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HDB resale prices rise for third straight month in September: SRX

Prices of Housing Board (HDB) resale flats increased for the third consecutive month in September, with demand remaining elevated after the nearly two-month-long circuit breaker period. HDB resale prices rose by 0.8 per cent in September compared with August, and was 3.1 per cent higher than the previous year. However, they are still 11.4 per cent lower than their peak in April 2013. In all, 2,489...

HDB to get powers to seize flats if misleading statements on transfer of flat ownership are made

Flat owners may have their flats seized by the Housing Board (HDB) if they intentionally make misleading or false statements when transferring flat ownership, following changes to a law that Parliament passed on Tuesday (Oct 6). Currently, such compulsory acquisition is allowed only when flat owners deliberately make a misleading or false statements for the purchase of flats, and not for the transfer of...

HDB resale prices rise 1.4% in third quarter

Resale prices in the public housing market rose 1.4 per cent in the third quarter, according to flash estimates released by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). This comes after prices inched up 0.3 per cent in the second quarter and held steady in the first quarter. The resale price index, which provides information on the general price movements in the resale public housing market, rose from...

HDB further extends suspension of late payment charges on mortgage arrears

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will further extend the suspension of late payment charges on HDB mortgage arrears to Mar 31 next year, to help cushion the impact of COVID-19, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee on Thursday (Oct 1). HDB suspended late payment charges on mortgage arrears for three months in April, then extended it to Sep 30. In a Facebook post, Mr Lee said that...

HDB launches more than 7,800 BTO flats, including first batch near Tengah car-free town centre

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said on Wednesday (Aug 12) it has launched more than 7,800 new flats for sale, including the first batch of units near Singapore's first car-free town centre in Tengah. A total of 7,862 flats are available in the August Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise, which includes units held over from the May sales exercise after it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 "circuit...

HDB resale transactions plunge 41.9% in Q2 amid COVID-19 circuit breaker; prices inch up

The number of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats sold in the resale market in the second quarter plunged 41.9 per cent amid the COVID-19 "circuit breaker" period. Official figures released on Friday (Jul 24) showed a total of 3,426 flats were sold from April to June, falling from the 5,893 sold in the first quarter. On a year-on-year basis, the number of transactions was down 45.4 per cent,...

Some BTO flats may be delayed up to nine months: HDB

Retail sales assistant Joyce Loh and her husband were supposed to get the keys to their new Build-To-Order (BTO) flat in Bukit Batok last month but will now have to wait till the start of next year. Their block in West Plains @ Bukit Batok is one of several in BTO projects facing a longer delay of up to nine months, in a revision of an earlier estimation of six months, the Housing Board (HDB) told The...

HDB resale prices rise 0.2% in Q2, after holding steady in Q1

Resale prices in the public housing market inched up 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2020, after holding steady in the first quarter amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This contrasts with two consecutive quarters of decline in prices in the private property sector. The resale price index for public housing was 131.8, up from 131.5 in the first quarter, according to a flash estimate released by the...

HDB resale volume dips to 30-year-low but prices edge up

Housing Board flat resale volumes tumbled still further last month, following the already record low number of flats resold in April and dropping to levels not seen in the last thirty years, real estate portal SRX figures showed on Thursday. Just 364 flats changed hands in May, a 13.9 decrease from the 423 resold in April. Both figures logged during the circuit breaker months were lower than the...

HDB to launch 7,800 BTO flats in August sales exercise, services and construction activities to resume

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will offer about 7,800 flats in its Build-To-Order (BTO) August 2020 sales exercise, it said in a press release on Friday (May 29), as Singapore readied itself to exit the COVID-19 "circuit breaker" period. The BTO exercise originally scheduled for launch in May will be combined with the August exercise. HDB added it would also be gradually resuming its...

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