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Month: August 2018

Low income equals low savings? Do something about it.

Posted in Personal Finance

Someone mentioned that other day that it is not easy to help those with low incomes. The reason he said so was that these people may have way too little…


Deciding to buy a property? Think of the 4Ps

Posted in Property, KL / Selangor, and Starting Property Investing

This article was first published in Property Insight July 2018 edition. Title: Deciding to buy a property? Think of the 4Ps. The first question that comes to mind before anyone…

High end KL condos, future looks brighter? More units coming.

Posted in Property, KL / Selangor

According to Nawawi Tie Leung Property Consultants Sdn Bhd (NTL), high-end condominiums in Kuala Lumpur has risen by 4.4% to RM784 per sq ft in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18). (What…

No SST on building materials does not mean lower home prices.

Posted in Property, KL / Selangor, and Starting Property Investing

A friend rushed to complete his home purchase before GST started. He did not manage to do it in time. Here’s that earlier article: Oh dear, I missed the GST…

Higher salary does not mean one is richer yeah. TRUE.

Posted in Personal Finance, and Starting Property Investing

In an article I read in, this is what our PM Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said. A rich country is determined by the strength of its people’s purchasing power,…

Singaporeans have lost interest with Johor property?

Posted in Iskandar / JB Property

I saw this article in TheStar: Waning Singaporean interest in Johor property market  The article quoted a few Singaporeans who bought properties in Johor a few years ago. One said he…

Financing, constructing and behaviour changing. Three different things really.

Posted in HSR MRT n other Ts, and Property Penang

I am a supporter of Penang’s Transport Master Plan (PTMP). No one is going to like to invest into Penang if they face traffic jams on a daily basis as… Agents Advertising Awards 2018. Oh What a Night…

Posted in Real Estate Agents

It was a night to celebrate for the real estate agencies and negotiators. Their hard work, perseverance and the never-ending customer service (weekends, even before we wake up…) for the…

It’s not as easy as Airbnb. Especially when it’s a ‘resi’

Posted in Iskandar / JB Property, Property Kota Kinabalu, Property Penang, and Property, KL / Selangor

In Penang, my good friend who’s a real estate negotiator always point to me that ‘this condo cannot do Airbnb’ or that condo cannot do ‘Airbnb.’ Well, I think it’s…

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