Yes you are eligible to purchase private property or resale HDB as long as your MOP of 5 years is met. If you plan to use CPF OA to fund the next purchase, it might be ideal to do it before you turn 55 years old, as that is when the retirement sum requirements kick in and some of the CPF monies can't be utilized for housing.
Yes you can apply for BTO or new EC from developers, however these categories are considered subsidized housing and you need to form a family nucleus (with spouse/children/parents) to purchase. If you have taken subsidy for your current 5rm flat, a resale levy will apply if you purchase another subsidized flat.
I have assisted senior clients before with their portfolio re-strategies, and will be happy to share more on their thoughts and considerations of each option. You can read more at below client reviews.
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.
Ivan Ng ERA ASAP
(ASk Anything Property)
Proactive. Sincerity. Feedback.
SMU BBM (Finance), Magna Cum Laude
Contact: (+65) 97432395
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ASAProp
--- HDB Flat Sellers Uncle "Seng" and Mdm. Png ---
Translation from Mandarin:
We are from the Pioneer Generation, already in our 70s, and have no experience selling HDB flat. As our new BTO is arriving, we considered selling our flat earlier.
We felt he was a patient agent who is willing to hear out our plans and concerns, and explain new HDB selling procedures clearly to us. He is also a hardworking agent who did Roadshows for weeks to create awareness for our unit, and we quickly found a buyer through this avenue.
We also appreciate that he made the extra effort to accompany us down to the Banks and Town Council to help us with the outstanding paperwork procedures, and ensure the sale go through smoothly. Throughout the process, we always felt assured and happy, as Ivan was always professional, accessible and saw things through till conclusion. Ivan will remain as a family friend and we will be glad to invite him over for coffee when our BTO is ready.
-- HDB Flat Sellers Securing their Retirement, Mr & Mrs Ting --
We have engaged the services of Ivan Ng for sale of our property. He is professional and systematic in his marketing approach.
He is hardworking and committed to his work. He puts in great efforts in arranging clients for viewings and kept us updated thereafter. He is ever ready to help and guide us whenever the need arises.
He provided us with sound and useful advice as well as closely follow through from the start till the smooth sale of the property within a short period of time.
Thanks, Ivan. Keep up the good work!
--- HDB Flat Upgraders Mr. & Mrs. Lee ---
We decided to engage Ivan as our agent as we were impressed with how he answered the enquiries on property guru website.
He has helped us to find our ideal unit and also sold our current unit. He was very patient and never pushy when we were looking for our ideal unit. He would tell us that it is always important to find a unit that we really liked.
When it comes to selling of our unit, he was always prompt in arranging for viewings and he also tried his best to arrange and consolidate the viewings due to our time constraints. He is a reliable and prompt agent and is always willing to clarify any concerns and questions that we have.
Thanks Ivan! :)