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Finding a new home

For a country/region that's half the size of Los Angeles or two-thirds the size of New York, one would think that choosing where to reside in Singapore would leave you with very few options, and worse, homogenous choices. Your initial perception, however, quickly melts away once you start exploring. You'll be pleasantly surprised that this 721.5 square kilometres (approximately 278.6 square miles) island nation has so much more to offer global citizens.

Whether you are renting or buying, HSBC Premier and current accounts come with a complimentary Cheque Book service for you to place the deposit on your new home. And if you plan on settling down in Singapore, you may prefer buying your new home to renting it. Wherever home may be, get one step closer by taking advantage of HSBC Home Loans. Find out more about the exclusive privileges you can enjoy with HSBC Premier and HSBC Personal Banking.

Get expert advice

The city boasts of endless options, some with stunning architecture and innovative designs. However, before you head out and look for a new home in Singapore, your first stop should be with our real estate experts. They can help you find the home that matches your needs and expectations. At HSBC, we make it easy for you to find the best place to live through the help of our real estate agent partners, whose successful track records prove that they know the expat market well.

Negotiations made easy

Neighbourhoods popular among expats include the heritage community of Tiong Bahru, the quaint yet centrally-located Holland Village, Tanjong Pagar on the fringes of the central business district, the high-end resort island of Sentosa, the gritty but charming Geylang, the East Coast with its ocean view, and the expansive Woodlands area north of the island. Chances are you'll find other neighbourhoods that would appeal to you in terms of location, property and amenities. So make sure you've got our real estate agent partners by your side. They can help acquaint you with the properties available in the neighbourhood, provide local insights and facilitate negotiation and other processes that come with settling into your new home.


Ready to view properties around Singapore? Contact our real estate agent partners from Propnex and they'll help you find the right home that fits your lifestyle.

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  • No commission fees for leases above S$3,500 per month.
  • Pay only 50% agent's commission on leases below S$3,500 per month.

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No matter which stage of your relocation journey to Singapore, HSBC can help you smoothen your transition. Leave us your contact details and we will contact you within 2 business days to answer all your enquiries.