5,200 homes launched in August BTO exercise, first re-offer of balance flats

SINGAPORE: A total of 5,291 flats were put up for sale by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Tuesday (Aug 1), and it also marks the launch of the first Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercise.

Under the Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise, 3,897 flats were put up for sale, and these range from two-room Flexi to five-room flats. They are spread across three projects in the non-mature towns of Bukit Batok and Sengkang, the housing board said in its press release.

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Housing Options for Newlyweds who are Waiting for Their BTO

Just married and waiting for your home to be ready? Here are some housing options you can consider (via houzz.com.sg)

By Amanda Jayne, via houzz.com.sg

SINGAPORE — It can take upwards of three years for a build-to-order (BTO) flat from Housing Development Board (HDB) to be ready. Some projects can take just two years; others, nearly six. For newlyweds, this can prove to be quite a trying situation. It is a frustrating process (trust me, I know), and while a proposed date of completion is usually offered, it is rarely accurate. Here are some housing options you can consider while playing the waiting game.

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May 2017 BTO Review – An Early Peek Into The Different Locations And Flats Offered

SINGAPORE — Another three months have passed in 2017 and that means another Build-To-Order (BTO) launch is just around the corner. Scheduled for launch in May 2017, Singapore families looking to own or upgrade to a new HDB flat will have a choice of 4 different locations to choose from.

Here’s an early peek into the different locations and flat types you can expect for the upcoming launch.

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Young couples in Singapore to get HDB homes faster

SINGAPORE: Young couples and first-time home buyers will receive more help in getting their Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats earlier, announced Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Mar 7).

“I know there are many young couples who hope to move into their own home even more quickly, to embark on this marriage and parenthood journey together,” he said. “So we have looked into their requests seriously.”

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Shorter wait for BTO flats on the horizon: Lawrence Wong

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SINGAPORE — Young couples will soon be able to move into their new homes quicker, as the Government is looking to shorten the wait for public housing.

When implemented, the move will see the waiting period for Build-To-Order (BTO) flats dip to two to three years, from the current three to four years, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong last week.

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