By Romesh Navaratnarajah: As part of its plan to deliver 25,000 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats this year, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 4,191 new flats across seven housing estates.
The units will be spread across two non-mature towns – Choa Chu Kang and Punggol as well as the three mature estates of Bukit Merah, Geylang and Clementi.
Ranging from two- to five-bedroom units and studio apartments, the new batch of BTO projects are Keat Hong Axis, Punggol Opal (pictured), Waterway Cascadia, Clementi Gateway, Depot Heights, Telok Blangah Ridgeview, and GreenTops @ Sims Place.
Excluding studio apartments, at least 85 and 95 percent of the BTO supply in non-mature and mature towns respectively will be set aside for eligible first-time buyers who may use housing grants to improve their chances of owning a new flat.
Applications for the new BTOs will end on Monday, 6 August.
Meanwhile, HDB is expected to launch another 3,700 units in September which will be located in Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Kallang Whampoa, Tampines and Woodlands.
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