1. There is no restriction on the size of HDB flat when purchasing as a single.
2. In my humble opinion, it is advisable to purchase a HDB flat instead of a condo at the current market situation for the following reasons:
a. HDB commands a higher rental yields, due to the lower quantum as compared to a condo.
b. HDB rents are more stable and resilience as compared to a condo as they are more affordable and have a greater pool of potential tenants.
c. There is an oversupply of condos in the next few years and upside of condo price may be limited.
d. For the same budget, you can get a 4 room HDB which will be able to command a decent yield as compared to a 1 bedroom condo which is much smaller.
I have assisted 2 of my clients in the same situation as you who are single and working overseas. Please feel free to contact me so that I can understand your situation more and assist you further.
(M) +65 9644 4854
Testimonial from Satisfied Clients (2015/2016)
“Nick is a responsible, efficient and excellent salesperson. He has very good knowledge of the real estate market and I benefitted a lot from his advice and sharing. He is extremely patient when guiding me through the buying process and I am happy to secure a dream house within my budget with his assistance. A highly recommended salesperson who made my house hunting journey a breeze.”
Ms Chia (Buyer of HDB)
“Nick provides a delightful customer experience from day one when I engage him as my agent to look for a flat of my choice to the completion of the deal. He is competent, resourceful and has a pleasant manner to work with. He is the Agent of my choice in dealing with properties and I would highly recommend him to others who would appreciate an agent that takes care and can give the customer a peaceful mind.”
Susana (Buyer of HDB)
“Nick is very pro-active in helping us to resolve whatever questions and problems that we encountered. All the issues are settled even before us having to request or ask for a second time. He was very frank and transparent with all the details, limitations and advantages that we wouldn’t have known. I think this is the most important virtue to be successful in this line. I will surely recommend him to anyone who needs his service because I trust that they will be equally satisfied!!”
Mr and Mrs Chan (Sold and Bought a property through Nick)
“We are very grateful to Nick for his extensive marketing efforts. With his comprehensive marketing plan, he helped us to achieve a record selling price within 2 weeks of listing our property for sale! We highly recommend his service to anyone who is keen to sell their properties.”
Mr & Mrs Wong (Property Seller)
“Nick from Property Avenue has conducted himself ethically and professionally when handling the sales of our property. Thanks to his patience and perseverance, we managed to secure a sales price beyond our expectations.
We are very happy and satisfied with his services and will definitely recommend him to our friends and family in the future.”
Mr & Mrs Tan (Seller of Inter-Terrace House)