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RM2 billion of savings if state takes over federal project.

Save money and not spend excessively. That’s the right message for all. Pan Borneo Highway is a very important connectivity project. The total length is 872km and this project connects Tawau in Sabah all the way to Telok Melano in Sarawak. Having travelled in car for a few trips from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu and … Read moreRM2 billion of savings if state takes over federal project.

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Property Hunter’s co-founder stepping down

Michael Hiew is good friend to kopiandproperty.com and me. He works very hard and I think this made him put on weight (no time to exercise mah) This person helped to give exposure to kopiandproperty.com when it was just starting. To him, collaboration was the key and not competition. I think this was the reason … Read moreProperty Hunter’s co-founder stepping down

It’s not as easy as Airbnb. Especially when it’s a ‘resi’

In Penang, my good friend who’s a real estate negotiator always point to me that ‘this condo cannot do Airbnb’ or that condo cannot do ‘Airbnb.’ Well, I think it’s not just in Penang. Getting into Airbnb may not be that straightforward yeah. Especially those who bought into high-rise units, promised by the lucrative venture … Read moreIt’s not as easy as Airbnb. Especially when it’s a ‘resi’

230 purchasers owed RM38 million and future guaranteed rentals.

Another case of buyers ‘losing’ money in their investments. This happened in Kota Kinabalu but could have happened anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia. A developer who developed and managed a mall did not pay the rentals to the buyers who bought the units on a leaseback basis. The mall is Oceanus, located in a good location … Read more230 purchasers owed RM38 million and future guaranteed rentals.

Q3 recovery for Sabah property market. Launching value lowest since 2013

According to SHAREDA’s President Mr Chew Sang Hai, the value of new property project launches in 2017 reached its lowest record since 2013. There was a total of only RM1.5 billion launches in 2018. Reasons include developers encountering difficulty in sourcing for business finances and seek for alternative end financing for property buyers. He is however a … Read moreQ3 recovery for Sabah property market. Launching value lowest since 2013

KKIA’s too popular. Expand, definitely. New site, my wish personally.

Do you know that Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is the second busiest in Malaysia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)? On a yearly basis, I go to Kota Kinabalu 2 times or more. I think it’s full of potential for property investment. In my last trip just 2 months back, I went to IMAGO … Read moreKKIA’s too popular. Expand, definitely. New site, my wish personally.

Property Hunter Convention in Kota Kinabalu – Speakers are awesome

Frankly, if there are any property fairs which are just a collection of booths and absolutely nothing else, it may not be productive to drop by. The reason is because a few of these are happening every month. Just go to your local hypermarket and there would also be a few developers setting up their … Read moreProperty Hunter Convention in Kota Kinabalu – Speakers are awesome

Health is wealth. Go conquer Mount Kinabalu. 

I think some readers of kopiandproperty.com may have noticed that postings were not daily for past few days. Haha. I went on a 5,000 calories hiking. Did not bring my trusted Macbook along. Before we can enjoy our wealth, we need to have our health. True, yeah? In November 2016, I was 83kg, going towards … Read moreHealth is wealth. Go conquer Mount Kinabalu. 

Outlook of a few major property markets in Malaysia by CBRE / WTW

I have a small Whatsapp group of a few colleagues who love to talk about property. One of them has invested only in Klang and he recently asked this question. ‘Anybody buying any property in 2017?’ He said he is still looking but not sure if he should buy or not. He is what I … Read moreOutlook of a few major property markets in Malaysia by CBRE / WTW

Ditching landed for facilities? Perhaps not so soon.

I am currently staying in my wife’s home in Sandakan. It’s a landed property that she has stayed since she was still in primary school. I told her that I wanted to do some brisk walking in Sandakan a few days ago. (Eating too much food, must exercise a bit) However, it was raining and … Read moreDitching landed for facilities? Perhaps not so soon.

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