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Visit homes of errant defaulters MORE OFTEN please.

There’s a reason why Singapore is such a FINE city. The authorities made sure if you owe them money (due to fines), they will get back their money. Thus, there’s really no point to delay or default because sooner rather than later, they will find the defaulter and the defaulter will have to pay. Here … Read moreVisit homes of errant defaulters MORE OFTEN please.

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PR1MA no more, maybe. “too big a number and little land to work on.”

If you have read not too long back, our Railway land will be used for affordable homes. (click to read) This will help Railway Assets Corporation to earn profits beyond just the tickets it is selling today. I support this idea because these homes will be very near or even connected to the rail lines. … Read morePR1MA no more, maybe. “too big a number and little land to work on.”

The ‘control’ on home prices? It’s not just the starting price, actually.

Control selling price? I do not believe there is a need to control the selling price of properties, even for new launches UNLESS the property market got too hot. Example? 2008 – 2012 periods when new launches kept getting lots of buyers, never mind whether they need it or could afford it or not. The … Read moreThe ‘control’ on home prices? It’s not just the starting price, actually.

Property valuation: Comparison vs cost and depreciation method?

As a licensed auctioneer, before any auction could be conducted, we need the Valuation Report (VR). A similar unit in the same development does not mean it will have the same valuation as the unit auctioned the month before. In fact most potential buyers will ask for bank valuations before they buy a unit because … Read moreProperty valuation: Comparison vs cost and depreciation method?

JPPH: Property market 2018 vs 2017. Positive? What about 2019?

kopiandproperty.com attended the Malaysia Property Market Report launching ceremony today in INSPEN. Following are the updates for Malaysia’s property market for the full year of 2018. (My comments are in bracket and italic) Briefly, it’s NOT negative. In fact, for 2018, the property market recorded a total of 313,710 transactions worth RM140.33 billion. This is … Read moreJPPH: Property market 2018 vs 2017. Positive? What about 2019?

Commercial real estate? Timing, Potential and Reasons.

kopiandproperty.com readers, especially owners of SMEs thinking of expanding their business or even move up from renting to owning, this is an event customised for you. This is also suitable for investors who would like to understand if it’s the best time to buy currently. Come and listen to Charles Tan (that’s me) on my … Read moreCommercial real estate? Timing, Potential and Reasons.

RM350,000 vs RM5,000 salary. Problem?

I really want to ask this question because again, I read about some experts’ comments in the media about property prices in Malaysia being way too high versus income. Do not wish to quote that article because I debated with the person before. She is a prominent researcher and I am just a regular blogger. … Read moreRM350,000 vs RM5,000 salary. Problem?

Free Maintenance Charges may not be that free after all.

It was a very packed hall. Full of people wanting to learn how to stay ahead with their property investments. kopiandproperty.com was invited to write about the event. The occasion was EdgeProp.my Symposium on Excellent Property Management 2019 β€œIs your investment future-proof?” Many interesting topics were covered by the many invited distinguished speakers from the … Read moreFree Maintenance Charges may not be that free after all.

Millions from rental of building in Bangsar South for HRDF

The reason why commercial properties are attractive is because the positive rental yield will usually be stable and for a very long term. Imagine a bank’s branch renting the unit from us. Do we think they will move every few years? Highly unlikely. Imagine one of those franchise mamak restaurant renting our unit and the … Read moreMillions from rental of building in Bangsar South for HRDF

Lower rates are possible. Home buyers rejoice?

Generally, when an economy does very well, the interest rates are raised. The central bank does not want the economy to get overheated, does not want too much speculative activities (people simply buy properties, stocks and everything) and does not want inflation to up too much. (way faster than salary increment for example). Then, why … Read moreLower rates are possible. Home buyers rejoice?

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