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What are the payment terms for a private property as a first-time buyer? How much is the down-payment, subsequent payments and how much?

Scenario:  To purchase a $500,000 property direct from developer the cash outlay for a first-time buyer from Cash and/or CPF Savings Account is as follows:

Booking Fee (5%): $25,000 Cash

On Signing Sales & Purchase Agreement (15%):  $75,000 (Cash/CPF)

Stamp Duty: $9,600 (Cash/CPF)

Besides the downpayment, other fees such as stamp duty, ABSD (if applicable), legal fees (fees varies but approximately $2500) and mortgage stamp duty (capped at $500) are payable.

You can use your CPF savings to pay the outstanding legal and stamp fees if you apply to use CPF to buy the property.