HDB BTO Launch May 2018

Available for balloting: Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun, and Sengkang.

by Sim Kang Heong, via dollarsandsense.sg

HDB Built-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats is now available for balloting from 22 to 28 May.

With about 3,970 Built-To Order (BTO) flats in a variety of locations – including rarely-seen Toa Payoh – there are compelling choices that is worth your careful consideration, if you’re in the market for a BTO flat.

If you aren’t sure of what you need to know before choosing a BTO flat, you can refer to our handy Step-By-Step Guide To Buying Your First BTO Flat.

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Rising Development Charges Cooling En Bloc Fever

SINGAPORE — The rash of successful en bloc sales has pushed up development charge rates, which have become a key factor for developers to consider when deciding what to buy.

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/videos/rising-development-charges-cooling-en-bloc-fever-10252320

The Cheapest & Most Expensive Areas to Live in Singapore

By William Hofmann, via Yahoo! Finance

Singapore is recognized as an exceptionally expensive city, especially when it comes to price of cars and properties. Below, we compare the cost of renting and buying HDBs across different areas on the island to help renters and homebuyers conceptualise real estate prices across Singapore. Additionally, we analyse trends in the rental and resale markets and discuss what they mean for consumers.

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For Sale – 428 Tampines Street 41 (HDB EM)

How can a home be spacious and cozy at the same time? It could be, if the happy family who lives there make it so.

Bought a few years ago, an extensive renovation was done especially in the kitchen and the 3 bathrooms. But everything is perfectly maintained and you’ll be surprised to see that they look almost new.

So, save up your renovation cost and spend it some place else. Celebrate the gift of family here.

The 428 Tampines Street 41. Welcome to your new home.

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URA proposes 90-day rental cap, 80% consent rule for Airbnb-type accommodation

SINGAPORE: Private apartment and condominium owners who want to rent out their homes for short-term accommodation will be able to do so for 90 days a year provided they fulfil several requirements, including obtaining 80 per cent consent from owners within a development and registering their guests’ details.

These are some of the suggestions the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) proposed on Monday (Apr 16) in a regulatory framework for using private homes as short-term accommodation (STA).

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Single Parent in Singapore – Guide to Grants, Subsidies And Financial Assistance

By Joanne Poh, via moneysmart.sg

Singapore’s laws remain depressingly old-fashioned when it comes to certain things. And nowhere is this clearer than in the way single parents are penalised. It’s almost as if it’s your fault for being a single parent.

While a lot has been done to make parenthood less financially taxing such as the Baby Bonus and HDB subsidies, single parents are often left out in the cold and denied the same degree of support.

This despite the fact that it is often precisely single parents who need help most in the absence of a spouse to share the physical, emotional and financial burden of raising a child.

If you or someone you know is on the brink of single parenthood, this guide will help you to see at a glance which grants, subsidies and financial assistance you qualify for.

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