Rental yields versus Property price appreciation

During lunch few days ago, my colleague said she got to know that Australia homes does not have good rental yields. I explained briefly why. Typically, rental yield would be low when the property prices increase much faster than the rental rate. Assume you bought a condo few years ago and rented it out. Today, … Read moreRental yields versus Property price appreciation


How to spot property bubble?

There are way too many articles about property bubbles. Your friends who has yet to buy a property has been talking about it for years. Your friend who buys many properties tells you that property bubble is impossible to happen in these few years. So, do you want to know how to spot a bubble? … Read moreHow to spot property bubble?

GST and property

My friend, Ms. Lilian forwarded me a very good read. Let me share briefly with all. Will gst push up property prices? Yes and No. It really depends on the type of properties that you are buying. Will GST result in huge increases in property prices? If everything is implemented right, answer is no. Reason … Read moreGST and property

J J Cafe, Ipoh

I had wanted to bring my wife and baby daughter here the day before. However, my baby daughter decided to sleep through the tea break time, so the plan was cancelled. This morning, as soon as she woke up from her morning nap at 11am, we came. JJ Cafe, Ipoh. First of all, for those … Read moreJ J Cafe, Ipoh

Property Clock, where are we?

Property Insight Malaysia shared a very concise chart / property clock. Where are we now? Depending on where you read and whom you ask, the answer may be different. Even the readers in Property Insight Malaysia has different opinions despite everyone reading the same magazine / facebook page! 🙂   In real terms, transactions has … Read moreProperty Clock, where are we?

Kota Kinabalu Property – 2014 and beyond

Yes, I have firm interest in Kota Kinabalu as well. I fly to KK no less than once per year for the past 15 years. At this moment, I am only exposed there via a small condo unit which I had rented out for RM950 / month. Bought it slightly over 2 years ago for … Read moreKota Kinabalu Property – 2014 and beyond

Malacca is the next Iskandar?

I read an article by Pete Wong in recently in which he gave many reasons why Malacca might just be a better choice for investors than the overhyped Iskandar. In his article, he mentioned that during his recent visit to Malacca, he was surprised by its transformation. He said that today, there are many … Read moreMalacca is the next Iskandar?

Affordable Penang Properties – where are they?

Many people have interest in buying affordable properties. If I have just started working not too long ago, I would definitely register myself. After all, if there are affordable properties which are good enough for stay, why not? Property is a compulsory item in my list and I would not want to rent unless the … Read moreAffordable Penang Properties – where are they?

Property Investor Clubs – the speculators?

Let me summarise an article I read in The Sun about how property investor clubs are the actual reason why speculations happen. According to National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong, these property clubs are buying en-bloc from developers and they are usually led by a leader who is a property guru. Due to … Read moreProperty Investor Clubs – the speculators?

Penang property price cheaper today?

‘The price of property is cheaper today than six months later’. This was the answer from REHDA Penang President, Dato Jerry Chan when he was asked if the prices are going down since the total market transactions are going down. He went on to explain that low interest rate is the factor why property prices … Read morePenang property price cheaper today?

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