More first-time HDB flat buyers to get higher grants; income ceiling for eligible buyers raised

Several policy changes to help young home buyers get their first homes have been rolled out in recent years.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE - From Wednesday (Sept 11), more first-time buyers will get higher grants and more flexibility to choose the size of their flat and where it is located. The income ceiling for eligible buyers … Continue reading More first-time HDB flat buyers to get higher grants; income ceiling for eligible buyers raised

UOL previews Avenue South Residence with prices from $858,000

The 99-year leasehold Avenue South Residence comprises 1,074 residential units and close to 10,000 sq ft of commercial facilities, including F&B outlets and a childcare centre (Credit: UOL Group) Singapore-listed property firm UOL Group is releasing 300 units at the 99-year leasehold Avenue South Residence at its preview on Aug 30. With 1,074 residential units and … Continue reading UOL previews Avenue South Residence with prices from $858,000

Two luxury residential towers coming up next to former Zouk site

An artist's impression of the upcoming luxury residential project Riviere. The development, expected to be completed by 2023, features 455 units in two 36-storey towers by the Singapore River.PHOTO: FRASERS PROPERTY A pair of 36-storey luxury residential towers will be built adjacent to the site of former nightclub Zouk. Riviere, by Frasers Property Singapore, will … Continue reading Two luxury residential towers coming up next to former Zouk site

Two new MRT stations for North-South Line; extended rail system may link Woodlands to Marina East

The Land Transport Master Plan 2040 aims to keep travel time under 45 minutes by building two new MRT stations along the North-South Line, among other enhancements. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG Two MRT stations will open in Sungei Kadut and Brickland to serve Singapore's north-west by the mid-2030s, part of an extended rail system that may … Continue reading Two new MRT stations for North-South Line; extended rail system may link Woodlands to Marina East

Familiar places made new, greener under URA’s Draft Master Plan

SINGAPORE: Places that Singaporeans find familiar such as Orchard Road, mature towns and major recreational corridors will be rejuvenated, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Wednesday (Mar 27). The areas to be rejuvenated include mature towns such as Farrer Park and Dakota Crescent, and recreational corridors like the Civic District and the Rail Corridor, according … Continue reading Familiar places made new, greener under URA’s Draft Master Plan

Changes soon to CPF loan rules on buying older flats

Changes to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) loan rules on the purchase of older Housing Board resale flats will be announced soon for implementation in May this year, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday. At issue is the restriction on using CPF to buy flats with less than 60 years of lease remaining. About … Continue reading Changes soon to CPF loan rules on buying older flats

More flats sold in 2018, with 71 going for $1m and above

The majority of such million-dollar flats are non-standard ones such as DBSS flats like The Peak in Toa Payoh, the CBD-located estate of Pinnacle@Duxton (pictured), or rare terrace houses in Jalan Bahagia or Stirling Road.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG More Housing Board flats changed hands last year, with a record 71 flats sold for $1 … Continue reading More flats sold in 2018, with 71 going for $1m and above