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Postby Delbee » Sat, 18 Feb 2012 5:53 pm

Hello,

I'm a caucasian SPR and i'm married with a indonesian-chinese SPR.
We are planning to buy a resale HDB flat under the public scheme.

We need to check we are eligible to buy targetted flats with the ethnic integration policy, but anyone knows what is the group we belong too?
malay: for sure not :lol:
chinese? :roll:
indian & others? [-o<

The answer is obvious when the couple is from the same race, but i did not find any clue in government website regarding mix-race married couple.

thanks alot for your feedbacks :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Feb 2012 8:53 pm

Others.

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Postby Delbee » Sat, 18 Feb 2012 9:05 pm

thanks alot for your answer :)

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Postby beppi » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 7:10 pm

I heard that mixed couples belong to both groups, so in your case Chinese and Others.
Others is usually the better choice, because Chinese HDB quota is often filled.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 3:15 am

You can either choose one of the undermentioned category

1. ALIEN

2. Go and Potong and become Muslim :lol:
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 3:41 am

Keep in mind if you own any other property, even abroad. You cannot buy an HDB.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 9:11 am

JR8 wrote:Keep in mind if you own any other property, even abroad. You cannot buy an HDB.


Question: does property for the sake of this rule mean a residential dwelling, or does land count?

If land counts, what if it is in a country that doesn't let you "own" land, but just "lease" it long term from the government? (such as Vietnam)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:45 am

Same as here. 99 year leases for HDB.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:11 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Same as here. 99 year leases for HDB.


and sometimes cut short, when the government wants the land for redevelopment or feels it is time to 'rebuild' !

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:10 pm

Same as every other country that only leases land. Some housing in cities in the US are using leased land as well. Baltimore, MD is one that I know well.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 3:18 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Keep in mind if you own any other property, even abroad. You cannot buy an HDB.


Question: does property for the sake of this rule mean a residential dwelling, or does land count?

This earlier thread refers:
ftopic85139.html&highlight=hdb+buy

The HDB rules lay it out, and if I recall correctly they refer to 'Property'. But anyone impacted might want to go to the horse's mouth and check it for themselves.


If land counts, what if it is in a country that doesn't let you "own" land, but just "lease" it long term from the government? (such as Vietnam)

Hmmm, I can see where you're coming from. All apartments in the UK are leasehold (though they might come with a share in the freeholding company). In fact all land in the UK, even freehold, is owned by the Crown, one simply has a right to occupy it in perpetuity.
Anything with a mortgage, the primary owner is the bank. So, I think one needs to go with the spirit of the rule or speak to a lawyer!



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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 3:41 pm

yeah, I can see the 99yr thing. Some land in Vietnam however is apparently only 20yr lease. I have to check on the wife's.


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