Good Day, Missy Fiona!
Absolutely yes! A person coming to the US with a Foreign Passport, who legally enters the US is allowed to purchase Real Estate! With that said, if you are planning to purchase Real Estate by paying Cash, the process is quite "straight forward"; however, if you are seeking to purchase with Financing, it is still absolutely possible, just a bit more difficult as you will need to secure the requisite Financing but it is still absolutely possible and it would be my pleasure to introduce you to an extremely well-qualified Mortgage Broker, with whom I've worked with and enjoyed great success in the past, who I am confident would be able to assist you in this regard.
As a person who formerly lived in Singapore as a requirement of a position I held with a US Company that had operations in both Singapore and across the Causeway in Malaysia - I lived in a rented "full service apartment" called the "Rain Tree Apartments", not too far from the Orchard Hotel - and it would be my great honor to assist you in your search for Real Estate, whether it be as your Primary Residence or Investment-type Property(s), I would welcome the opportunity to "catch-up" on the "goings-on" in Singapore and ensure that I help you find the right property, in the right location at the right price and terms! And as one who just moved from Irvine about 3 weeks ago, after living in Irvine for > 10 years, I feel very well qualified to help you navigate the various communities that make-up the terrific City of Irvine - from it's excellent Schools and Parks, to their well-regulated Traffic, to the Social Activities and Amenities that are available to all Irvine residents!
I hope this finds you and yours well, Missy Fiona and know that I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience and especially meeting with you to assist you in your search!
Kevin Keenan, MBA, GRI, SFR
Broker / Owner
Millennium K2 Realty
4410 East Casselle Avenue
Orange, CA 92869