Tag Archives: HDB

USING HDB LEASE BUYBACK SCHEME TO RETIRE IS A DELUSION?

Our public housing is one of the most expensive public housing in the world – measured by price to income ratio. A lot of people use a lot of their CPF for housing that may leave them with not very much CPF for retirement. “experts have warned that house prices are likely to be volatile” (In Singapore, house prices took about 14 years to recover from 1996 to 2010). So, is the HDB Lease Buyback scheme a possible solution for most retirees, when they need to retire?

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HDB & TOWN COUNCIL TO INSPECT ALL SUN BREAKERS AFTER ONE BROKE IN TAMPINES

Received a call this morning and rushed over. One side of the sun breaker broke and landed on 3rd storey breaker. We have secured the breaker with tension cords to anchor points on the rooftop, activated the crane and the engineer is doing a thorough inspection now. We will be removing this and HDB and TC will be working together to inspect the rest of the sun breakers after this, to ensure their integrity and safety.

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MOST EXPENSIVE 5-ROOM FLAT SOLD FOR $1.12 MILLION

A 5-room flat at the Pinnacle @ Duxton estate has been sold for a whopping $1.12 million on 19 Sep. This makes it the most expensive sale of a HDB flat to date and comes amidst strict cooling prices that have dragged down the prices of the private housing sector in recent years.

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SELFISH CAT FEEDERS DON’T CLEAN UP FOOD ITEMS, CAUSE ELDERLY TO FALL

I am a resident staying at Blk 743 Jurong West Street 73. Stray cats & cats feeding has always been an issue at my location for the past 5 yrs. We have wrote to HDB/ Choa chu kang Town council....informed AVA, Cat Society. Slowly all the residents were juz trying to endure the situtation as the organization were not keen to solve the issue. The feeders are very arrogant type. Plenty of times the cats has entered out 2nd floor unit. Juz leave the Dry, wet can foods, ikan bilis & fried fish on the floor juz outside the lift lobby & void decks. Senior citizens at my blk has stepped slipped & fell down few times. Today it happened to another auntie who was in her last 70s. Luckily we helped her.

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HDB TO PREGNANT SIMS DRIVE RESIDENT: EVACUATE FOR BABY’S SAFETY

After reading the terrifying experience of a pregnant Sims Drive resident who lives in the epicenter of the zika outbreak, netizen Sherynn Ellyadi who also lives in the same area shared her fears and trepidation of living in the infected area. She shared the extreme measures she had to take to protect her unborn child from the dangers of zika.

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DOG FOUND DEAD AT BOTTOM OF BLOCK – WILL NEGLIGENT OWNERS GET AWAY IT?

Please post about this incident to raise awareness. From what i read in the comments of the original post. It happened at Blk 480 Segar Road. Owner lives on 9th floor. Dog was found dead beside the rubbish collection point with blood on a wooden pallet nearby. Initially people suspect it was a case of dog abuse due to the wooden pallet with blood on it. However, some kind samaritans went down to the location and called the police. Police came and cordoned off the area. After a while (unsure how long), 2 young punksters came and claimed they are the owner of the dog and apparently the dog jumped off the kitchen window on its own as they forgot to close it. Owner claim they will collect the dog and cremate it. Probably police will close the case thereafter.

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