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Happy New Year! Yes 2nd quarter 2022 generally means the April - June 2022 period.

As the resale processing time takes approximately 3.5 months (excluding time needed to find a buyer), it is actually a good time to start marketing your current unit for sale, especially if you need your sale proceeds from your current flat to complete the purchase. Typically HDB requires the applicant to be able to fund the purchase fully (via cash/cpf/loan) then they will allow the keys to be released for move in.

Do note resale levy also applies for your case since this is the 2nd subsidized flat. It may not be a bad choice overall to get a second BTO, as you would probably realize some gains from the sale of the current flat.

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

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I am specialised in HDB transaction and have assisted various clients similar to your situation in transitioning to their next house with renovations completed without needing to find a temporary place of stay. It is never a bad choice is getting a 2nd BTO as you will have a higher chance to benefit from capital gains as compared to a private property which is mostly affected by the cooling measure recently announced by the government. We can discuss more on the commission. DO contact me at 93375051  for a free and non obligatory discussion on this.
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I would be most glad to assist you further and please feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Have a good day ahead.

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Good afternoon and a very Happy New Year to you!

Yes you are right :) 2nd quarter would be April to June period.
The entire Resale HDB processing time is typically 3.5 months, from the time we issue out an Option to Purchase (OTP). This is exclusive of the marketing period to secure a buyer. We can also request for an Extension stay of up to 3 months, so that you have sufficient time to get your new unit renovated and move-in seamlessly without any rush.

I would suggest that now might be a good time to start marketing your property already. I understand your concern with regards to the commission. Do contact me and we can discuss on it :)

I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe

If you require the sale proceeds for your new BTO flat purchase, you can probably start marketing your existing unit anytime now.

If you do not require the sale proceeds, you can actually collect the keys to your BTO flat first, and then sell off your current flat latest within 6 months upon key collection of your BTO flat.

Also, please do not be influenced by this "Sell 1 Buy 2 Condos" concept, as it is not for everyone, especially you're a Single parent. Every family profile is different and has different needs and objectives. Hence you should really "ignore the noise" and work on the options available to you.

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.

Best regards,
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