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IJM Corp, IJM Land, RM1.98B privatisation deal

If IJM Corp’s RM1.98 Billion share-swap deal plus cash is successful, IJM Land will be privatised and no longer listed. One less property stock that you can buy from Bursa. IJM Corp is asking IJM Land to consider it and reply by 23 June. I think the objections are likely to be low. If I … Read moreIJM Corp, IJM Land, RM1.98B privatisation deal

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SIJORI. Haha. What’s this?

Do you know what is SIJORI? I do not, until I read an article written by Sharon Chen of Bloomberg. SIJORI meant Singapore + Johor + Riau. In one sentence, she said that for Singapore to continue to grow, it will need to rely on both Johor (Iskandar) and Riau (Indonesia). These two places will … Read moreSIJORI. Haha. What’s this?

Once you rent high, you may never buy

Property Insight Malaysia asked an interesting question. Should you rent or buy? To be honest, I would buy anytime. If I could not afford the places I want, then I buy 5 minutes away from the places I like. If I still could not find, then I would buy 15 minutes away. The question today … Read moreOnce you rent high, you may never buy

Traditional media still dropping, latest update

Many years ago, newspaper was something I could not miss. I ordered them daily. I ordered The Star. On Sundays, I sometimes buy NST. However, 9 years ago, I stopped ordering them, preferring to buy them on days that I feel I want to feel the hardcopies, it’s easier to read than Ipad without any doubt, … Read moreTraditional media still dropping, latest update

Not too far, Not too high, RM700,000 in 3 years

I have just moved into my new place, Armanee @ Damansara Damai. No, not the seven figure condo. This one is just slightly above half a million. The size is around 1,750sf. Yes, this is the area which everyone said, ‘wah so far’, ‘that area ah, not good ler’ or the best one for me, … Read moreNot too far, Not too high, RM700,000 in 3 years

US$, China, buying properties, what has it got to do with me?

I remember telling a few of my close friends on few separate occasions about US$ which is not aligned to its actual value. They asked me why i said so, I explained briefly with a few questions. When the economy is doing well, should your currency be appreciating or depreciating? When your country suffers a … Read moreUS$, China, buying properties, what has it got to do with me?

Reading, Southampton, Newcastle and Iskandar

The first one is pronounced ‘REDING’ as in past tense of read. Southampton and Newcastle are more famous of course as we see them in action every week in the Premier League. What do these three have in common? All three are famous UK universities which has opened their branch campus here in Iskandar. They … Read moreReading, Southampton, Newcastle and Iskandar

Malaysian Properties @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Friends in Singapore who’s a Malaysian who wants to buy Malaysian properties but it is somehow a little crazy to fly to Penang, look at a few properties and fly back and then fly to Klang Valley and then fly back, there’s a nice show for you. Do drop by PropertyGuru’s show in Marina Sands … Read moreMalaysian Properties @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Can you retire with just RM900,000?

Can you retire with just RM900,000?  This was one of the keyword search which one of the reader to kopiandproperty.com entered. How unusual. Is RM900,000 a lot of money after we have deducted the inflation depreciation to it? Assuming we are 56 today and tomorrow we retires, with RM900,000 in cash. Can we survive the … Read moreCan you retire with just RM900,000?

Testing water with 9,000 units? No Malaysian developers can do that, yet.

In Malaysia, developers ‘test water’ by getting buyers to pre-register their interest. Some more adventurous ones build a nice renovated unit on the site to entice buyers. However, typically, the launch to ‘test water’ would consist of jus the first tower or first block of 200 units? Imagine what happened in Iskandar when Country Garden … Read moreTesting water with 9,000 units? No Malaysian developers can do that, yet.

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