How to Buy A HDB Resale Flat
So you’ve decided to buy a HDB resale flat. Congratulations! Whether or not you choose to buy a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-room HDB flat, Home Property Agent is here to help you on your journey to homeownership.
How to buy my dream HDB?
How long does it take to buy a resale HDB?
Read on for answers to all your burning questions on buying a HDB in Singapore.
1. Check Your Eligibility
First thing’s first. Be sure to check HDB’s website for the various eligibility schemes available, which are broadly based on the following criteria:
- Family Nucleus
- Ethnic Integration Policy & Singapore PR Quota
- Other Special Conditions
If you’re single and wondering how to buy HDB flats for your personal living space, you must first fulfil the guidelines. Note that you’ll need to be at least 35 years of age to buy or own any kind of HDB flat in Singapore for singles.
2. Plan Your Finances
As this is a long-term financial commitment, it is important to assess your budget before making a purchase decision and whether you intend to apply for an HDB loan or a bank loan. An HDB Loan Eligibility Letter (HLE) will indicate your eligible loan amount and must be produced before getting an Option-To-Purchase. On the other hand, A bank Letter of Offer (LO) must be produced before exercising the Option-To-Purchase.
3. Find a Suitable HDB Flat To Buy
Check out our listings for the most comprehensive database of available HDB resale flats in Singapore to buy! Aside from pricing, 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-room HDB flats or location, don’t forget to check Ethnic Integration Policy and Singapore PR Quota criteria when surveying your options.
4. We’ll Take Care Of The Paperwork From Here
Your Option To Purchase From The Seller Is Covered
After you have found a suitable listing, we will be ensuring you and the seller agree on the resale price – upon which the seller will fill up a standard HDB Option-To-Purchase (OTP) form. Once both parties have signed this form, the seller is not permitted to grant another OTP to a different buyer for 21 days.
Your Request For Valuation Report Is Settled
After receiving the OTP, we will assist in applying for a valuation report of the property. This step is necessary should you be taking an HDB loan, a housing loan from a bank or using CPF funds for the purchase. This report will determine how much CPF savings can be withdrawn, how large a housing loan can be granted, and the minimum cash payment to be made when you buy your HDB flat.
All You Need To Do Is Attend Your Appointments With HDB
Upon submission to HDB, we will make sure that the buyer and seller endorse the necessary financial & legal conveyancing documents for the resale application. Once the resale application and appointment have been approved, a completion appointment will be set by HDB within 6 to 8 weeks.
Approach Us If You’re Looking To Buy The Best
Looking for the best HDB resale flat to buy? Come to Home Property Agent for apartments available in any HDB estate in Singapore – Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Woodlands and more! Here, you’ll have an experienced team of HDB specialists that can help you sort and simplify all your housing transactions. Get in touch today!
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee! We only charge agent fees if we have successfully helped you sell or buy your HDB flat (only with your permission and agreement to the offer made by the buyer!) If we are unable to sell your HDB flat within 1 month, let us know and we will do our best to correct it! If you are still not satisfied then, you can terminate our services at no cost.
Start selling/buying your HDB flat with us today!