We must always read up on what’s happening in advanced property markets. For e.g, nearest to us would be Singapore. Assuming these advanced property markets are 5-10 years (or more) ahead of us, we could prepare for what’s coming. It seems that co-living trend is becoming more prominent there. I could not say it’s popular … Read moreCo-Living, getting ready for it here?
For Johor and Singapore, the catalyst to the growth to both sides will be connectivities. the bridge can wait lah. That’s only for cars unless we intend for Malaysians and Singaporeans to walk over the bridge to either side everyday? RTS is such a catalyst, for people. Capacity of 10,000 passengers per direction per hour … Read moreRTS will be suspended, drafting supplementary agreement now.
A good friend said that when there are too many units of affordable homes, the prices will not be rising. Well, as long as the overall demand continues to increase due to urbanisation of the population, the following scenario will happen. It has happened in all advanced nations of the world today and will definitely … Read moreFurther, Smaller, Future. Same price?
In case you have not heard or read yet, Mr. Heng Swee Keat (current Singapore Finance Minister) is said to be the next potential Prime Minister of Singapore. Who said it? Article here from South China Morning Post There are some chatters that the election for Singapore will happen this year (2019). Article in NST … Read moreBudget for the elderly. I think many ageing nations will face this. (Malaysia too…)
Prices too high? When someone asked me if property prices are too high today, I will tell them that property prices may be better determined by rental yields. For example, if a unit could only fetch a rental of RM2,500 per month, then the property should be priced at RM500,000 or thereabouts instead of over … Read moreHistoric low yields. Sharp correction unlikely.
If someone were to ask me what I love about Singapore, I think it’s the stability and pro-activeness of the government. Whatever they do, whatever they build, it’s always for the future. Plus, within the 4Ps (People, Price, Policy and Preference), the government of Singapore is in full control of the Policy part and that … Read moreSingapore’s new ‘ground breaking’ city.
I am all for developments (responsibly) and I am all for connectivity (necessity). Without these two, nothing much happens and we do not need to talk about helping the B40 households for example. With regards to the never ending debates about the crooked bridge, perhaps it’s best to stop all the rhetorics about whether or … Read moreFocus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge
I favour more connectivities between Johor (JB) and Singapore (SG). Both sides would benefit and it’s totally untrue that only one side will benefit (whichever side you want to look at it from). I went pass the immigration just 3 weeks ago, trust me, with better connectivity, less time is wasted and economic benefits will … Read moreThird bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.
If the property market in our closest neighbour is not well, how well would our property market be? I know of one good friend who will tell me this: “If the Singapore property market is doing well, then most investors will focus their attention there for better returns. The Malaysian property market will only be … Read moreSingapore’s property market has many challenges.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today that the the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will see its rate set at 10% for sales and 6% for services. It should be passed in Parliament next month. He also said that the SST was expected to bring in revenue of RM4 billion while it expects to … Read moreUpdates: HSR meeting with SG, SST’s percentage and the RM43 billion Melaka Gateway