HDB terraced houses: Where are they, why are people buying them, and is Sers a possibility?

The Housing Board terraced houses in Whampoa estate have 50 years left on their 99-year leases.
The Housing Board terraced houses in Whampoa estate have 50 years left on their 99-year leases.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Two-storey terraces with spacious living areas and mini front porches complete with gates - these sound like private landed properties, but the Housing Board block sign gives them away.

HDB terraced houses - a rarity in Singapore's public housing - have come under the spotlight, following a record sale of a 210 sq m unit in Whampoa for $1.268 million this month, the most expensive HDB resale property to change hands so far.

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