Studio Units, SOHO, SOFO, SOVO, the difference?

A close friend asked me about a Studio Unit below 600sf for a below RM450,000 price. ‘Should she buy?’ I answered her that I do not like to buy SOHO, SOFO, SOVO or whatever acronym they may call the units because it is just not my type. At least one friend who bought these small … Read moreStudio Units, SOHO, SOFO, SOVO, the difference?

Bukit Bintang City Centre, Eco World, UDA and EPF

A friend asked me about Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC). Yes, he is skeptical. I asked him if he is thinking of buying a unit. He said no because he does not think this project would be successful. I told him that it’s good that he has a different opinion than me because then if … Read moreBukit Bintang City Centre, Eco World, UDA and EPF

GST: Prices down vs Prices up.

Just two weeks ago, a colleague had lunch with me and asked what would happen with GST in April. She has a condo which she may want to sell and all her friends said that sell only after GST so that she can get a higher price. Then, she also said that she is thinking … Read moreGST: Prices down vs Prices up.

Believe please. Rating at A3 and outlook is POSITIVE

It’s tough to beat out all the negative news out there. After Fortune, at least we now have another piece of good news. This time, from Moody’s Investors Service. It has affirmed the government bond and issuer ratings of the government of Malaysia at A3 and the outlook remains positive. What is A3? A3 means … Read moreBelieve please. Rating at A3 and outlook is POSITIVE

The location less loved by many, perhaps.

Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) is a very long road. According to Wiki, it’s 65km long. Consisting of many other expressways all along and connecting to each other etc. Basically, it’s convenient if you are staying somewhere along the roads as you will be quickly connected to all other roads and expressways. Recently, one piece … Read moreThe location less loved by many, perhaps.

Kidex: go, go, go or no, no, no

A day before, there were reports saying that Kidex has been scrapped. Main reason was because Kidex has failed in an independent study. A day later, Kidex said that the project is still being considered. It said that the report of an unfavourable assessment report is untrue. It further said that Petaling Jaya City Council … Read moreKidex: go, go, go or no, no, no

550sf vs 1,000sf, choice is clear to me

On and off, I read articles on how best some interior designers redesigned a tiny small space into a liveable space. For some cases, it is tagged as desirable space. In a recent article, someone bought a small garage, made it into a very nice little home which can even be used to host parties … Read more550sf vs 1,000sf, choice is clear to me

A- rating down soon, Not Yet, but soon.

Fitch Ratings said that Malaysia is weakened by the downtrend in international reserves which have declined by 12 percent (US$16 billion) between August and December 2014. In other words, the outflow is far greater than the inflow of funds into Malaysia. We can see this in the weakening Ringgit as well as the dropping Bursa. … Read moreA- rating down soon, Not Yet, but soon.

IOI, Affordability in Bangi

I like IOI Properties. The reason is because the condo I bought from them in Penang gave me a very good home for 6 years and I recently sold it for a very good profit. Thus, I consider them to be a good developer. Of course this is very  personal and depending on circumstances too … Read moreIOI, Affordability in Bangi

The ‘Accessibility’ Popularity

Generally, everyone tends to agree that the upcoming MRT will bring real connectivity to the masses. Thus, it cannot be wrong to buy next to, nearby or very near to a MRT station. Even the usual talks during fairs would tell you that buying near MRT cannot be a wrong decision. Developers are also advertising … Read moreThe ‘Accessibility’ Popularity

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