So you’ve decided to head to the little red dot that is Singapore to work, settle down and stay for the foreseeable future.

If you’re looking to buy a house, that might be a good choice if you’re staying for more than a few years.

With the money put into an appreciating asset, you would save more than, as they say in Singapore, coffee money over a period of a few years.

But where do you get started since you’re not a Singaporean? What rules, regulations and laws do you need to observe?

Here’s a quick guide on what to look out for if you’re a foreigner (non-Singaporean) deciding to buy a property in Singapore.

Who or what is a foreigner?

According to the Singapore Land Authority, a foreigner is any person who is not the following:

Singapore citizen; Singapore company; Singapore limited liability partnership; or Singapore society. You can’t buy …