Singapore Property News This Week #118

Residential BTO flat grant extensions for lower and middle-income households The government will be extending a variety of grants for lower and middle-income households to allow them to pay off their flats in 25 instead of 30 years. The Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) for lower and lower-middle-income first-timers will be extended from two-room and…

Singapore Property News This Week #95

Residential HDB explores possible measures to ensure affordability of flats To ensure that flats remain affordable, the government is considering possible measures such as reinstating the old policy where public flats can be sold only back to HDB, increasing the minimum occupation period and shortening leases. MND will also be looking into bring prices of…

Singapore Property News This Week #64

Residential Khaw cautions against buying beyond means Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan advises against buying homes against financial means and taking up loans with 50-year loan terms. He also noted that first-timers are more successful in their BTO applications for flats in non-mature estates and that second-timers can also rely on the government…

Four DBSS projects to watch in 2011

The following article is by the folks at H88.com.sg, a property news and classifieds site. Our obsession with lists compelled us to put together this piece, which we hope might help some of you in your hunt to find the perfect DBSS flat as your first home. Following The Peak @ Toa Payoh (2009), four…