By : Atikah Razak
22 May 2019
HDB has just announced the start of the May 2019 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sales of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise! There are 3,485 BTO units and 3,268 SBF units across various towns and estates for you to choose from. Here are the details to help you make the right choice to suit your budget and need.
First up is Champions Green in Woodlands, which will be conveniently located next to the upcoming Woodlands South MRT station along the Thomson-East Coast Line. It will also be a few bus stops away from Woodlands Central. The development of Woodlands Regional Centre is also well under way, and it is set to be the largest economic hub in Singapore’s northern region!
Champions Green will have a roof garden and sky terrace where you can hang out with your neighbours. The development is designed with various sustainable features such as regenerative lifts and Smart Lighting in the common areas to reduce energy consumption.
Young parents will be glad to know that there are plenty of schools to choose from in the area. Innova Primary School and Singapore Sports School are just a few minutes’ walk away, while a childcare centre will be conveniently located within the development itself.
Garden Vale @ Tengah and Plantation Acres
BTO applicants can choose from 2 BTO projects in smart and sustainable Tengah in this sales exercise: Garden Vale @ Tengah and Plantation Acres.
Both developments will be near the Jurong Region Line MRT stations which will give you convenient access to other towns. An extensive network of walking and cycling paths around Tengah town also helps you get around easily without having to drive. Autonomous vehicles will be piloted in Tengah, and you can be the first to experience driverless commutes to key transport nodes and amenities.
Garden Vale @ Tengah will be located within Garden District, and residents will have access to a garden-themed farmway
Plantation Acres will be built in the same vicinity as Plantation Farmway, where residents can take up hobby farming
Those looking to stay at the city fringe, look right here!
Kempas Residences in Kallang/ Whampoa will be built right beside Boon Keng MRT, so it will be really convenient to get around. The flats will just be a short distance away from Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex, as well as Kallang Community Club—perfect for those looking to keep up an active lifestyle.
In view of the eldercare services and facilities in its vicinity, the 2-room Flexi flats at Kempas Residences are offered only to seniors (aged 55 and above) on short leases of between 15 and 45 years (in 5-year increments).
*2-room Flexi flats at Kempas Residences are offered only to seniors (aged 55 and above) on short leases of between 15 and 45 years, in five-year increments.
In addition to the BTO flats, 3,268 balance flats across various towns/ estates will be offered under the SBF exercise. To help more Singaporeans kick start their homeownership journey, a majority of these flats will be reserved for first-timer families. First-timer singles who are eligible may also apply for a 2-room Flexi flat in non-mature towns.
Grants and Priority Schemes
Eligible first-timer families can receive up to $80,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant of up to $40,000 and the Special Housing Grant of up to $40,000.
Pro tip: read more about HDB priority schemes here to better your chances at getting a flat!
Some useful tips for flat buyers:
Information on the BTO flats on offer is available on HDB InfoWEB so you can check out all the details online.
Consider applying for a BTO flat in non-mature towns to enjoy a higher chance of success in securing a flat.
You can apply for only 1 flat type/ category in 1 town.
Regular updates on the application numbers for the various flat types/ towns will be published on the HDB InfoWEB, so do check for updates before submitting your application.
Applicants are shortlisted using a computer ballot; they are not processed on a first come first served basis. So there is no need to rush to submit your application.
If you wish to take up an HDB housing loan for your flat purchase, you need to produce a valid HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) Letter when you book a flat. Do check your loan eligibility and apply for an HLE letter.
Next Sales Launch
Applications for the May Sales Launch will close on 28 May 2019.
There will be 2 sales launches coming up in August and November 2019, and here is a brief summary of the projects on offer:
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