14 Feb '13, 4am

[S'PORE PROPERTY NEWS] New priority scheme to help married couples with young children secure new flat more quickly:

A new priority scheme to help married couples with young children secure a new Housing Board flat more quickly has seen a strong take-up. -- PHOTO: MOHD KHALID BABA A NEW priority scheme to help married couples with young children secure a new Housing Board flat more quickly has seen a strong take-up. Applicants in this category made up 30 per cent of the flats on offer - precisely the proportion of flats set aside for them - in the non-mature estates of Choa Chu Kang, Hougang and Yishun in last month's Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise. This means these applicants have a virtually 100 per cent chance of getting a BTO flat. These probabilities fall, however, in the more popular mature estates of Ang Mo Kio, Kallang/ Whampoa and Tampines. There, the number of married applicants with kids was almost 80 per cent of the flat supply - more than twice the 30 per cent allocation for ...

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