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A Single’s Guide to Resale Flats & Grant Eligibility

03 Aug 2016 
SOURCE: CPF Board

​If you're a single Singapore Citizen, here's a quick guide to buying a resale flat, and the grants available to you.

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Eligibility

To purchase a resale flat, you have to be a Singapore Citizen who is at least 21 years old if widowed or orphaned*, or at least 35 years old if single or divorced. You must also be a first-timer applicant, meaning that you must NOT:

  • Be the owner of a flat bought from HDB, or an Executive Condominium (EC) or Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat bought from a developer
  • Have sold a flat bought from HDB, or an EC/ DBSS flat bought from a developer
  • Have received any CPF Housing Grant for the purchase of an HDB resale flat
  • Have received any form of housing subsidy, e.g. benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), HUDC estate privatisation

 

Single Singapore Citizen Scheme

If you are buying a resale flat under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme, you might be eligible for up to $45,000 worth of grants.

  1. Singles Grant: $15,000
  2. Additional Housing Grant (Singles): $2,500 - $20,000
  3. Proximity Housing Grant: $10,000

 

 Joint Singles Scheme

If you are buying a resale flat with co-applicants, under the Joint Singles Scheme, you might be eligible for up to $90,000 worth of grants.

  1. Singles Grant: $30,000
  2. Additional Housing Grant (Singles): $5,000 - $40,000
  3. Proximity Housing Grant: $10,000/applicant (capped at  $20,000)

 

For detailed eligibility conditions of the grants, you may refer to HDB's website.

 

* At least one of your deceased parents must have been a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident. You must not have another sibling who is below 35 years old buying/ owning another flat under the Orphans Scheme, Single Singapore Citizen Scheme or the Joint Singles Scheme.

^  Average monthly income for 12 months (continuous) before, and at point of flat application.

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