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HDB BTO Application Rate (From 2020 to Feb 2024): Which Estates Are the Easiest to Ballot For in Singapore

HDB BTO Application Rate (From 2020 to Feb 2024): Which Estates Are the Easiest to Ballot For in Singapore
HDB BTO Application Rate (From 2020 to Feb 2024): Which Estates Are the Easiest to Ballot For in Singapore

The February 2024 BTO application rates were higher than 2023’s. According to some property analysts, the main reasons for the slightly higher turnout could be due to HDB reducing the number of BTO exercises to three in 2024, more flats offered with a shorter waiting time, and a lower supply of BTO flats compared to December 2023.

First announced during the Budget 2023 statement, first-timer BTO applicants who reject their ballots will now be considered second-timers for one year. And if they reject another BTO ballot, they won’t be allowed to apply for any BTO launches in the subsequent year.

With this new BTO application rule, Singaporeans seem to be thinking twice before applying for a BTO project. Will this affect BTO application rates moving forward? Only time will tell.

BTO Application Rates: Why Should I Pay Attention?

While some of us would fight tooth and nail for BTO flats in a more central location, there are also HDB BTO flat applicants who just want a place ASAP. To up the chances of securing a unit, balloting for a project in an estate with a low HDB BTO application rate is a solid ‘strategy’.

Note: The highest chance of success is to ballot for a flat type in a project in which the average application rate is 1. This means the number of applicants is the same as the number of units available, so you’re sure to get a ballot number. Looking at this average application rate, we can kinda find out which estates are the easiest to get an HDB BTO flat in.

HDB BTO Application Rates for PLH BTO Flats: How Were They Like?

Before we dive into this topic, let’s take a look at flats launched under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model.

BTO flats released under the HDB PLH model are a new category of flats. In a way, these are the crème de la crème of HDB BTO flats as these public housing projects sit on prime land.

And owing to their premium location, there are of course more restrictions in place. Such as a Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of 10 years (up from the usual five), disallowing the rental of the entire flat, and limiting the pool of eligible resale buyers for these PLH flats.

In November 2021, the first batch of PLH flats launched in Rochor, River Peaks I & II. The 960 3- and 4-room units available saw a total of 7,843 HDB BTO applications, at an average application rate of 8.2. Since then, the average application rate for PLH BTO flats have dropped.

Average PLH BTO Application Rate From November 2021 to Feb 2024

Project(s), year

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Average application rate

River Peaks I & II (Central), Nov 2021

3-room: 280
4-room: 680

= 960

3-room: 867
4-room: 6,976

= 7,843

3-room: 3.1
4-room: 10.3

= 8.2

King George’s Heights (Kallang/Whampoa), Feb 2022

3-room: 104
4-room: 294

= 398

3-room: 661
4-room: 5,140

= 5,801

3-room: 6.4
4-room: 17.5

= 14.6

Bukit Merah Ridge (Bukit Merah), May 2022

3-room: 443
4-room: 1,226

=1,669

3-room: 723
4-room: 6,560

= 7,283

3-room: 1.6
4-room: 5.4

= 4.4

Ghim Moh Ascent (Queenstown), May 2022

3-room: 196
4-room: 671

= 867

3-room: 293
4-room: 2,919

= 3,212

3-room: 1.5
4-room: 4.4

= 3.7

Havelock Hillside/Alexandra Vale (Bukit Merah), Aug 2022

3-room: 353
4-room: 1,298

= 1,651

3-room: 967
4-room: 7,916

= 8,883

3-room: 2.7
4-room: 6.1

= 5.4

Kallang Horizon (Kallang Whampoa), Nov 2022

3-room: 72
4-room: 405

= 477

3-room: 550
4-room: 4,561
= 5,111

3-room: 7.6
4-room: 11.3
= 10.7

Ghim Moh Natura / Queensway Canopy* / Ulu Pandan Banks (Queenstown), Nov 2022

3-room: 587
4-room: 2,443

= 3,030

3-room: 557
4-room: 5,652

= 6,209

3-room: 0.9
4-room: 2.3

= 2.0

Farrer Park Fields / Rajah Summit (Kallang/Whampoa), Feb 2023*

3-room: 184
4-room: 1,422

= 1,606

3-room: 673
4-room: 6,857

= 7,530

3-room: 3.7
4-room: 4.8

= 4.7

Farrer Park Arena (Kallang/Whampoa), May 2023

3-room: 92
4-room: 477

= 569

3-room: 193
4-room: 1,838

= 2,031

3-room: 2.1
4-room: 3.9

=3.6

Tenteram Vantage / Rajah Residences / Verandah @ Kallang (Kallang/Whampoa), Oct 2023*

3-room: 198
4-room: 2,452

= 2,650

3-room: 246
4-room: 2,466

= 3,712

3-room: 1.24
4-room: 1.41

= 1.4

Tanglin Halt Cascadia (Queenstown), Oct 2023

3-room: 155
4-room: 818

= 973

3-room: 85
4-room: 1,108

= 1,193

3-room: 0.55
4-room: 1.35

=1.23

Tanglin Halt Courtyard (Queenstown), Feb 2024

2-room: 76
4-room: 175

= 251

2-room: 237
4-room: 1,160

= 1,397

2-room: 3.12
4-room: 6.63

= 5.57

*Some BTO projects were not launched under the PLH model but there are no separate statistics available for PLH and regular BTO launches in the same estate. These BTO projects were not launched under the PLH model:

  • Queensway Canopy (Queenstown) Nov 2022

  • Rajah Summit (Kallang/Whampoa) Feb 2023

  • Tenteram Vantage and Rajah Residences (Kallang/Whampoa) Oct 2023

HDB BTO Application Rate: Which Estates Give the Best Chance of Getting a Ballot Number

Top 5 Non-mature HDB Estates to Ballot for a BTO Flat

Estate

Application rate for 3-room flats and bigger (non-elderly, overall)

Jurong West

1.4 to 9.9

Bukit Batok

1.9 to 2.8

Choa Chu Kang

2.3 to 2.4

Tengah

2.5 to 15.1

Yishun

1.7 to 13.4

Traditionally, non-mature estates are located in the more ‘ulu’ parts of Singapore, in the Outside Central Region (OCR) with fewer amenities, popular schools and transport links as compared to their mature counterparts.

However, not all non-mature estates follow this trend. Hougang, Jurong East, Sembawang, and Woodlands are pretty popular and see stiff demand, with the demand for Hougang Citrine/Kovan Wellspring BTO flats hitting an impressive average application rate of 19.6 for 3-room HDB flats and above. That’s more than some mature estates!

For a high balloting success rate, if you don’t mind being away from the hustle and bustle, and possibly additional travelling time, the non-mature estates of Jurong West, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Tengah, and Yishun are your best bet.

However, do note that the demand for Tengah varies. Even though COVID-19 construction delays have mostly alleviated, waiting times for BTO flats to be fully built are still longer than they were pre-pandemic; Tengah BTO flats have a shorter waiting time of just over three years, which makes them attractive to those with more urgent housing needs.

Touted as a new ‘forest town‘, future Tengah residents can experience green living in a car-free city centre, lots of walking paths and even shared gardening spaces. New transport links are also planned within the town.

Top 5 Mature HDB Estates to Ballot for a BTO Flat

Estate

Application rate for 3-room flats & bigger (non-elderly, overall)

Serangoon

9.4 to 13.8

Queenstown

1.4 to 7.3

Toa Payoh

5.0 to 8.3

Pasir Ris

5.3

Geylang

5.3 to 24.2

This list should be taken with a pinch of salt: depending on the project, many of these mature estates have seen application rates go through the roof. Some estates such as Toa Payoh and Geylang see varied demand, depending on the project size and location. The latest Serangoon North Vista May 2023 BTO launch was also the first Serangoon BTO launch in almost 10 years. Demand was further increased by reasons including Serangoon’s accessible location and wealth of established F&B establishments within the estate.

The flats launched under the PLH model in Bukit Merah and Queenstown have a more stringent set of rules attached (e.g. longer MOP, subsidy clawbacks when the flat is sold on the open market for the first time, etc.). These factors combined may deter some from buying flats in these mature neighbourhoods.

Another factor we feel affects the application rate of BTO flats in these mature estates is the price. A 4-room BTO HDB flat on a lower floor in these mature neighbourhoods could easily fetch upwards of $500,000. Naturally, the relatively high (though subsidised) prices, could be daunting for first-time homeowners, especially if they intend to start a family and are just starting their careers (i.e. they don’t have much cash yet).

Average HDB BTO Application Rate From February 2020 to February 2024

To figure out which HDB BTO estates are the easiest to get an HDB BTO queue number in, we’ll look at recent data and figure out the HDB BTO application rates.

We looked at HDB BTO launches for 3-room and bigger flats for non-elderly applicants from February 2020 till February 2024, sans May 2020 as that was deferred to August 2020 which saw a bumper crop.

Flat types in all estates saw competition in varying doses. See the results of past launches yourself so you can guesstimate what kind of competition you might be facing.

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: February 2020

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Canberra Vista (Sembawang, Non-mature)

3-room: 124
4-room: 385
5-room/ 3Gen: 266

Total rooms:775

  • 3-room: 847

  • 4-room: 3,048

  • 5-room/ 3Gen: 3,738

= 7,633

  • 3-room: 6.8

  • 4-room: 7.9

  • 5-room/ 3Gen: 14.1

= 9.8

Toa Payoh Ridge / Kim Keat Ripples (Toa Payoh, Mature)

  • 3-room: 102

  • 4-room: 1,211

= 1,313

  • 3-room: 935

  • 4-room: 11,684

= 12,619

  • 3-room: 9.2

  • 4-room: 9.6

= 9.6

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: August 2020

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Keat Hong Verge (Choa Chu Kang, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 118

  • 4-room: 290

= 408

  • 3-room: 263

  • 4-rom: 683

= 946

  • 3-room: 2.2

  • 4-room: 2.4

= 2.3

Parc Residences @ Tengah (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 99

  • 4-room: 281

  • 5-room: 184

= 564

  • 3-room: 363

  • 4-room: 1,436

  • 5-room: 1,284

= 3,083

  • 3-room: 3.7

  • 4-room: 5.1

  • 5-room: 7.0

= 5.5

UrbanVille @ Woodlands / Champions Bliss (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 144

  • 4-room: 706

  • 5-room: 438

= 1,288

  • 3-room: 896

  • 4-room: 4,125

  • 5-room: 4,297

= 9,318

  • 3-room: 6.2

  • 4-room: 5.8

  • 5-room: 9.8

= 7.2

Kebun Baru Edge (Ang Mo Kio, Mature)

  • 4-room: 240

  • 5-room: 140

= 380

  • 4-room: 2,568

  • 5-room: 3,006

= 5,574

  • 4-room: 10.7

  • 5-room: 21.5

= 14.7

Bishan Towers (Bishan, Mature)

  • 3-room: 80

  • 4-room: 272

= 352

  • 3-room: 319

  • 4-room: 1,689

= 2,008

  • 3-room: 4.0

  • 4-room: 6.2

= 5.7

Dakota One (Geylang, Mature)

  • 3-room: 87

  • 4-room: 334

= 414

  • 3-room: 787

  • 4-room: 6,394

= 7,181

  • 3-room: 9.0

  • 4-room: 19.1

= 17.3

Costa Grove (Pasir Ris, Mature)

  • 3-room: 160

  • 4-room: 373

  • 5-room: 325

= 858

  • 3-room: 436

  • 4-room: 1,771

  • 5-room: 2,369

= 4,576

  • 3-room: 2.7

  • 4-room: 4.7

  • 5-room: 7.3

= 5.3

Tampines GreenCrest / Tampines GreenOpal / Tampines GreenGlade (Tampines, Mature)

  • 3-room: 182

  • 4-room: 871

  • 5-room: 717

= 1,770

  • 3-room: 486

  • 4-room: 1,864

  • 5-room: 1,402

= 3,752

  • 3-room: 2.7

  • 4-room: 2.1

  • 5-room: 2.0

= 2.1

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: November 2020

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Sun Sails (Sembawang, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 84

  • 4-room: 238

  • 5-room: 184

= 506

  • 3-room: 359

  • 4-room: 964

  • 5-room: 1,060

= 2,383

  • 3-room: 4.3

  • 4-room: 4.1

  • 5-room: 5.8

= 4.7

Garden Court @ Tengah / Garden Terrace @ Tengah (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 218

  • 4-room: 570

  • 5-room: 327

= 1,115

  • 3-room: 277

  • 4-room: 1,495

  • 5-room: 1,343

= 3,115

  • 3-room: 1.3

  • 4-room: 2.6

  • 5-room: 4.1

= 2.8

Bishan Ridges (Bishan, Mature)

  • 3-room: 124

  • 4-room: 1,222

= 1,346

  • 3-room: 822

  • 4-room: 8,635

= 9,457

  • 3-room: 6.6

  • 4-room: 7.1

= 7.0

Tampines GreenEmerald (Tampines, Mature)

  • 4-room: 360

  • 5-room: 244

= 604

  • 4-room: 1,441

  • 5-room: 1,126

= 2,567

  • 4-room: 4.0

  • 5-room: 4.6

= 4.3

Bartley Beacon / ParkView @ Bidadari (Toa Payoh, Mature)

  • 3-room: 184

  • 4-room: 910

  • 5-room: 144

= 1,238

  • 3-room: 401

  • 4-room: 3,598

  • 5-room: 2,170

= 6,169

  • 3-room: 2.2

  • 4-room: 4.0

  • 5-room: 15.1

= 5.0

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: February 2021

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

West Hill @ Bukit Batok (Bukit Batok, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 81

  • 4-room: 387

  • 5-room: 331

= 799

  • 3-room: 212

  • 4-room: 615

  • 5-room: 666

= 1,493

  • 3-room: 2.6

  • 4-room: 1.6

  • 5-room: 2.0

= 1.9

Parc Woods @ Tengah (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 83

  • 4-room: 387

= 470

  • 3-room: 198

  • 4-room: 1,294

= 1,492

  • 3-room: 2.4

  • 4-room: 3.3

= 3.2

McNair Heights (Kallang/ Whampoa, Mature)

  • 3-room: 104

  • 4-room: 386

= 490

  • 3-room: 413

  • 4-room: 2,869

= 3,282

  • 3-room: 4.0

  • 4-room: 7.4

= 6.7

Bartley GreenRise / ParkEdge @ Bidadari / Alkaff Breeze (Toa Payoh, Mature)

  • 3-room: 96

  • 4-room: 797

  • 5-room: 323

= 1,216

  • 3-room: 462

  • 4-room: 4,667

  • 5-room: 3,193

= 8,322

  • 3-room: 4.8

  • 4-room: 5.9

  • 5-room: 9.9

= 6.8

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: May 2021

Project(s)

No. of Units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of Applicants (Non-Elderly)

Avg. Application Rate (Non-Elderly)

Garden Bloom @ Tengah (Non-mature)

  • 4-room: 265

  • 5-room: 251

= 516

  • 4-room: 1,023

  • 5-room: 1,168

= 2,191

  • 4-room: 3.9

  • 5-room: 4.7

= 4.2

Woodgrove Ascent (Woodlands, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 84

  • 4-room: 411

  • 5-room: 359

= 854

  • 3-room: 451

  • 4-room: 1,794

  • 5-room: 1,990

= 4,235

  • 3-room: 5.4

  • 4-room: 4.4

  • 5-room: 5.5

= 5.0

Telok Blangah Beacon (Bukit Merah, Mature)

  • 3-room: 105

  • 4-room: 70

= 175

  • 3-room: 604

  • 4-room: 3,474

= 4,078

  • 3-room: 5.8

  • 4-room: 49.6

= 23.3

MacPherson Weave (Geylang, Mature)

  • 3-room: 156

  • 4-room: 1,010

= 1,166

  • 3-room: 569

  • 4-room: 5,595

= 6,164

  • 3-room: 3.6

  • 4-room: 5.5

= 5.3

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: August 2021

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Hougang Citrine / Kovan Wellspring (Hougang, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 178

  • 4-room: 459

  • 5-room: 102

= 739

  • 3-room: 1,986

  • 4-room: 11,420

  • 5-room: 1,085

= 14,491

  • 3-room: 11.2

  • 4-room: 24.9

  • 5-room: 10.6

= 19.6

Toh Guan Grove (Jurong East, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 85

  • 4-room: 240

= 325

  • 3-room: 520

  • 4-room: 3,628

= 4,148

  • 3-room: 6.1

  • 4-room: 15.1

= 12.8

Towner Residences (Kallang/Whampoa, Mature)

  • 3-room: 90

  • 4-room: 226

= 316

  • 3-room: 265

  • 4-room: 1,928

= 2,193

  • 3-room: 2.9

  • 4-room: 8.5

= 6.9

Queen’s Arc (Queenstown, Mature)

  • 3-room: 76

  • 4-room: 534

= 610

  • 3-room: 354

  • 4-room: 4,099

= 4,453

  • 3-room: 4.7

  • 4-room: 7.7

= 7.3

Tampines GreenQuartz / Tampines GreenJade (Tampines, Mature)

  • 3-room: 87

  • 4-room: 989

  • 5-room: 881

= 1,957

  • 3-room: 627

  • 4-room: 3,443

  • 5-room: 4,255

= 8,325

  • 3-room: 7.2

  • 4-room: 3.5

  • 5-room: 4.8

= 4.3

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: November 2021

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang / Hougang Olive (Non-mature)

  • 4-room: 378

  • 5-room: 312

= 690

  • 4-room: 1,643

  • 5-room: 1,852

= 3,495

  • 4-room: 4.3

  • 5-room: 5.9

= 5.1

Nanyang Opal (Jurong West, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 91

  • 4-room: 130

= 221

  • 3-room: 87

  • 4-room: 229

= 316

  • 3-room: 1.0

  • 4-room: 1.8

= 1.4

Parc Glen @ Tengah / Parc Clover @ Tengah (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 198

  • 4-room: 872

  • 5-room: 653

= 1,723

  • 3-room: 366

  • 4-room: 1,863

  • 5-room: 2,120

= 4,349

  • 3-room: 1.8

  • 4-room: 2.1

  • 5-room: 3.2

= 2.5

River Peaks I / River Peaks II (Central)

  • 3-room: 280

  • 4-room: 680

= 960

  • 3-room: 867

  • 4-room: 6976

= 7,843

  • 3-room: 3.1

  • 4-room: 10.3

= 8.2

Kent Heights (Kallang/Whampoa, Mature)

4-room: 276

4-room: 1,813

4-room: 6.6

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: February 2022

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Parc Flora @ Tengah / Plantation Creek (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 85

  • 4-room: 570

  • 5-room: 517

= 1,172

  • 3-room: 362

  • 4-room: 1,813

  • 5-room: 2,406

= 4,581

  • 3-room: 4.3

  • 4-room: 3.2

  • 5-room: 4.7

= 3.9

Yishun Boardwalk / Grove Spring @ Yishun (Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 162

  • 4-room: 686

  • 5-room: 613

= 1,461

  • 3-room: 808

  • 4-room: 2,187

  • 5-room: 2,018

= 5,013

  • 3-room: 5.0

  • 4-room: 3.2

  • 5-room: 3.3

= 3.4

Dakota Crest (Geylang, Mature)

  • 3-room: 80

  • 4-room: 242

= 322

  • 3-room: 833

  • 4-room: 6,961

= 7,794

  • 3-room: 10.4

  • 4-room: 28.8

= 24.2

King George’s Heights (Kallang/Whampoa, Mature)

  • 3-room: 104

  • 4-room: 294

= 398

  • 3-room: 661

  • 4-room: 5,140

= 5,801

  • 3-room: 6.4

  • 4-room: 17.5

= 14.6

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: May 2022

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Lakeside View (Jurong West, Non-mature

  • 3-room: 101

  • 4 room: 246

  • 5-room: 214

= 561

  • 3-room: 446

  • 4-room: 1,827

  • 5 room: 3,294

= 5,567

  • 3-room: 4.4

  • 4-room: 7.4

  • 5-room: 15.4

= 9.9

Yishun Beacon (Yishun, Non-mature)

  • 4-room: 207

  • 5-room: 166

= 373

  • 4-room: 2,525

  • 5-room: 2,491

= 5,016

  • 4-room: 12.2

  • 5-room: 15.0

= 13.4

Bukit Merah Ridge (Bukit Merah, Mature)

  • 3-room: 443

  • 4-room: 1,226

= 1,669

  • 3-room: 723

  • 4-room: 6,560

= 7,283

  • 3-room: 1.6

  • 4-room: 5.4

= 4.4

Ghim Moh Ascent (Queenstown, Mature)

  • 3-room: 196

  • 4-room: 671

= 867

  • 3-room: 293

  • 4-room: 2,919

= 3,212

  • 3-room: 1.5

  • 4-room: 4.4

= 3.7

Kim Keat Heights (Toa Payoh, Mature)

  • 3-room: 100

  • 4-room: 165

= 265

  • 3-room: 415

  • 4-room: 1,797

= 2,212

  • 3-room: 4.2

  • 4-room: 10.9

= 8.3

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: August 2022

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Keat Hong Grange (Choa Chu Kang, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 96

  • 4 room: 374

  • 5-room: 323

= 793

  • 3-room: 220

  • 4-room: 733

  • 5-room: 919

= 1,872

  • 3-room: 2.3


  • 4-room: 2.0

  • 5-room: 2.8

= 2.4

Jurong East Breeze (Jurong East, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 87

  • 4-room: 252

= 339

  • 3-room: 354

  • 4-room: 1,678

= 2,032

  • 3-room: 4.1

  • 4-room: 6.7

= 6.0

Woodlands South Plains (Woodlands, Non-mature)

  • 3-room: 87

  • 4-room: 268

= 355

  • 3-room: 709

  • 4-room: 3,131

= 3,840

  • 3-room: 8.1

  • 4-room: 11.7

= 10.8

Central Weave @ AMK (Ang Mo Kio, Mature)

  • 4-room: 398

  • 5-room/3Gen: 372

= 770

  • 4-room: 5,033

  • 5-room/3Gen: 6,513

= 11,546

  • 4-room: 12.6

  • 5-room/3Gen: 17.5

= 15.0

Alexandra Vale / Havelock Hillside (Bukit Merah, Mature)

  • 3-room: 353

  • 4-room: 1,298

= 1,651

  • 3-room: 967

  • 4-room: 7,916

= 8,883

  • 3-room: 2.7

  • 4-room: 6.1

= 5.4

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: November 2022

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-Room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

West Glades @ Bukit Batok (Bukit Batok, Non-mature)

3-room: 84 
4 room: 207
5-room: 168  

= 459

3-room: 171
4-room: 511
5-room: 597

= 1,279

3-room: 2.0
4-room: 2.5
5-room: 3.6

= 2.8

Garden Waterfront I @ Tengah / Garden Waterfront II @ Tengah (Tengah, Non-mature)

3-room: 89
4-room: 740
5-room: 670

= 1,499

3-room: 326
4-room: 1,933
5-room: 2,849

= 5,108

3-room: 3.7
4-room: 2.6
5-room: 4.3

= 3.4

Miltonia Breeze @ Yishun / Vanda Breeze @ Yishun / Aranda Breeze @ Yishun (Yishun, Non-mature)

3-room: 91 
4-room: 917
5-room:  795

= 1,803

3-room: 383
4-room: 1,422
5-room: 1,410

= 3,215

3-room: 4.2
4-room: 1.6
5-room: 1.8

= 1.8

Kallang Horizon (Kallang Whampoa, Non-mature)

3-room: 72
4-room: 405

= 477

3-room: 550
4-room: 4,561

= 5,111

3-room: 7.6
4-room: 11.3

= 10.7

Ghim Moh Natura / Queensway Canopy / Ulu Pandan Banks (Queenstown, Non-mature)

3-room: 587
4-room: 2,443

= 3,030

3-room: 557
4-room: 5,652

= 6,209

3-room: 0.9
4-room: 2.3

= 2.0

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: February 2023

Project(s)

No. of units (3-, 4- and 5-room)

No. of applicants

Avg. application rate

Jurong West Crystal (Jurong West, Non-mature)

3-room: 85
4-room: 186

= 271

3-room: 242
4-room: 567

= 809

3-room: 2.8
4-room: 3.0

= 3.0

Brickland Weave (Tengah, Non-mature)

3-room: 95
4-room: 597
5-room: 526

= 1,218

3-room: 404
4-room: 1,334
5-room: 1,680

= 3,418

3-room: 4.3
4-room: 2.2
5-room: 3.2

= 2.8

Farrer Park Fields / Rajah Summit (Kallang/Whampoa, Mature)

3-room: 184
4-room: 1,422

= 1,606

3-room: 673
4-room: 6,857

= 7,530

3-room: 3.7
4-room: 4.8

= 4.6

Ulu Pandan Glades (Queenstown, Mature)

3-room: 160
4-room: 572

= 732

3-room: 231
4-room: 2,531

= 2,762

3-room: 1.4
4-room: 4.4

= 3.8

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: May 2023

Project(s)

No. of units (3-room, 4-room, and 5-room/3Gen)

Number of applicants

Average application rate

Bedok South Blossoms (Bedok, mature)

3-room: 120
4-room: 766
5-room/3Gen: 610

= 1,496

3-room: 535
4-room: 2,823
5-room/3Gen: 3,189

= 6,547

3-room: 4.46
4-room: 3.69
5-room/3Gen: 5.23

= 4.38

Farrer Park Arena (Kallang/Whampoa, mature)

3-room: 92
4-room: 477

= 569

3-room: 193
4-room: 1,838

= 2,031

3-room: 2.1
4-room: 3.9

=3.6

Plantation Weave and Parc Meadow @ Tengah (Tengah, non-mature)

3-room: 170
4-room: 1,168
5-room: 990

= 2,328

3-room: 395
4-room: 1,981
5-room: 2,909

= 5,285

3-room: 2.3
4-room: 1.7
5-room: 1.9

= 2.3

Serangoon North Vista (Serangoon, mature)

4-room: 201
5-room: 129

= 330

4-room: 2,238
5-room: 2,525

= 4,763

4-room: 11.1
5-room: 19.6

= 14.4

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: October 2023

Project(s)

Number of units (3-room, 4-room, and 5-room/3Gen)

Number of applicants

Average application rate

Rail Green I and II @ CCK (Choa Chu Kang, non-mature)

3-room: 152
4-room: 808
5-room: 544

= 1,504

3-room: 159
4-room: 970
5-room: 1,336

= 2,465

3-room: 1.0
4-room: 1.2
5-room: 2.5

= 1.6

Plantation Edge I and II (Tengah, non-mature)

3-room: 81
4-room: 353
5-room: 313

= 747

3-room: 154
4-room: 624
5-room: 971

= 1,749

3-room: 1.9
4-room: 1.8
5-room: 3.1

= 2.3

Tenteram Vantage, Rajah Residences, and Verandah @ Kallang (Kallang/Whampoa, mature)

3-room: 198
4-room: 2,452

= 2,650

3-room: 246
4-room: 3,466

= 3,712

3-room: 1.2
4-room: 1.4

= 1.4

Tanglin Halt Cascadia (Queenstown, mature)

3-room: 155
4-room: 818

= 973

3-room: 85
4-room: 1,108

= 1,193

3-room: 0.5
4-room: 1.4

= 1.2

Average HDB BTO Application Rates: February 2024

Project(s)

Number of units (3-room, 4-room, and 5-room/3Gen)

Number of applicants

Average application rate

Rail Garden @ CCK (Choa Chu Kang, non-mature)

3-room: 101
4-room: 224

= 325

3-room: 127
4-room: 459

= 586

3-room: 1.26
4-room: 2.05

= 1.81

Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang (Hougang, non-mature)

3-room: 84
4-room: 122

= 206

3-room: 149
4-room: 686

= 835

3-room: 1.77
4-room: 5.62

= 4.05

Matilda Riverside (Punggol, non-mature)

3-room: 112
4-room: 358
5-room: 221

= 691

3-room: 164
4-room: 725
5-room: 634

= 1,523

3-room: 1.46
4-room: 2.03
5-room: 2.87

= 2.20

Woodgrove Edge (Woodlands, non-mature)

3-room: 88
4-room: 341
5-room: 324

= 753

3-room: 171
4-room: 713
5-room: 891

= 1,675

3-room: 1.94
4-room: 2.09
5-room: 2.75

= 2.22

Bedok South Bloom / Bedok North Springs (Bedok, mature)

4-room: 499
5-room: 135

= 634

4-room: 1494
5-room: 715

= 2,209

4-room: 2.99
5-room: 5.30

= 3.48

Tanglin Halt Courtyard (Queenstown, mature)

4-room: 175

4-room: 1,160

4-room: 6.63

Of course, these results aren’t conclusive as demand rests on multiple factors. Not just the estate, but also where the project site is, external factors like pent-up demand brought about by Singapore’s Circuit Breaker period during the pandemic, HDB construction delays that may see more couples looking for resale or rental units and so on.

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