Investment Making Your First Overseas Real Estate Purchase: 8 Tips By An Ex-International Property Marketer

  • April 20, 2022
  • 13 min read
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Cheryl

Cheryl has been writing about international property investments for the past two years since she has graduated from NUS with a bachelors in Real Estate. As an avid investor herself, she mainly invests in cryptocurrency and stocks, with goals to include real estate, virtual and physical, into her portfolio in the future. Her aim as a writer at Stacked is to guide readers when it comes to real estate investments through her insights.

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Adrian Woodworth
Adrian Woodworth

Very insightful.
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Mary Tan Kwee Hong
Mary Tan Kwee Hong

Thanks for the informative write-up that struck a chord with my aspiration.

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Thanks Mary!

Francisco Dy
Francisco Dy

Need to look long-term when investing in the Singapore property market. It looks overhyped and greatly over-valued. Public housing (HDB) which account for 80% of residential property in Singapore. HDB’s 99-year lease makes the HDB flats be worth zero when the lease expires. The price the oldest flats (around 50+ years) will most likely start to decline within the next 10 years because of lease decay. To make matters worse, around 15,000 old flats will also start declining in value ANNUALLY. These rapidly depreciating flats will be unsaleable. Renting them out is also not an viable alternative because rents will… Read more »

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Granted this looks like a grim scenario. But on the flipside, if it were all freehold, there would really be no end in sight when it comes to housing affordability because prices would never fall from lease decay. We’ve yet to see what would really happen and it’s really hard to say if the property market would come crashing down due to this or not. Private properties are also not spared.

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