Local Tips
Local Tips

Find a Home in Singapore

We're all looking for something a little bit more with the culture we choose to absorb, and the places we'd like to live - and with Singapore being a beautiful multi-cultural city, with a gorgeous subtropical climate and plenty of job opportunities for the right person, it's the perfect choice for many looking to settle in Asia. There's very little you won't find in Singapore; from an incredibly old China Town, to Little India, and Arab Street - you can find something from a wide range of cultures to help you learn more, and fully immerse yourself. If you're thinking of moving to Singapore, then here are some tips to help you find a home!


We’re all looking for something a little bit more with the culture we choose to absorb, and the places we’d like to live – and with Singapore being a beautiful multi-cultural city, with a gorgeous subtropical climate and plenty of job opportunities for the right person, it’s the perfect choice for many looking to settle in Asia. There’s very little you won’t find in Singapore; from an incredibly old China Town, to Little India, and Arab Street – you can find something from a wide range of cultures to help you learn more, and fully immerse yourself. If you’re thinking of moving to Singapore, then here are some tips to help you find a home!

Find a Home in Singapore

Real Estate Agents
Your first port of call, especially if you’re brand new to the city and don’t know too much about it, should be to find and enlist the services of a local Real Estate Agent. PropNex Realty claim to be Singapore’s largest “homegrown Real Estate Agency”, so they should be able to sort anything you require! Of course, do your research and decide who is best for you before making a firm commitment. You can find the PropNex website here.

Research Rental/Purchase Agreements
Buying and renting properties in other countries, and even other cities, can be very different to doing it in your own country. Make sure you do your research on different types of rental and purchase agreements before committing, and be sure you fully understand what you’re agreeing to. If in doubt, ask your Real Estate Agent to look over things with you, and give you advice on your next course of action. You can find lots of information on the technicalities of house hunting in Singapore in this article.

Pricing, and how to choose where to live
As with many cities, Singapore can be incredibly expensive to live in, and some districts are arguably better to live in than others – so it’ll likely be your budget that determines where you’ll live. As Singapore is an island, there really aren’t too many options for living just outside the city, as there is with many other cities – so you really will have to look at the different districts and choose which works best for you.

Be sure to account for your own commitments, and the commitments of those you’ll be living with when choosing a home. Try and position yourself an equal-ish distance from everything you’re likely to need on a daily, or almost daily, basis. This should narrow down your district choices, also.

Things to look out for
Mostly the prices, to be honest. A lack of large land space in Singapore means that properties are expensive, so you’ll need to watch your budget and ensure you’re making enough money to keep up with your rent each month.

Real Estate, redefined

Here at Domobase, we believe in finding people the home of their dreams without all the fuss that’s usually associated with it, and because of this, we connect you directly with the people that can help you the most while you’re looking for a new home – brilliant Real Estate Agents and Landlords with properties that you’ll love.

What do you have to do to take advantage of this? Not much!

Simply download our app, fill in some details and link up your social media profile. Make sure you remember to tell us about the type of property you’re looking for, too! We’ll do some digging, and have up to three excellent Real Estate industry professionals get in touch with you within a few days. That’s all there is to it!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.