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Advantages of buying new property vs sub-sale

Buying new property and sub-sale advantages.

Let me start with a story, I was on a business trip to Melaka recently and met a good friend from the real estate industry in a new property sales gallery there.

Then he was telling me that the property market is slow these days but actually the sales are still continuing. He was selling an attractive high-rise project in Melaka currently.

So I concurred and said that it’s very important to look at the job instead of the sentiment when it comes to property investment opportunities.

In additional, today in a slow market, developers are much more willing to offer extra stuffs and selling with lower prices that what they would be selling during good times.

After that, he laughed and agreed. Then he said but you know what, buyers nowadays prefer to buy new units versus sub-sale.

This time I laughed because actually there are reasons for that.

Perhaps we take a look at some differences between buying new property vs sub-sale.

As all my properties are high-rise units, let me share a little more on the perspective of high-rise units.

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The list is by no means exhaustive but hopefully it gives a good idea as to the choices available when it comes to both buying directly from the developer or buying from the sub-sale market.

Here’s one possible choice aimed at first-timer and young families in Melaka.

In my property investment journey from my first one in Penang till the home I currently stay in Klang Valley, I am glad to advise that both have their advantages as I have bought both types.

In terms of capital appreciation, the one that gave me the highest return in absolute number was a new property. 

Perhaps this one in Melaka is that home sweet home / investment that you like.

Happy viewing and buying. I leave you with a famous property investment quote.

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.”

Andrew Carnegie – Scottish businessman and philanthropist

Property Investment always start with knowledge. Equip ourselves with more here.

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Charles Tan The Founder The Writer Kopiandproperty
Charles Tan

Charles is Founder of He writes from his investment experience for the the past 20 years in investments including property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry. is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

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