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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," said another person in Singapore.

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Need a rental in Singapore? We've partnered with Explorastay, the largest aggregator of 1-12+ month stays. Compare listings and rental rates from 20+ accommodation sites in one search, including: Booking.com, VRBO, Expedia, UniPlaces, Spotahome, HousingAnywhere, Zumper and over a dozen more accommodation companies. Search for Rentals in Singapore

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

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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