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Upcoming BTO Launches - February 2017

According to HDB, the next BTO launch is expected to take place in February 2017. Two will be located in mature estates of Clementi and Tampines while two will be located in non mature estates of Punggol and Woodlands.

Scroll down to learn about the of each upcoming new launch and start your planning today.

BTO Launch Pricing Forecast

Even though HDB has not announced the launch prices for the upcoming BTO exercise, we can forecast an estimate price range for each property type in the respective estates based on previous exercises.

Clementi Tampines Punggol Woodlands
Forecast Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
HDB 3 Room $300,000 $350,000 $290,000 $370,000 $170,000 $210,000 $145,000 $190,000
HDB 4 Room $430,000 $560,000 $390,000 $500,000 $260,000 $340,000 $230,000 $310,000
HDB 5 Room $530,000 $670,000 - - $330,000 $420,000 - -
These forecasts take into consideration both nearby resale transaction prices and launch prices in recent BTO exercises. Adjustments account for differences in property age and location. For example, a BTO launch that is nearer to an upcoming MRT station or commercial development is likely to be more expensive than a similar home that is further to key transportation nodes and commercial activities.
Estimated Monthly Cash Payment Above CPF (by Income Level)

Based on SRX's pricing forecast, the table below compares affordability across the upcoming BTO launches.

Legend: Red means that income level may not be able to qualify for a mortgage per MAS 30% MSR Rule

Clementi Median* Monthly Cash Payment
Your Household Income $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000
HDB 3 Rooms $916 $708 $524 $339 $154 $0 $0 $0 $0
HDB 4 Rooms $1,610 $1,402 $1,218 $1,033 $848 $641 $411 $181 $0
HDB 5 Rooms $2,038 $1,831 $1,646 $1,462 $1,277 $1,070 $840 $610 $380
*Based on Clementi median pricing forecast of $325,000 for HDB 3 Rooms and $495,000 for HDB 4 Rooms and $600,000 for HDB 5 Rooms
Tampines Median* Monthly Cash Payment
Your Household Income $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000
HDB 4 Rooms $936 $729 $544 $359 $175 $0 $0 $0 $0
HDB 5 Rooms $1,405 $1,198 $1,014 $829 $644 $437 $207 $0 $0
*Based on Tampines median pricing forecast of $330,000 for HDB 4 Rooms and $445,000 for HDB 5 Rooms
Punggol Median* Monthly Cash Payment
Your Household Income $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000
HDB 3 Rooms $364 $157 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
HDB 4 Rooms $813 $606 $421 $237 $52 $0 $0 $0 $0
HDB 5 Rooms $1,120 $912 $728 $543 $358 $151 $0 $0 $0
*Based on Punggol median pricing forecast of $190,000 for HDB 3 Rooms and $300,000 for HDB 4 Rooms and $375,000 for HDB 5 Rooms
Woodlands Median* Monthly Cash Payment
Your Household Income $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000
HDB 3 Rooms $272 $65 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
HDB 4 Rooms $691 $484 $299 $114 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
*Based on Woodlands median pricing forecast of $167,500 for HDB 3 Rooms and $270,000 for HDB 4 Rooms

The figures show you an estimate of the extra monthly cash instalments you have to fork out after CPF deduction. These estimates take into account the prevailing CPF OA contributions, HDB's Additional Housing Grant (AHG) and loan interest rate.

Depending on your household income, a cash payment highlighted in red means that it may not be affordable for you to purchase that BTO.

Assumptions:

1. Buyers have sufficient savings for the 10% downpayment.

2. The monthly instalment is based on the maximum tenure of 25 years at HDB concessionary interest rate of 2.6% p.a.

3. Household income is based on two buyers, both aged 35 and below and their monthly income is not more than $6,000 each.

4. Does not take into consideration Special Housing Grant (SHG) for non-mature estates, where applicable.

Disclaimer: Calculations provided above for financing are for general reference only. StreetSine Singapore Pte Ltd accepts no liability whatsoever arising from any use of or reliance on the use of these tables.

BTO In The News
East Coast may offer 6,000 new HDB flats
19 Jan 2017
Home hunters could soon get a shot at new Housing Board flats with coveted sea views along Singapore's East Coast.
Govt defers launch of Bidadari commercial and residential site to 2017Q1
30 Dec 2016
The Government will defer the launch of a mixed commercial and residential land parcel at the upcoming Bidadari housing estate, which was scheduled for this month, to the first quarter of next year to allow the site requirements for comprehensive development to be finalised.
Rochor residents in rush to move out as 30 Dec deadline looms
29 Dec 2016
The clock is ticking for the last of the Rochor Centre residents. Just two more days for them to move out of the iconic 39-year-old rainbow-coloured blocks.
Business as usual, with 17,000 new BTO flats
28 Dec 2016
2017 looks set to become the year when policy changes in housing are being quietly set in motion behind the scenes. On the stage, however, few fireworks are expected.
Past BTO Launches
Showing past BTO launches for the past one year.
Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Ang Mo Kio Bedok Bishan Bukit Batok Bukit Merah Bukit Panjang Choa Chu Kang Clementi Geylang Hougang Jurong East Jurong West Kallang/Whampoa Marine Parade Pasir Ris Punggol Queenstown Sembawang Sengkang Serangoon Tampines Toa Payoh Woodlands Yishun
Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Ang Mo Kio Bedok Bishan Bukit Batok Bukit Merah Bukit Panjang Choa Chu Kang Clementi Geylang Hougang Jurong East Jurong West Kallang/Whampoa Marine Parade Pasir Ris Punggol Queenstown Sembawang Sengkang Serangoon Tampines Toa Payoh Woodlands Yishun
Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Ang Mo Kio Bedok Bishan Bukit Batok Bukit Merah Bukit Panjang Choa Chu Kang Clementi Geylang Hougang Jurong East Jurong West Kallang/Whampoa Marine Parade Pasir Ris Punggol Queenstown Sembawang Sengkang Serangoon Tampines Toa Payoh Woodlands Yishun
Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Ang Mo Kio Bedok Bishan Bukit Batok Bukit Merah Bukit Panjang Choa Chu Kang Clementi Geylang Hougang Jurong East Jurong West Kallang/Whampoa Marine Parade Pasir Ris Punggol Queenstown Sembawang Sengkang Serangoon Tampines Toa Payoh Woodlands Yishun
Buy a BTO
Step 1
Select Location
Select your preferred location across the BTO launch
Step 2
Check eligibility
Check your eligibility in buying a BTO here. You can also calculate your mortgage affordability for each BTO (i.e. Bidadari)
Step 3
Submit Application
Submit Application here (which will only be opened when HDB has released the submission period).
Step 4
Update status
Get updates on application status here
Step 5
Invitation to book BTO

Once application is successful, you will be invited to book the BTO flat.

Check option fee and bring required documents

Step 6
Sign Lease Agreement

Then, you will have to submit a Letter of Offer if you are obtaining a housing loan from banks.

The CPF down-payment (plus 1-3% legal and stamp fees) or cash includes:

10% for buyers taking a housing loan from HDB

20% for buyers taking a housing loan from bank

Check cost involved here

Step 7
Collect flat keys
Get updates on application status here
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FAQs
  • What is an HDB BTO?

    The acronym for Build To Order is BTO. Eligible buyers planning to buy a new HDB apartment can apply for BTO.

  • How does BTO work?

    Tender for construction will be called only if the number of applicants is at least 70% of the number of apartments in a specific contract (50% since 2011), otherwise, the project will not be built.

    Comparing with typical HDB Resale flats, the BTO flats require a waiting period of about 3-4 years. For eligible BTO flat buyers in urgent need of accommodation who are not willing to wait for about 3-4 years, they can ballot for leftover units that are reintroduced into the market, Sales of Balance flats (SBF).

  • How can I increase my chances of getting a Build-to-Order flat?

    Buyers can enjoy a much higher chance of success if they apply for BTO flats in non-mature estates, which are generally well-developed today with good transport networks and easy access to amenities.

    In fact, most first-timer applicants are able to secure a flat with-in two tries, and almost certainly on their third attempt. These flats are also more affordable and give applicants eligibility for more grants.

    It is typically buyers who apply for mature estates or through. HDB's Sale of Balance Flats exercise who are unsuccessful on multiple tries. This is because flat supply is limited and demand is high in these estates.

    Applicants with children or planning to live close to their parents can also take advantage of HDB's various priority schemes.

    For instance, married couples who are expecting a child or already have children can apply for the Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) or the Third Child Priority Scheme (TCPS).

    The PPS gives priority to first-timer married couples who are expecting or have children younger than 16 years old, by setting aside up to 30 per cent of the BTO flat supply for them.

    Families with three or more children will enjoy further priority under the TCPS, where HDB sets aside, on top of the PPS, up to an additional 5 per cent of the flat supply.

    Another scheme offered is the Married Child Priority Scheme, applicable for married children who wish to live together with or close to their parents for mutual care and support.

    Under this scheme, up to 30 per cent and 15 per cent of the BTO flat supply is set aside for first-timer and second-timer applicants, respectively. In addition, those who apply for a new pair of flats with their parents in the same BTO project can enjoy priority under the Multi-Generation Priority Scheme. - source: MND Singapore

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