Recently, Singapore's Minister for National Development Desmond Lee revealed the good news that Singapore will build more public housing units with shorter application time in order to ease the anxiety of HDB applications.
The story started with a conference called "Forward Singapore".
Desmond Lee has long found that the application rate for public housing in Singapore is extremely high and competition is fierce, not only for young couples who feel anxious about applying for housing, but also for other groups who need their own homes.
Desmond Lee told the audience at the Forward Singapore conference that the BTO program is an important measure to ease the anxiety of applicants.
To this end, Singapore will launch the BTO HDB sales in November, offering 9,540 units of housing with a variety of flat types built to meet the needs of various groups of people.
BTO means Build-to-Order, and BTO HDB flats are usually sold before they are built, and it takes 2.5 to 4 years to build them after eligible buyers reserve them.
However, this time, the BTO HDB flats are expected to take 3 years and 4 months. Desmond Lee said at the meeting that if the demand for housing continues to be high, the Singapore government will not rule out the possibility of launching 100,000 HDB flats by 2025.
In short, having a house to live in Singapore is not a problem.
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For those who are familiar with Singapore, you know that HDB flats are a form of welfare housing introduced by the Singapore government.
As the main mode of housing for Singaporeans, statistics say that 80% of the people in Singapore choose to live in HDB flats.
When it comes to buying a HDB flat, the Singapore government provides various subsidies including EHG (Enhanced CPF Housing Grant), PHG (Proximity Housing Grant) and FG (Family Grant).
For example, for the purchase of a new BTO HDB flat, you can receive an EHG subsidy of a minimum of S$5,000 and a maximum of S$8,000; for the purchase of a second-hand HDB flat, you can stack up to three subsidies of a minimum of S$65,000 and a maximum of S$160,000.
It is because of the various incentives and favorable policies that the Singapore government has stricter requirements for the purchase and sale and subletting of HDB flats.