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Weakening currency means strengthening demand?

Malaysian developers do not only build in Malaysia. They build everywhere, especially in a country favoured by many Malaysians who wish to find a new home; Australia. Here’s a good news and bad news, depending on ones perspective. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is actually weakening. It hit a 10-year low just recently even though it’s … Read moreWeakening currency means strengthening demand?

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Affordability of homes? It’s an issue EVERYWHERE.

A friend said that homes in Malaysia are getting way too expensive and soon no one could even afford one. I told him that every year we continue to have huge numbers of transactions running in hundreds of thousands. He questioned, ‘Then why unsold properties are so high?’ (Earlier article here) I replied, ‘let’s just … Read moreAffordability of homes? It’s an issue EVERYWHERE.

S P Setia is confident with Melbourne property demand

Most Malaysians I know love to visit Australia. It’s really apt that their two cities; Melbourne and Sydney is always among the world’s most liveable cities. Personally, I have been to Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Total days spent in my Australian trips thus far is 32 days. I think my family and I enjoyed all … Read moreS P Setia is confident with Melbourne property demand

Four important points about investing in Melbourne property.

I was at Resimax’s Property Power workshop recently. I think there were close to 100 pax in Intercontinental Hotel in KL. Learning as much as we could before we start investing is an important step, especially in a country where the currency is 3 times ours. I enjoyed the session because I learnt many new … Read moreFour important points about investing in Melbourne property.

Melbourne: Most liveable and an attractive city for property investment?

I was in Melbourne just 2 months ago. It was my 4th time visiting an Australian city (besides Perth and Sydney earlier) and I have to say that it lives up to its tag of the world’s Most Liveable city awarded by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) for the past 7years. (2011 – 2017). My … Read moreMelbourne: Most liveable and an attractive city for property investment?

KL is becoming too expensive? Now ranked 182 / 475 cities. Wow…

After travelling 18 days in Australia, specifically Sydney and Melbourne, all I can say is that I need real food, for example Nasi Lemak with Ayam Rendang and I don’t even mind if the rendang is not crispy. Just joking yeah. Anyway coming back to topic, it’s expensive here (Sydney and Melbourne for a Malaysian) … Read moreKL is becoming too expensive? Now ranked 182 / 475 cities. Wow…

When even the car parks can be bought and sold like a home

I love extra car parks. It’s a great convenience. My earlier article here: Should I buy the 3rd car park? In fact, as long as a developer is building condos, they must ensure there’s sufficient car parks within the project. In some projects an additional car park can be RM50,000. This is considered very ‘painful’ to … Read moreWhen even the car parks can be bought and sold like a home

Sydney: Cost of living, property, taxi, trains and shopping

From 1st June to 17th June, the total articles per day on average will drop to 1. I am really busy vacationing in Australia. Haha. Anyway, I am in Sydney now. I took a taxi from 13 CABs instead of UBER in Sydney. The trip from Sydney Airport to my hotel in Redfern costs me … Read moreSydney: Cost of living, property, taxi, trains and shopping

Salary? Earning more. Property? Buying less.

I think some may say that the following situation looks familiar here in Malaysia? Please refer to an article in theurbandeveloper.com “Gen-Y is earning more but buying property less’  The article says that the inequality in Australia is the worst in the past two decades; rich are getting richer and the poor struggles to keep … Read moreSalary? Earning more. Property? Buying less.

The countries where Chinese love to buy the most. Property.

Should we feel lucky if we are not a top property destination in the world? I would but many who are working to push our property market out to the world may disagree. Anyway, to people without a property yet, I think it is a good news if our property market is not eyed by … Read moreThe countries where Chinese love to buy the most. Property.

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