November 2022 BTO Launch Review: Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Unit

  • November 23, 2022
  • 72 min read
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Sean has a writing experience of 3 years and is currently with Stacked Homes focused on general property research, helping to pen articles focused on condos. In his free time, he enjoys photography and coffee tasting.

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Bto lover
Bto lover
6 months ago

Hi Sean,

Just curious. Always thought the kallang site would be the most appealling for this Nov 22 Bto exercise due to excellent location and lotsa anemities, thus would expect the highest price tag.. But I’m kinda surprised to see the Queentown ones commanding the highest price range. Please enlighten. Thank you

Stacked Homes
6 months ago
Reply to  Bto lover

Hey! Thanks for your question. We don’t know the exact formula that HDB uses to calculate BTO prices, however, we understand that it is pegged to the market value of the surrounding areas. You can see the resale comparables for nearby flats to be higher in Queenstown than in Kallang which explains why their prices are higher. It’s hard to price based on popularity as well since it requires HDB to predict, in advance, which ones would receive overwhelming applications. After all, the Kallang site falls under PLH which, if the public deems to be un-PLH-worthy, would not be popular. Thus, pricing based on the resale market value is more accurate since it uses secondary market forces which is is very much the “wisdom of the crowd”.

Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker
1 month ago

hi, can u indicate the name of the main contractor building the BTO? i heard of some contractors that built “poor” BTO so i keen to know if anyone know of any such contractors?. Eg. the main contractor of Westglade i heard had never built an accomodation before but now they are the main contractor.
Can start a discussion on this ?

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