Real estate agents expect a surge in Singapore private residence transactions as Malaysian cross-border buyers in 2020 turned their back on Australia and flocked to Singapore. This was a change from 2019 when Australia ranked first, and Singapore was only third.
Official data from Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (“URA”) and agents OrangeTee & Tie also reveals that Malaysians are the second most active foreign buyers of non-landed private homes in Singapore.
Non-landed private home purchases by Malaysians climbed quickly in the second half of 2020. Malaysians bought 175 non-landed private homes in Q3 2020. This number rose 11 percent to 194 units in Q4.
Juwai IQI Group Co-Founder and CEO Kashif Ansari said:
“Singapore offers several advantages compared to other destinations in Asia. Singapore has strong political leadership, sound economic fundamentals, and global status as a commercial hub.
Besides, it is extremely accessible. These are the reasons it has become Southeast Asia’s primary hub for second-home ownership. It offers education, financial services, investments, stability, and lifestyle.”
Thailand, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, and UAE are also ranked top 10 among Malaysian buyers.
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