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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)

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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.

Call it condo, make it proper.

I viewed a ‘condo’ today. Location wise, very near to a famous noodle restaurant. It is also near to an expressway which meant accessibility is good. Pricing wise, attractive too and is cheaper than a few other condos which are within a 10km radius. However, there are three things I would like to remind the … Read moreCall it condo, make it proper.

Security? Just like Trump, we want to feel safe too.

It’s not an easy time for the U.S. Secret Service. They need more $$$ in order to continue protecting their President. Reason stated was that the current President has many homes and a large family. (Perhaps this could be used as a reason for the U.S. Presidential election in future? Vote for me, I have a … Read moreSecurity? Just like Trump, we want to feel safe too.

No maintenance fee? No maintenance loh…

Sometimes back, I wrote about how maintenance is key to a condo’s long term value. Here: Maintenance is key to secondary high-rise properties  In fact those owners of condos who did not pay the maintenance fees and think they can pay later when they sell their condos are VERY SELFISH and will be the ones causing … Read moreNo maintenance fee? No maintenance loh…

Some reasons whether to buy that property, today.

There are a few reasons why we should view more instead of just buying that first property we come across. Unless of course, we already have lots of experience and knows for sure what are we looking for in that potential property buy. Some of the usual reasons include ‘my wife likes it,’ or ‘my … Read moreSome reasons whether to buy that property, today.

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