The Different Types of HDB Houses You Can Call Home

By Rachael Tan / EdgeProp SG | July 27, 2018 10:00 AM SGT
Over the years, the Singapore Housing & Development Board (HDB) has built a variety of flats to cater to different household sizes and needs. Here’s a quick guide to HDB housing types in Singapore and where you can buy one on EdgeProp.sg
Model A Maisonettes are HDB flats that have two separate levels. They usually consist of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Model A Maisonettes for sale currently listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $437,000 to $970,000 and are available in size from 1,474 sq ft to 1,551 sq ft.
Adjoined flats are two flats converted into a single property by homeowners. They usually consist of 5 or 4 bedrooms. Adjoined flats for sale currently listed on EdgeProp.sg, indicate a price range of around $648,000 to $820,000 and are available in size from 1,399 sq ft to 1,895 sq ft.
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Terrace HDB houses were first built in the 1960s when the Housing and Development Board (HDB) hadn't come into the picture yet. These homes were handled by the Singapore Improvement Trust. Terrace HDB houses for sale currently listed on EdgeProp.sg, indicate a price range from around $725,000 to $800,000 and are available in size from 1,001 sq ft to 1,184 sq ft.
Multi-Generation flats can only be bought by multi-generational families, comprising of a married or courting couple, and one set of parents. Multi-Generation flats for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $720,000 to $895,000 and are available in size from 1,774 sq ft to 1,841 sq ft.

Executive Maisonettes are the more premium version of Model A Maisonettes. These units are no longer being built after being replaced by the Executive Condominium (EC) scheme in 1995. Executive Maisonettes for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $355,000 to $1,100,000 and are available in size from 850 sq ft to 2,067 sq ft.
The Executive Apartment is an HDB flat which comes with an additional space that can be used as a study room or a living room. In addition to this, some of the executive apartments even come with a balcony space. Executive Apartments for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $330,000 to $1,250,000 and are available in size from 850 sq ft to 1,927 sq ft.
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Jumbo HDB flats emerged from a one-off move by the government in 1989 to clear inventory of unsold 3- and 4- room HDB flats. Jumbo HDB flats for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg range from around $395,000 to $1,500,000 and are available in size from 1,184 sq ft to 2,067 sq ft.
5-room HDB flats are suitable for larger households. They usually consist of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 5-room HDB flats for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $320,000 to $1,450,000 and are available in size from 829 sq ft to 1,441 sq ft.
4-room flats are great for families and young couples. They usually consist of 3 bedrooms and 1 utility room. 4-room HDB flats for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $228,000 to $1,900,000 and are available in size ranging from 678 sq ft to 1,216 sq ft.
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10. 3-room HDB flat
3-room HDB flats are compact living spaces that cater well to the living needs of 2 to 3 persons. These flats usually consist of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 3-room HDB flats for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg start from around $208,000 and are available in size ranging from 668 sq ft to 882 sq ft.
A 2-room flexi HDB flat is a compact living space which is ideal for singles or young couples. They usually consist of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. 2-room HDB-flat for sale listed on EdgeProp.sg, range from around $208,000 to $838,000 and are available in size ranging from 333 sq ft to 484 sq ft.
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