By : Kay Liao
14 November 2017
November brings flats galore with the November 2017 sales launch. Flat buyers can choose from 4,829 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats across 5 projects in Punggol, Sengkang, Geylang, and Tampines and 3,401 Sale of Balance (SBF) flats!
Sengkang Town will have 2 BTO projects offered for sale this time around. The flats in –
Anchorvale Village and Fernvale Glades – range from 2-room Flexi to 3Gen. All are affordably priced from as low as $10,000 and $364,000 respectively, after housing grants.
Artist’s impression of Anchorvale Village
Anchorvale Village will offer 207 flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 3-room.
View of the development site
Farmway LRT station is right at the doorstep, connecting residents to various transportation networks and amenities at the Sengkang Town Centre. These include the Sengkang MRT/ LRT station, bus interchange, Sengkang Public Library, and Compass One mall. With Kopitiam Square hawker centre, Rivervale Mall, and Rivervale Plaza all nearby, eating out is made convenient for busy households.
Farmway LRT will be located right in front of the development
The upcoming community club integrated with a polyclinic, and the Sengkang General and Community Hospitals will also serve residents in the area. The closest school to the development is Springdale Primary School, while Nan Chiau Primary School and Nan Chiau High School are near the Sengkang Town Centre.
Springdale Primary School is one of the many schools around the area
Since it is situated near Punggol Reservoir, residents can enjoy strolling and jogging along the Punggol Park Connector, or crossing the Sengkang Floating Wetlands to Sengkang Riverside Park. The tranquil park features a constructed wetland, and many walking trails for visitors to hike on and spot wildlife such as mangrove birds.
Sengkang Riverside Park’s constructed wetland is also home to many aquatic plants
Sports enthusiasts will love having the Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre and Sengkang Hockey Stadium right across the road. Anchorvale Community Club is also located with these sports facilities, offering a wide range of activities for residents to participate in.
Sengkang Sports Centre houses swimming pools, gym facilities, and indoor sports halls
Kids will love the slides at the swimming pool
Artist’s impression of Fernvale Glades
The larger of the 2 developments, Fernvale Glades, will offer 1,300 flats ranging from 2-room Flexi to 3Gen to suit different budgets and needs.
Residents can look forward to roof gardens, landscaped areas, and a Residents’ Committee Centre where they can gather and bond with their neighbours. A childcare centre and elderly facilities are also accessibly located within the development.
View of the development site from the block across the road
A 24-hour supermarket, as well as a coffee shop, are located at the HDB block across the road.
A 24-hour supermarket for all your late-night essentials
The development is only a 10-minute walk away from Fernvale LRT station and The Seletar Mall, where myriad shopping and dining options await. Residents can also visit the eateries along Jalan Kayu, serving different chows and cuisines from dim sum to prata.
Fernvale LRT station conveniently connects residents to Sengkang MRT station
The Seletar Mall also houses a cinema
Families will be pleased to know that there are several schools within walking distance or a short bus ride away from the development, including Sengkang Green Primary School, Fernvale Primary School and Pei Hwa Secondary School.
Primary schools are conveniently located within 1km of the development
Excited about the flats on offer at Sengkang? Information on the BTO flats on offer is available on HDB InfoWEB so you can check out all the details online.
Optional Component Scheme
Fernvale Glades will be built using the Prefinished Prefabricated Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method. These pre-installed finishes will reduce the renovation works required and help home buyers move into their new flats sooner. Home buyers of PPVC projects will not need to make any selection under the Optional Component Scheme (OCS).
Eligible first-timer families can receive up to $80,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant and the Special CPF Housing Grant, of up to $40,000 each.
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 short-lease 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.
Useful Tips for Flat Buyers
- 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 at www.hdb.gov.sg/hleapply.
Next Sales Launch
Applications for the November Sales Launch will close on Monday, 20 November 2017.
There will be another sales launch coming up in February 2018, with about 3,600 flats in Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Tampines and Woodlands. A concurrent Re-Offer of Balance Flats exercise will also be held then. Be sure to check the MyNiceHome website and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates!