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askguru expert
Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

You can buy a private property once you have met your 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP). Your children will need to be at least 21-years-old to take over the condominiums. On top of that, they must have the ability to finance the mortgage. You may incur a Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) and a Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) when you transfer the two condominiums to your children.

Hope this answers your question.

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Gavin Ng
Hi

Under the current HDB policies, you are allowed to buy a private property after meeting the MOP period.

As long as you own a property in your name, the new purchase will attract Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD).

However, you may buy under Trust which is a different scenario.

You may text 9620 0827 for a casual chat.

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Gavin
Aaron Chong
Hi,

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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Geryl Lim
Dear madam,

Singapore Citizens household will be eligible to purchase private residential properties upon meeting the Minimum Occupation Period for their HDB. The key in purchasing the private residential property as their 2nd and subsequent residential properties will incur Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty of 12% and 15% respectively. Since you are planning to only purchase after paying off your existing home loan, your loan eligibility can be up to 75% of the value of purchase with respect to income and age of the purchaser, therefore a proper financial plan should be in place before you execute this investment plan.

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Ivan Ng
Hi,

Yes its possible for Singaporean households to buy condos while keeping their resale HDB as long as their MOP are met and finances are comfortable. Do note the ABSD of 12% applies for 2nd property, and also cpf usage for 2nd property has some restrictions.

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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Nick Tan
Dear Mdm,

This is feasible, however you will need to pay Additional Buyer Stamp Duties when purchasing 2nd and 3rd property. It may not be financially sensible to pay the hefty ABSD as you will need several years of rental income just to recover the ABSD.

Please feel free to contact me so that I can understand your objectives better and provide you with further assistance.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe
Hi Mdm,

If either you or your husband is a Singapore Citizen, you will be eligible to purchase another private property while holding onto your current HDB flat.

However, do take note that ABSD applies. The current rate is 12% for Singaporean's second property purchase.

Hence, your plan is feasible, but probably not advisable as 12% is quite hefty. If you have the ready funds to pay for ABSD, I would like to make a better proposal for your consideration.

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.

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Caden Wan
Hi there,

Whilst your plan is feasible, there maybe some concern if it is the best plan that suits your needs.

Before you jump into the investment wagon i can give you 4 Checklist
- Additional buyer stamp duty ( 12% up)
- Loan to value ratio reduction
- Seller stamp duty if there is a need to liquidate your investment
- The usual Buyer Stamp Duty
Hope that helps!

Each case is different and there will be a lot of thrashing around to make things works.
I can help you to customise your needs for future proofing your investments.

Thank for reading.

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Silvia Yang
Hi Mdm

1. Do you plan to sell your current hdb before buying the condo?
2. If either you or your husband is a Singapore Citizen, you can purchase condos while holding onto your current HDB flat.
However if you plan to hold your current hdb and buy condos, 2nd or 3rd property ABSD will apply
3. Please take note on Loan to Value also if your current hdb not fully paid and you plan to purchase the condos while holding onto your current hdb flat

However, There is another option that you can consider
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