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GST, SST & The Potential Property Bubble Burst

I remember when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was first about to be introduced here. A good friend told me that he was rushing to buy a property because his real estate negotiator friend told him that property prices would jump up by six per cent following the GST. ...

Deciding To Buy A Property? Think of the 4Ps

The first question that comes to mind before anyone buys their very first property is where the unit would be located. That’s the reason why the mantra has always been location, location and location. One of the strongest reasons for thinking about location first would be familiarity. We already know enough ...

Post GE14 Impact on Properties

BY YVONNE YOONG The 14th General Election (GE) has come and gone. And, with the dust having settled alongside the overwhelming excitement of which party would win, industry players are now waiting in anticipation as to the changes that would now envelop the nation - given the formation of the new ...

Don’t Peak Too Soon

The Best Way To Avoid Peaking Too Soon Is To Plan Your Property Investment Unless you’re on a short-term buy-to-sell strategy, property investment is a long game to play. The rules of playing a long-term game means you need to pace yourself out. This is rather like the fable of ...

Do We Really Have RM1 Trillion In Debt? What Does This Mean To You, Me & Property Investors?

There has been a lot of talk lately about whether our national debt is RM 1 trillion or whether it should follow “international reporting standards” of RM705 billion. I would like to offer a technical and accounting explanation of how the RM1 trillion was derived. P.S. - This post is not ...

Spotting the Future Trend In Mixed Developments

No matter which field you may work in, the market is always evolving to accommodate the changing requirements of the population. The real estate market is no different. The strategies and trends of yesterday may not apply to today’s property market though and one such trend lies in mixed developments. In ...

Buying Phases For Under Construction Properties

There have been many strategies required in the lead up to property buying from the understanding of one’s financial position to learning how to leverage wisely from banks and the researches on factors that could contribute to a high ROI (Return On Investment) including post purchasing action such as renovation ...

You May Be A Landlord. But, You Are Not A Lord And Your Tenant Isn’t Your Servant Either

In my humble opinion, buying properties is relatively easy to do but managing your tenants is another ball game altogether. I would like to share my two cents’ worth on tenant management here:- Jerry (fake name of course) - is one of my tenants at one of my properties. Both ...

The Best House In The World Is The One That Makes Us Feel At Home

A cheeky good friend asked me a question the other day - pointing out that since I my own preferred location area - surely I will be biased when I write articles on certain areas. To which I replied, “It’s not just the areas that I would be biased. I ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Rich”? What A 6-year-old Boy Taught Me

In the pursuit of wealth and property investment as well as riches, we sometime forget what matters the most to us. Hence, I would like to share a personal story with all of you I still remember that Monday morning. It was a public holiday but I was already up ...