This is the least favourite topic for both my fiancé and I in wedding planning. While most couples have either owned their Build-To-Order (BTO) flats or in the midst of planning, I can say we are the last few couples that are not. We decided to focus on the wedding preparation and building better relationship, rather than falling into this confuse dilemma (denial state). I guess we call ourselves lucky that we are the last sibling in both of our families to be married. Therefore, we could choose to ‘hitchhike’ from our in-laws whilst finding our dream apartment.
HDB sent me an update on the launch of the new BTO and Sales of Balance flats during the month of May, so casually I read and stored it neatly on my inbox. Ignorance was bliss until my fiancé opened up that we are indeed homeless after the honeymoon and the idea of being independent as a married couple. Panic starts to surged on me. I had a crash research on the application process, attended the resale flat seminar. It looks complicated with all those acronyms but eventually I get the hang of it, since there are check lists for the noobs.
We gambled our luck on the $10 registration fee by applying for Sales Of Balance flat. Fast forward to three months later, the result was unsuccessful. Slightly disappointed. Oh well, we will try again. It is still a blessing in disguise. We can take our time to save up and be well prepared in the future.
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