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$600,000 HDB BTO FLATS PRICED OUT OF REACH OF AVERAGE S'POREANS?

Do not underestimate the true significance of the current pricing of the flats in bidadari and geylang in the latest bto intake exercise. Public housing flats shouldn't be priced so out of reach for citizens to apply. In this latest bto intake the lowest selling point of a four room flat is at $475000 while the highest is at $604000. Just the initial cpf ten percent down payment will be $47500 to $60400. Even if both husband and wife each earn $4000 per month with a combined household income of $8000 they will still not be able to afford paying for their flats in full using cpf alone.

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UNPRECEDENTED HIGH NUMBER OF BALANCE FLATS OFFERED BY HDB

Interesting to note that among the mature estates close to the city centre, Queenstown offered with 523 sale of balance units, and Kallang/Whampoa have 263 units. These numbers are staggering, as they are quite comparable to sales of the BTOs themselves. The question is, why are there so many SBF units still available, and the numbers quite high in mature estates. Typically, units in mature estates are snapped up quite fast.

Is it because the prices are getting too high for young families to actually purchase a house? The original aim of the HDB was to provide a roof for all families in Singapore with affordable housing. How then can a BTO costing $300k at least is called affordable? When the $300k for the BTO is only for a three room flat?

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HDB FORCING SINGLE MUM & KIDS TO WORK TO MEET PAYMENT DEMANDS

I am a single mum of a dropout kid who has to work alongside me as HDB refuses to grant our 3 room flat at Greenview if we're unable to meet their changing demands. I'm already working 2 jobs with high blood pressure and only having 3 hours of sleep daily just to ensure I have a roof over my head.

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SDP PROPOSES TO RESTRICT RESALE OF HDB FLAT TO BRING DOWN HOME PRICES

Singaporeans have been concerned about the recent announcement by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong that the value of older HDB flats will decline and, eventually, be worth nothing at the end of their 99-year lease. To overcome this problem, the SDP has proposed the Non-Open Market (NOM) scheme for flats. Under this scheme, HDB will base flat prices solely on labour, materials and administrative costs. They will not contain a land cost component as State land does not cost the government any money.

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PASIR RIS HDB WINDOW FALLING APART, OWNER REFUSED TO GET IT REPAIRED DESPITE WARNING

I would like to complain about an irresponsible person whose house window is in a broken and falling state opposite my blk in Pasir Ris (Block 104) .. after I saw that I tried to call to call the town council to report butt as today is half day the office closed. Then I go straight to the house and inform the owner about the broken window and he just said I Check it and just close the door like he is not responsible for anything..

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LEE BEE WAH ABLE TO MOVE FIRE ESCAPE ROUTE TO SERVE HER RESIDENTS BETTER

That Lee Bee Wah was so proud of her little achievement, that she had to post an announcement on her Facebook page yesterday, to remind everyone less they forget that she had managed to get HDB and LTA to link the incomplete walkway from a HDB flat in Khatib to the MRT station.

Maybe she wants us all to clap for her. After all, without her help, the incomplete walkway would have remeined incomplete, right? The shelter had stopped short about 10m from the station, and previous reason given was that the area was a designated fire escape route.

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HDB 99 YEAR LEASE TIME BOMB COULD CAUSE PROPERTY MARKET COLLAPSE

At least TWO PAP Ministers (Khaw Boon Wan & Lawrence Wong) have confirmed my point about the HDB 99 Year Lease being ZERO in value when the lease expired. This is an important critical fact that most Singaporeans have ignored for decades and despite of such reality, Singaporeans are still pumping huge amount of money willingly into HDB resale market which in turn, pushes up the new BTO HDB flats!

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HDB RESIDENT'S FLAT BURNT DOWN AFTER FRIDGE EXPLODED, IN NEED OF HELP & DONATIONS

Netizen Faizal made a call for donations on behalf of his friend who had his HDB burnt down due to an exploded home refrigerator. As a result of this tragedy, most of his household items have been destroyed in the fire and it is pending SCDF investigations. Meanwhile, HDB has reassigned them another unit nearby where they can live for the time being.

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