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To Buy Or To Rent?

The housing market has always been influenced by consumer power. Buyers are now spoilt for choice with developers offering attractive loan schemes at one end while owners and investors renting their units at affordable prices. However, the choices are also greatly affected by the restrictions placed by Bank Negara to control ...

Think Before You Buy

When it comes to property investment, everyone should make buying their own home as the first move. Business magnate Warren Buffett once said: “If you are unlucky and make your purchase just prior to a property downturn, at least you will be able to live in the property and save rent.” Hence ...

Strata For Investors

Strata title is one of the title structures of ownership and control over a property. It is usually applied to subdivided buildings or complexes such as high-rise buildings, town houses, duplexes, flats, apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings. It gives individual unit holders title over the space they occupy, while the land ...

Ways To List Your Room For Homestay Or Short Term Rental Other Than AirBnb

AirBnb’s website has a tool to help homeowners gauge their expected weekly income and according to this, the country’s chart-toppers are those in Langkawi who can make RM2,801 (S$939.2) a week, followed by those around Malacca’s Jonker Walk (RM2,495 a week), according to AsiaOne news report. Close behind are Penang home-shares ...

Converting Residential Property To Commercial Property

This trend is seeing a surge in the market as residential properties are usually significantly lower than residential new-builds Famous spots in town such as SS2, Petaling Jaya and Jalan Telawi, Bangsar are known for their rows and rows of houses being turned into business centres or even boutiques. The bridal ...

High Hopes For HSR?

The hope for the connection between these two economies is so that they support and strengthen one another Malaysia aspires to be a developed nation, and progress so far is looking good on our side. With immaculate buildings and signs of glory such as the Petronas Twin Towers, we strive still ...

OPR: Is It Really Accommodating The Economy?

Going through another transitional period  Those within the property industry can look forward to Q3 and Q4 this year with slightly more optimist with the reduction of Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) to 3.00%. The strict loan regulation coupled with poor Ringgit performance has seen buying power at its weakest. Bank Negara ...

Real Estate – Is It A Business Or Investment?

I read from newspapers the other day that McDonald’s Corp put 20-year franchise rights in Malaysia and Singapore on sale for at least USD400mil. In United States, the fast food giant’s revenue in 2015 alone was USD8.5bil and it earns one fifth of its revenue from rental payments from his franchisees. ...

Property Brain Games

The psychology behind successful property investment  Investing in the real estate industry is an art on its own. The tricks of the trade from securing a good deal, growing your property investment portfolio to managing your properties need a fair amount of strategising. It’s a mind game both internally and externally; the ...

The Waiting Game Is Best Played After We Own Something

  I bought my first property in 2002, a 700 sqft apartment in Relau, Penang. Three years later, I bought a 1,258 sqft condominium. When my friend, a senior manager working for a multinational company heard about it, he advised me to be careful. The next crisis is just around the corner. A ...