Young & Savvy: What to look out for when buying an HDB resale flat

Tips on how first-time buyers can be financially savvy when selecting a resale flat. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Like many couples hoping to buy our first Housing Board flat, my partner and I have given up on getting a Build-To-Order (BTO) unit.

We applied four times in 2020 and 2021 - thrice for a Sale of Balance Flat and once for a BTO - but ended up with either balloted queue numbers more than double that of the flats on offer, or no number at all.

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