Property analysts predict that stricter rules for Built-to-Order (BTO) flats will result in fewer applicants beginning in August. These new rules include limiting the number of times a person can apply for a flat and requiring a longer minimum occupancy period before selling a flat. Analysts believe that this will increase demand for resale flats and private properties.
Andy’s point of view: The government’s new rules for BTO flats are intended to keep public housing affordable for Singaporeans. This, however, may have unintended consequences, such as increasing demand and prices for resale flats and private properties. In the coming months, it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to these changes.