24 Mar '11, 2pm

There will be 10 more HDB build-to-order projects in the next 2 months

There will be 10 more HDB build-to-order projects in the next 2 months

Artist's impression of the Fernvale Flora, a build-to-order (BTO) residential development in Sengkang by the Housing and Development Board. -- PHOTO: HDB CALL it better room service. Even as the Housing Board (HDB) launched two build-to-order (BTO) projects in Jurong West and Sengkang on Thursday, it also provided information of 10 more expected to be offered in the next two months. This is the first time the HDB is doing so, in a bid to better help buyers land their dream home. Successful applicants will be able to choose units as quickly as a month after the launch, instead of nine weeks previously. These changes were announced at the Committee of Supply debate in Parliament last month. Then, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan had said they were aimed at making HDB flats more accessible and affordable to first-time buyers and quickening the buying process. First-t...

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