Housing Type In Singapore
1. HDB or Housing and Development Board
It is a known fact that Singapore has real estate properties from the HDB. About 8/10th of the owners in Singapore own this type of apartments. The people who are permitted to buy HDB apartments are Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents. You can check out the classification of HDB apartments below. Here the living room is taken as one room. Please refer to HDB website if you want to know more about the Housing and Development Board.
-Two room HDB apartment, a bedroom having a floor area of 45 square meters approximately.
- Three rooms HDB apartment, two bedrooms having a floor area of 70 square meters approximately.
- Four rooms HDB apartment, three bedrooms having a floor area of 90 square meters approximately.
- Five rooms HDB apartment, three bedrooms having a floor area of 110 square meters approximately.
- Executive apartment, three-four bedrooms having a floor area of 150 square meters approximately.
- Executive Mansionette, similar to executive apartment except that it has two levels.
- Six rooms HDB apartment, jumbo apartment joined by three-room apartments.
2. Private apartments or Condos
There are different kinds of locations and sizes on condos and flats depending on the design of the owner. These have nice landscaping, furnishings, recreational facilities, parking for the tenants, golf course, tennis court, playground for the kids, etc. in addition, they have intercom systems, 24/7 security surveillance and home automated systems. These come in the form of penthouses, one to four bedroom units and studio units with the area of these units range from 500square feet to 8000 square feet.
- Condo: A flat having recreational facilities
- Apartment: Small houses constructed at the side of each other with parking areas.
- Duplex: A flat that has been divided in to two having two separate entrances.
- High Rise Apartment: Flats having no facilities.
- Low Rise Apartment: Flats having no facilities.
- Mansionette: A flat having double storey.
- Penthouse: The largest unit in a flat or condo which is situated on the top floor.
- Townhouse: A house with many shares sharing the facilities or compound.
- Walk Up: A low rise flat with no lift. People will have to use the stairs case to climb up.
3. Landed Property
It is a common landed property which is famous for its garages and gardens in Singapore. Foreigners find it difficult to own a private property in Singapore because of the limitations and consent that they need to get. Check out the Singapore land Authority website for more details.
- Corner Terrace: The end home in the row of properties of a terrace house.
- Bungalow: One property without any other attached properties. It is bordered by a fence.
- Intermediate terrace house: A row of homes in a sequence, connected from sides.
- Semi-detached: Two houses connected together from the side.
Colonial House: A house that is like a bungalow constructed at the colonial times prior to the war.
Conservation House: A shop house that is meant to be preserved.
Black and White House: A property constructed at the time of the pre-war British colonial times. It is supported with black woods and the external walls are painted in white.
Heritage house: A property made to show the culture and Heritage in Asia. You will find Balinese highlights here. Most expatriates prefer this kind of house.