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Hot properties: Apartments and houses to rent in April 2015

By: Deborah Law, Executive Director, Expat Realtor

Singapore hasn’t been the best place for property investors over the past couple of years; at the same time, Singaporeans have become the largest investors in overseas properties. Last year they invested a whopping US$11.9 billion, according to one report.

What’s more, this has once again been voted the most expensive country in the world to live in. So if you’re looking for good value for your investment dollar, do see our overseas property listings (at expatrealtor.net). We have some exciting investment properties, and a new kid on the block by way of Grove House in Manchester, England, as well as further opportunities coming soon. 

It’s refreshing to see old properties being saved from destruction and given a new lease on life through renovations and refits. A couple of developers in Singapore (Far East Organisation, for one) have done this – for example, with The Cairnhill and Nassim Regency. This saves valuable resources and at the same time preserves the precious history of this relatively young city.

With the oversupply of rental properties, tenants continue to enjoy taking their pick, and landlords are having to resign themselves to a longer-than-normal downturn in rental yield. Now is the time for landlords to update their properties and keep them competitive.

For more on the best areas to live, see Expat Living’s neighbourhood round-up here, plus lots of specific area guides by expat residents here.

 

Check out Expat Realtor’s selection of hot properties below – with all the photos appearing in the gallery above. For more properties, head here, and for viewings, email property@expatrealtor.net or call 6255 1027.

 

Peaceful Marina 
$14,000 RENT
Size: 2,519 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4
Type: Condominium
District: 4

Enjoy living in this rare and lovely ground-floor corner unit on the luxurious island of Sentosa. Surrounded by greenery, it has spacious and bright rooms, including a living room and large balcony that both have a pool view and a peaceful outlook.

 

Perfect One  
$4,200 RENT
Size: 581 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 1
Type: Condominium
District: 9

This beautiful one-bedroom apartment is situated in a fantastic location, a walk away from Somerset MRT station. It offers high-end finishes, a private lift, a great view and a quiet aspect. This particular apartment comes partially furnished with kitchen appliances, sofa and queen-size bed, all in perfect condition.

This beautifully renovated three-storey, semi-detached house has a large garden and a private double garage. All rooms are fully furnished with tropical furniture, and come with balconies and ensuite facilities fitted with Hans Grohe rain showers.

Natural Villas   
$8,000 RENT
Size: 3,750 sq. ft land;
3,200 sq. ft built
Bedrooms: 4+1
Type: Landed semi-detached
District: 28

Located in the popular Seletar Hills Estate, the house is a 20-minute drive from the CBD on the CTE and TPE motorways, while a regular shuttle service takes you to Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations. It’s close to Seletar Aerospace Park and a short drive from the French, Australian and Stamford American international schools, as well as local schools such as the illustrious Raffles Institution and a number of well-regarded primary schools. For shopping, it’s a three-minute drive to Greenwich Mall’s supermarkets and convenience stores.

 

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