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Real Estate in Malaysia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2024

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Malaysia should begin by researching the different areas of the country and deciding which one best suits their needs. They should also consider their budget and the type of property they are looking for. It is also important to research the local real estate market and find a reputable real estate agent to help with the process. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Malaysia, but there are restrictions on the type of property they can buy. Generally, foreigners are only allowed to purchase residential properties, such as apartments, condominiums, and landed properties. Houses in Malaysia typically include amenities such as air conditioning, security systems, and swimming pools. Depending on the area and the type of property, other amenities may also be available, such as gyms, spas, and tennis courts.

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How do I find a place to live in Malaysia?

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

"Finding a place to live in Malaysia can seem daunting, but there are several resources available to help. A good first step would be to search online for rental listings that offer the exact features, area, and price range that you are looking for. Additionally, if you are relocating to Malaysia, you could contact relocation or rental agencies that specialize in Malaysia and ask for their assistance. Another option is to contact real estate agents and inquire about available rental units in your desired location, or to check out popular expat websites or Facebook groups where people offer listings and discuss rental opportunities. Finally, classified ads and local publications offer listings of accommodations for rent too," said one person in Malaysia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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