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H1 2019 will see retrenchments in construction and property sector

If we have been following the news from the construction sector, we would know that the sector is reeling from some of the mega projects cancellation and postponement. One latest one was recent too: LRT 3 is important. Please manage it well. There’s another update about the employment in the construction and property sector. Here’s … Read moreH1 2019 will see retrenchments in construction and property sector

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JB’s high-rise residences: Vacancy availability and new supply

For the doubters of Johor Bahru’s property market, here’s a news which may make everyone say, ‘I told you so…’ πŸ˜› However, the news will also be telling of a window of opportunity to negotiate for the best price and well, buy. As for people looking for property bubble to burst and prices jumping off … Read moreJB’s high-rise residences: Vacancy availability and new supply

Own a property? Banks rejected me. FundMyHome fulfilled me.

FundMyHome is a property funding platform where a buyer needed to pay just 20 percent of the house price while the remaining 80 percent is funded by institutions. Earlier article about it here. In other words, this is NOT the typical home loan that we are so used to. Is it popular? Briefly, I have … Read moreOwn a property? Banks rejected me. FundMyHome fulfilled me.

7 Things about Home Loans we should know before applying for one

Here are 7 things about home loans we should know about before applying for one. Actually, in order NOT to be rejected, please read #1 first before signing on the Sale and Purchase Agreement yeah. Remember, banks love to lend us money. However, if we do not qualify for one, they will play safe instead … Read more7 Things about Home Loans we should know before applying for one

WHY should RTS start only AFTER 2024?

I crossed from JB to SG and back three times in 2018. One of those trips on a weekday took 3.5 hours. Reports say that there are 100,000 people on average crossing the border on a daily basis. If everyone took 3 hours, that’s 300,000 hours wasted. (Unless of course everyone was reading a book) … Read moreWHY should RTS start only AFTER 2024?

Weakening currency means strengthening demand?

Malaysian developers do not only build in Malaysia. They build everywhere, especially in a country favoured by many Malaysians who wish to find a new home; Australia. Here’s a good news and bad news, depending on ones perspective. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is actually weakening. It hit a 10-year low just recently even though it’s … Read moreWeakening currency means strengthening demand?

More new launches. RM1.8 billion by LBS.

One developer is optimistic about 2019 despite many people being negative about the current state of the property market. LBS Bina Group Bhd will be launching RM1.82 billion worth of projects this year. Its managing director Tan Sri Lim Hock San has also set a sales target of RM1.5 billion for this year, which is … Read moreMore new launches. RM1.8 billion by LBS.

Ringgit to strengthen further in 2019. Good news yeah?

I do not think currency appreciation directly impacts the property investment within the Malaysian property market. It helps businesses with loans in US$ too because then repayment will be easier. A strong currency also provides a positive sentiment and I think that’s very much needed in a slow property market. Perhaps too many media outlets … Read moreRinggit to strengthen further in 2019. Good news yeah?

Press Release: PropertyGuru: 2019 Property Hotspots

Do you want to know where are the areas most searched by users of PropertyGuru Malaysia? Read on. — start of press release — PROPERTYGURU: 2019 PROPERTY HOTSPOTS January 14, 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Despite improving consumer sentiment and proactive government policies announced in the Budget 2019, 2019 is likely to see a continued price … Read morePress Release: PropertyGuru: 2019 Property Hotspots

LRT3 is important. Please manage it well.

Connectivity enhances productivity and economic activity. This is why countries like Singapore continue to enhance theirs. Its transport minister Khaw Boon Wan said, “β€œThe Government will continue to heavily subsidise public transport – S$5 billion for buses, S$4 billion for rail renewal and S$20 billion for expanding the rail network in the next five years.” … Read moreLRT3 is important. Please manage it well.

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