HDB to raise supply of new flats to record high
The Housing & Development Board HDB launched 7,055 flats for sale on Thursday - under the joint Build-to-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) Exercises in both non-mature and mature towns.
The HDB said in a statement on Thursday morning that it will also introduce a new opt-in scheme for the sanitary fittings in bathrooms. This, it hopes, will provide greater flexibility to home buyers and to minimise wastage in renovations.
The board will also pilot an "open kitchen" concept for flats at Teck Ghee Parkview, where buyers will be given a choice to opt for a partition wall between the living and dining area, and the kitchen to better suit their needs.
Here's a look at the prices for the BTO flats. First-timer households may make use of the various housing grants to help them own a new flat. With the grants, young couples buying their first homes will be able to buy a 4-room flat from as low as $219,000.