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Experts said, ‘affordable properties’ NO MORE (nonsense)

This article was written one year ago but affordable units are still available even today. To show this, the article has an update on 16 Dec 2015. Do refer to the image for some latest affordable secondary choices in many areas in Selangor. Do refer below for some choices from property guru.com.my You can also … Read moreExperts said, ‘affordable properties’ NO MORE (nonsense)

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Financial Tips from Financial Guru, KC Lau

1. What are the three ingredients for someone to succeed financially if he/she had just entered the working world and have very little savings to begin with? I. Always live below your means: I see many youngsters straight away buy a new car after they got their first paycheck. This is so dangerous (no pun … Read moreFinancial Tips from Financial Guru, KC Lau

Not too far, Not too high, RM700,000 in 3 years

I have just moved into my new place, Armanee @ Damansara Damai. No, not the seven figure condo. This one is just slightly above half a million. The size is around 1,750sf. Yes, this is the area which everyone said, ‘wah so far’, ‘that area ah, not good ler’ or the best one for me, … Read moreNot too far, Not too high, RM700,000 in 3 years

Can you retire with just RM900,000?

Can you retire with just RM900,000?  This was one of the keyword search which one of the reader to kopiandproperty.com entered. How unusual. Is RM900,000 a lot of money after we have deducted the inflation depreciation to it? Assuming we are 56 today and tomorrow we retires, with RM900,000 in cash. Can we survive the … Read moreCan you retire with just RM900,000?

5 properties, 6 Months, Profits from stocks

A friend started reading many property investment books few months ago. She has accepted my two lunch invitations though she loves to eat by herself as she spends her time efficiently and effectively, for investment. She asked me if Ipoh is worth buying. I said, for rental, no. Even Penang is tough when we are … Read more5 properties, 6 Months, Profits from stocks

5 Questions First or One Question First, before you invest in anything?

There’s a Facebook page I visit often, Property Insight Malaysia. An interesting view came up today, it said that before you do any investment at all, there are five questions that you must ask before that. They are: Is it a solid company or investment vehicle?  Does it provide good income? Is there good opportunity … Read more5 Questions First or One Question First, before you invest in anything?

I feel very lucky, I really do.

I saw these photos maybe a year ago. Real shots of real living conditions for the poorest segments in Hong Kong. Due to the prices being way too high for many of these poorest, their living spaces become so small, so cramped. As time passes, these people who got left behind never did make it … Read moreI feel very lucky, I really do.

Latest update, Interest Rate, Malaysian economic situation

Malaysia central bank governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said that a prolonged period of accommodation could encourage investors to misprice risk and misallocate resources. In laymen terms, this simply means that interest rate cannot be low all the time because people may take too much risks and simply buy,buy, buy or also known as speculate.  This … Read moreLatest update, Interest Rate, Malaysian economic situation

Buying properties? Think big, start small, my view

A senior manager colleague shared with me that over 10 years ago, he bought a shoplot. In his mind, he was thinking BIG. Despite just starting, he aimed at commercial property due to the potential huge profit. Alas, nothing happened after it was completed. He thought it was the worst investment he has ever made … Read moreBuying properties? Think big, start small, my view

KL Hotels – 5th Cheapest in the world

This is something that I told many of my overseas colleagues and they AGREE. Yet, my colleagues and friends in Malaysia said, nolar, not true. Then they say, hotels in Myanmar, Thailand etc are cheaper. It is ok, just let it be because most of the time I am not staying in hotels in Malaysia … Read moreKL Hotels – 5th Cheapest in the world

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