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I think another way of looking at it is that the money within CPF is your own money. Instead of investing in CPF, you are investing in the house. The interest is just the expected returns from investing in the property. So any gains from the sales are back to your CPF.
I think it is just a matter of really poor marketing, calling it CPF loan. In essence, you are using your money to buy your own house, and returning the money you took out from your CPF account, and giving some of the gains back to your CPF as a return on investment.
You're paying yourself the interest that CPF would have paid to you had you not used OA to purchase the flat. So it's still your CPF money at the end of the day. You can use it for your next purchase, right?
23 Apr 2019
Coffee boy at Century Piano
Yes it belongs to us, that is why the interest goes back into our CPF account. This way, we will have enough for our retirement.
Teo See Hwa
17 Apr 2019
MArketing Associate at Propnex
Why wait for 25 years when MOP is only 5 years?
02 Mar 2019
Diploma in Business Management at Nanyang Polytechnic
This is why the speakers are recommending to not use cpf for house if possible. Because not only you...
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