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Our modes of sale are as follows:
Visit the HDB Flat Portal to find out more about the current and upcoming sales launches. Details such as flat types and pricing, will be available on the portal during the sales launch. If you wish to be notified of the sales launches, subscribe to HDB eAlert Service. You may also read our frequently asked questions on sales launches.
Applicants may be eligible for the various priority schemes to increase their chances of getting a flat. Nevertheless, to discourage repeated non-selection of flats and prioritise other applicants who are in urgent need to buy a flat, application restrictions will apply if you choose not to book a BTO or SBF flat twice when you are invited to do so. You may refer to our priority schemes section for more information.
The BTO system offers you flexibility in location and timing of your flat purchase. A BTO sales launch offers a range of flat types across a few towns.
The flat types offered are typically 2-room Flexi, 3-, 4-, 5-room flats, and 3Gen flats. You may apply for your preferred flat type and town, and balloting will be conducted to determine whether your flat application is successful.
First-timer families enjoy higher priority for BTO flats. In cases where the applicants comprise a first-timer and second-timer, the couple will be treated as a first-timer family, with the same priority benefits and privileges.
Here is an overview of the BTO process:
More new flats are allocated to first-timers as they have a more pressing need for a home.
# Subject to a minimum of 100 units for each BTO project
For second-timers, up to 15% of the public flat supply will be set aside for them. If there are more second-timers than the flat supply set aside for them, not all second-timers will be successful in their flat application, in keeping second-timers within the flat supply set aside for them.
(For BTO flats in non-mature estates)
(+1 per application after 2 unsuccessful applications)
(Additional chances + 2 first-timer chances)
An application is considered unsuccessful if the applicant is not invited to book a flat, i.e. not shortlisted to book a flat or the flats have been fully taken up before the balloted queue number is due.
There are no additional ballot chances for unsuccessful BTO applications in the mature estates as the supply is limited.
SBF sales launches give you the opportunity to apply for balance flats from earlier BTO sales launches, surplus Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) replacement flats, repurchased flats, etc.
A SBF exercise offers a wide range of flat types, locations, and prices. The flat types offered are typically 2-room Flexi, 3-, 4-, 5-room, Executive flats, and 3Gen flats. The flats are usually already under construction, near completion or completed.
There is often strong interest in SBF flats, and the chances of getting a flat is slim. For a better chance to secure a flat, please apply for a BTO flat in the non-mature estates.
First-timer families enjoy higher priority for new flats. In cases where the applicants comprise a first-timer and second-timer, the couple will be treated as a first-timer family, with the same priority benefits and privileges.
Here is an overview of the SBF process:
More flats are allocated to first-timers as they have a more pressing need for a home.
For seniors, at least 40% of the 2-room Flexi flats will be set aside for them. Within this, half will be set aside for eligible seniors under the Senior Priority Scheme (SPS). Those who are unsuccessful under the seniors quota will be included in a second round of balloting alongside non-seniors for the balance flat supply. Any unused seniors quota will be distributed among the other households.
If there are fewer than 20 units available for public application, all of the flats will be set aside for first-timer applicants. Second-timer applicants will only be invited to book a flat if there are any flats remaining after all of the first-timers have been invited to book a flat.
Additional chances are not given for SBF sales launches as the supply of these flats is limited.
The open booking of flats offers unselected flats from past SBF exercises. Flat buyers can apply online anytime and receive a queue number for flat booking on a first-come-first-served basis, and book a flat as early as the next working day, where possible.
Fresh supply of flats will be made available for open booking twice a year. To allow time for the preparation work, online applications will be suspended prior to each inject of fresh supply of flats or when all the flats are booked.
Here is an overview of the process:
Learn about applying for a new flat, the priority schemes available and Fresh Start Housing Scheme.
Prepare for the booking appointment, application of housing grants and Optional Component Scheme.
Obtain details on the downpayment, stamp and legal fees, and how downpayment may be staggered or deferred.
Read about the payment required for collection of keys to a new flat, as well as information on the Contra Payment Facility and Temporary Loan Scheme.