Malaysia residential property market recovery in 2014

Has the Malaysian property market stopped its downtrend? It does seem so when we look at the transaction numbers for 2014 versus the years before. My good friend, Michael Geh, the senior partner of Raine & Horne International Zaki + Partners Sdn Bhd’s forwarded to me the numbers compiled by NAPIC. Please refer to the … Read moreMalaysia residential property market recovery in 2014

At what age should you move out?

When you reached your university age, were you eager to move out? To have your own secondary home even if it is just a rented room? To be able to have total freedom and no one to watch over you? Well, truth is, I did not have such desire but I could see among my … Read moreAt what age should you move out?

Final few expensive pieces; French Embassy land

Remember an earlier article about the embassy lands? Read here: Property Prices, Prime Locations, Embassy Land Sale  Latest update is that the French Embassy Land may be sold very soon and the winner is said to be MRCB. The sale of this last few pieces of embassy lands is via a competitive tender. The land … Read moreFinal few expensive pieces; French Embassy land

Using ‘bad debts’ to buy ‘good debts’?

Everyone tells us that we must always aim for good debts. Property mortgage is considered a good debt that everyone must have. This is very true. However, if you have to borrow ‘new’ money instead of own savings in order to buy a property, how can this be a good debt? You have no money … Read moreUsing ‘bad debts’ to buy ‘good debts’?

MORE land buying, even during current slow period?

It’s always funny. Those who loves to buy, loves to buy the most during slow or bad times. Those who are afraid to buy during great times tell you that they want to wait for bad time but during bad time, it is not likely that they can suddenly become courageous. Well, this is the … Read moreMORE land buying, even during current slow period?

Land prices, new projects and debts vs GDV

Reported in a local English daily. How much is a piece of land measuring around 144,000sf? It is said to be worth between RM360 million to RM400 million. Yes, this is ONLY the land price. Construction is a totally different thing altogether. Of course, this piece of land is very close to Petronas Twin Towers. … Read moreLand prices, new projects and debts vs GDV

Stay focussed. 1MDB is not your concern.

A reader asked me a few days ago if he should proceed with his property purchase since 1MDB is such a huge issue. He asked if it would cause the collapse of the economy and bring with it the property market. Of course, if this is the case, it may be best to wait till … Read moreStay focussed. 1MDB is not your concern.

Are you buying for VALUE or GLAMOUR?

Gen-Yers are said to be less tolerant, want to be promoted fast and most of the time, spend their money as it there’s no tomorrow. As a Gen-X, I beg to differ. Thus far I have had pleasant working relationship with many of them and some are really above average likely to be very successful in … Read moreAre you buying for VALUE or GLAMOUR?

The importance of size vs affordability

Hong Kongers love bigger space. However, they are also acutely aware of the affordability factor in their home purchase. Thus, if they have a roof over their head and that small space can be turned into a wonderful home sweet home, they would buy. I am not sure if this is starting in Malaysia but … Read moreThe importance of size vs affordability

Rental is softening. Good news I guess.

In one conversation with a close friend many months ago, she said she wanted to find a property which offers good rental yield and good capital appreciation. Today, one piece of news should offer her an opportunity to get this at the same time. According to Knight Frank Malaysia research and consultancy executive director Judy … Read moreRental is softening. Good news I guess.

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