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Making sure the maintenance of our high-rise is good for future.

“My condo’s management is ineffective! They are spending money indiscriminately!’ Familiar comment from friends who are staying in a stratified high-rise or even landed these days? Well, the most effective way for us to take some real responsibility in managing our own strata property is to join the Joint Management Committee (JMC). Seriously, if we … Read moreMaking sure the maintenance of our high-rise is good for future.

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Our ability determines what we could afford, very true indeed!

In one of the first few property books I read, Azizi Ali shared that if the reader of his book is currently earning a salary of below RM2,500 he should work harder and earn a higher salary. Else, he can forget about property investment. I read this over 15 years ago and guess what, it … Read moreOur ability determines what we could afford, very true indeed!

Affordable homes within 9,192 acres of land and ‘profitable’ public transport company

Let’s get the first question out of the way. Will huge numbers of affordable home crash the property market? No. Huge numbers of really attractive and affordable homes will stabilise the market because there would be by far more choices for everyone instead of the current situation where the demand for certain hotspots far outstrip … Read moreAffordable homes within 9,192 acres of land and ‘profitable’ public transport company

A TOD development in Sungai Besi. Appealing design and future lifestyle.

“There are a total of 4,212 units,” someone told me the other day when I told her about my visit to the site of Maju Kuala Lumpur under the invitation of my good friend, Miichael Yeoh.  Yes, it is true, there are a total of 4,212 units. These units are housed in 7 blocks of which … Read moreA TOD development in Sungai Besi. Appealing design and future lifestyle.

Manifesto on affordable homes for Malaysians. Let’s Do It!

Malaysia should have 1 million affordable homes built within 2 terms. That’s our new government’s promise in its manifesto. My belief is the same regardless of the government but I think with the federal government in control of many state governments, it should be easier to work as a team. Remember, this is for Malaysians … Read moreManifesto on affordable homes for Malaysians. Let’s Do It!

Isn’t it obvious that one must buy a property next to the MRT?

An old friend told me this today after my talk in Sunway Pyramid. The title of my talk? “Should MRT affect your property buying decisions?” He said, ‘why are there so many people listening to your talk? It’s obvious, they should buy properties next to the MRT stations, right?’ Haha. Anyway, the answer is NO, … Read moreIsn’t it obvious that one must buy a property next to the MRT?

Of leaking units and maintenance fee defaulters for strata owners

If we suffer from a leaking unit because of the unit above us, what can we do? Well, we could drop by the unit above us and asked for ‘assistance’. We could also ask the management office for assistance to investigate too and even help to liaise with the owner of the unit above us. … Read moreOf leaking units and maintenance fee defaulters for strata owners

Property investment is not all awesome. Here are 4 reasons why it is not.

Sometimes, we must not keep talking about just the good points, right? 🙂  Some friends asked me if property investment is the best investment above everything else. Let’s just say, it may the best for you and may not be the best for someone else. Perhaps it was best 20 years ago? Perhaps it may … Read moreProperty investment is not all awesome. Here are 4 reasons why it is not.

When landed is pitched against condo and everything is ‘very much the same.’

If prices are the same, would you prefer to buy a landed property or a condo? (By the way, my personal answer is condo but we must understand the majority may not think like me) Let’s assume the landed is at least 20 x 70 and the high-rise would be 1,200 sq ft. We should … Read moreWhen landed is pitched against condo and everything is ‘very much the same.’

The top 10 most expensive properties transacted, recently

I love to window shop. I mean, I may not buy that Coach men’s wallet. My current wallet is VW but that’s because my wife bought it for me. I am okay with cheaper brands actually but I really do appreciate the thoughtful design, the organised stitchings and even the touch of leather. Plus the … Read moreThe top 10 most expensive properties transacted, recently

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