Investment Property in Bandar Seri Begawan

Investment Real Estate in Bandar Seri Begawan

Investment Property in Bandar Seri Begawan
Investment Property in Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Bandar Seri Begawan.

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Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB; Jawi: بندر سري بڬاوان; Malay: [ˌbandar səˌri bəˈɡawan] (listen)) is the capital city of Brunei. It is officially a municipal area (kawasan bandaran) with an area of 100.36 square kilometres (38.75 sq mi) and an estimated population of 100,700 as of 2007. It is part of Brunei-Muara District, the smallest yet most populous district which is home to over 70 per cent of the country’s population. It is the country’s largest urban centre and nominally the country’s only city. The capital is home to Brunei’s seat of government, as well as a commercial and cultural centre. It was formerly known as Brunei Town until it was renamed in 1970 in honour of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei and the father of the current Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

The history of Bandar Seri Begawan can be traced back to the establishment of a Malay stilt settlement on the waters of the Brunei River which became the predecessor of Kampong Ayer today. It became the capital of the Bruneian Sultanate from the 16th century onwards, as well as in the 19th century when it became a British protectorate. The establishment of a British Residency in the 20th century saw the establishment of modern-day administration on land, as well as the gradual resettlement of the riverine dwellers to the land. During World War II, the capital was occupied by the Japanese forces from 1941 and bombed in 1945 upon liberation by Allied forces. Brunei’s independence from the British was declared on 1 January 1984 on a square in the city centre.

Bandar Seri Begawan is home to Istana Nurul Iman, the largest residential palace in the world by the Guinness World Records, and Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei’s iconic landmark. It is also home to Kampong Ayer, the largest ‘water village’ in the world and nicknamed Venice of the East. It was once the host city of the 20th Southeast Asian Games in 1999 and 8th APEC Summit in 2000.

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The financial stability of Bandar Seri Begawan has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Bandar Seri Begawan


Renting out your Bandar Seri Begawan buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Bandar Seri Begawanare – preparation is key:


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Bandar Seri Begawan and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Bandar Seri Begawan location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Bandar Seri Begawan metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Bandar Seri Begawan.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Bandar Seri Begawan appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

Flipping Investment Property in Bandar Seri Begawan

Flipping property in Bandar Seri Begawan


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Bandar Seri Begawan property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Bandar Seri Begawan market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Bandar Seri Begawan


Investment property flipping in Bandar Seri Begawan is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Bandar Seri Begawan real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Bandar Seri Begawan real estate.


What is distressed Bandar Seri Begawan property:


  • Bandar Seri Begawan property in need of renovation
  • Bandar Seri Begawan real estate with a change of puropose and use
  • Oversold Bandar Seri Begawan property
  • Bank repossessions in Bandar Seri Begawan


Put simply, long term investors in Bandar Seri Begawan purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Bandar Seri Begawan investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Bandar Seri Begawan property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Bandar Seri Begawan use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Bandar Seri Begawan projects. The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Bandar Seri Begawan property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Bandar Seri Begawan and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

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