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Sorry. You are out of luck !😢

There have been several cases of property buyers left in a lurch after purchasing their homes. From poor workmanship to severe structural defects, these horror stories are becoming more common. Once you get misled, you are out of luck !😢   Before making your purchase, it is important to do your homework. ...

Property market may see higher demand in 2020

A HIGHER demand for logistics and warehousing spaces is expected following growth in logistics services due to increasing global e-commerce trade and consumer spending. Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s Retail Highlights for Second Half of 2019 (2H19) showed that more than four million sq ft of warehousing spaces are coming on ...

Step By Step Guide After You Pick Up Your Keys

Who should be held responsible if there are defects after you've purchased a primary residential property? So, you see this new housing development and you fall in love with it. It falls right in your budget and after years of waiting for the project to be completed, you receive your keys. You ...

Should You Consider Traffic Jams When Buying Properties? (Hint: Maybe Not)

By: Jotham Lim A few days back, an old colleague of mine was looking to buy a new development project somewhere in the Sunway Mentari area. I gave her a recommendation, which on paper, seems to be the perfect property for her. A dual-key layout design; Attractive facade and landscaping for her daily ...

What’s in a Location?

A mantra often repeated when shopping around for a property is ‘Location, location, location”. This real estate agent mantra has shaped house-buying behavior since time immemorial, but what does it actually entail? Location indeed can be the one factor that determines whether your property will actually appreciate in value, and ...

Home Ownership Campaign 2019 What You Should Know?

The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) 2019 is an initiative by the Government to address the property overhang issue in the country, and to further stimulate the housing sector. The Campaign is open to ALL Malaysian individuals and will run from 01 January 2019 to 30 June 2019. During this time, ...

Cost Cost Cost Across The Board

The cost of your house, and what other costs? Buying a home can be a wonderful experience. However, when buying a home, it is important to understand all the costs involved. The purchase price that you negotiate when buying a home is the starting point, not the final amount. Most people might ...

Real Property Gain Tax

What is a Real Property Gain Tax? The Real Property Gain Tax (RPGT) is a form of Capital Gain Tax levied by the Inland Revenue Board or the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN). To put it simply, it is a tax on the net profit from the sale of your land ...

Stamp Duty 2019

When is it the right time to buy a property? Old timers would say 20 years ago, investors would say that it was yesterday. We at Property Insight say that it would be today. Our new government has certainly blessed the Malaysian first-time homebuyer with many attractive benefits, one of ...

Subsale Stamp Duty 2019

Not to be confused with the recent post titled Stamp Duty 2019, this article is about the stamp duty for Subsale units. This article highlights the details of purchasing a subsale unit as a First Time Home Buyer in Malaysia and its stamp duty exemption. As part of an effort to ...