Eco Nest, Iskandar Puteri: Investment Opportunity 19 km from Singapore

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Today, we introduce Eco Nest, a high rise luxury condominium built by the renown developer, EcoWorld. Eco Nest is located only 19 km away from Singapore and 20 km from Johor Bahru’s city centre. These serviced apartments will be located at a very strategic location. There are Starbucks, Royal tea, Japanese food, cafes, and other restaurants within a walking distance.

The project has 9 different types of units, each one with its own unique layout and size. If you’re looking for a serviced apartment to invest, Eco Nest is a suitable project in Iskandar Puteri area because. There will be a tall British Colonial style street mall, right beside the serviced apartment.

Educity is located just next to Eco Nest

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In addition to the above, Educity, a growing area having 9 colleges and universities is located just next to these serviced apartments. If you look for an investment vehicle, a home for your family, or if you commute between Singapore and Johor, then this project should definitely be of interest.

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Eco Nest is located close to Singapore

Eco Nest is only a 15 minute drive away from Singapore Tuas Second Link. Thus, we encourage Malaysians that work in Singapore to check Eco Nest, as you’ll pay the same amount of money by renting a room in an HDB.

Below you’ll find more pictures of the project, giving you a better overview of these serviced apartments.

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The Chateau Iskandar – Colonial-era Style Houses 19 km from Singapore

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Inspired by the grand English country manor, The Chateau is a high end luxury landed property. It’s built by the renown developer EcoWorld, that also manages the renown project Eco Nest. The Chateau is located in Eco Botanic and in a prime residential area surrounded by much nature.

The area is perfect for those who prefer to escape from the hustle and bustle of Johor Bahru city centre, located only around 20 minutes away.

The Chateau is a gated community with eco-themed residences, including superlinked houses and semi-detached homes, merging the indoor with the outdoor space.

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The houses have spacious 20-foot gardens at the front, forming a piece of green heaven that is private, serene and reinvigorating. It is the perfect venue for hosting social events, whether a boisterous BBQ or an intimate dinner, or for moments of quiet contemplation with the nature.

A gated community with plenty of green areas

Let loose and fully immerse yourself in all that The Chateau has to offer. Watch the young ones roam and explore nature with absolute freedom. Raise and nurture a family without fear and uncertainties. The Chateau is a strata-titled property, a gated and guarded community, and has a multi-tier security system. This will keep you and your loved ones safe, every day and every night.

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How to Buy Property in Singapore: A Complete Guide

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Singapore is renowned for being one of the most business-friendly nations in the world. It has an efficient and transparent system and foreigners are welcomed with open arms.

The market is predicted to grow much over the decade as foreigners find Singapore to be a safe place to invest their money.

Buying real estate is also fairly easy, even if there are some regulations toward foreign ownership that you should beware of beforehand.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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5 Countries Where Foreigners Can Buy Land in Asia

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Asian countries have some of the most prominent and promising real estate markets in the world. While some foreigners prefer to buy condos, villas or apartments for investment or self dwelling purposes, you shouldn’t neglect the opportunities to buy land.

Personally, I believe that foreigners believe that it’s too hard to buy land, and from traditional reasons. But more and more people ask what opportunities they have when buying land in Asia. Unfortunately, there are not so many options available.

In this article, I list the 5 countries where you can buy and own land as a foreigner in Asia. Let’s have a look.

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Top Property Management Companies in Singapore: A Complete Guide

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Buying property in Singapore is not the most difficult task on hand. Fortunately, the market looks very promising in the coming years.

However, buying a property is just your first undertaking, may it be a commercial property, a landed house, or a condo building. You also need to make sure that someone can manage the property for you.

In this article, I present some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in Singapore.

1. Savills

Savills is one of the biggest property management companies in the world, having presence all over the world. The head office of the company is based in London, UK.

The company established in 1855 and currently employs more than 35,000 people. In addition to Singapore, they have 700 offices in 60 countries.

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Singapore Property Loans for Foreigners: A Complete Guide

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I often receive questions from readers who look for local mortgages in Asia, not rarely in Singapore. Not only are there people with financial restrictions, I also come across wealthy investors who own a dozen of properties or more in different countries, looking for options to leverage their money.

Being one of the most economically free and transparent countries in the world, you have significantly more loan options in Singapore, compared to developing neighbours like Thailand and Cambodia.

Therefore, I decided to write this guide where you’ll learn the basics when applying for a property loan as a foreigner in Singapore.

Buying real estate as a foreigner in Singapore

It’s generally easier for local citizens and foreign PR holders to be granted property loans. Being a non-resident foreigner will add on some requirements. For example, verification of proof of incomes, the types of property you can buy and more (non-resident foreigners can only buy private properties, whilst PR holders can buy HDB apartments and have easier access to landed property).

You’ll also need to seek permission from the Singapore Land Authority, before buying property as a non-resident foreigner. PR holders and local citizens are exempted from this requirement.

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Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

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Singapore will continue to be a sought after location for investors, companies and traders who want to settle down in Asia. Some people claim that the Singapore real estate market has stagnated and that you have better options in places like Cambodia.

But the fact is that J.P. Morgan predicts that prices will increase as much as 8% in 2018 and that prices will double by 2030. Sure, maybe you can find better yields in some other places in Asia, but if you have the money, Singapore is not a bad bet.

Ownership regulations can be somewhat tricky though, for example, you can generally not buy a landed house as a foreigner. A Conveyancing lawyer can help you through a lot of hurdles and guide you through the purchasing process.

A problem is that you rarely find summarized information about the biggest Conveyancing lawyers in Singapore. Therefore, I’ve written this article, where I list some of the biggest firms.

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The firms are listed in a random order.

1. PKWA Law Practice LLC

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Getting an Overseas Property Loan in Singapore: A Complete Guide

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I get increasingly more questions from foreigners who look for financing overseas, might it be for purchases in the country where the loan is obtained, or elsewhere. Often, the buyers have sufficient with cash, but don’t want to put a big chunk of money in one investment.

There are countries in Asia that offer overseas property loans, one of the most popular ones is Singapore. I will continue writing about how you can get overseas property loans in Asian countries, but let’s start and have a look how it works when obtaining one in Singapore.

What is an overseas property loan?

If you’re a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident foreigner in Singapore, you can apply for a so called overseas property loan. Not all banks offer the loans, but you’ll find a handful of banks who do.

Simply put, overseas property loans are designed for investors who wish to buy property in another country, the banks normally offer the loans for purchases in a limited amount of developed countries, or sometimes even cities.

As a start, you can apply for the loan in your country of residence, but your main contact will be with a local branch in the country where you plan to buy.

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Top 10 Singapore Property Developers: The Definitive Guide

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Singapore is home to dozens of developers and some truly stand out as they employ people in the thousands and operate both in the residential and commercial real estate market, locally and overseas.

This small nation is infamous for having one of the most expensive property markets in the world and finding a credible developer is not a big issue compared to its neighboring countries. But, you shouldn’t take anything for granted and you must do research beforehand.

As foreigners can generally not buy landed houses and public apartments in Singapore, most are left with the option to buy a condo or private apartment, often off-plan.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest and most popular real estate developers that build condos in Singapore.

1. Far East Organization

First out we have Far East Organization, which is by far one of the largest property developers, not only in Singapore but in the whole world. Founded in 1962, Far East Organization is also one of the oldest property development companies in the nation.

According to some estimates, it’s managed to complete more than 750 real estate projects in Singapore alone. Making the calculation, it means that one in six families in Singapore lives in a house/apartment developed by Far East Organization.

The company is run by Robert and Philip Ng, ranked as two of the richest persons in Singapore. Besides, the group owns the Sino Group, which is one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong.

The company also has many projects and subsidiaries in various countries overseas. Some of the group’s most well-known subsidiaries include Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Far East Orchard.

Notably, Far East Organization is the only property developer in the world that has won ten FIABCI Prix Excellence Awards, which is the most reputed international award for property developers.

Property types

Far East Organization offers plenty of property types and investment options. They develop everything from residential property, commercial property, offices, industrial buildings, hotels, serviced residences, shopping malls, and more.

You’ll be able to find many residential properties like terraced houses, apartments, condominiums, townhouses, semi-detached houses, and cluster housing built by the company.

The company is renowned for building houses of high quality at premium costs. Units rarely fetch below USD 1 million.

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A Solicitor’s Advice to Singapore Property Buyers: By Eben Ong

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Buying property in a transparent market like Singapore’s is a relatively easy task.

But even if the buying process is straightforward, it’s important that you seek help from a Solicitor that understands the conveyancing process and foreign ownership regulations in and out.

Today, I have Eben Ong with me from Loh Eben Ong LLP, a reputable Singaporean law firm that works in a wide range of areas, providing services in Conveyancing & Property, Trademark, Deed Poll and more.

The firm was established in 1994 and has a long experience of helping foreigners buying property in Singapore.

Thanks for having you here Eben. First, can you please tell us more about yourself and your current business in Singapore?

I am a practicing lawyer in Singapore, and one of the founding partners of LOH EBEN ONG LLP, a boutique law practice in Singapore.

Our law practice has an established real estate legal practice for more than 20 years. More information about our law practice can be found on our website (see link above).

It gets increasingly popular for Singaporeans, and many other foreign buyers, to look for information themselves, relying less on services from agents. Is this something you’ve noticed while working in Singapore? How do you think the real estate industry will change in the coming years?

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