List of SBF launches

Sale of Balance Flats, comprising unsold leftover flats from past BTO launches, surplus flats from SERS projects, old repurchased flats (including flats from some divorced or fiance couples), are done “when HDB accumulate sufficient flats“, usually twice per year, but this is NOT A RULE. Since 2010 the SBF exercise is done same day with a BTO launch.

Sale Launch date Studio 2-rm 3-rm 4-rm 5-rm Exec+MG 3gen Total
Half-Yearly Sale Of 3-Room Premium,
4-Room And Bigger Flats
10 Oct 2008 33 491 78 81 683
Half-Yearly Sale Of 3-Room Premium,
4-Room And Bigger Flats
13 Apr 2009 10 313 80 35 438
Sale of Balance Flats 01 Oct 2009 121 58 345 1261 315 32 2132
Sale of Balance Flats 31 Aug 2010 55 61 1081 338 89 1624
Sale of Balance Flats 22 Sep 2011 86 497 431 1536 297 2847
Sale of Balance Flats 28 Mar 2012 216 1058 627 1348 467 109 3825
Sale of Balance Flats 27 Sep 2012 818 697 302 1016 471 24 3328
Sale of Balance Flats 30 May 2013 602 219 396 1381 478 24 3100
Sale of Balance Flats 26 Nov 2013 502 405 818 1644 595 10 3974
Sale of Balance Flats 22 May 2014 887 95 476 1241 674 10 3383
Sale of Balance Flats 25 Nov 2014 298 412 690 1206 632 6 47 3291
Sale of Balance Flats 27 May 2015 227 272 1892 2091 862 11 32 5387
Sale of Balance Flats 17 Nov 2015 1218 1064 2062 959 11 36 5350
Sale of Balance Flats 24 May 2016 900 1070 1942 1168 13 77 5170
Sale of Balance Flats 22 Nov 2016 635 1266 2233 837 13+1 23 5008
Sale of Balance Flats 18 May 2017 693 938 1305 967 17 26 3946
Re-Offer of Balance Flats 01 Aug 2017 110 384 624 260 9 7 1394
Sale of Balance Flats 14 Nov 2017 759 692 1407 460 7 76 3401
Re-Offer of Balance Flats  06 Feb 2018 50 217 109 331 7 3 717
Sale of Balance Flats 22 May 2018 754 655 1143 305 8 157 3022

In May 2015 HDB announced that have 9,000 unsold flats that will be offered in two SBF exercises concurrent with May and August BTO launches, but in press release of 1 July 2015 HDB announced that the exercise was delayed to September, then the BTO launch was cancelled and mixed up with November BTO launch, and SBF was done at same time. Reason: HDB needed extra time to implement the new schemes of 2-Room Flexi and grants.

Fiance-fiancee couples who break up and do not get married within 6 months after receiving keys, as well as other people who for whatever reason need to sell the flat back to HDB during minimum occupation period, need to pay a penalty of 5% of market value of the flat, but more severely, they lose the first-timer status, and the flat is sold again via Sale of Balance Flats.

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