Recent government cooling measures on property purchases are encouraging expats to look beyond the borders to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Malaysia is becoming more interesting, particularly forparents of students at Marlborough College – located just across the causeway – as both rental and sales prices are appealing. The Indonesian island of Batam, a short 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore (maximum two hours door-to-door), has some exciting properties available from as little as $300K, as the development of luxury resorts and individual villas expands there.
Rentals in Singapore have temporarily plateauedas supply beats demand. This is due to a variety of reasons, including the state of the global financial market and an increased supply of new-builds coming on the market.
Here’s a tip for tenants who are handing back their properties.Do try to sign off on the day of the handover, and include a clause stating: “Neither party shall have any claims upon the other after the completion of the handover, other than the above-mentioned.”
Check out a selection of Expat Realtor’s properties below – call 6255 1027 for viewings.
This tastefully renovated apartment offers space and storage. The open-concept living and kitchen area, large master bedroom with study area, en-suite bathrooms in both bedrooms and a good-sized balcony with a sea view make this a treasure.
Size: Approx.1,300 sq. ft
This fully furnished, L-shaped studio apartment is very well maintained and is like new. Add to this the convenient location, close to amenities and good transport links –a one-minute walk to the bus stop, a two-minute walk to Haw Par Villa MRT, and close to HarbourFront, VivoCity and Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC), NUS and INSEAD – and this makes for a good investment with fabulous rental yield potential. Currently rented out at $2.9K per month.
Size: Approx.400 sq. ft.
Centrally located, this exquisitely renovated, spacious penthouse is on three levels and has a large, open-plan kitchen and dining area. A few steps lead down to a living room, off which are a guest room and a powder room. It boasts a large rooftop terrace ideal for entertaining, with a feature fountain, built-in barbecue and scenic views of the Singapore skyline. Located within walking distance of Somerset MRT station, Great World City, Takashimaya and Overseas Family School.
Size: Approx.4,500 sq. ft
Luxurious living within a few minutes’ walk of Orchard Road and the Tanglin and American Clubs.All bathrooms are en-suite, and there’s a guest powder room. With its large, bright and spacious living room, expansive kitchen and maid’s room, this centrally located apartment in the vicinity of Stevens and BalmoralRoads ticks all the boxes.
Size: Approx.1,580sq. ft
This beautifully presented,top quality modern tropical home has everything, including ground floor undercover parking, a large storage room and an open living and dining area flowing onto a large covered patio and pool deck with a pool long enough for laps.
A back terrace, courtyard and rooftop terrace all add to the smooth connection between outdoors and indoors. Set on a quiet hillside cul-de-sac in Pasir Panjang, close to the MRT and bus links, this six-bedroom home also has sea views, especially enjoyed from the roof terrace, which is fitted with barbecue facilities. The open-plan kitchen boasts a pantry and a back courtyard.
Size: Approx. 4,492 sq. ft
Type: Corner terrace