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My condo is LOW DENSITY – are you sure?

This is a very interesting topic. In fact, most recently two friends were debating about the condos that they were buying. A said, ‘It’s not worth paying so much for a HIGH DENSITY condo and the developer brand premium. Mine is almost same price but it is low density and I do not need to … Read moreMy condo is LOW DENSITY – are you sure?

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5 Reasons why I like Kelana Puteri, today.

I have no intention to sell Kelana Puteri. Not yet anyway. However, if you would like a HIGH DENSITY condo with the following five reasons, you may want to think about buying a unit, either for own stay or for investment. Price Affordability. At just RM400,000 – RM450,000, depending on whether it is renovated or … Read more5 Reasons why I like Kelana Puteri, today.

Property Investment and the decisions we can make or delay

We have heard way too many news about foreigners buying so much of Iskandar that the locals are losing out. Is this true? Actually, this is TRUE, at least for some periods of time.  In a report by IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority), in 2007, the foreign investment ratio was 45:55. In other words, foreigners … Read moreProperty Investment and the decisions we can make or delay

Buying a Property, away from Analysis Paralysis

If you ask ten different friends on what are some of the criterias of a good home, you would get at least 5 different answers. Is this bad or good? Actually, this may not be bad. Imagine if you ask ten and everyone gave you the same set of criterias. I think you must be … Read moreBuying a Property, away from Analysis Paralysis

Overweight on property sector – buy property stocks now?

Market slowed down. Some developers holding back. Bearish sentiment in the market and everyone is waiting and seeing if they should buy another property. Even foreigners, especially Singaporeans seem to be holding back due to uncertainty. There’s a good news though. RHB has upgraded the Malaysian property sector to overweight and its top picks are … Read moreOverweight on property sector – buy property stocks now?

Catalyst for Suiwah, Penang – Sunshine Tower

I seldom buy property stock. The reason being they are cyclical in nature and sometimes if you buy during the wrong cycle, the prices may take a long time to recover, if at all. Nevertheless, recently I read an interesting news about a new property developer. This is Suiwah, which owns all the Sunshine chain … Read moreCatalyst for Suiwah, Penang – Sunshine Tower

Secondary Property Market – Volume Down, Value Remain

A close friend told me today that our common friend is looking for a bigger place, preferably over 1,000sf for RM600,000 and in the middle of Tanjung Bungah and Bayan Baru. She does not want Jelutong. I told my close friend, ‘Don’t worry, just wait….. and wait….. and wait…..’. Yet, I feel if she has … Read moreSecondary Property Market – Volume Down, Value Remain

Luxury condo and Ipoh Jam

How many times have you heard of jams caused by the MRT project? How about the jam across the causeway from JB to Singapore? The next news, you would not hear often. JAM in IPOH caused by a 23-storey luxury condo development! Yes, heavy jams in my beloved city of Ipoh because of the construction … Read moreLuxury condo and Ipoh Jam

Relevance of top 5 future home trends in UK vs Malaysia.

I read an informational article in The Star Online today. ‘Top 5 Future Home Trends’. I would not say its findings are extremely surprising but it’s really relevant to anyone and everyone who’s thinking about investing in property. It reinforces the idea that property investment is for the long term further. If we assume UK … Read moreRelevance of top 5 future home trends in UK vs Malaysia.

Potential 100% growth in property prices – Buy now or how?

I read this in Daily Express (26th Feb). No, this is not Greater KL or Penang or Iskandar. This is Kota Kinabalu which is the third highest in Malaysia in terms of increase in property prices. According to Francis Goh who is Shareda’s President, for the past 5 years, prices in Sabah has surged between … Read morePotential 100% growth in property prices – Buy now or how?

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