Hougang most popular in Aug BTO exercise


SINGAPORE — Contrary to expectations, new Housing Board (HDB) flats in Tampines were not the top draw in this month’s Build-to-Order (BTO) launch, which closed at midnight.

Instead, Buangkok Woods in Hougang was the most popular project, with 4.4 applicants for each three-room flat and 4.3 for each four-room flat as of 5pm yesterday.

There were 1.3 to 2.3 applicants for each available unit in Tampines, depending on flat type.


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4,841 HDB flats on offer in August BTO exercise

SINGAPORE — Five new BTO projects were launched – three in the non-mature towns of Hougang, Sembawang and Yishun, and another two projects in the mature town of Tampines.



5-room DBSS flat sells for record $1.1 million


SINGAPORE : A five-room flat at City View @ Boon Keng has scored a record price of $1.1 million for a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) development.

The coup comes despite a depressed resale market, underscoring what housing experts said is a persistent demand by some buyers for premium units in central locations.

Units that can command such sky-high prices are “outliers”, they noted.


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Renting Out Rooms in Your Home? Here’s What You Should be Screening Your Tenants For, Not Their Race!


By Joanne Poh, via moneysmart.sg

So you’ve finally decided that despite the small size of your humble abode and your aversion to other human beings, you need the cash, so you’ve decided to rent out a room in your home to a complete stranger.

Unlike property owners who can afford to just rent out the entire unit, all while living a safe distance from those lowlife tenants, you’re going to be stuck sharing your life with them. So how should you screen them?


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