Finding a house or an apartment to rent or to buy in Saigon is probably one of the most crucial factors in making your transition to Vietnam a success story.

Ho Chi Minh City has a plethora of options available to suit all budgets from low-cost studio apartments to international-standard luxury homes.

The decision will depend on several factors: what type of accommodation you prefer to live in and can afford, what part of town (district) you want to live in, and what amenities come with your future home.

It is a renter’s market in HCMC, plain and simple. Until 2008, there was a lack of mid-range rental accommodation. Up until then, landlords could pick and choose who they rented to. There are resident horror stories about being evicted to make way for others willing to pay an extra million Đồng along with tales of increased rental prices mid-contract.

Fast forward to today’s market where rents are about one-third to half of what they were in 2008. With the collapse of the real estate sector along with a glut of mid-ranged options (USD800 to USD1,500 per month), it is no wonder that there is an abundance of options for incoming residents to the city.

According to Vietnamese law, Việt Kiều and foreigners can possess a single house ownership certificate. Foreigners can only purchase non-landed (apartments, condominiums) property for the duration of 50 years. Under these regulations, a foreigner is only allowed to live in the property and is not allowed to lease the property to others. Once the ownership certificate has expired, the foreign home owner must sell or donate their property within 12 months.

Buying property has not really taken off with the expatriate community. According to a statistic from the General Department of Land Management, less than a 1000 properties are sold every year to foreign investors. While foreigners have been able to buy property since 2008, the policies allowing foreigners to own land have been restrictive.

If you are looking for buying or renting, we present you here a selection of the best apartments and house complexes for expatriates.

Real Estate in Ho Chi Minh City

Diamond Island Luxury Residences

Diamond Island Luxury Residences

Fully-furnished one to four-bedroom apartments with private balconies providing panoramic views of the stunning surroundings. Each space features plush interiors, modern amenities and elegant furnishings, creating a luxurious harmony of comfort and sensorial tranquillity. Facilities include saltwater swimming pool, gymnasium, golf chipping range, tennis courts, barbecue area, playground, promenade, supermarket and shuttle bus.

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New Indo-China International

New Indo-China International

Services: House/office relocations, express service, logistics, travelling packages, water filter products for homes and shops. New Indo-China International offers relocation services for homes and offices in Vietnam and worldwide. For super quick service, use their express service and deliver your goods door-to-door. This efficient option is available both in Vietnam and internationally, to other countries. New Indo-China International also supplies ...

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Allied Pickfords Vietnam

Allied Pickfords Vietnam

Services: This provider is known for a number of top-quality services. These include doorto-door services, international moves, local moves, office moves, storage, relocation, international transit insurance and customer care. From the packhorses of the early 17th century to the most advanced shipping and transportation methods of today, with over 600 locations in more than 40 countries, Allied Pickfords has grown ...

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Relocation Vietnam

Relocation Vietnam

Run by three expat relocation consultants from diverse backgrounds, Relocation Vietnam orients clients with the complexities of the city, helps rent a car or motorbike, deals with visa, work permit and resident card issues, and helps locate a proper home and school, along with other useful services for moving expats.

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Santa Fe Relocation Services

Santa Fe Relocation Services

Services: Moving, relocation, immigration, document storage and home search. All of Santa Fe’s services are conducted inhouse by experienced staff, offering a seamless relocation experience that is tailored to each individual’s needs, and expertly handled by industry professionals throughout. Santa Fe makes it easy.

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Allied Pickfords Vietnam

Allied Pickfords Vietnam

Services: This provider is known for a number of top-quality services. These include doorto-door services, international moves, local moves, office moves, storage, relocation, international transit insurance and customer care. From the packhorses of the early 17th century to the most advanced shipping and transportation methods of today, with over 600 locations in more than 40 countries, Allied Pickfords has grown ...

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Chaocom

Chaocom

CHAOcom has been founded in June 2003 and became one of the leading real estate & car rental in Hochiminh city Vietnam. Their business focus on two departments: Real Estate & Car Rental services. This comnpany provide houses, apartments, villas, offices, warehouses, factories, shops, etc for rent and for sale in HCM city and other neighbouring provinces. CHAOcom agents are ...

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New Indo-China International

New Indo-China International

Services: House/office relocations, express service, logistics, travelling packages, water filter products for homes and shops. New Indo-China International offers relocation services for homes and offices in Vietnam and worldwide. For super quick service, use their express service and deliver your goods door-to-door. This efficient option is available both in Vietnam and internationally, to other countries. New Indo-China International also supplies ...

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Santa Fe Relocation Services

Santa Fe Relocation Services

Services: Moving, relocation, immigration, document storage and home search. All of Santa Fe’s services are conducted inhouse by experienced staff, offering a seamless relocation experience that is tailored to each individual’s needs, and expertly handled by industry professionals throughout. Santa Fe makes it easy.

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Relocation Vietnam

Relocation Vietnam

Run by three expat relocation consultants from diverse backgrounds, Relocation Vietnam orients clients with the complexities of the city, helps rent a car or motorbike, deals with visa, work permit and resident card issues, and helps locate a proper home and school, along with other useful services for moving expats.

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