MAPEX Perak (HOC 2019). See you on 20th April @ 2pm in Ipoh Parade. (Pat Kin Pat Sun!)

Is it scary to buy a home of RM300,000? Of course it is. It will be even scarier if it’s RM400,000 or RM500,000! Most of us would spend just 10% of that amount to buy a new Perodua / Proton cars when we started working. Is it scary then to buy when the property market … Read moreMAPEX Perak (HOC 2019). See you on 20th April @ 2pm in Ipoh Parade. (Pat Kin Pat Sun!)

Upcoming talk: Education Element in Property Investment

Education is an evergreen industry. There were those good old days when a primary education is considered the norm in Malaysia. These days, higher education is becoming a necessity because the job market is getting competitive and good companies hire only those with qualifications. Thus, property developments with education mix as one of its elements … Read moreUpcoming talk: Education Element in Property Investment

Expert Series with Mr. Lee Yan Yaw, CEO of Setia Awan (Central Region)

We speak to Mr. Lee Yan Yaw, the CEO of Setia Awan (Central Region), a property developer which has been building homes with quality and affordability and has been in the industry for over 25 years. Their vision is to provide Malaysians with quality, yet affordable lifestyle homes. To date, the Setia Awan group comprises … Read moreExpert Series with Mr. Lee Yan Yaw, CEO of Setia Awan (Central Region)

3rd most sustainable in the world! Taiping is our pride. (even if I am from Ipoh)

As an Ipohan, I love trips to Taiping because the food is nice and cheap. (Okay, it’s no longer as cheap as long time ago but it’s still good enough) I have relatives and friends staying there too. Haha… Trying to make connections. Taiping Lake Garden shows to us the wonders of nature. If only … Read more3rd most sustainable in the world! Taiping is our pride. (even if I am from Ipoh)

Release of quota after 6 months, with conditions.

One major concern on cashflow for developers would be unsold units. Beyond just money, it will also be delaying their next project. For some of the developments, the Bumiputera quota is something they need a solution to. To a developer, they just want to sell all the units and could then focus on their next … Read moreRelease of quota after 6 months, with conditions.

Bukit Kledang: Illegal plantation and mixed property development. Stop it!

I think Ipoh needs more positive and good news versus all these negative ones where the authorities are in the dark of some development matters. Seriously, I think these should not happen any longer. Not just in Ipoh but anywhere in Malaysia. Article in edgeprop.my here Perak Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) today confirmed the … Read moreBukit Kledang: Illegal plantation and mixed property development. Stop it!

HOC 2019? 20 pct discount, please?

Remember the good news about Home Ownership Campaign 2019 where developers promised a 10 percent discount of all homes whether completed or in construction? Earlier article here: Buy, Buy, Buy is Back? Then, it was also clarified that it’s applicable to ALL buyers during the campaign period and not just first-timers? Here’s that earlier article: … Read moreHOC 2019? 20 pct discount, please?

HOC 2019: Not just completed properties yeah. (but not for sub-sales too)

Someone asked if the Housing Ownership Campaign (HOC) 2019 is only for first-time home buyers. Answer is NO. It is now open to ALL transactions during the HOC 2019 period from 1st January to 30 June 2019. Someone asked if this is for completed properties only since the Ministry of Finance is targeting to clear … Read moreHOC 2019: Not just completed properties yeah. (but not for sub-sales too)

BBB + B? Buy, Buy, Buy is BACK?

Correction: Stamp Duty Exemption is STILL just for First-Time Home Buyers ONLY. Earlier article here about the suggestion for stamp duty exemption to be open to all and not just the first-time home buyers. The Finance Ministry has just announced stamp duty exemption for ALL purchases of properties during the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) from … Read moreBBB + B? Buy, Buy, Buy is BACK?

Sunway’s RM4 billion property development in Perak. (WOW!)

I was speaking to some real estate friends last week and one of them said that Ipoh’s property market will soon be very vibrant because there are going to be direct flights from Guangzhou to Ipoh. Here’s that earlier article in thestar.com.my Perhaps these additional flights will help to bring more tourists into Ipoh directly … Read moreSunway’s RM4 billion property development in Perak. (WOW!)

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