private housing loans free of charge and with no obligation.

I also have partners to assist with mortgage home insurance matters.

Let's seal this affinity by technology; please PM me your contact for assistance with your real estate needs. So, I believe in Affinity (Chinese word: 缘份) :), let's SEAL this AFFINITY Not by blood but by Technology > Please PM, Private Message your contact so that I CAN BE (EXTRA) PAIR OF HANDS / BRAIN and LEGS to Assist you NOW or FUTURE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

*** You can reach me at my Singapore mobile: (+65)>>9856 9255>> or email me at Able.selling@gmail.com.

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Tan Pei Cheng (Pei)
Hi Lun Yong,
I would be glad to assist you.
Feel free to contact me at wa.me/6597100155 .
Hope to hear from you soon.
Pei
Mobile: (65) 9 7 1 0 0 1 5 5.
Email: peicheng.tan@propnex.com
Associate Group Director
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