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Real Estate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 07, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Johor Bahru, Malaysia are Taman Molek, Taman Pelangi, Taman Desa Tebrau, Taman Daya, and Taman Bukit Indah. On average, a nice 2 bedroom home in these neighborhoods can cost around $150,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $200,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, a kitchen, and a balcony. Foreigners are allowed to purchase properties in Johor Bahru, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to purchase properties that are less than 5,000 square feet in size. An expat looking to buy a home in Johor Bahru should start by researching the different neighborhoods and their amenities. They should also look into the local real estate market and compare prices. Additionally, they should consider hiring a real estate agent to help them find the right property. Finally, they should make sure to get all the necessary paperwork in order before making a purchase.

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How do I find a place to live in Johor Bahru?

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

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Johor Bahru is to search online for rental listings. There are many websites that offer listings of apartments, houses, and other types of rental properties in the area. Additionally, you can also search for rental listings in local newspapers and classifieds. Additionally, you can also ask friends and family who live in the area for recommendations. Finally, you can also contact local real estate agents who specialize in rental properties in the area," said one person in Johor Bahru.

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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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