More couples apply for flats before marriage
Supply is up and waiting time down but prices are a concern
More couples are walking into the Housing Board's headquarters to apply for a flat together before walking down the aisle.
There were 19,600 applications for new flats last year, a big rise from the 13,640 in 2011 and 12,202 in 2010.
Close to 10,000 couples have already applied to buy a home in this year's four sales launches to date, new HDB figures show.
Under its Fiance-Fiancee Scheme, young couples "who are ready to commit to marriage" can apply for a new flat before they do so. The median age of these applicants has been 27 since 2010.