Some interesting stuff here. Myself and my wife are epxats and have lived in Singapore for 5 years. We are reaching the point of looking to buy a place and stop paying "dead money" on rent. We are stuck in a quandry as to whether to pay ridiculous sums of money for a condo
in singapore or for the same price as the downpayment for a condo here go and buy a place in JB.
I understand the legalities of living there as a foreigner, on the M2HM scheme (hope I got abbreviation right) but I dont understand what the limitations are of just buying a place as foreigner who comes and goes during the week to work and lives there at weekends, could anyone shed any light.
Also my main concern is the traveling, I work in Bukit Timah and my wife is in CBD. In reality does anyone have any useful experience of driving to and from JB (say Horizon Hills area) on a daily working time basis (ie 9-5) as this is one of the things that will really swing it one way of another.
I am applying for SPR and wondered if that entitles me to live in Malaysia any easier than being a foreigner?
Finally is a there anyone who is traveling everyday and getting their passport stamped everyday day. Would be interested to hear how impractical the whole deal is in getting a new one.
Anyway hope that someone can give the benefit of their experience.
PS - Can anyone recommend any good estate agents for places in Iskander area?