Bigger is better for Singapore homebuyers, at least during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before COVID-19, location was a key factor that drove purchasing decisions as buyers prioritised connectivity to limit their commuting time to and from work.
These days, as more study and work from home, the importance of a central location has been reduced. Consequently, a lack of space within the home becomes more of a pain point, as household members jostle for personal space. As such, since last year, condo and HDB flat buyers have shown a shift in preference for larger and more spacious homes.
5-room HDB flats are some of the most spacious options, containing three bedrooms as well as a more spacious layout than other flat types. If you’re looking for a home with a larger living space, here are some affordable 5-room resale flats for under $500,000 you can check out.
5-room HDB Resale Flats Under $500,000
All HDB resale flats listed were available at the time of writing. If the listing is no longer available, it is likely that the ad may have been taken down and the property sold.
5-room HDB Flat
9 Marsiling Drive
947 Jurong West Street 91
684D Choa Chu Kang Crescent
948B Buangkok Link
107B Edgefield Plains
299 Yishun Street 20
473 Segar Road
407 Pandan Gardens
5-room Flat at 9 Marsiling Drive: $418,888
This old but spacious 1,259 sq ft flat is built in 1975. The flat is on a high floor and is very near the Johor Causeway, with the Woodlands Checkpoint located within walking distance. Both Woodlands MRT and Marsiling MRT stations are located about 26 minutes’ walk away.
You can access the nearby Marsiling Park and Admiralty Park for exercise or evening stroll.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Woodlands for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 947 Jurong West Street 91: $498,000
If space is a priority, you can’t go wrong with this flat in Jurong West, which measures a sprawling 1,420 sq ft. The corner unit, built in 1988, is on a low floor and enjoys a more spacious layout than most 5-room flats, with a large living room and bedrooms.
Located within walking distance of NTU, it is a convenient location for students and staff at the university and can thus be easy to rent out.
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It will benefit from the opening of the Jurong Region Line, with the upcoming Tawas MRT, expected to open in 2027, being 10 minutes’ walk away. Before 2027, the nearest MRT will be Pioneer, located about 18 minutes’ walk away.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Jurong West for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 684D Choa Chu Kang Crescent: $470,000
Located about 10 minutes’ walk from Yew Tee MRT, this 1,194 sq ft flat built in 2000 is situated on a low floor.
The flat is located a stone’s throw from the scenic Pang Sua Park Connector, which runs along the waterfront and major roads such as Choa Chu Kang Way and Woodlands Road, which connect easily to the KJE.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Choa Chu Kang for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 948B Buangkok Link:$490,000
Built in 2002, this 1,184 sq ft corner unit on a high floor enjoys nice unblocked views of the surrounding area. The flat has been tastefully renovated and features high-quality and modern kitchen facilities. The owners have also installed a walk-in wardrobe.
The flat is located in the Hougang estate, about 13 minutes’ walk from Tongkang LRT and about 25 minutes’ walk from the nearest MRT station, Buangkok. Buangkok Square Mall is just a stone’s throw away, providing residents access to various amenities.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Hougang for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 107B Edgefield Plains: $490,000
This flat, built in 2001, is located in the heart of the Punggol estate. Measuring 1,184 sq ft, the home enjoys a spacious living area and has been renovated, enabling buyers to move in immediately.
The flat is located about 3 minutes’ walk from Meridian LRT and 4 minutes’ walk from Cove LRT. For those who prefer to walk directly to the nearest MRT station, Punggol MRT is about 17 minutes’ walk away. The scenic Punggol Waterway Park and major mall Waterway Point are about 20 minutes’ walk away.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Punggol for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 299 Yishun Street 20: $499,000
This spacious flat was built in 1999 and measures a 1,206 sq ft. It is located just nearby several primary schools, which is convenient for parents with young children.
The flat is fairly well-connected, with Yishun and Canberra MRT stations located about 13 to 15 minutes’ walk away, together with major malls such as Northpoint City and Canberra Plaza. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital are located not far away in the Yishun Central area for those with healthcare needs.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Yishun for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 68B Admiralty Drive: $468,000
Located in the Sembawang estate about 9 minutes’ walk from Sembawang MRT, this 1,270 sq ft flat is on a low floor and enjoys unblocked views and the cooling effect of greenery outside.
The block is a stone’s throw from the scenic Sembawang River and is also a comfortable walking distance from amenities like Sun Plaza and Canberra Community Club.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Sembawang for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 473 Segar Road: $499,999
The opening of the Downtown Line has been a game changer for the Bukit Panjang estate. This 1,184 sq ft flat built in 2000 is located 4 minutes from Segar LRT, but residents can also choose to walk for about 29 minutes (or take a bus) to Bukit Panjang MRT, which connects to the city centre in about half an hour.
The flat is located on a high floor in a quiet neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from Zhenghua Community Club and Zhenghua Nature Park. The area’s main mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, is about 25 minutes’ walk away.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Bukit Panjang for sale on PropertyGuru.
5-room Flat at 407 Pandan Gardens: $468,888
Measuring 1,119 sq ft, this 1978 flat on a middle floor has benefitted from the revitalisation of the Jurong East district.
Future MRT station Pandan Reservoir will be just 6 minutes’ walk away, while Jurong Town Hall MRT will be 12 minutes’ walk away. Both are expected to open in 2028. For now, the closest MRT station, Jurong East, and malls like Westgate and JEM are about 32 minutes’ walk away.
Browse all HDB resale flats in Jurong East for sale on PropertyGuru.
Why Are These 5-room HDB Flats so Affordable?
The majority of 5-room HDB flats priced under $500,000 are located in the north, northeast and west of Singapore, in neighbourhoods like Woodlands, Jurong West and Punggol. These areas are considered somewhat inaccessible, so flats there tend to command lower prices.
In addition, cheaper 5-room flats tend to be on the older side, with some built over 35 years ago. Buyers should consider whether they could outlive their flat and be aware that the property’s value might depreciate as the flat’s lease runs down.
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More FAQs about 5-room HDB Resale Flats in Singapore
How Much Do 5-room Resale Flats Cost in Singapore?
5-room flats costs typically start from the high $400,000s to over $1 million.
Is It Cheaper to Buy a BTO or Resale 5-room Flat?
BTO flats are generally cheaper than resale flats but require a waiting time of several years before you can move in.
How Big Are 5-room HDB Flats?
New 5-room flats typically measure about 110 sqm and have three bedrooms.
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