You are planning to relocate to Singapore and it is your first time to go and live in a foreign land whose language has a lot of lahs, mehs and mahs...
Adjusting to a new place for the first time usually takes up much of your energy that you probably would not even consider are the hassles of finding a new place to stay. This is a growing concern of the government now, on where to give the expatriates a good place to live in with suitable accommodations.
In Asia, Singapore is considered one of the best places for expatriates to stay especially those who are quite familiar with the Mandarin language. It will not hinder any communication between them, and will accomplish contracts easier.
Know what you like first in a property before going to property agents. What are your options? What do you need? What is your actual daily budget? Where do you want to relocate? These factors are important in determining the type of property that you need.
Expatriates Renting Guide
A) Budget – How much do I need to get good housing in Singapore? Will the company shoulder my housing expenses? How much can you spare to get a house? How much should the maximum amount be? Allocate at least a budget of $2,000 - $2,400, so you will not be stuck in a situation that you are not able to pay for them.
Having a budget will trim down the areas and properties that are right for you. A budget of $3,000 monthly can give you a slightly big apartment depending on the district. A budget of $8,000 monthly can give you a lavish apartment with all the facilities like a gym, tennis courts and an Olympic size swimming pool like what you will see in Pebble Bay, Camelot, and Four Seasons Park and sometimes, you can even get a house and lot with a swimming pool exclusively for you. For a really high budget, you can have a multi room bungalow in one of the prime districts of Singapore such as Bukit Timah, Holland Road and even Orchard that gives you a lush garden and a swimming pool exclusively for your use.
B) Location – where you rent your place will be based on its proximity to your certain places such as your place of work, your spouse’s place of work and your kids’ school. It should be conveniently located between those areas so as to make travel light and easy, saving a lot of time and effort, not to mention even cash.
C) Facilities – everyone likes those various facilities that come with your house, such as a pool or other recreational activities. If you can afford one that offers such facilities situated where you like it to be, then go ahead and get it. But if you can’t and the more affordable places that have facilities are farther from your place of work, weigh the odds because you might end up wasting your time to travel and end up not having the time to use those facilities. Determine what you really need.
D) Amenities – How accessible are you to transportation and other places of importance such as the grocery or supermarket and the hospital? These are also things to think of when deciding on the location and type of house you plan to rent, for your convenience.
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