Big flats on Ang Mo Kio and Bedok get BTO potential buyers

Bigger build-to-order (BTO) residences in the an adult estates of Ang Mo Kio and Bedok shown the most popular inside latest Homes Board gross sales exercise the fact that concluded this morning.

Nine individuals vied for each and every of the 234 four-room residences in Ang Mo Kio on offer at the time of 5pm this morning.

The two hundred five-room and three-generation (3Gen) flats at this time there had a lot more than eight individuals each.

The 247 four-room flats on Bedok had been the next many contested, with each painting over six to eight applicants.

In the non-mature estates, nevertheless , some ripped types had been undersubscribed at the time of yesterday.

Two-room flexi- and three-room residences in Bukit Panjang and also four-roomers on Sembawang acquired an application charge of zero. 9 each one – this means all individuals are likely assured a flat.

Five-room and 3Gen flats on Bukit Panjang drew considerably more interest, with over two applicants for any unit.

Authorities said the more expensive demand for residences in Ang Mo Kio and Bedok stems from all their convenient spots and formulated infrastructure.

One too said that how many BTO commences in an adult estates is quite exceptional. Previous BTO launches on Bedok and Ang Mo Kio had been in this and 2013 respectively.

Previous Tuesday, the HDB developed a total of three, 770 BTO flats on Ang Mo Sembawang, Bukit Panjang, Bedok and Kio. Likewise on offer had been 5, 168 balance residences across 18 mature and 11 non-mature towns.

Gross sales assistant Frederick Louis Mathias, 50, impressive wife had been among individuals who applied for a good four-room ripped in Bedok in the hottest exercise.

“We have occupied our three-room flat on Bedok pertaining to 15 years and it’s time for a change. We are sticking with Bedok because we are used to this area, ” said Mr Joseph.

Excluding grants, prices for four-room flats in Bedok and Ang Mo Kio start at $408, 000 and $382, 000 respectively.

Convenience and familiarity also led administrative manager Mey Aw, 35, and her husband, Mr Edmund Ong, 39, to apply for a 3Gen flat in Ang Mo Kio. The couple, who have three children and are expecting their fourth, live with Mr Ong’s parents in a four-room flat in the same town. “My parents have lived in Ang Mo Kio for more than 30 years and they are familiar with it, ” said Mr Ong, who is self-employed.

Madam Aw said: “Our children also go to school in Ang Mo Kio, so it’s the best location for us. ”

However , it was noted that application rates for Ang Mo Kio and Bedok were lower than that of fellow mature estate Clementi during last year’s sales launch in May. Five-roomers there had almost 14 applicants for every unit.

Demand could have been diluted as there were BTO units in two mature estates and also balance flats on offer this time round.

Among the most popular balance flats were two five-roomers in Kallang/Whampoa, which drew 118 applicants as of 5pm yesterday.

Four-room flats in Tampines were also hotly contested, with 315 applicants vying for just eight units.