HDB Launches May 2013 SOBF Exercise & Eight BTO Projects 30 May – 5 Jun 2013

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Starts30 May 2013 (Thu)Ends5 Jun 2013 (Wed)
Location HDB

HDB has launched 8,000 flats for sale under the joint Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise.

Three new housing measures announced during the 2013 Committee of Supply debate to help first-timers, second-timers, divorcees, and the elderly will also take effect from this sales exercise.

Extension of Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) to Expectant Mothers

Under the existing Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS), HDB sets aside 30% and 50% of the flat supply under BTO and SBF exercises, respectively, for first-timers who are married with a citizen child below 16 years old.

To help more first-timers buy a flat earlier, HDB will extend the PPS to married first-timers who are expecting a child.

Doubling the Quota of 2- and 3-room BTO Flats for Second-Timers

To help second-timers who are rightsizing, HDB will double the quota of 2-room and 3-room BTO flats for second-timers in non-mature estates from 15% to 30%.

Out of the 30% quota, 5% will be set aside for second-timer applicants who are divorced/widowed with children below 16 years old under the Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers (Divorced/Widowed Parents) (ASSIST).

Greater Support for Elderly to Right-Size their Home

HDB will reserve 50% of the Studio Apartment (SA) supply in BTO and SBF exercises for eligible elderly applicants under the Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).

This will provide greater assurance of success for elderly who want to right-size to an SA near their current flat or private property, or near their married children.

BTO Exercise Offering 4,900 Flats

HDB will offer 4,900 BTO flats over eight projects in five non-mature towns, namely Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Sembawang, and Woodlands.

First-timers will enjoy priority flat allocation with at least 85% (for 4-room and 5-room) and 70% (for 2-room and 3-room) of the BTO flat supply set aside for them. Out of the quota for first-timers, 30% will be set aside for applicants eligible for PPS. Out of the 30% second-timer quota for 2-room and 3-room BTO flats, 5% will be allocated to divorcees or widows with children below 16 years old.

The Multi-Generation Priority Scheme1 (MGPS) for parents and married children to apply jointly for flats in the same BTO project will be available to those applying for flats at EastBrook @ Canberra and Spring Haven @ Jurong. In addition, 50% of the SAs in Golden Mint will be set aside for eligible elderly flat applicants under the SAPS.

The Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS) encourages families to live close to each other in BTO projects where Studio Apartments (SA) or 2-room flats are integrated with other flat types. Up to 15% of the SA or 2-room flat supply in the project (minimum of 20 units) and the corresponding number of 2-room and bigger flats are set aside for offer to MGPS applicants.

Under the MGPS, parents applying for an SA or 2-room flat must submit a joint application with their married child applying for a 2-room or bigger flat. They will have the opportunity of choosing flats on the same floor or elsewhere in the same project, from the pool of pre-identified flats.

Eligible first-timer households can enjoy up to $60,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant ($40,000) and Special CPF Housing Grant ($20,000). With these grants, 2-room, 3-room and 4-room flats will be priced from as low as $22,000, $98,000, and $208,000 respectively (Table 1).

Details of the BTO flats offered and resale comparables can be found in Annex A1 (PDF 1747KB).

May 2013 BTO Prices

ProjectFlat TypeSelling Price (excluding Grants)Selling Price
(including Grants)
Non-Mature Towns/Estates
EastBrook @ Canberra2-roomFrom $82,000From $22,000
3-roomFrom $138,000From $103,000
EastBrook @ Canberra, EastWave @ Canberra
& EastBank @ Canberra (JPG 526KB)
4-roomFrom $225,000From $210,000
EastWave @ Canberra &
EastBank @ Canberra
5-roomFrom $314,000From $304,000
Golden MinStudio ApartmentFrom $76,000
Hougang Crimson3-roomFrom $171,000From $136,000
4-roomFrom $268,000From $253,000
Keat Hong Crest3-roomFrom $140,000From $105,000
4-roomFrom $240,000From $225,000
5-roomFrom $308,000From $298,000
Spring Haven @ Jurong2-roomFrom $94,000From $34,000
3-roomFrom $160,000From $125,000
4-roomFrom $260,000From $245,000
Woodlands Pasture I & II3-roomFrom $133,000From $98,000
4-roomFrom $223,000From $208,000
5-roomFrom $276,000From $266,000

Notes:

  • For 2-room flats, assumed Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) of $40,000 and Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) of $20,000.
  • For 3-room flats, assumed AHG of $30,000 and SHG of $5,000.
  • For 4-room flats, assumed AHG of $15,000.
  • For 5-room flats, assumed AHG of $10,000.
  • SHG is applicable only to 2-room and 3-room standard flats in non-mature estates.
  • Actual Grant amounts vary based on income and choice of flat. Read more on various CPF Housing Grants Available.
  • Studio Apartments (SAs) are sold on a 30-year lease, beginning from the date of key collection. Prices are inclusive of the elderly-friendly fittings/finishes. 50% of the SAs will be set aside for eligible elderly flat applicants if they apply for an SA in the same town as their current property, or to stay near/with their parents/married child under Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).
  • 2-/3-/4-/5-room flats are sold on a 99-year lease.

May 2013 BTO Flat Supply and Pricing Details

Housing Development
(Contract)
Flat TypeFloor Area (sqm)Internal
Floor
Area
(sqm)
No. of unitsIndicative
Price Range ($)
Non-Mature Towns/Estates
EastBrook @ Canberra
(Standard Flats)
2-room4745140$82,000 – $105,000
3-room67 – 6865263$138,000 – $172,000
EastBank @ Canberra
EastBrook @ Canberra
&
EastWave @ Canberra
(Standard Flats)
4-room93901,199$225,000 – $304,000
EastBank @ Canberra
&
EastWave @ Canberra
(Standard Flats)
5-room113110514$314,000 – $381,000
Golden Mint
(Standard Flats)
Studio
Apartment
3735146$76,000 – $84,000
4645146$96,000 – $103,000
Hougang Crimson
(Standard Flats)
3-room6765104$171,000 – $205,000
4-room92 – 9390210$268,000 – $335,000
Keat Hong Crest
(Standard Flats)
3-room6765146$140,000 – $172,000
4-room9290328$240,000 – $288,000
5-room113110208$308,000 – $372,000
Spring Haven
@ Jurong
(Standard Flats)
2-room474590$94,000 – $123,000
3-room6865150$160,000 – $200,000
4-room9390238$260,000 – $320,000
Woodlands Pasture I & II (Standard Flats)3-room6865156$133,000 – $168,000
4-room9390509$223,000 – $288,000
5-room113110353$276,000 – $351,000

Note:

  • Floor area refers to the estimated area of the whole apartment, inclusive of the area of air-conditioner ledge.
  • Internal floor area refers to the estimated area of the apartment computed based on the centre line of the apartment wall.
  • The indicative prices do not include the cost of optional components. Actual selling prices will vary according to the attributes of the individual units at the time of selection.
  • Studio Apartments (SAs) are sold on a 30-year lease, beginning from the date of key collection. Prices are inclusive of the elderly-friendly fittings/finishes. 50% of the SAs will be set aside for eligible elderly flat
    applicants if they apply for an SA in the same town as their current property, or to stay near/with their parents/married child under Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).
  • 2-/3-/4-/5-room flats are sold on a 99-year lease.

SBF Exercise Offering 3,100 Flats

HDB will offer another 3,100 balance flats in 11 non-mature and 15 mature towns/estates under the SBF Exercise. They comprise 602 SAs, 219 2-room, 396 3-room, 1,381 4-room, 478 5-room flats and 24 Executive flats.

At least 95% of the balance flat supply (excluding SAs) will be set aside for first-timers. Of the 95% quota, 50% will be set aside for applicants eligible for PPS. 50% of the SAs will be set aside for eligible elderly applicants under SAPS.

Flats offered under the SBF exercise come in a wide range of flat types, locations and selling prices (Table 2). About 28% are already completed and ready for occupation, while the remaining 72% are still under construction. Pricing details and applicable ethnic quotas of the SBF flats are in Annex A2 (PDF 321KB).

Summary of May 2013 SBF Prices

Flat TypeSelling Price(excluding Grants)Selling Price(inclusive of Grants)
Non-Mature Towns/Estates
Studio ApartmentFrom $72,000
3-RoomFrom $148,000From $113,000
4-RoomFrom $235,000From $220,000
5-RoomFrom $308,000From $298,000
Executive FlatFrom $420,000
Mature Towns/Estates
Studio ApartmentFrom $86,000
2-RoomFrom $145,000From $105,000
3-RoomFrom $190,000From $160,000
4-RoomFrom $290,000From $275,000
5-RoomFrom $403,000From $393,000
Executive FlatFrom $535,000

Notes:

  • For 2-room flats, assumed Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) of $40,000 and Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) of $20,000.
  • For 3-room flats, assumed AHG of $30,000 and SHG of $5,000.
  • For 4-room flats, assumed AHG of $15,000.
  • For 5-room flats, assumed AHG of $10,000
  • SHG is applicable only to 2-room and 3-room standard flats in non-mature estates.
  • Actual Grant amounts vary based on income and choice of flat. Read more on various CPF Housing Grants Available.
  • Studio Apartments (SAs) are sold on a 30-year lease, beginning from the date of key collection. Prices are inclusive of the elderly-friendly fittings/finishes. 50% of the SAs will be set aside for eligible elderly flat applicants if they apply for an SA in the same town as their current property, or to stay near/with their parents/married child under Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).
  • Please refer to esales.hdb.gov.sg to check the lease commencement date of each block.

May 2013 SBF Prices

ProjectFlat TypeSelling Price
(excluding
Grants)
Selling Price
(inclusive of
Grants)
Non-Mature Towns/Estates
Bukit BatokStudio ApartmentFrom $99,000
3-roomFrom $236,000From $201,000
4-roomFrom $264,000From $249,000
5-room (1 unit)$616,000$606,000
Bukit PanjangStudio ApartmentFrom $80,000
3-roomFrom $148,000From $113,000
4-roomFrom $243,000From $228,000
5-roomFrom $321,000From $311,000
ExecutiveFrom $420,000
Choa Chu KangStudio ApartmentFrom $80,000
3-roomFrom $200,000From $165,000
4-roomFrom $246,000From $231,000
5-roomFrom $316,000From $306,000
Executive (1 unit)$435,000
HougangStudio ApartmentFrom $82,000
3-roomFrom $180,000From $145,000
4-roomFrom $286,000From $271,000
5-roomFrom $369,000From $359,000
Executive (1 unit)$560,000
Jurong EastStudio ApartmentFrom $125,000
3-roomFrom $228,000From $193,000
4-roomFrom $235,000From $220,000
Jurong WestStudio ApartmentFrom $88,000
3-roomFrom $164,000From $129,000
4-roomFrom $289,000From $274,000
5-roomFrom $349,000From $339,000
Executive (1 unit)$430,000
PunggolStudio ApartmentFrom $88,000
3-roomFrom $183,000From $148,000
4-roomFrom $281,000From $266,000
5-roomFrom $363,000From $353,000
ExecutiveFrom $575,000
Sembawang3-roomFrom $176,000From $141,000
4-roomFrom $278,000From $263,000
SengkangStudio ApartmentFrom $82,000
3-roomFrom $165,000From $130,000
4-roomFrom $240,000From $225,000
5-roomFrom $308,000From $298,000
ExecutiveFrom $550,000
WoodlandsStudio ApartmentFrom $72,000
3-roomFrom $179,000From $144,000
4-roomFrom $256,000From $241,000
5-roomFrom $341,000From $331,000
Executive (1 unit)$478,000
YishunStudio ApartmentFrom $78,000
3-roomFrom $188,000From $153,000
4-roomFrom $248,000From $233,000
5-roomFrom $315,000From $305,000
Executive (1 unit)$545,000
Mature Towns/Estates
Ang Mo KioStudio ApartmentFrom $105,000
3-roomFrom $239,000From $209,000
4-roomFrom $337,000From $322,000
5-roomFrom $465,000From $455,000
BedokStudio ApartmentFrom $98,000
3-roomFrom $227,000From $197,000
4-roomFrom $424,000From $409,000
5-room (1 unit)$626,000$616,000
ExecutiveFrom $595,000
BishanStudio ApartmentFrom $101,000
4-roomFrom $349,000From $334,000
5-roomFrom $544,000From $534,000
Executive (1 unit)$680,000
Bukit MerahStudio ApartmentFrom $110,000
2-roomFrom $238,000From $198,000
3-roomFrom $236,000From $206,000
4-roomFrom $485,000From $470,000
5-roomFrom $581,000From $571,000
Bukit TimahStudio ApartmentFrom $108,000
5-room (1 unit)$659,000$649,000
Central2-room (1 unit)$197,000$157,000
S1 (1 unit)$609,000$594,000
S2 (1 unit)$769,000$759,000
Clementi2-roomFrom $210,000From $170,000
3-roomFrom $235,000From $205,000
4-roomFrom $352,000From $337,000
5-roomFrom $518,000From $508,000
Geylang2-room (1 unit)$196,000$156,000
3-roomFrom $190,000From $160,000
4-roomFrom $294,000From $279,000
5-roomFrom $496,000From $486,000
Executive (1 unit)$686,000
Kallang Whampoa3-roomFrom $221,000From $191,000
4-roomFrom $404,000From $389,000
5-roomFrom $629,000From $619,000
Executive (1 unit)$666,000
Marine Parade3-roomFrom $289,000From $259,000
Pasir RisStudio ApartmentFrom $86,000
2-roomFrom $145,000From $105,000
3-roomFrom $215,000From $185,000
4-roomFrom $326,000From $311,000
5-roomFrom $416,000From $406,000
Executive (1 unit)$584,000
QueenstownStudio ApartmentFrom $130,000
2-roomFrom $233,000From $193,000
3-roomFrom $266,000From $236,000
4-roomFrom $449,000From $434,000
5-roomFrom $651,000From $641,000
Executive (1 unit)$760,000
Serangoon3-roomFrom $217,000From $187,000
4-room(1 unit)$329,000$314,000
TampinesStudio ApartmentFrom $90,000
2-roomFrom $150,000From $110,000
3-roomFrom $221,000From $191,000
4-roomFrom $290,000From $275,000
5-roomFrom $403,000From $393,000
ExecutiveFrom $535,000
Toa PayohStudio ApartmentFrom $95,000
2-room (1 unit)$212,000$172,000
3-roomFrom $199,000From $169,000
4-roomFrom $299,000From $284,000
5-room (1 unit)$719,000$709,000

Note:

  • For 2-room flats, assumed Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) of $40,000 and Special CPF Housing Grant
    (SHG) of $20,000.
  • For 3-room flats, assumed AHG of $30,000 and SHG of $5,000.
  • For 4-room flats, assumed AHG of $15,000.
  • For 5-room flats, assumed AHG of $10,000
  • SHG applicable only to 2-room & 3-room Standard flats in the non-mature estates.
  • Actual Grant amount will vary based on income and choice of flat.
  • Studio Apartments (SAs) are sold on a 30-year lease, beginning from the date of key collection. Prices are inclusive of the elderly-friendly fittings/finishes. 50% of the SAs will be set aside for eligible elderly flat applicants if they apply for an SA in the same town as their current property, or to stay near/with their parents/married child under Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).
  • Please refer to esales.hdb.gov.sg to check the lease commencement date of each block.

Advice for Flat Buyers

Applicants are strongly advised to apply for a BTO flat in non-mature towns/ estates to enjoy a higher chance of success in securing a flat. While SBF flats have a shorter waiting time to completion, the number of units in each town is small and is likely to attract high application rates.

Regular updates on the number of applications submitted for the various flat types/towns/estates will be published on the HDB InfoWEB. Applicants are advised to check for updates before submitting their application.

Application for May 2013 Sales Exercises

Applications for new flats launched in the May 2013 BTO and SBF Exercises can be submitted online from today, 30 May 2013 (Thursday) to 5 Jun 2013 (Wednesday). Applicants can apply for only one flat type/category in one town under either the BTO or SBF Exercise.

More details on the application procedures can be found in Annex B (PDF 89KB).

For enquiries, the public can:

  • Log on to esales.hdb.gov.sg; or
  • E-mail hdbsales@hdb.gov.sg; or
  • Visit the HDB Sales Office to speak with our Customer Relations Executives during office hours (Mon to Fri 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 1 pm).

Next BTO Launch in July 2013

In July 2013, HDB will offer about 3,800 BTO flats in Bukit Merah, Sengkang, and Yishun. More information on the flats to be offered under the July 2013 BTO Exercise is available on the HDB InfoWEB.

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