11 Oct '11, 11am

The difficulties of buying a HDB flat with a foreigner « DaphneMaia.com

Every time I hear from HDB, it’s just bad news. Today I learnt that for HLE Application (HDB Loan Eligibility), only the BF’s name will be listed as applicant, and I will be an occupier of the flat. This also means that only his income will be considered for the loan application, which means that it is more likely he gets a loan sum of only up to 60% rather than the 90% that we would get if I were already a PR. So that translates into a 40% downpayment for the flat. 40%! Where do I get that money?! Assuming the flat price is $450,000, that would mean we have to pay $180,000 in downpayment, PLUS a likely $30,000 COV. And to top that off, HDB officer also told me that later on I will have to apply to add my name into the ownership of the flat, when I get my PR, which means that we have to get our flat valuation done again. If the flat valuation amount at the time is lower (h...

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