BTO launch: Kallang/Whampoa, Bidadari flats most well-liked

The biggest unveiling of Build-To-Order flats this coming year drew into a close prior to midnight, with four-room apartments in Kallang/Whampoa and Bidadari posting the best demand.

By 5pm this morning, there were practically 11 seekers vying for each and every of the 158 four-room sections in the Kallang Residences job.

Over at fresh housing residence Bidadari, which in turn comes underneath Toa Payoh town, there initially were just over half a dozen buyers looking for each of the 587 four-room apartments on offer in Woodleigh Glen and Woodleigh Village.

Four- and five-room units in Bedok were popular, exceeding three seekers gunning for each and every flat.

App rates had been generally the finest among second-timers – the applying for all their second subsidised Housing Aboard flat.

As an example, there were near 54 second-timer applicants competing for each four-room flat reserve for them in Kallang/Whampoa, approximately 25 these kinds of applicants for each and every four- and five-room product in Bedok as of 5pm yesterday.

Second-timers are generally designated a smaller portion of the flat source compared with first-timers, especially for greater flats. The portion is determined by flat type and if an residence is former or non-mature.

These second-timers are generally HDB upgraders who favor mature locations with four-room flats just right to accommodate their loved ones.

A total of 5, 128 BTO apartments were introduced last Thursday, with more than 50 % of them inside the mature locations of Bedok, Bidadari and Kallang/Whampoa. The 2, 194 units happen to be in the non-mature estate of Punggol.

Two- and three-room flats in Punggol found the stiffest competition by 5pm this morning, with more than two applicants for each and every unit.

Most notable were hacer Ramlee Abdul Rahim, 43, and his spouse, Madam Kamsina Hussin, fifty four. The few, who at present live with Mister Ramlee’s mom in Joo Chiat, happen to be eyeing a two-room smooth in Punggol.

“It’s by the river and very nice. It may be far away but as long as we have our own smooth, we may mind, ” said Mr Ramlee.

Airline flight stewardess Joey Lim, 25, and her fiance, lender officer Jonathan Tan, 27, are among those trying to get a four-room flat in Bidadari.

“We like its central location and the layout and artist’s impression look good, ” said Ms Lim.

Mature estates also proved the most popular in a concurrent Sale of Balance Flats exercise, which had five, 008 balance flats up for grabs.

The five-room flats in Clementi, Queenstown and Ang Mo Kio saw more than 30 candidates vying for each flat.