The CPF pension system has been abused by the PAP as a weapon to exert control over the population and inflate housing prices. Concerned CPF members should...

The Chinese media reported recently that an upgrading project at Bras Basah Complex has stalled and the business owners there are frustrated with the...

The Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) concessionary loan is designed to assist the lower-income group afford a HDB flat. Its interest rate is expected...

WILFRED LING: I want to tell a story of how a person lost his entire HDB flat due to poor financial planning. No, it isn’t another property agent...

AARON CHIA: I noticed that HDB resale buyers are required to pay for stamp duty, not based on purchase price but “on purchase price or market value,...

On 03 Sep 2014, the government announced four enhancements to the HDB Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) as follows: 1)  The scheme will be extended to 4-room...

FRANCIS CHENG: WHAT elderly flat buyers need is a waiver of the resale levy on their new flats. Currently, if flat owners wish to downsize, they have...

The HDB has announced that those buying a two- or three-room flat in a non-mature estate can opt to pay half the required down payment for their new flat....

TATTLER: It’s no fun being an inventor in Singapore when big brother is out to grab your ideas. Yiap was too trusting in February 2001 when he presented...

54-year-old Yiap Hang Boon has gotten his patent for a clothes drying rack revoked by the Singapore Court, after he took the HDB to court for infringing...

  CHUA CHIN LENG: It was the govt’s policy to make sure Singaporeans have a stake in this island, at least owning a HDB flat. This was the old...

We refer to the article “HDB Lease Buyback Scheme changes: More cash a draw, but some prefer to bequeath their flats” (Straits Times, Sep 4). “Bend...

Current Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) is good, as it allows seniors to get a monthly income from their flat, while continuing to live in the home they love. But...

Starting April next year, elderly flat owners keen to take up the Lease Buyback Scheme will have the flexibility to choose the length of lease they want...