The recent HDB BTO February 2019 exercise saw the Whampoa/Kallang launch highly oversubscribed, with ten couples vying for one flat. You can find the application results here. For couples that were lucky enough to get a queue number, here are 5 important things you need to check off your list before going to your hdb appointment. WHY PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR BTO QUEUE NUMBER These people received a queue number but chose not to book a flat during their HDB appointment, or did not even make it to the HDB appointment. Here are some reasons why people would give up their BTO queue number after successfully receiving a queue number during the BTO application exercise. #1 UNITS LEFT ARE NOT IDEAL: By the time it reaches your queue number, some couples could regard the units left as being less than ideal. It could be possible that there are only lower floors left to choose from, while the couple only wants high floors. Or for example, in the February 2019 BTO for Kallang/Whampoa, if all the … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens when you give up your HDB BTO queue number
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By Claire Theobald Star Edmonton Tues., April 2, 2019 EDMONTON—United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney has long said that his first move, should he become premier, would be to scrap the provincial carbon tax and challenge any attempt from the federal government in court to force one on Albertans. It was a position he reiterated Monday, filling up his blue pickup truck for the cameras, the day a federal carbon levy came into effect for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, the four provinces that did not have a carbon tax plan of their own that met federal standards. “I will instruct our attorney general to file at the Alberta Court of Appeal by April 30 a judicial application challenging the constitutionality of Justin Trudeau’s federal carbon tax,” Kenney said, speaking to media during a campaign stop outside the Lymburn Esso Station in Edmonton. “We will join our allies in the governments of … [Read more...] about Alberta’s carbon tax: What is it and what happens if it’s scrapped?
Buying a HDB flat is a significant financial responsibility. In Singapore, it's common for HDB flats to be bought and owned by more than one owner. This is because many of us buy an HDB flat with our loved ones - be it our spouse, parents, children or siblings. We can even buy it with other singles whom we are not related to once we turn 35. However, circumstances may change after buying the HDB flat. You may get into a disagreement with your co-owner(s) about decisions relating to the flat. Or your co-owner may get into financial difficulties and be unable to keep up with monthly mortgage repayment. What happens to your flat in these tricky situations? What are the options available to you as a flat owner? FLAT OWNERSHIP TRANSFER OR SALE OF FLAT If you and your co-owner cannot reconcile on your differences but are on amiable enough terms such that you can jointly agree on a course of action, you have two viable options. # 1 FLAT OWNERSHIP TRANSFER Under existing HDB regulations, you … [Read more...] about What happens if you want to sell a HDB flat that you co-own with another person
By Laura Kane The Canadian Press Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 BURNABY, B.C.—Jagmeet Singh often starts conversations with Burnaby South residents by asking a question: “I want to take on the government in Ottawa. What do you need me to do?” Singh has lacked a voice in Parliament since he became NDP leader in the fall of 2017. The former Ontario legislator finally has a shot in a British Columbia byelection, but it’s a risky bet with his political future at stake. The New Democrats narrowly won the riding by about 550 votes in 2015, and experts say while recent Liberal turmoil has helped Singh, there’s still a month before the vote on Feb. 25. He had a rocky first year as leader, they add, and losing a byelection would likely end his tenure. Singh, 40, said he’s not thinking about what would happen if he loses. “I’m not worried about my own political future. I’m worried about the future of this country,” he said in … [Read more...] about ‘I’m worried about the future of this country.’ Jagmeet Singh says he’s not thinking about what happens if he loses Burnaby South
What happens if you die without a will? TMZ reported that famed singer Aretha Franklin did not leave a will behind. If you die without a will in the US, the fate of your estate largely varies based on your location and the status of your family. What happens if you die without a will? Singer Aretha Franklin reportedly died without leaving behind a will, according to TMZ. The singer’s net worth was around $80 million, according to People. Plenty of famous figures like Howard Hughes, Prince, and Pablo Picasso died without wills, Forbes reported. And a majority of Americans don’t currently have a will or a living trust, according to a 2017 Caring.com survey. Whether or not you’re rich and famous, people who die without leaving behind a will are classified as having died “intestate.” What happens to all your stuff and money, at least in the United States, depends on what state you live in. Intestacy laws vary across the United … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens if you die without a will