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No property bubble, help the first-time home buyers

I subscribe to the belief that every Malaysian should own the home they live in. Earlier article here: Own a property and stop poverty . Of course, we need to do this responsibly instead of jeopardising the whole real estate industry by simply lending to everyone who may not qualify. Overhang units show that there … Read moreNo property bubble, help the first-time home buyers

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IBS: Faster and Cheaper? Better for all affordable homes.

Industrialised Building System or better known as IBS has been around for a very long time. This is where construction components are manufactured in a controlled environment either on site or off site and then placed or assembled into construction works. Out of Malaysia, this term (IBS) is also known as Pre-Fabricated / Pre-Fab Construction … Read moreIBS: Faster and Cheaper? Better for all affordable homes.

Tallest residential twin tower in KL city by 2023. (cool to have)

There are many tallest towers in the world. However, the tallest twin tower is still our very own Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. (Read here in worldatlas.com to know where the rest of the twin towers of the world are) Yes, it’s taller than all those in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, U.A.E, Bahrain … Read moreTallest residential twin tower in KL city by 2023. (cool to have)

Prices always rise from the ‘leader.’ Thinking objectively.

Someone told me many years ago that if we buy a property in a perceived good location, one will never go wrong. Well, the statement is half-true because we still need to make sure what we bought was not overpriced, first. Else, it will be a long wait before prices for all similar properties in … Read morePrices always rise from the ‘leader.’ Thinking objectively.

New launches take-up rate low but REHDA members are optimistic for 2H2019.

Let’s understand that there are developers who continue to do just fine even under current market situation; slow. Just look to the quarterly reports being announced to understand better. Without any doubt, there are developers who are struggling too, especially if their products are having wrong pricing, wrong location and wrong features (sizes, specs etc). … Read moreNew launches take-up rate low but REHDA members are optimistic for 2H2019.

Seller wants the peak. Buyer wants the valley. How??

Anyone still does not know that the property market is slow today? It’s slow. However, if someone were to tell me that it is now the buyers’ market, I have to say I disagree. Look at the chart showing the property price movements based on transactions. Sure, the number is at the lowest point in … Read moreSeller wants the peak. Buyer wants the valley. How??

Can maintenance fees in high-rise units go up continuously?

I went to visit a low-density high-rise project last month. Less than 100 units. Viewed a few unit and one attracted me the most. A nice unit of over 1,350 sq ft. I like the design too. Location is in a quiet neighbourhood. When I asked about the maintenance fee per sq ft, it’s 65 … Read moreCan maintenance fees in high-rise units go up continuously?

Top 10 and 12 among Asian cities for quality of life? KL and JB! Reasons here.

Every time I tell people KL is a good place to stay even as a permanent home, my Penang friends will disagree. They say Penang has everything within the state. I tell them this: KL has everything within KL, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and even Melaka all within less than 2 hours plus KLIA allows me … Read moreTop 10 and 12 among Asian cities for quality of life? KL and JB! Reasons here.

Emerging hotspot? A good sign would be, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

According to Oxford Dictionaries, this is the meaning of “Birds of a feather flock together’: People of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together. What has it got to do with property investment? Does this mean when MANY people buy, I follow them and buy? Briefly, no. We … Read moreEmerging hotspot? A good sign would be, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

S P Setia’s FY19 RM6.8 billion worth of launches

S P Setia is a developer I personally follow because of its size. (GDV wise). So yes, you will usually read about these few biggest developers in Malaysia and their happenings in kopiandproperty.com Let’s understand that if Malaysia’s largest few developers are doing okay, I think the market is not as bad as what people … Read moreS P Setia’s FY19 RM6.8 billion worth of launches

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