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Companies Bill 2015: Its Impact On Property Investments

After a lengthy engagement with all stakeholders, the Companies Bill 2015 was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on 4 April 2016 to replace the existing Companies Act 1965. As at 9 Sept 2016, the Bill has not been gazetted and it is yet to come into force. Having said that, ...

Buy Local

If you’re looking for successful stress-free investments, buy local.  Where you invest in property is critical. This will not only dictate the future success of your investments, but will also affect your life. If you’re looking for successful stress-free investments, buy local. That means operating within a thirty-to forty-minute drive of ...

Implications Of A Developer Being A Loan Provider

Minister of Urban Well Being, Housing and Local Government, Y.B. Tan Sri Haji Noh Bin Omar, recently created ripples albeit shock waves within the housing developers market with his ‘out of the box suggestion’ when he proposed that housing developers be given the additional option [plan B] of being accorded ...

Philippines – Asia’s Fastest Growing Economy

At seven per cent, Philippines’ economy has steadily been expanding at Asia’s highest rate within the second quarter of this year. The inflation rate, however, is just 1.8 per cent despite the rapid rise of domestic spending and a growth in wages that remains flat, reflecting the growing disparity between ...

Comments By A Property Expert

SMEs are the backbone of business entities in Malaysia, with about 95% active involvement in this field. Is ‘Location, Location, Location’ is still an important factor for perfect property search by the investors/buyers in the Klang Valley? Unfortunately, this is an outdated mantra which I have never applied since I started ...

5 Factors To Consider For Your Buy-to-let Property

It is never easy to predict the direction of Malaysia’s property. However, this segment always been seen as a long-term investment. Entering the second half of the year, there is optimism from relevant parties about a recovery in the property market, but today, property speculation has slowed down tremendously. PA International ...

Ajib Adi: Soldier Of Fortune

  Having made his first million at age 25, Terengganu boy wonder shares how passion and perseverance contribute towards building your own empire A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor. While most millennials envelop themselves living in the present, 31-year-old investor extraordinaire Ajib Adi busies himself reading up on business books ...

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 ...