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Real Estate in Singapore

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People living in Singapore offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Singapore? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Singapore?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I selected my house on its proximity by the sea. I called a property agent; he turned out to be a great help in getting me the unit I'd set my eyes on," explained one expat living in Singapore, Singapore.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Singapore?

"I stay in a condo. Yes, most expats prefer a condo, although some live in landed properties. It should be said that nowadays more and more expats stay in HDB flats too," explained one person living in Singapore, Singapore.

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What is the average cost of housing in Singapore?

If you are thinking about moving to Singapore, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing costs tend to be higher here than in Holland. Average cost of housing in Singapore is hard to say, but generally you won't find anything decent below S$1500,-," remarked another member in Singapore.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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