44% rental reduction. Not a good sign.

Luxury brands are able to command a super huge premium over non-luxury brands. This is why these luxury brands are able to house their stores in the best locations, renovate it extensively to make it look exclusive and yes, hire the best people so that the super wealthy could feel welcomed and is then willing … Read more44% rental reduction. Not a good sign.

It’s coming for the B40 households… grab it if one qualifies

I wrote this earlier: Banks should not simply lend. Buyers should not simply buy There are some of us who prefers to spend our money on some other stuffs but not property. It’s perfectly fine. Trouble comes if we are encouraged to buy a property but we do not qualify for one. So, the underlying … Read moreIt’s coming for the B40 households… grab it if one qualifies

Property Investment views by Charles Tan? (that’s me) Here’s that interview by starproperty tv.

Yeah, when this interview took place a few weeks ago, I was still 82.5kg. I have since reduced it to 78.5kg. 😛 Anyway, none of the questions were given in advance, so we can safely say that my views are really spontaneous and reflects my thoughts about home ownership and property investment. Both are compulsory … Read moreProperty Investment views by Charles Tan? (that’s me) Here’s that interview by starproperty tv.

Now, that RM1 billion fund from BNM is available to more people. Time to apply?

Many are saying that loan approval is tough. Somehow it’s the banks’ problem for not approving. Somehow it’s the developers’ fault for not selling something affordable. Somehow it’s the fault of handphone manufacturers for selling something ever more expensive every time they launch a new model. Well, maybe can stop blaming and start applying for … Read moreNow, that RM1 billion fund from BNM is available to more people. Time to apply?

Personal finance? Returns on Investment? Personally…

Personally, I define investment as something which I could UNDERSTAND why I could get the returns. If it’s something which I do not understand, then it’s just a purchase with potential returns somehow, it’s just not an investment. For unit trust, I am able to know the stocks which the fund manager is buying into. … Read morePersonal finance? Returns on Investment? Personally…

Improving buyer sentiment, mismatch with supply and demand and B40 needs help.

The property market of Malaysia definitely needs a dose of positive burst. Somehow, people see the slowdown as a potential property oversupply crisis. Perhaps the mass media writers can help a bit? Be more objective in writing and not have a huge number which scares people even though most of these unsold properties are not … Read moreImproving buyer sentiment, mismatch with supply and demand and B40 needs help.

45,000 new homes, 75% at RM300,000 per unit. Kuala Lumpur.

What is affordability yeah? (Read here) There’s definitely no oversupply of homes if we are looking at supply of homes in Kuala Lumpur (KL) versus the demand from new people starting their career in KL. Let’s be objective, just tertiary education fresh graduates alone, we are looking at no less than a few hundred thousand … Read more45,000 new homes, 75% at RM300,000 per unit. Kuala Lumpur.

12 Things to take note of when buying a new property

Hi kopiandproperty.com readers. See all of you soon yeah. My topic: 12 Things to take note of when buying a new property. Event is: iProperty.com Hoime & Property Fair. Venue is MidValley Exhibition Centre. Time for my talk is 11:30am – 1230 noon. Can have lunch right after my talk. 😛 Next suggested article: 10 … Read more12 Things to take note of when buying a new property

Let’s develop Pangkor duty-free ‘correctly.’

I love the sun, the sea and the duty-free. Nope, not about Langkawi even if I still visit it once per year. This is about an island in Perak. Remember this earlier article? Fly to Pangkor Duty-Free I was feeling excited with the prospect of Pangkor island becoming another duty-free status island. Its even possible … Read moreLet’s develop Pangkor duty-free ‘correctly.’

MRT2, LRT3 and ECRL the ‘drivers’ for H2 2019. Mega nice-to-haves.

Everyday, I could see feverish work on the MRT SSP (Line 2). I believe it will be completed earlier than the stated. Let’s hope I am right. Due to these construction work, I have been diverted many times and have to take one whole big turning for example. Well, they say it’s inconvenience today for … Read moreMRT2, LRT3 and ECRL the ‘drivers’ for H2 2019. Mega nice-to-haves.

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