Condo rents rise 0.5% in June, HDB rents fall 0.6%: SRX Property

SINGAPORE – Private residential and HDB reversed course last month, according to SRX Property flash estimates released on Wednesday (July 12).

Rents of condominiums and apartments rose 0.5 per cent month-on-month in June, swinging from a revised 0.6 per cent decline in May, though the number of units leased dropped

After a sustained slide last year, private rents have fluctuated monthly this year. But after June’s increase they are now down just 0.3 per cent to date this year. They are still 19.1 per cent off their peaks in January 2013.

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‘No housing benefits if unwed parent adopts child’

 

Ms Tan (not her real name) started the adoption process for her two-year-old daughter last August. They now live with Ms Tan’s parents in her brother’s marital home. Once the adoption goes through, she plans to buy a built-to-order flat in her and her daughter’s names. (via straitstimes.com)

Baby Bonus cash gift, too, meant only for children born to married couples, says MSF

SINGAPORE — An unwed parent will not be entitled to housing benefits even if the father or mother adopts their own child who is born out of wedlock.

And the Baby Bonus cash gift is meant only for those who have children within a marriage.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) yesterday made this clear in a letter to The Straits Times Forum page.

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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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Property Listing (20 May 2017)

Your search is over. One of these homes could be yours. Check out our new property listing.

Hedges Park Condominium, Flora Drive
3 Bedroom, 100sqm, Condo Apartment https://goo.gl/qPjdhY

632 Pasir Ris Drive 3
HDB 5Room Improved (https://goo.gl/I7v2sp)

509A Wellington Circle
HDB 5Room Improved (https://goo.gl/nQ92oe)

125 Bedok North Road
HDB 4Room New Generation (https://goo.gl/XawY04)

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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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