Top 11 Real Estate Agencies in Singapore: A Complete Guide

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Singapore has one of the most active real estate markets in the world, attracting everything from institutional to private investors.

While analysts say that you should be bullish on upcoming markets in developing countries, Singapore will remain an attractive choice for decades.

Just to give an example, J.P. Morgan predicts that real estate prices will double in Singapore until 2030, which speaks for itself.

Before you engage in Singapore’s real estate market, it’s important that you find a reputable and experienced partner that can help you find suitable objects.

In this article, I list the top agents in Singapore.

1. Propnex

Having almost 7,000 agents, Propnex is the biggest real estate agency in terms of employees. Continue reading Top 11 Real Estate Agencies in Singapore: A Complete Guide

Buying an Apartment or House on Jeju Island: A Foreigner’s Guide

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Jeju Island is a self-governing island located in the Korea Strait. Foreigners mainly get attracted to its waterfalls, clear water, low crime rates, peaceful atmosphere, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

With a population of only around 660,000 people, this small island attracts more than 15 million visitors a year, which is kind of astonishing.

Thanks to its visa-friendly policies and the ease of getting permanent residency, Jeju Island has sprung to become the top choice for foreign investors in Asia.

In this article, I explain the basics you need to know when buying real estate as a foreigner on Jeju Island.

Topics covered:

  • Jeju Island’s Real Estate Market
  • Political Issues
  • Where should I buy property on Jeju Island?
  • Jeju Island Visa Regulations
  • Property Prices

Jeju Island’s Real Estate Market

Jeju Island was previously considered a great market for investments in hospitality properties, including resorts, villas, and vacation homes. Continue reading Buying an Apartment or House on Jeju Island: A Foreigner’s Guide

Buying Real Estate in Seoul: The Definitive Guide

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Seoul is the home for half of South Korea’s population and has developed to become an alpha city worldwide.

I’ve already explained Korea’s astonishing growth in separate articles. In the 1970s, it had the same GDP per capita as Thailand and the Philippines but is now one of the most developed countries in the world.

Not surprisingly, Seoul gets most of the attention and where foreigners and locals are most willing to invest in real estate.

With that said, you must get your feet to learn about local buying regulations, the property market, the best districts to buy real estate before you engage in the market.

Topics covered:

  • Seoul’s Property Market
  • The Best Districts to Buy Property
  • Real Estate Agents in Seoul
  • How much does it cost to buy a house in Seoul?

Seoul’s Property Market

Seoul is, together with Jeju Island, the most popular option to buy residential property in South Korea. Continue reading Buying Real Estate in Seoul: The Definitive Guide

How to Buy Property in Korea: A Complete Guide

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Korea has experienced some of the most impressive growths in the past decades, which I personally believe deserves more attention.

From having a GDP per capita on par with the Philippines and Thailand in the 1970s, it has developed into becoming a leading manufacturer of everything from food products, cosmetics, cars, automotive parts, ships, and electronics.

This was primarily a result of US-backing, an export-oriented economy, and land reforms. Previously, companies were not granted loans from banks unless they met a certain quota of exports, for example.

While Korea’s eCommerce market is one of the fastest-growing in the world, its manufacturing industry experiences great growth rapidly, and it will overtake Japan in GDP per capita by 2025.

Looking at its real estate market, foreigners predominantly buy real estate for personal reasons and yields are always not the most important. In this article, I explain how you can buy real estate in Korea, covering a wide range of topics.

Topics covered:

Can foreigners buy property in Korea?

Korea is one of a few Asian countries where you can buy residential and commercial property without restrictions as a foreigner. You are treated on a similar level as locals, something that’s rare for Asian countries. Continue reading How to Buy Property in Korea: A Complete Guide

Top 12 Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

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Buying real estate in Dubai is straightforward and foreigners can get access to freehold properties in dedicated areas. Looking at real estate agencies, you have many options available and with firms that have catered to foreigners for years.

With that said, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the top agencies, including their history, services, and more. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list and share the basics about the top agents in Dubai.

Even if we only select reputable agencies, below is a sponsored listing

1. Manage My Property

Manage My Property (MMP) is one of Dubai’s leading Real Estate and Property Management companies, offering a full range of turnkey services related to Dubai property. Established in 2007 with an aim to give landlords a stress-free ownership experience MMP’s management solution covers all aspects of owning a property in Dubai.

The Property Management team at MMP has a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of successful asset management, advanced technology, and effective management solutions that enable them to provide their clients with complete transparency and peace of mind.

Services & Fees

MMP offers a full turnkey property management solution including but not limited to:

  • Property Handover and Snagging
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Tenant Search & Screening
  • Tenant Check-in / Check-out
  • Ejari and Tenancy Contract Management
  • DEWA Connection
  • Rent Collection & Cashing / Bill Payments
  • Re-Marketing
  • Lease Renewals

In addition, MMP offers real-time reporting to all landlords which are accessible 24/7 that gives you the extra reassurance of being able to view all debit and credit transactions related to each property.

Both landlords and your tenants are given unique access to their developed iOS or Google Play APP. From here landlords can see a full detailed view of cash flow, maintenance requests, and the rental contract details.

Office Address

Office 23 – Level P4
Marina Terrace
Dubai Marina
Dubai, UAE

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2. Allsopp & Allsopp

Allsopp & Allsopp established in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they’ve managed to become one of the best real estate agencies.

The company is considered a market leader and had the largest amount of sales in 2017, for example. It ranks as one of the top performers in terms of sales, according to the Dubai Land Department. Continue reading Top 12 Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Korea: The Ultimate Guide

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Korea has a developed real estate market and ownership regulations are almost similar between locals and foreigners. Here, you’re not only allowed to buy commercial real estate on a freehold basis but also land.

With that said, some foreigners find it difficult to find real estate agents that can help them finding residential or commercial real estate in cities like Seoul, Busan, or on Jeju Island.

In this article, I list the top real estate agents available in Korea, explaining their history, services, and more.

1. Colliers International Korea

Founded in Canada in 1898, Colliers was originally called Macaulay Nicolls Maitland but merged with an Australian real estate company, Colliers, to expand their operations globally.

Colliers now has 396 offices with more than 15,000 employees in 69 countries and is considered a market-leader. Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Korea: The Ultimate Guide

Top 7 Property Developers in Korea: A Complete Guide

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Kore has a developed and large-sized real estate market that is well-known for struggling with ever-increasing prices, a reason why the government has informed new measures to curb investments.

With that said, there aren’t that many foreign property developers operating in Korea, you can mainly find a handful of big local companies that control the market.

Many foreigners ask what the biggest and most popular real estate developers are in Korea, therefore I’ve written this article where I list the most renowned brands.

1. Dongbu Corporation

Established in 1969, Dongbu Corporation is one of the oldest and most recognized property developers in Korea. It’s part of one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, the Dongbu Group.

The company has several subsidiaries working in real estate, manufacturing, shipping, insurance, chemical industry, and finance. Some include DB Insurance (Forbes 2000 Company), DB Savings Bank, DB Hitek, and DB Capital.

Dongbu Corporation was founded by Junki Kim as Miryung Engineering & Construction but later changed its name to the Dongbu Corporation in 1989. The head office is based in Seoul. Continue reading Top 7 Property Developers in Korea: A Complete Guide

Buying Property in Japan: The Definitive Guide

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Japan is one of the most popular investment destinations for international corporations and individual property buyers. Being one of a few developed countries in APAC, it’s not strange.

Foreigners find Japan as safe and ownership regulations are both transparent and favorable, which is not often the case in many other APAC countries, especially in Southeast Asia.

Not to forget, Japan is very livable and many decide to either settle here or to buy lifestyle property for holiday or rental purposes.

Before you buy real estate in Japan, it’s important that you understand the property market outlook, how high property taxes are, if you can get a property loan as a foreigner, and more.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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Dubai Real Estate Market Outlook in 2021: A Complete Overview

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Dubai has been popular among overseas investors and the real estate market grew remarkably throughout the 2000s.

With that said, Dubai’s property market has not performed that well in the past years. There are plenty of reasons for this, particularly its oversupply. If you plan to buy real estate in Dubai, you must know how healthy the market is and what you can expect for the coming year.

In this article, we review how the market has behaved in previous years, present data and statistics, and share what we expect for 2021.

Topics covered:

  • Dubai’s Property Market in Previous Years
  • Dubai’s Property Market in 2020 / The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • How will Dubai’s property market perform in 2021?

Dubai’s Property Market in Previous Years

The market has been turbulent since mid-2013 and had some of its worst years from 2015 to 2016 when real estate prices declined significantly. The market was then in a recovery mode from 2017 to 2018.

Prices and rents didn’t fall as much these years compared to the previous years. For example, the average sales price decreased by around -5.6% in 2017 according to Savills, while the average rents fell by -7%. Continue reading Dubai Real Estate Market Outlook in 2021: A Complete Overview

Buying Property in Australia: The Definitive Guide

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Australia is a popular choice when people from places like Hong Kong, Singapore and China look for properties overseas.

The Australian property market has grown remarkably fast over the years and prices have reached unsustainable levels in places like Sydney and Melbourne. Not surprisingly, many locals move to smaller cities.

Australia will continue to attract foreign real estate buyers over the years, might it be future retirees or people who want to send their kids overseas to study.

Before you buy property here, it’s important that you get your feet wet and learn about local buying regulations, property taxes, the best places to buy, and more.

In this article, I explain the details you need to know when buying real estate as a foreigner in Australia.

Topics covered:

  • The Australian Property Market in Previous Years
  • The process when buying a property in Australia
  • What is a temporary resident in Australia?
  • Which properties can I buy as a non-resident?
  • What is a ‘dwelling exemption certificate’?
  • How do I apply for a foreign investment approval?
  • What is FIRB?
  • Property Taxes in Australia

The Australian Property Market in Previous Years

The US and other European countries suffered hard from the subprime crash in 2008, seeing house prices plummeting. Surprisingly, the Australian property market wasn’t affected as much. Continue reading Buying Property in Australia: The Definitive Guide