I went to this Home Ideas Exhibition 2007 held at Suntec City.
No, I am yet to get my own HDB flat, still a couple of years to go before I reach the eligible age to buy own flat. But it is good to know the market price for the flat and the renovation charges; after all I still need to have enough saving before moving on to the next step.
To start from zero, I will have to get a HDB flat, guess might be a 4-room flat which might costs around 250k in few years time. (I can’t believe a 5-rooms HDB flat can cost more than 700K today). Then at least a 40k is needed to have fully furnished house, not much of luxury lifestyle at this cost. So a total estimating of 300K will be spend to get a roof, which hopefully can turn up a home for myself. Not a small amount, I mean how many people up there can really save so much in order to have comfortable shelter.
Of course, all of these can be pay by installment. Even paying the deposit itself can be tough for a single. Hmmm, I guess more than half of my earning will be gone by paying off all these debts. To those experienced guys up there, am I right?
Some of my friends teased me that I should get one man; at least I have someone to split all these costs. Ha ha ha, what an idea!
So at the end, to achieve for a home sweet home, I have to work harder than ever. Hope my goal in life does not stop for this house only.