facebookI am first timer applicant who has already applied once for BTO (unsuccessful). If I were to apply for the upcoming BTO (successful) but decided not to get the BTO, am I still considered as 1st time? - Seedly

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Anonymous

30 Sep 2020

Property

I am first timer applicant who has already applied once for BTO (unsuccessful). If I were to apply for the upcoming BTO (successful) but decided not to get the BTO, am I still considered as 1st time?

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What are your thoughts?

Peter Lin

Peter Lin

30 Sep 2020

Brand Comms Lead at Mortgage Master

Yes! You would still be considered a first-timer. Second-timers refer to people who have already bought a BTO before and are now looking to buy another one.

However, do note that if you were successful but did not get the BTO, you will have your previous unsuccessful applications set to 0. That means you won't have any advantage in balloting for a BTO in the next round.

Should you reject 2 chances to select a flat your first-timer privileges will be removed for a period of 1 year.

Any flat applications made during this period will be placed together with second-timer applicants, and no additional ballot chances will be given.

These measures are implemented by HDB to discourage people from balloting unnecessarily. Source: https://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/residential/b...

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