HDB BTO Launch Aug 2018 – Should You BTO in Ulu Punggol or Siao Lang Yishun?

By Eugenia Liew (via moneysmart.sg)

Singapore — BTO shopping? You’re in luck. The August 2018 HDB BTO launch is coming and they’re in 2 of Singapore’s favourite estates – Punggol and Yishun! What a tough choice, eh? Should you go for Yishun (homeland of siao langs) or Punggol (number one killer of friendships in Singapore)?

On the face of it, the two BTO developments might not seem that different. Both are in non-mature estates and quite far from town, and prices should be about the same. But when it comes to actually buying a home and living there… things are a bit different.

Let’s deep dive into the upcoming BTO launches in two of Singapore’s dream districts.

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For Sale – 114 Lorong 3 Geylang (HDB 4-Room)

The living is easy in this impressive, generously proportioned contemporary residence with city view, located within a level stroll to the Kallang Park.

The home encompasses three spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for your needs, a warmly dining room and a kitchen to nourish your growing family. Perfect for a family, this home is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to the city, cafes and restaurants, shopping centre, and a selection of premier schools.

The 114 Lorong 3 Geylang. Welcome to your new home.

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For Sale – 403B Fernvale Lane (HDB 5-Room)

It won’t be easy to click out of holiday mode in this stylishly contemporary residence for the pleasure-seeker.

The cool, calm and sophisticated youthful edge, this home is nestled in light and comfort while creating a style as timeless as the farmway view. The calming greenery will help you dismiss your city stress.

The 403B Fernvale Lane. Welcome to your new home.

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For Sale – 218 Bedok North Street 1 (HDB 3-Room)

This immaculate HDB apartment is set amongst the well-desired neighborhood of Bedok Town Centre. You start your new life with access to lifestyle amenities including a malls, sports complex, food courts, groceries, MRT & bus interchange, schools, and places of worship.

The generously proportioned interior flows effortlessly from the luxurious living space to the homely kitchen with a surprise for growing family.

With its warm sense of community, this home provides all the elements for relaxing, comfortable and easycare living.

The 218 Bedok North Street 1. Welcome to your new home.

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Higher ABSD rates for second homes among new cooling measures

SINGAPORE: The Government announced on Thursday (Jul 5) that it is raising Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates and tightening loan-to-value (LTV) limits on residential property purchases, in an effort to “cool the property market and keep price increases in line with economic fundamentals”.

The move comes several days after official data showed that private home prices had risen to its highest point in four years in the April to June quarter, with analysts predicting that prices could soon recover to 2013 peak levels.

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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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