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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HDB resale transactions jump 32.5% in Q2, despite prices remaining flat

SINGAPORE — The resale market for Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats saw a jump in the number of transactions last quarter, despite prices remaining mostly unchanged, according to figures released by HDB on Friday (Jul 28).

Resale transactions rose 32.5 per cent in the April to June period, rising from 4,530 to 6,001 transactions. Prices fell by just 0.1 per cent, with the Resale Price Index inching down from 133.9 to 133.7 in the second quarter.

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Coming Sembawang Hot Spring redevelopment draws mixed response

SINGAPORE: For Aster Lee, going to the Sembawang Hot Spring was relief of more than one kind.

Ms Lee made her first visit to the hot spring along Gambas Avenue in April together with a group of brisk walkers. It was a place that she had been keen to visit for quite a while, she said. The 62-year-old retiree said she had also been having knee aches since spraining it last December, but felt some of the pain ease after soaking her legs in the hot water.

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Two new public housing projects to be built in Toa Payoh

SINGAPORE: Two new public housing projects will be built at Caldecott and Toa Payoh East in the next five to 10 years, announced the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (Apr 22).

The two projects could yield a few thousand units, said HDB. The Caldecott housing estate, which will be about 10 hectares, will be located next to Caldecott MRT station – along the Circle Line and the future Thomson-East Coast Line – and close to the Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre.

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Woodlands to have six ‘star attractions’ under HDB renewal plan

SINGAPORE: New mega-housing projects, linkways for pedestrians and cyclists, and a larger recreational area at Marsiling – these are some of the plans residents of Woodlands can look forward to.

As part of the third batch of estates under the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Remaking Our Heartlands (ROH) programme, the Woodlands estate will be spruced up over the next five to ten years.

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Value of private homes in Bugis set to rise: Analysts

SINGAPORE — Analysts say the value of private homes in the Bugis area is set to rise, with DUO Residences – part of a massive integrated development project at Beach Road – expected to receive its temporary occupation permit (TOP) in June this year.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/value-of-private-homes-in-bugis-set-to-rise-analysts/3646288.html