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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 ...

Be Different. Be Weird. Stand Out. Even As A Landlord.

I’ve been asked many questions about tenancy management. How do you rent out your unit fast? How do you find the right agent? How do you build tenant loyalty? How do you get tenants to pay on time? Therefore, I would like to share a principle or two in this article. Let’s ...

What’s The Secret To Property Investment Success?

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR BRAINS. IT’S ABOUT YOUR LIKABILITY Buying properties Below Market Value (BMV). Knowing your numbers. Property area analysis. Demographic profiling. Pricing considerations. Managing Tenants. Blah blah blah.....Admittedly, the technical areas of Property investment can be sexy. Mastering the principles above would certainly give one a competitive edge. However, intellectual ...

AirBnB: Boon or Bane?

Airbnb’s meteoric rise in only a few years has established it as the largest provider of accommodation in the world with a net worth of over RM120 billion. Airbnb has approximately three million listings and operates in 65,000 cities across 191 countries with about 80 million booked nights. By 2025, it ...

The Accidental Airbnb Superhost

It has been eight years now since my first property purchase. I had just started work as an external Auditor when my father insisted that I begin my wealth accumulation journey via property investment. My maiden venture into the world of property investment thus started with a double-storey terraced house that ...

Have You Done Your Homework Before Investing Overseas?

Imagine owning a house in Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia situated right next to the iconic shores of Surfers Paradise. And, world-class theme parks such as Warner Bros. Movie World and Sea World in Gold Coast which are located just a short drive down the street. Or, how about owning an ...