By : Britina Tan
18 May 2017
The merry month of May is made all the merrier with the May 2017 Build-To-Order (BTO) cum Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise.
With 8,748 flats spread across a wide choice of towns, there is definitely a home for every budget and need! We bring you more details here.
Marsiling Grove and Woodlands Spring
Marsiling Grove (left) and Woodlands Spring (right)
The Marsiling Grove and Woodlands Spring projects are nestled in Woodlands Town. Residents can look forward to roof gardens and green roofs where they can enjoy, interact, and bond with neighbours and family. The Marsiling and Admiralty MRT stations also provide convenient access within and outside the town. There are also plenty of shopping and dining options available as Causeway Point is just a short drive away. The Woodlands Stadium and Sports Hall as well as the Sports and Swimming Complex also offer leisure options for the residents.
Flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 3Gen can be purchased from as low as $4,000 and $315,000 respectively, after housing grants.
Set among areas of lush greenery with the neighbourhood park nearby, Forest Spring@Yishun offers a peaceful, tranquil and serene environment away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. Facilities such as an eating house, a supermarket, shops, a childcare centre and a Residents’ Committee Centre will be provided within the development. For shopping and dining needs, residents can head over to the Northpoint Shopping Centre. There is also access to medical facilities at the Yishun Polyclinic and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital situated within the town.
Flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 5-room can be purchased from as low as $4,000 and $326,000 respectively, after housing grants.
Fancy living near a park? Woodleigh Hillside may be what you are looking for. Surrounded by greenery, the homes and communal spaces are set in lush surrounds. Conveniently served by the Woodleigh MRT Station and bus interchange, daily commute will be a breeze. Residents can also look forward to a new hawker centre. Facilities such as shops, a supermarket, an eating house, a childcare centre, and an elderly facility will also be provided within the development.
Flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 3Gen can be purchased from as low as $129,000 and $622,000 respectively, after housing grants.
Dakota Breeze and Pine Vista
Dakota Breeze (left) and Pine Vista (right)
Love the east? Take your pick from 2 projects in Geylang Town – Dakota Breeze and Pine Vista. Residents will be able to enjoy various facilities and amenities at the nearby Neighbourhood Centre. The roof gardens will also provide residents with a pleasantly-landscaped space to rest and relax. Both developments are served by the Dakota MRT station, and there is a variety of food choices at the Old Airport Road hawker centre which is just a stone’s throw away.
Flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 4-room can be purchased from as low as $139,000 and $484,000 respectively, after housing grants.
In addition to the BTO flats, there will also be 3,946 balance flats in 11 non-mature towns and 14 mature towns/ estates offered in this SBF exercise. Most of the flats offered under the SBF exercise are reserved for first-timer families, and eligible first-timer singles may also apply for a 2-room Flexi flat in non-mature towns.
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 under either the BTO or SBF exercise.
✓ Regular updates on the number of applications 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 at www.hdb.gov.sg/hleapply.
Eligible first-timer families can receive up to $80,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) (up to $40,000) and the SHG (up to $40,000).
Flexi Flats and Fresh Start Housing Scheme
2-room Flexi flat prices are determined after taking into account factors such as the lease tenure, and whether buyers are first-timers, second-timers, or others.
Families who are on the Fresh Start Housing Scheme can also apply for 2-room Flexi flats. The Fresh Start Housing Scheme is meant to help second-timer families with young children, who stay in public rental flats, to own a flat again.
Next Sales Launch
Applications for the May sales launch will close on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.
There will be another sales launch coming up in August 2017, with about 3,850 flats in Bukit Batok and Sengkang. Be sure to check the MyNiceHome website and follow our Facebook page for the latest updates!