Note: The HDB BTO December 2023 projects have been launched. Applications close on 11 December 2023, 11.59pm.
The Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 projects are located right next to Woodlands MRT station. You can bet those who grew up in Woodlands and love the neighbourhood will pay attention to this BTO launch!
Woodlands is an area that has been on our radar for quite a while, especially with the new convenient transport links the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) has brought to the estate. Soon, we will be able to travel by the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link via Woodlands to the Malaysian city, which is on track to be completed by the end of 2026.
If you have been to Woodlands, you will find the neighbourhood quite a lively place. There are plenty of people passing through the Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub and the malls in the area. Often, there are ‘giant’ night markets with over 50 stalls set up in the neighbourhood; these night markets tote both trendy and traditional food, carnival rides and more.
Read on to find up more about the Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 projects.
Apply for a BTO Flat in December 2023
If you are a first-time BTO applicant keen to stay in the north of Singapore, check out our quick video guide.
When applying for the Dec 2023 BTO launch, do have your HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) letter ready. Log into your account on the HDB Flat Portal via Singpass and key in your eligibility criteria details to request your HFE letter.
Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 Maps
Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 Project Locations
|HDB BTO December 2023 Woodlands launches
|Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands
|Woodlands Beacon: Bounded by Woodlands Avenue 5, Woodlands Street 13, and Woodlands Avenue 3
Urban Rise @ Woodlands: Bounded by Woodlands Avenue 5, North Woodlands Drive, Woodlands Avenue 3, and Woodlands Square
|Nearest MRT station
|Woodlands MRT station
|Interim Preschool, Riverside Primary School & MK@Riverside, Si Ling Primary School, Fuchun Primary School, Marsiling Primary School, Qihua Primary School, Woodlands Primary School, Evergreen Primary School, Admiralty Primary School, Greenwood Primary School, Woodlands Ring Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Riverside Secondary School, Evergreen Secondary School, Admiralty Secondary School, Spectra Secondary School, Woodlands Ring Secondary School, MINDS Woodlands Garden School (Special Education), Yishun Innova Junior College, Singapore Sports School, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore American School
|Other nearby amenities
|Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub, Causeway Point shopping mall, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woodlands Regional Library, Woodlands Park Connector, Sports and Swimming Complex, Woodlands Community Club, Woodlands North Plaza, Fu Shan Garden, 888 Plaza, Kampung Admiralty, Woodlands Mart, Nursing Home, Admiralty Park, Treehaus Park, Fuchun Community Club, Metta Home for the Disabled, Fuchun Neighbourhood Centre
The Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 projects comprise 1,247 total units spanning 2-room Flexi to 5-room BTO flats.
The Woodlands Beacon Dec 2023 BTO site is slightly further away from Woodlands MRT station but is closer to the Sports and Swimming Complex. It offers 399 units of 3-room and 4-room flats.
Meanwhile, the Urban Rise @ Woodlands Dec 2023 BTO site is closer to Woodlands MRT station. It offers 848 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room flats.
The best thing? These Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 projects, which are adjacent to each other, are both just steps away from Woodlands MRT station and Causeway Point. Future residents will have access to both the North-South Line and TEL.
The sprawling Causeway Point has a wide variety of stores from big brands, and the big library ensures you will never run out of free books to read. For now, it looks like the field where the usual pasar malam events are held is untouched, but that may become a new BTO site in the future.
A bonus of living in this part of north Singapore is that young families have their pick of schools to send their kiddos to. From pre-schools, all the way to junior college, even the Singapore Sports School and Republic Polytechnic are close by.
Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands BTO Prices (HDB BTO December 2023 Launch)
|Woodlands BTO prices (HDB BTO December 2023)
|Previous Woodlands BTO Price (HDB BTO August 2022)
|Median HDB resale flat prices in Q3 2203
|$145,000 to $231,000
|$98,000 to $154,000
|$268,000 to $345,000
|$188,000 to $228,000
|$318,000 to $468,000
|$303,000 to $363,000
|$468,000 to $612,000
Based on the August 2022 BTO application rates for Woodlands South Plains, the overall application rate was 8.1 for 3-room flats and 11.7 for 4-room flats. We have a feeling it’s competition will be tough for this upcoming BTO launch, given the Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO Dec 2023 sites’ desirable location next to Woodlands MRT station.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s easy to get to Johor Bahru for a spot of weekend shopping and munching via a short bus ride. When the RTS is complete, it will be a quick train ride, just one stop to Woodlands North MRT station, to connect to the new rail link. Even now, taking the MRT to Orchard Road and to Shenton Way is much quicker with the Thomson-East Coast Line.
The HDB Q3 2023 resale statistics reveal that the median resale prices for 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room HDB flats in Woodlands were $374,000, $500,000, and $650,000 respectively.
There are upcoming developments set to be built in the Woodlands area, which could further push up prices for Woodlands homes in the future.
Budgeting for Your Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands HDB BTO December 2023 Home Loan
|HDB BTO December 2023 Woodlands unit type
|If you take an HDB loan (at 2.6% p.a., 80% LTV)
|If you take a bank loan (at 3.6% p.a., 75% LTV)
|$29,000 downpayment, estimated $526 monthly mortgage repayments
|$36,250 downpayment, estimated $550 monthly mortgage repayments
|$53,600 downpayment, estimated $973 monthly mortgage repayments
|$67,000 downpayment, estimated $1,017 monthly mortgage repayments
|$67,400 downpayment, estimated 1,223 monthly mortgage repayments
|$84,250 downpayment, estimated $1,279 monthly mortgage repayments
|$93,600 downpayment, estimated $1,699 monthly mortgage repayments
|$117,000 downpayment, estimated $1,776 monthly mortgage repayments
The above prices do not include CPF Housing Grants. The actual price of your Woodlands Dec 2023 BTO flat will also depend on the actual unit you end up selecting.
We have used an interest rate of 2.6% and a Loan-to-Value (LTV) limit of 80% for the HDB loan example calculations and an interest rate of 3.6% and an LTV of 75% for the bank loan example calculations. The above examples are based on a 25-year loan. However, if you can make higher monthly repayments, you may want to opt for a shorter loan (and pay lesser interest!).
For a more accurate estimate appropriate to your situation, you can use PropertyGuru’s affordability calculator. You can also chat with a PropertyGuru Finance Mortgage Expert for personalised advice on home loans and home financing at no cost.
Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands BTO Amenities (HDB BTO December 2023 Launch)
Close to Woodlands MRT Station, Bus Interchange
Those who successfully ballot for these flats will find themselves just steps away from the Integrated Transport Hub, which comprises Woodlands MRT station and a bus interchange with plenty of services plying various routes around the estate and across Singapore.
Close to the Upcoming JB-SG RTS Link
Residents will also be a short MRT ride from Woodlands North MRT station, which links directly to the upcoming RTS Link that connects Singapore to Johor Bahru. Daytrippers who want to go on a shopping and eating spree across the Causeway will spend less time travelling and, hopefully, queueing.
Good Choice of Schools
From preschool to tertiary and even special schools, there are good education options in Woodlands. For example, there’s Riverside Primary School & MK@Riverside, Riverside Secondary School, and plenty of others.
Parents also have access to MINDS Woodlands Garden School (Special Education), Yishun Innova Junior College, Singapore Sports School, Republic Polytechnic, and the Singapore American School.
Amenities, F&B Options Galore
While Orchard Road is now a quicker MRT ride away, here in Woodlands, residents have the sprawling Causeway Point shopping mall and readers’ haven, Woodlands Regional Library, which is located in the Woodlands Civic Centre alongside other amenities.
If you’re active and love heading out, there’s Admiralty Park, the Woodlands Park Connector, Sports and Swimming Complex, and Woodlands Community Club. For families with seniors, other facilities include Kampung Admiralty, a first-of-its-kind development in Singapore that integrates housing for the elderly with a wide range of social, healthcare, communal, commercial, and retail facilities.
Conclusion: Are the Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands December BTO 2023 Projects Worth Balloting For?
If you want a flat in the north, and you’re always going to JB on weekends, this is the BTO project for you. Families will enjoy the amenities here, and there are schools for their children of any age.
Those working in the CBD will need to factor in commuting time, but the train goes directly to Shenton Way and Orchard, so it’s still an easy ride and takes a shorter time as compared to pre-TEL days.
As mentioned earlier, competition might be high, given the past application rates for BTO units here. It’s really close to the MRT and also close to Johor Bahru. There are good amenities here and the price of flats will likely remain affordable, as it is still classified as a non-mature HDB estate.
Pros of Woodlands December 2023 HDB BTO Projects
- Various flat types available, from 2-room Flexi to 5-room units
- Green spaces that include Admiralty Park are close, next to a park connector
- Right beside Woodlands MRT station
- Right beside a shopping mall
- Near to Johor Bahru
- More affordable flat prices
- Good mix of amenities in the area
- A good number of schools in the area
Cons of Woodlands December BTO 2023 Projects
- Further from the city centre
- Likely having a higher application rate, a lower chance of success
Applying for the BTO Dec 2023 Launch
Those who are still undecided about the Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands December 2023 BTO flats, read about the other December 2023 BTO projects before applying below:
So make you read up about the other HDB BTO Dec 2023 projects before making a decision!
- HDB BTO Dec 2023 Launch: Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Jurong West, Queenstown, Woodlands
- HDB BTO Dec 2023 Bedok Review: 4 Bus Stops to Bedok North MRT Station
- HDB BTO 2023 Bishan Review: 7-minute Walk to Upper Thomson MRT Station
- HDB BTO December 2023 Bukit Panjang Review: Peaceful Green Haven With Parks and Schools
- HDB BTO Dec 2023 Bukit Merah Review: 10-minute Bus Ride to Redhill MRT Station, Facing Alexandra Canal
- HDB BTO December 2023 Jurong West Review: Access to Greenery, Tengah’s New Amenities
- HDB BTO Dec 2023 Queenstown Review: Right Beside Dover MRT Station
Can’t wait for the Woodlands Beacon and Urban Rise @ Woodlands Dec 2023 BTO flats to be built but want to live near Woodlands MRT station? Then check out all HDB resale flat listings near Woodlands MRT station on PropertyGuru.
Do note that from October 2023 onwards, first-timers who successfully ballot but do not select a flat will be considered second-timers for the following year. If they still don’t choose a flat on their second BTO application, further restrictions could be imposed. They would then be unable to apply for a BTO flat at all for a year.
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