Newlyweds now stand a very high chance of getting a new flat, as the government has ramped up its construction programme and priority in treatment, said Minister of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, on his latest blog.
“Since I joined MND, HDB has launched 16,000 new flats. Excluding studio apartments, nearly 14,000 units were reserved for newlywed first-timers,” Mr Khaw wrote.
“The selection exercise for the September launch is still on-going. But the earlier BTO launches are substantially completed.”
Mr Khaw revealed that the success rate of the July launch of new BTO flats across towns like Bukit Panjang, Jurong West, Sengkang, Tampines and Yishun was 73 percent, meaning that more than seven out of 10 applicants were invited to choose a flat.
“Overall, 73 percent of newlywed first-timers who applied were successful in being invited to make a selection,” he noted. “I am quite sure the situation in the September launch will show further improvement.”
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Nov 22, 2011
Not true, I am one of the 1st timer and I have applied uncountable times. Out of those, I have 4 times with queue no but the no was too far from the flat available. Even on the September launch, I could not get any chance for the selection.
Nov 17, 2011
I agree and sympathise with sad man. Singles are also Singaporeans. We need to take care of them first ahead of PRs. Give them a chance of owning a new HDB now.
sad man
Nov 17, 2011
Still no news for singles which are eager to buy flat from HDB instead of resale... Not every single can afford the COV right now!!! How long do we have to wait???