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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?

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JB’s high-rise residences: Vacancy availability and new supply

For the doubters of Johor Bahru’s property market, here’s a news which may make everyone say, ‘I told you so…’ 😛 However, the news will also be telling of a window of opportunity to negotiate for the best price and well, buy. As for people looking for property bubble to burst and prices jumping off … Read moreJB’s high-rise residences: Vacancy availability and new supply

WHY should RTS start only AFTER 2024?

I crossed from JB to SG and back three times in 2018. One of those trips on a weekday took 3.5 hours. Reports say that there are 100,000 people on average crossing the border on a daily basis. If everyone took 3 hours, that’s 300,000 hours wasted. (Unless of course everyone was reading a book) … Read moreWHY should RTS start only AFTER 2024?

Increase in stamp duty delayed. Support for property market?

The stamp duty for property transactions above RM1 million was not welcomed by the market. Of course, the target was not the B40 or the M40 households but this will subdue the number of potential transactions from the more experienced investors and when the numbers suddenly drop, the first-time home buyers would definitely lose confidence … Read moreIncrease in stamp duty delayed. Support for property market?

4 or 5 or 6 hours? Now imagine the potential.

Someone I looked up to in my ex-company (he mentored me in my career) told me that he thinks Iskandar is a white elephant. He said this just 3 years back, when all the property markets in Malaysia have slowed down. I replied that market slowdown does not happen just in Iskandar.  He said there’s … Read more4 or 5 or 6 hours? Now imagine the potential.

Largest aquarium brand in the world is coming to Malaysia.

Information from wikipedia: “Sea Life Centres are a chain of commercial sealife-themed attractions. As of April 2017 there are 53 Sea Life attractions (including standalone Sea Life centres, mini Sea Life features within resort theme parks, and Legoland submarine rides) around the world. The chain is owned by the British company, Merlin Entertainments.”  Somehow, despite the 53 centres all over the world, there’s … Read moreLargest aquarium brand in the world is coming to Malaysia.

Another exciting excitement entering Medini, Johor.

If life is all about work, work and work some more and no play, I think it’s better to stop working and start enjoying instead. Haha. Actually, it’s the same for property development. Townships where there are just houses, houses and more houses will not do, not anymore. Perhaps we used to have a mall … Read moreAnother exciting excitement entering Medini, Johor.

RM8 billion more investments into Johor in 2019

One of the latest updates about Iskandar Johor was in an earlier article here. It’s about RTS, flights and ferry Let’s just say that for me, the catalyst for future growth between both Johor and Singapore would have to be the Rail Transit System (RTS). As for property needs, here’s an earlier article.: Johor needs many more … Read moreRM8 billion more investments into Johor in 2019

Focus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

I am all for developments (responsibly) and I am all for connectivity (necessity). Without these two, nothing much happens and we do not need to talk about helping the B40 households for example.  With regards to the never ending debates about the crooked bridge, perhaps it’s best to stop all the rhetorics about whether or … Read moreFocus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

Third bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

I favour more connectivities between Johor (JB) and Singapore (SG). Both sides would benefit and it’s totally untrue that only one side will benefit (whichever side you want to look at it from). I went pass the immigration just 3 weeks ago, trust me, with better connectivity, less time is wasted and economic benefits will … Read moreThird bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

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