How to Skip Costly Cooling Measures and Build your High-yield Property Portfolio

Remember Singapore’s property market in the early 2000s?

There was low supply and high demand. Property prices were soaring. 

You probably know someone who took the opportunity to invest in property then and are now reaping the rewards. 

Nowadays, barrier to entry to Singapore's property market is getting higher due to:

Multiple Rounds of Cooling Measures

High Stamp Duties

Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR)*

High Property Prices

* Total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) refers to the portion of a borrower’s gross monthly income that goes towards repaying the monthly debt obligations, including the loan being applied for.

A borrower's TDSR should be less than or equal to 60%.

Common Issues Faced by Singapore Investors

"I am unable to afford the cash needed to pay for a 2nd investment property in Singapore"

"I am not willing to pay for the high additional buyer’s stamp duty for a Singapore property"

"I am unable to get a loan due to TDSR"

"I am not sure if it’s worth investing after paying tax and additional stamp duties"

"I am not a fan of constantly managing high-risk, volatile investments"

"I am below 35 and not married so I am not eligible to buy a public housing flat but I cannot afford to buy an investment property in Singapore due to the high capital outlay"


"I am unable to afford the cash needed to pay for a 2nd investment property in Singapore"

"I am not willing to pay for the high additional buyer’s stamp duty for a Singapore property"

"I am unable to get a loan due to TDSR"

"I am not sure if it’s worth investing after paying tax and additional stamp duties"

"I am not a fan of constantly managing high-risk, volatile investments"

"I am below 35 and not married so I am not eligible to buy a public housing flat but I cannot afford to buy an investment property in Singapore due to the high capital outlay"

Singapore isn't the only City great for property investment. What if we tell you that there is another City which is/has

Potential for Good Capital Appreciation

A Global City and World Financial Hub

Excellent Infrastructure and Transport Links

Home to Many World Class Universities

Low Vacancy Rates

Lower Stamp Duties

No Resale Restrictions

Please note that we will continue to provide property investment consultation services remotely during the period of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)

Why Invest in UK Property?

Through Brexit and Covid19, Property in the UK remains an attractive investment to both local and foreign investors due to increasing rental demand and strong long-term prospects for capital appreciation. 

Buy Association reports that overseas investors ranked the UK as the best residential property investment hotspot for 2021: 

The UK remains an attractive market for investment also post-Brexit which should provide confirmation and reassurance that the UK is a vital hub for activity and growth.

Olaf Schmidt, DLA Piper

Good Indicators for Capital Growth and Low Vacancy Rates

Historically, property prices in London double within a 10-year period 

The biggest factors that affect your returns? Your property price appreciation and rental yields. 

Source: Home.co.uk: House Prices Report for London - January 1995 to January 2021

Vacancy Rates in the UK have continuously been on the decline.

In 2021, Rental Vacancy rates stand at 9% in Singapore, compared to 3.4 % in London. 

Source:  CMHC, Rental Market Survey 2020; Property Guru 

Source:  CMHC, Rental Market Survey 2010-2019

Skip the Singapore Cooling Measures

Government cooling measures make the barrier to entry into the Singapore property market high. But it doesn’t have to be this way if you’re willing to look beyond our shores.

If you already own a home and you’re looking to own a second property for investment, here’s a quick breakdown of SG to UK property cost comparison for a 1-bedroom apartment:

Property Cost Comparison (Singapore & UK) 

Source:  CMHC, Rental Market Survey 2020; Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Rules for New Housing Loans 2018; PropertyGuru, Vacancy Rate For Rent In Private Residential Market To Rise Up To 9% This Year 2021.

Attractive Payment Schemes

Deferred Payment Policy

Initial down payment of 10% to 20% upon contract exchange.

Pay the balance of 80% to 90% only when the property is completed.

Interest-only Mortgage Repayment

Leverage repaying your initial loan after selling your property.

Monthly rents covers loan repayments, giving you positive cashflow.

Examples Of Our Projects

Oxbow

Zone 2

Abbott Road, East India, London, E14, United Kingdom

Third & Caird

Zone 2

Third & Caird, Caird Street, London W10, United Kingdom

Verdo

Zone 3

Lionel Road South, London TW8, United Kingdom

The Claves

Zone 4

The Claves, Millbrook Park, Mill Hill, London NW7, United Kingdom

Embassy Gardens

Zone 1

Nine Elms, London SW11, United Kingdom

Wardian London

Zone 2

Marsh Wall, London, E14, United Kingdom

London City Island

Zone 2/3

Leamouth Peninsula, London E14, United Kingdom

A property is likely the biggest investment of your life...

Most of us only have this one bullet and we want to make the most of it. We get that, and we’re prepared to walk you through this entire investment.

There are many things to consider, including:

Timing of entry

Choosing the Right Property

Seeking the best mortgage plan

Connecting with reliable letting agents

Planning an exit strategy

Our team will be with you every step of the way! As property developers, we are experienced with every aspect of the UK property market, with deep connections to mortgage bankers and letting agents.

Why the London Property Market is Booming

Global Tech Hub

Notable tech companies and the number of employees in London:

  • 4000
  • 27 000
  • 7000
  • 9000
  • 2534
  • 6000
  • 2500
  • 1300

Source:https://www.studylondon.ac.uk/universities

London is home to world-class education

There are more international students studying in London than in any other city in the world because of these world-class tertiary institutions:

Our Success Stories

Brexit is expected to have limited impact on this sector as demand is mainly driven by local tenants, including young professionals and students.

straits times

We intend to keep the property as a long-term investment and we believe there will still be a demand for property rental as London continues to attract many workers and students

ms gladys, investor

About Us

Eco World International Berhad (EcoWorld International) is a real estate developer listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Its core business involves property development outside Malaysia.

Major shareholders in EcoWorld International are EcoWorld Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld Malaysia) – a well-known Malaysian real estate developer, and GuocoLand Limited – a regional real estate development, investment, and management company listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1978.

EcoWorld International's journey into UK began with three prime waterside developments that are joint ventures with the the Ballymore Group.

London City Island is designed as an arts and cultural destination, anchored by the presence of the English National Ballet.

Wardian London, which sits next to the Canary Wharf estate, features modern architecture with innovative landscaping, offering a sense of escape whilst remaining connected to the thriving city.

Embassy Gardens, located in the heart of Nine Elms places emphasis on design and engineering craftsmanship with its “floating” transparent Sky Pool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still sign up for this information session during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

Yes, we will continue to provide property investment consultancy services remotely during this period.

I definitely want to go into property investment, but I’m not sure if this is the right time.

You don’t have to dive in immediately. Our team will help you assess your current and projected future needs and finances to give customised advice on the best timing and point of entry into this market.

In fact, we want to speak with serious investors who want to plan for the long-term.

Why shouldn’t I do my own research and DIY this investment?

That’s definitely an option if you’re ready to spend days or weeks to research on the best property, mortgage plans, letting agents, calculate your own expenses and cashflow analysis etc… the list goes on. 

If you’re looking for a passive income that is truly hands-free, working with our experience, connections and UK-specialised expertise is the more time and cost-efficient choice.

I'm looking for short term investment opportunities with very high returns, is this for me?

Our priority is to help clients achieve their long term financial independence. In the case of property investments in the UK, getting in and out of the market too quickly means not fully taking advantage of their friendly payment scheme and long-term gains from property appreciation. 

How are your prices like?

As property developers, we aim to provide end-to-end service to all our clients buying direct from us, providing the right knowledge, support and resources needed to ensure a smooth investment journey.

Can you advise me on property investments outside of the UK?

Yes. Our sales consultants are able to advise on property investments in the UK, Malaysia and Australia.

How has Covid19 affected the rental market in the UK?

Capital Appreciation is still projected to maintain at a steady rate over the next ten years.

In fact, renters are more concerned about the quality of their homestay precisely because of the shifting trends to work from home. This increases the likelihood of their investment in quality and well-maintained apartments and residential areas  like the ones we have in our portfolio.

How has Brexit affected the property market in the UK?

According to The Edge Market, here are the top 5 reasons why the UK will remain popular even after Brexit:

  1. Opportunities in a slow market
  2. Allure of international education
  3. A top global financial centre
  4. Economic growth and quality living environment
  5. Growing urban population

If you have a time machine that lets you go back 15 years into the past, would you advise your friends and family to get into the property game?

Although we can’t actually turn back the clock, we’ve found another city beyond Singapore that has just the right conditions for you to cash in where you may have missed out before.

Perhaps you’re not ready to jump right in, and that’s perfectly natural. In fact, we encourage you to find out more and consider carefully before making any decisions.

That’s why our team is offering a complimentary Information session with our UK property investment specialists where you can get answers to all your burning questions.

You can expect:

Discuss investment strategies tailored to your goals and risk appetite

A detailed breakdown of the investment cost and returns (it’s probably less than you think)

See proven case studies from our current property investment projects for yourself

The best part? This is 100% free and non-obligatory. That means even if you decide not to work with us, you can still walk away with a full understanding of your property investment options.

Simply fill in the details to start booking an appointment with our team.

Bonus: sign up now and get a complete detailed investment worksheet to get started on your investment journey.

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    Please note that we will continue to provide property investment consultation services remotely during the period of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)

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