A Singaporean's Step-By-Step Guide: Applying For Your First HDB BTO (February 2020 BTO Sales Launch)
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A Singaporean's Step-By-Step Guide: Applying For Your First HDB BTO (February 2020 BTO Sales Launch)

Ming Feng
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February 2020 HDB BTO Sales Launch Prices

Looking to BTO soon?

The prices for the February 2020 HDB BTO Sales Launch are finally out!

TownHDB BTO ProjectFlat TypePrice
(Excluding Grants)
Price
(Including Grants)
Non-Mature
SembawangCanberra Vista2-Room FlexiFrom $89,000From $9,000
3-RoomFrom $177,000From $102,000
4-RoomFrom $272,000 From $212,000
5-RoomFrom $350,000 From $305,000
3GenFrom $355,000 From $310,000
Mature
Toa PayohKim Keat Ripples2-Room FlexiFrom $90,000From $10,000
4-RoomFrom $395,000From $350,000
Toa PayohToa Payoh Ridge2-Room FlexiFrom $90,000From $10,000
3-RoomFrom $351,000 From $291,000
4-RoomFrom $395,000From $350,000

 BTO February Launch 2020

Overview of Sembawang HDB BTO Sales Launch February 2020

Sembawang Vista February 2020 HDB BTO Sales Launch
Source: HDB
Sembawang VistaInfo
Units Available1,467 Units
(2-room Flexi, 3-, 4-, 5-room, and 3Gen)
SelectionMarch to August 2020
Estimated Completion Date2Q2024 to 3Q2024
Estimated Waiting Time46 to 49 months
Estimated Delivery Possession Date30 April to 31 July 2025

Overview of Toa Payoh HDB BTO Sales Launch February 2020

Kim Keat Ripples

Kim Keat Ripples Toa Payoh February 2020 HDB BTO Sales Launch
Source: HDB
Kim Keat RipplesInfo
Units Available708 Units
(2-room Flexi and 4-room)
SelectionMarch to August 2020
Estimated Completion Date2Q2024
Estimated Waiting Time47 to 48 months
Estimated Delivery Possession Date31 May to 30 June 2025

Toa Payoh Ridge

Toa Payoh Ridge February 2020 HDB BTO Sales Launch
Source: HDB
Toa Payoh RidgeInfo
Units Available920 Units
(2-room Flexi, 3-, and 4-room)
SelectionMarch to August 2020
Estimated Completion Date1Q2025
Estimated Waiting Time55 to 56 months
Estimated Delivery Possession Date31 Jan to 28 Feb 2026

Step-by-Step Guide: How To Apply For An HDB BTO?

Think that buying your first HDB BTO (Built-To-Order) flat is daunting?

Spent hours on end researching and trying to understand the application process?

We gotchu.

Here’s how you can apply for your first BTO.

1) Am I Eligible To Apply For An HDB BTO?

Before you even start applying for one, complete this survey to check your eligibility!

You and your partner need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • At least one of the applicants is a Singaporean
  • The other applicant is either a Singaporean or a Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • Either or both the applicants are 21 years or older
  • Your combined income does not exceed $14,000 (Special cases will be mentioned in the description of launch)
  • You do not own other local or overseas property
  • You have not sold any property within the last 30 months
  • You have not bought more than one new HDB/DBSS flat or EC before.
  • You have not received more than one CPF Housing grant thus far.

2) How Do I Pay For My HDB BTO?

Ensure that you have enough to pay the initial cost.

If you are purchasing your flat from HDB:

StagePayment DueMode of Payment
Submitting your application$10Credit Card
Booking a flatOption feeNETS
Signing of agreement for lease• Stamp duty
• Downpayment
• Cashier's order
• CPF
Collection of keys• Stamp duty and legal fees
• Home Protection Scheme
• Fire Insurance
• Balance of the purchase price
• Cashier's order
• CPF

If you are purchasing a DBSS flat or EC from a developer:

StagePayment DueMode of Payment
Submitting your applicationDetermined by developerDetermined by developer
Booking a flat and signing the Option to Purchase (OTP)Option fee - 5% of purchase price (goes to the cash portion of the downpayment)• Cash
• Cashier's orde
• Cheque
Signing Sale and Purchase Agreement• Balance downpayment
• 1% to 3% legal fee and stamp duty
• Cash
• Cashier's orde
• Cheque
• CPF
Collection of keysIf paying installments using CPF savings:
• Home Protection Scheme*
• Fire Insurance*
The developer will inform you of any other payments to make
• Cash
• Cashier's orde
• Cheque
• CPF
*Not applicable for ECs

Apply for the HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) letter if you are looking to take a loan from HDB.

You will need this HLE letter during the Booking of Flat (selecting your flat).

If you prefer not to use an HDB CPF Loan, you can also approach your preferred bank for a loan.

You will need a valid Letter Of Offer from the banks before signing the Agreement of Lease.

3) Lookout for New BTO Launches and Apply!

Keep yourself updated for BTO launches and apply here.

  • $10 application fee is required for the application.

Make sure you think it through because a break-up after you BTO-ed means you’ll need to pay a hefty amount…

4) Check the Results of Your Application for Your HDB BTO

When the application period ends, your queue position will be balloted.

The application result will be sent to you via email or post.

You can also check the status of it online too.

Applicants will be invited to select a flat according to the balloted queue number.

Whether or not you get your chance to select a flat depends on the number of flats available when it reaches your queue number.

5) Paying the Option Fee

If you’re lucky enough to be able to select the flat you want, you’ll need to pay the Option Fee.

A valid HLE letter is required when selecting a flat if you are taking a loan from HDB.

6) Agreement of Lease and Key Collection

Sign the agreement for lease or to collect the keys for the flat, a few months after selecting a flat.

The signing of an agreement for lease are for flats that are still under construction, and keys for flats that are already completed.

This is the stage where you pay for the downpayment, legal fees, and stamp fees.

A valid HLE or Letter of Offer from the bank is required at this stage too.

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