List of Serviced Apartments in Singapore: Our Top 7 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Singapore

Are you looking for a serviced apartment in Singapore?

Singapore is a well-known hospitality industry city, and there are many serviced apartments today. Whether you are planning to travel to Singapore for business or vacation purposes, a serviced apartment would be a flexible solution.

In this article, we list 7 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span, unit size, minimum duration of stay, location and facilities.

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Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Singapore

The first benefit of opting for a serviced apartment is that you don’t need to commit to a 6-12 month rental contract.

This is especially true for Singapore, where it’s possible to find a serviced apartment with a minimum stay as short as 2-6 nights, while in other cities – for example, Hong Kong, the minimum stay is generally set to 30 days.

Another important benefit of serviced apartments is that you won’t have to pay the agent fee, and that utility bills such as water, internet, and others are almost always included in the price.

Even if this might seem a small detail, in a city like Singapore this might save you SGD 150-200 per month.

Finally, service apartments are provided fully furnished and are usually located in a convenient location.

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Apartments & Condos for Sale in Singapore: 8 New Projects & Launches

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Singapore is a popular choice for overseas investors with deep pockets. It’s not strange as it has a well-functioning system, it’s safe, and offers a high quality of life.

This small tax haven will continue to attract people for decades. J.P. Morgan even predicts that prices will double until 2030. Neighboring countries, like Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia are not as stable and still have much to prove in the long run.

In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects for sale in Singapore, including condos, apartments, and villas. We update the list continuously for you to stay up to date.

Latest Update: 2019-06-06

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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 famously known for being one of the most business friendly places 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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Singapore Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Singapore’s real estate market has been one of the hottest topics in many newspapers in 2018. I bet it will continue like that in 2019.

Many developers and analysts first believed in a positive market outlook in 2019. But with new regulations in place, I’m not that certain.

In this article, I share my predictions for Singapore’s property market in 2019.

First of all, I will recap what we saw in 2017-2018 for you to better understand the current market climate.

Topics covered in this article:

Singapore’s Property market in 2017: A throwback

After being in a downward trend since 2013, Singapore’s real estate market finally began to show signs of recovery in Q2 2017. During Q1-Q2 2017, property prices and rents were still declining, while the demand and prices for land started to increase.

Still, the vacancy rates reached new record levels in 2017, contributing to a further drop in rents.

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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.

Introductory remark

The firms are listed in a random order.

1. PKWA Law Practice LLC

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