HDB home buyers don't want public rental blocks in vicinity: Study

A Housing Board rental block in Beo Crescent. A study has found that home owners regard their neighbours' socio-economic status as a more important consideration than even race and nationality when deciding where they want to live. Only price and loc
A Housing Board rental block in Beo Crescent. A study has found that home owners regard their neighbours' socio-economic status as a more important consideration than even race and nationality when deciding where they want to live. Only price and location rank higher in importance.ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN

Price and location are top of the list when potential home owners decide to buy Housing Board flats.

No. 3 on the list is to be far away from HDB public rental blocks, a study has found.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 22, 2020, with the headline 'HDB home buyers don't want public rental blocks in vicinity: Study'. Subscribe