HDB issues $800mil fixed rate notes

In denominations of $250,00 and payable semi-annually in arrear, the notes will mature on 19 January 2026.

Continue ReadingJan 20, 2021

More homeowners installing CCTVs outside HDB flats

According to the current regulations, residents in HDB flats are not allowed to install CCTV cameras outside their units, unless approved by the respective Town Councils.

Continue ReadingJan 19, 2021

HDB launches one-stop portal for home buyers, sellers

Among the portal’s features include a customised financial calculators that will help buyers estimate their housing budget as well as help sellers estimate their sales proceeds.

Continue ReadingJan 14, 2021

940,000 HDB households to receive U-Save rebates this month

Of these, around 155,000 larger families will enjoy 2.5 times their regular U-Save rebates in the financial year 2020.

Continue ReadingJan 4, 2021

HDB resale prices up 2.9% in Q4, 4.8% for entire 2020

HDB added that it will release the RPI for the entire quarter, along with the more detailed public housing data, on 22 January.

Continue ReadingJan 4, 2021

Chip Eng Seng clinches $32.9mil upgrading contract from HDB

Chip Eng Seng Corporation’s wholly-owned unit, CES Engineering & Construction, has been awarded a $32.9 million contract by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).

Continue ReadingDec 30, 2021

HDB to launch 17,000 BTO flats next year

Expected to be similar to what was launched this year, there will be a good mix of flats available in mature and non-mature estates. The upcoming developments will incorporate features under the new “Designing for Life” Roadmap.

Continue ReadingDec 22, 2020

Community care apartments to fill a gap in housing market

Experts believe that the new housing model is expected to plug "the physical, cognitive or psychological needs of seniors” by providing a safer, stress-free environment for the elderly.

Continue ReadingDec 16, 2020

49 cases of fallen windows in first 11 months of 2020

Over half of the cases, at 32, involved casement windows, while 16 involved fallen sliding windows. One case involved louvre windows. No injuries were reported from these cases.

Continue ReadingDec 14, 2020

BTO flats in prime areas may be further subsidised, but could face resale restrictions

In response to concerns of the “lottery effect” of public housing, Minister Desmond Lee noted that a “whole range” of ideas could be applied in the new housing model, including introducing restrictions to resale conditions for flats in prime estates.

Continue ReadingDec 14, 2020

New HDB community care flats to receive good demand, analysts

Based on the oversubscription for two-room flexi flats in the recent launches, experts believe that there will be good demand for the new Community Care Apartments launching this February.

Continue ReadingDec 11, 2020

Senior-friendly housing type to be launched in February BTO exercise

Community Care Apartments, which cannot be resold or rented out, is sold with a subscription to a mandatory basic care package, which include 24-hour emergency monitoring and response, simple home fixes and basic health checks.

Continue ReadingDec 11, 2020

Clementi HDB residents first to try out SingPost’s smart letterboxes

With PostPal, residents will no longer have to check their letterboxes periodically as it will notify them of mail delivery and the number of items that needs to be collected.

Continue ReadingDec 4, 2020

Analysts suggest various measures to mitigate “lottery effect” of well-located HDB flats

In response to Minister Demond Lee's statement, suggestions such as imposing a shorter lease and a longer MOP have come into talks on how to make BTO prices within prime locations more affordable.

Continue ReadingDec 3, 2020

HDB flat prices will remain affordable in prime locations, says Gov't

To ensure “inclusiveness and diversity”, the government intends to build a range of housing types in upcoming estates within prime locations, all while keeping resale prices "affordable for generations to come”.

Continue ReadingDec 2, 2020

NEA CEO Tan Meng Dui succeeds Cheong Koon Hean as new HDB chief

Dr Cheong Koon Hean will step down as HDB CEO from 1 January 2021. Succeeding her is Mr Tan Meng Dui who, as NEA CEO, spearheaded the SG Clean campaign and was “instrumental” in the response of NEA to Singapore’s fight against COVID-19.

Continue ReadingDec 1, 2020

Over 300,000 HDB households to receive $225 worth of vouchers

Eligible households will receive three types of e-vouchers – $25 to purchase LED lights, $50 for water-efficient shower fittings and $150 for climate-friendly refrigerator.

Continue ReadingNov 30, 2020

Bishan and Toa Payoh’s bigger BTO flats oversubscribed one day after launch

The five-room flats at Toa Payoh’s Bartley Beacon project received more than five applicants for each of the 144 units offered as at 5pm on Wednesday.

Continue ReadingNov 19, 2020

HDB’s BTO sales exercise marred with website glitches

Applicants who did not receive any confirmation email are advised to try again. HDB reminds that successful applicants will be determined by a computer ballot, and not on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continue ReadingNov 18, 2020

HDB launches over 11,000 flats for November BTO, SBF exercises

Experts observe that the flats in Sembawang, Tampines and Tengah are expected to attract “fairly healthy applications”, though they would not be as hotly contested as those in Bishan and Toa Payoh (Bidadari).

Continue ReadingNov 18, 2020