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All eyes on CPF loan rule tweaks, new private launches

Changes likely to rules for buyers of older resale flats; and big crop of new private homes set to hit market

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After this year's smorgasbord of housing policy surprises, observers are looking out for how developers will pace new private launches next year and adjust their land tender pricing in the wake of the cooling measures and the revised guidelines for minimum average unit size.

Apart from possible redevelopment plans, many will be looking at how the Government will make adjustments to Central Provident Fund (CPF) loan rules on the purchase of older Housing Board resale flats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 20, 2018, with the headline All eyes on CPF loan rule tweaks, new private launches. Subscribe