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8,952 BTO and balance flats launched in largest exercise yet

Artist's impression of Yung Kuang Court. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPME
Artist's impression of Yung Kuang Court. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD  
Artist's impression of Admiralty Grove. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOA
Artist's impression of Admiralty Grove. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD  
Artist's impression of EastLawn @ Canberra. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Artist's impression of EastLawn @ Canberra. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD  
Artist's impression of Boon Lay View. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Artist's impression of Boon Lay View. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD 
Artist's impression of Boon Lay View. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Artist's impression of Boon Lay View. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD 
Artist's impression of Hougang Meadow. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOAR
Artist's impression of Hougang Meadow. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD 
Artist's impression of West Ridges at Bukit Batok. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVE
Artist's impression of West Ridges at Bukit Batok. The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Nov 26, 2013, in the largest joint Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far. -- PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Housing Development Board (HDB) announced the launch of 8,952 flats for sale on Tuesday, in the largest joint Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats exercise so far.

Of these, 4,978 are new flats in Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Sembawang and Woodlands. At least 85 per cent of 4- and 5-room flats and 70 per cent of 2- and 3-room flats are set aside for first-timers. Flats are also available for singles, multi-generational families, and the elderly.

The remaining 3,974 are flats remaining from previous launches, in 11 non-mature and 13 mature towns and estates. These are reserved for families. At least 95 per cent - excluding the 502 studio apartments available - will be set aside for first-timers.

This final launch for the year brings the total BTO flat supply in 2013 to 25,139 units, in line with the HDB's commitment to launch 25,000 such flats this year. Including balance flats and additional 2-room flats offered, the HDB put up 33,568 flats for sale this year.Click to see how the various estates have grown in the past 10 years. Growing HDB estates