HDB blocks colored by construction year. Click each dot on map to view year built, number of floors, number of units breakdown by flat type, upgrading programmes, typical floor plans, chances to get SERS, etc. Use a computer (not phone) for best experience. Open map on full screen.
This page shows floor plans of ~100 most common HDB flat types and most representative layouts. Many other layouts exists, unique layouts with slanted rooms, as well as variations of the standard layouts, these usually have larger sizes.
Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Queenstown, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Tampines, Tengah, Toa Payoh, Woodlands, Yishun.
I starting collecting the PDF brochures of BTO projects in December 2009. Saved every brochure in my computer and uploaded them here because HDB do not keep them available for more than 2-3 years and many people are needing brochures of older projects, especially when applying via Sale of Balance Flats.
Build-To-Order was introduced in April 2001, currently new BTO flats are launched for sale in February, May, August, November. Future BTO locations are announced 6 months in advance, but exact day of launch is not known. This sable shows BTO names, town, launch date, estimated completion date, number of units breakdown by flat type, plus statistics such as average apartment size.
HDB Database is an original compilation “Made by Teoalida” which took over 500 hours of work. Collecting data from multiple sources, I manually entered data in one Excel table for all HDB blocks ever built in Singapore, indicating block number, street address, postal code, GPS coordinates, construction year, lease commence date, number of floors, number of units breakdown by flat type, upgrading programmes, brochures and floor plans.
The database has been purchased by several companies, including home insurance, telecommunication, door-to-door services, real estate portals, flyer distributors, as well as many people who did not told me what business field they are in.
HDB Resale Price Index DOUBLED from 2007 to 2013, dropped slightly to 2015 then stabilized. However, due to high supply of flats completed in 2014-2017 that enter on resale market since 2019, prices are likely to drop more in the coming years.
The 0.5% increase in 4Q 2019 contradict my prediction, does fall ended and another price bubble is coming in 2020? At same time, Coronavirus lockdown and circuit breaker may cause a bigger world recession than in 1997 or 2009 that will greatly affect Singapore private property market, and at smaller extent may affect public housing market too.
Use a computer (not phone) for best experience. Open map on full screen. Click dots on map to see details about each property such as address, completion year, tenure, number of units, developer, etc.
– Number of dwelling units by town and flat type, table and chart
– Number of dwelling units by town and year 1990-2019, table and chart
– Number of dwelling units by flat type and year 1990-2019, table and chart
– Statistics for calculation of the average flat size along history
– HDB achievements since 1960
– Resale market statistics
Flat types guide: 1E, 2E, 1STD, 2STD, 3STD, 4STD, 5STD, 1I, 2I, 3I, 4I, 5I, 3NG, 4NG, 3S, 4S, 3A, 4A, 5A, EA, EM, MG, HUDC… Studio Apartment, 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, 4-Room, 5-Room, Emergency, Standard, Improved, New Generation, Simplified, Model A, Executive Apartment / Maisonette, Multi-Generation, Standard vs Premium apartment.
Housing and Urban Development Company built 22 estates for middle-income people, of which 3 are not managed as public housing and one (Anthony Garden) was demolished in 1990s, leaving 18 HUDC estates that appear on official lists.
HDB took over JTC and HUDC in 1982. Phase III and IV are HUDC flats built by HDB, last HUDC was completed in 1987. HUDC was replaced by Executive HBD flats built since 1984.
Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme was introduced in 1995, 71 SERS sites were announced by 2007. Between 2008 and 2018, only 10 SERS sites were announced, total 7883 flats. At this rate, 306 years are required to replace all 241343 flats built between 1971 and 1980. It is obvious that SERS is highly selective and only a small amount of these flats will be selected for redevelopment. This page shows list of announced SERS sites and (personal prediction) future SERS sites.
If you need to download a list of condos in Excel format to organize your work, I made some databases for you, extracting data from SingaporeExpats and PropertyGuru, plus the database of MCST Enquiry from BCA for people doing phone SMS marketing to condo management corporations. Sorry for people looking for email marketing but I do NOT have MCST email addresses.
Ministry of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, said in 2012 that HDB flats have been the same size for last 15 years and are not shrinking. This article has been copied on numerous blogs.
As you can see in the following chat, the 4-room flats leased in 2000 were 90 sqm and 4-room flats launched in 2012 (TOP 2016) are the same 90 sqm, so he is not lying, instead he is masking the shrinking that occurred 15-20 years ago, also he does not take in consideration that the 4-room flat was the smallest flat type in 2000, while today it is the average flat type.
Table and map with Executive Condos and their TOP dates: Park Central Residences, Ola, Parc Canberra, Piermont Grand, Rivercove, Hundred Palms Residences, iNz Residence, Northwave, Treasure Crest, The Visionaire, Sol Acres, Parc Life, Wandervale, The Criterion, The Brownstone, Westwood Residences, Signature At Yishun, The Terrace, Bellewaters, The Vales, Bellewoods, Lake Life, The Amore, Sea Horizon, Ecopolitan, SkyPark Residences, Lush Acres, Forestville, The Topiary, Twin Fountains, [email protected], Waterbay, Waterwoods, Heron Bay, 1 Canberra, Twin Waterfalls, The Rainforest, The Tampines Trilliant, WaterColours, Blossom Residences, Arc at Tampines, RiverParc Residence, Belysa, Austville Residences, The Canopy, Esparina Residences, Privé, La Casa, The Quintet, The Esparis, Whitewater, Park Green, Nuovo, Lilydale, Bishan Loft, The Dew, The Eden, The Floravale, Woodsvale, Northoaks, The Florida, The Rivervale, Summerdale, Yew Mei Green, Pinevale, Chestervale, Windermere, Simei Green, Westmere, Eastvale.
The database contains EVERY searchable item in Singapore map, including HDB blocks, condominiums, landed houses, commercial, office and industrial buildings, schools, places of worship, gas stations, parks, MRT stations, and few more. Data included is building name, address, street name, postal code, latitude and longitude, X and Y coordinates of OneMap.sg, etc.
On 1 April 2009, HDB improved its Resale Flat Prices e-service, now showing transactions for last 1 year instead of last 3 months, also added flat model beside floor area. I copied the listings for 1 year (April 2008 – March 2009) in Microsoft Excel, which were displaying 20 per page. I spent about 10 days at 5 hours per day. I did this for purpose of personal analysis, for example estimate average apartment size nationwide and per town, and showing the results of analysis in HDB Statistics page. Few months later HDB showed all transactions in a scroll-able list rather than 20 pages, allowing me to copy transactions much faster, so started to update my database once per year.
Design, Build and Sell Scheme was introduced in 2005, giving private developers freedom to build and sell public housing in the way they sell condos. Since private developers are hungry for profit, DBSS flats have smaller rooms and abnormal high prices compared with BTO flats despite of same income ceiling ($8.000 per month, $10.000 per month after 2011). DBSS land sales were suspended in 2011.
Properties in Singapore are by two types: freehold and leasehold. Leasehold in case of private residential buildings is 999 years, 99 years (or 103 years with 4 years construction time), or in rare cases, 60 years. Other types of buildings can have shorter leases. All HDB flats except Studio Apartments are leased on 99 years.
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.
My list of BTO launches got a record number of “thank you”, several visitors asked me if I can make a similar list for pre-BTO projects.
HDB InfoWeb Appliation Status page does provide the application rate for last BTO project and SBF, breakdown by flat type. I compiled an Excel table with a summary of application rate for every BTO and SBF launch from 2010 to present and offer it for free download together with HTML pages.