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More smaller units below RM1 million. Is this the start….?

Remember the recent brouhaha over the flip-flop decision of whether to freeze over RM1 million developments outright or to consider case by case basis? According to Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd research and consultancy executive director Judy Ong, the recent freeze on condominiums and apartments above RM1 million will encourage the development of more shoebox … Read moreMore smaller units below RM1 million. Is this the start….?

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Tips to evaluate a condo? For Family, Save Money and Quality

This is more applicable for working professionals in the Klang Valley. For couples getting married soon or those with young kids, let me remind you that the property you will love need not only be a landed one. These days, condominiums are becoming a very good choice due to competitions. Every developer is trying to … Read moreTips to evaluate a condo? For Family, Save Money and Quality

Property wise, Malaysia’s not that bad. For how long? Well…

A few years ago, a good friend told me that she was moving to Singapore. I congratulated her and told her to do her best. She asked me to also go Singapore because the life there is better. I fully agree that there are lots of aspects that Singapore is superior than Malaysia. Since kopiandproperty.com … Read moreProperty wise, Malaysia’s not that bad. For how long? Well…

Buying the “perfect” property today, for you.

What’s a perfect property? This was a question from a close friend a couple of years ago. I have forgotten my answer to her but I think it was something along the lines of “I am still working, so $$ is definitely an issue. As long as the distance is within an hours drive and … Read moreBuying the “perfect” property today, for you.

Buying a new home? Ask Why, not just Where. (updated)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we want to buy a property? Location choices? I think it should usually be the first because even the major property sites are also giving us the box for us to fill in the location first in order to start our search. Well, there is nothing … Read moreBuying a new home? Ask Why, not just Where. (updated)

RM299,000 for a unit along Embassy Row, Jalan Ampang?

To be honest, not everyone wants to stay further away from the city centre or further away from their working place. Many love to just wake up around 8am, shower and walk to their office located just 10 minutes away. If I am still a single, I would love a similar lifestyle too. Well, as … Read moreRM299,000 for a unit along Embassy Row, Jalan Ampang?

Male loses in final decision making for property investment?

If you are a couple, who makes the ultimate decision of whether or not to buy that property? I have always thought that I would make the final decision. However, I realised that from all the condos that I purchased for own stay, my wife ultimately makes the final decision. I may offer her many … Read moreMale loses in final decision making for property investment?

RM10 million property, anybody? What’s the mortgage like?

I was recently involved in a simulation of a dual-bidding option for a Malaysian bank. Dual-bidding means the bidder may choose to register as a floor bidder or an online bidder to bid at an auction. Whether they are online or offline bidders, both would be bidding against one another at the same time, within … Read moreRM10 million property, anybody? What’s the mortgage like?

Space is about usability, not just availability.

More space or less space matters little if the extra space could not be used easily or at least cheaply. It will thus be the same as less space and worst still if we paid for it. For example, my friend who was moving because he said that he wanted to provide more space for … Read moreSpace is about usability, not just availability.

Condos within a mature neighbourhood for older and younger folks.

Do you think in future, even more older folks may prefer to stay in a condo instead of their current landed home? For my parents, I do not think so. Perhaps the likelihood of either my brother or me working in Ipoh and staying with them is far higher than for them to move to … Read moreCondos within a mature neighbourhood for older and younger folks.

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