August BTO exercise sees strong demand for larger Ang Mo Kio and Tampines flats


Among the apartments in non-mature estates introduced, the property in Woodlands saw the highest application rates at 6.6 for two-room Flexi flats, 8.1 for three-room flats, and also 11.7 for four-room apartments. At the same time, apartments at the projects released in Choa Chu Kang saw application rates between 2.0 to 2.6, while the project in Jurong East saw application rates in between 4.1 to 6.7.

While PLH units were oversubscribed, Sun states the application rate was less than in previous PLH kick off. “Possibly the pool of customers has actually diminished considering that lots of PLH model flats have been released over the past year, and also some consumers may have currently purchased a unit in the earlier BTO exercises,” she opines.

Sun attributes the appeal of the projects in developed estates to the enough features and distance to MRT stations. “The Tampines project likewise has among the quickest completion durations, around 36 months,” she includes.

Both projects introduced under the prime place public housing (PLH) version– Havelock Hillside and also Alexandra Vale, both situated in Bukit Merah– saw application rates of 2.7 for three-room flats and 6.1 for four-room houses. An overall of 8,883 applications were gotten for the 1,651 PLH units launched.

Large flats in mature estates saw the highest applying rates. Four- as well as five-room apartments at Sun Plaza Spring in Tampines saw application rates of 22.3 as well as 26.3 for the 150 and 177 available flats, respectively. For Central Weave@AMK in Ang Mo Kio, the 398 four-room apartments registered a 12.6 application rate, while five-room and also Three-Generation (3Gen) condos completing 372 units got a 17.5 application rate.

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The August 2022 BTO exercise closed on Sept 5, with 39,136 applications for the 4,993 units introduced offer for sale. This has to do with 30% more than the about 27,000 applications collected throughout the May BTO exercise when 4,583 units were released, indicates Christine Sun, senior vice president of research and analytics at OrangeTee & Tie.

Sun thinks the higher range of applicants might mirror much more purchasers relying on the BTO market, considered that BTO units are presently more economical compared to climbing rates of resale rentals and exclusive residences. “There have actually not been numerous brand-new private house launches in current months. Consequently, customers currently have lesser housing choices, particularly for cash-strapped purchasers,” she includes.

She includes that the 10-year minimum rent duration for PLH flats as well as much more stringent marketing standards may have discouraged purchasers. PLH apartment proprietors are subject to a clawback aid of 6% when they offer their houses for the very first time.


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