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Housing Scene

July 2019

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'Housing Scene' brings you a quick round-up of HDB’s latest news, policies and initiatives. This month, we zoom in on all things related to your flat – from sleeker BTO fittings, choosing a flat at any time of the year, to checking your flat application status with just the press of a button. Stay connected with us as we deliver the newsletter directly to you every month. If you have any feedback, tell us here.


A home for every budget and need


In case you missed it: Starting June 2019, HDB has introduced a new sales mode for flat buyers, which pools unselected flats from previous Re-offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercises.

Flat buyers can now book unselected flats from  the Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) at any time of the year. You can view the online listing of available flats anytime, submit an application and select a unit as early as the next working day. A fresh supply of flats will be made available for booking twice a year – do note that online applications will be suspended for two weeks prior to each inject of new flats.


If the units in the pool of unselected ROF flats did not catch your eye, how about balloting for a Build-to-Order (BTO) flat in the upcoming sales launch? With more than 3,000 flats available at Punggol Point and Tampines North, chances are you will  be able to find a home that meets your budget and needs.

Subscribe to the HDB eAlert Service and follow our social media channels to receive first-hand updates on the upcoming sales launch.


Sleeker, more modern fittings for BTO flats


If you’re thinking of balloting for a Build-to-Order (BTO) flat, you’d be happy to know that the new BTO flats will be built with new and improved fittings.

Starting from the February 2019 Build-to-Order (BTO) sales exercise, all new BTO flats will be installed with sleeker and fittings of better finishes and quality, as part of HDB’s continuous efforts to provide quality and well-designed homes.

Some of the design features in the new flats include:

  •  A contemporary steel entrance gate with a thumb-turn knob, which caters for emergencies as it does not require a key to open from the inside
  • Larger, better quality floor tiles for the kitchen and bathrooms that are more resistant to wear and tear
  • Streamlined design for the door/ window ensemble between the kitchen and service yard, offering residents more flexibility with their kitchen layout

Learn about the other improved fittings in new HDB flats here or check out how the design and fittings of HDB flats have evolved over the years, from simple and functional, to sleek, durable and eco-friendly.



Enhanced features on SingPass Mobile


Have you recently balloted for a flat, and want a quicker way to check your application status? Now you can log in to HDB web services with a tap in the SingPass Mobile app. Simply launch your SingPass Mobile, tap on the Login Shortcut, authenticate with your fingerprint (or face recognition) and you’re in!

You can also view your important information such as HDB flat details, CPF balance and passport details at a glance. Just launch the app and tap on ‘MyInfo Profile’.

For details, visit https://www.SingPassMobile.sg/.

Guess the HDB Officer!


Did you know that HDB hosts foreign dignitaries regularly, and we play an active role in encouraging volunteerism in the heartlands? Or that we are working on developing our very own “brain”?

Yes, HDB is more than planning towns, building and selling flats. Learn about the wide range of work by checking out our new “Guess the HDB Officer” series on our Facebook page. If this interests you, follow our social media channels today for more trivia, and discover what makes HDB a unique public housing agency.







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