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All About Executive Condominum (EC)
Executive Condominiums Housing Scheme (ECHS) was introduced in 1997 to cater to the aspirations of
Singaporeans, especially young graduates and professionals to live in private properties.
are developed and sold by private developers. They are comparable to private condominiums in design and
facilities but are sold at more competitive prices.
the pricing range for Executive Condominium is about 15 - 30% lower than new private condominium
around the same vicinity. Also,
timer applicant can also apply for housing grant (up to $30,000) that can be used as part of the
downpayment for the EC unit.
* Eligible 2nd timer applicants do not need to pay any resale levy for their 1st
subsidized flat where the land for EC development was sold before 9 Dec
Similar to private condominium, ECs are sold with strata titles. This allows buyers to collectively own
common property like car parks and recreational facilities.
ECs are different from private condominium in that only applicants who meet the basic eligibility conditions are
allowed to submit an application to purchase. In addition, buyers are required to maintain
their eligibility from the application date till key collection and physically occupy the EC unit for
the first 5 years.
are not allowed to sell their EC unit before the expiry of the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of 5
years. After 5 years, it can only be sold in the open market to Singaporean and/or Permanent Residents.
After 10 years, all restrictions are lifted and the fully privatised EC unit can be sold to any person in
the open market.
the period from 1997 to 2003, a total of 8214 units from 17 EC projects were sold.
ECHS was revived again in 2010. As of date (Sep 14),
a total of 9510 units from 18 EC projects have been sold/completed and
another > 10,000 units will be sold/completed from current/upcoming 23 projects in
the next 3 years.
A complete list of Executive Condominiums
containing the current, upcoming, completed and past EC projects can be found in the List of Executive
A graphical representation of new EC
launches is shown below:
Note: Resale levy for 2nd timer
applicants will apply for the new launches below.
FAQs - General Information on EC
+ 1. What type of facilities are provided in the Executive Condominium (EC) development?
+ 2. What is a dual-key unit and who can buy such unit?
+ 3. What are the roles of the developers in EC development?
+ 4. If I buy an EC unit with the CPF Housing Grant now, what is the resale levy payable if I subsquently sell the EC unit and buy a HDB flat in future?
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