Have you ever wanted to own a retirement home overseas? I bet you do, even if you may not have seriously thought about it.

But there is one thing for sure, as a Singaporean, you love properties. After a few years of quietness, the Singapore property market seems to be reviving again, with increasing home sales transactions in the last few months of 2017.

An influx of collective sales also gets the locals excited. I simply cannot run away from the topic of whether-I-should-buy-a-property-now when having a conversation with my friends or clients.

But seriously, it just makes little sense to me to exchange a few million dollars (likely half of your life savings) for a concrete house here where you can use the same amount of money to travel the world dozens of times and own a few retirement homes overseas?

Property investment and property ownership is a different …