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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...