27 Oct '17, 9am

HDB or Bank loan - Which should you take?

HDB or Bank loan - Which should you take?

Buying an HDB flat and unsure if you should take an HDB or Bank loan? What factors should you take into consideration before coming to your final decision? Jalan Bahagia A HDB loan seems like the most direct and least troublesome means to get your home loan. But not everyone qualifies for one nor does it fit every buyer’s long-term financial plans. So what should you look out for? 1. Type of housing The type of public housing unit you choose – resale, BTO or executive condominium (EC) and the size of the flat would determine how much cash you need upfront and how much your monthly mortgage will be. 2. How much cash you have on hand As HDB loans are a beneficial provision from the government hence they do come with caveats such as citizenship status and income. There are a few pros in taking an HDB loan: a) Stability The 2.6% interest rate has not changed in the last 15 yea...

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