House hunters, here’s a heads up – the HDB announced on Tuesday (Feb 11) that 3,095 BTO flats are now open for application until Feb 17, including a highly-anticipated launch in the mature estate of Toa Payoh.
The Toa Payoh launch is split into two projects, namely Toa Payoh Ridge (920 units) and Kim Keat Ripples (708 units).The largest flats are 4-room flats, with prices ranging from S$395,000 to $666,000.
For the Toa Payoh launch, each application will be considered for both projects.
Toa Payoh Ridge features four blocks of flats, ranging from 25 to 40 storeys high, located at the junction of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Toa Payoh Rise.
Kim Keat Ripples features three blocks of flats ranging from 16 to 31 storeys, bounded by Toa Payoh East and Kim Keat Avenue.
Inspired by hills and nearby parks, both projects will featurelush landscaping and eco-friendly facilities like parking spaces for car-sharing, chutes for recyclable waste, and smart lighting in common areas.
Located beside Canberra MRT, a third project in Sembawang named Canberra Vista (1,467 units) is offering 4-room flats for between S$272,000 and S$320,000.
Five-room flats are going for S$350,000 to S$406,000, while3Gen flats are going for S$355,000 to S$411,000.
Like the Toa Payoh projects, homes in Canberra Vista will havechutes for recyclable waste,parking spaces for car-sharing schemes, and eco-friendly lifts that reduce electricity use.
HDB said95 per cent of the public flat supply for the Toa Payoh projects will be reserved for first-time applicants, as well as 70 per cent (3-room) and 85 per cent (4-room and 5-room/3Gen) of flats in the Sembawang project.
Nevertheless, it advised applicants to select flats in the non-mature town of Sembawang and target flat types with lower application rates in order to have a higher chance of securing one.
HDB added there would be noRe-Offer of Balance Flats exercise in February as it was reviewing its sales processes.