“I cant decide which bank loan to take. Can my CPF pay for stamp duties first?”
Under MAS rulings, one can use CPF to pay for stamp duties but only applies for new condo purchase, in addition one must secure first secure a bank loan, then CPF will disburse the funds for stamp duties.
However, CPF can also disburse the funds for Stamp Duties even when the client hasn’t secure the loan.
- This purchase will be treated as a Cash + CPF purchase only. It will be assumed that the client will exhaust all his cash first, then CPF will come in for the progressive payments at the last part.
- Since banks are the ones doing valuation, the absence of the bank loan means that clients must appoint a valuer and do the valuation on themselves (But the law firm can assist to write to CPF to waive off this requirement). – this means extra cost incurred $214 for desktop valuation – link to bernard valuers.
Propertywiki tip 101: How to get the best rates across all banks – link to redbrick brokers – commission is paid by the bank, client do not need to pay.
So you are still unsure? Do contact us if you have any further queries and we will do our best to answer it if it is not found anywhere here!