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Of cashbacks, insider deals and poor money management

This is an article from a doctor (professionally qualified medical doctor and not any fake qualifications which was the rage many weeks back) who is now immersed in the property world and is a property speaker where he shares his strong views about real estate issues too. He wrote an article recently which was shared … Read moreOf cashbacks, insider deals and poor money management

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Total loan applications moving up, positive news.

“There’s too many negative news out there!” Agree? Well, perhaps not since some believe the situation is dire. When people are negative, they stop doing any investment at all. They believe their investments will not be giving a good result. Sentiment in Malaysia today for the property market is generally negative. “I am worried about … Read moreTotal loan applications moving up, positive news.

Further, Smaller, Future. Same price?

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?

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

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.

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??

Melaka for property investment? “I thought it’s just a holiday destination.”

Where are the 4 major property investment destinations in Malaysia? The Klang Valley (or Greater KL), Iskandar in Johor, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah and Penang island. If one has invested in a property, it’s most probably within these four places. When it comes to property investment, it’s always about identifying opportunities earlier than others. Else, … Read moreMelaka for property investment? “I thought it’s just a holiday destination.”

Tenant refuses to co-operate for buyer viewings…

Within 2 weeks, two friends told me this same issue. Both own multiple properties and drives Segment D cars. Briefly, both are rich enough to have no rental for a few months. One of the unit is in Klang and another one is in Damansara. One had coffee with me and another Whatsapped me. Both … Read moreTenant refuses to co-operate for buyer viewings…

Property market issues of today, explained.

Every time I think an article is good, I will share with all. Here is an informative article in thestar.com.my by Thean Lee Cheng here. It’s a long article but it’s worth reading as it has the views of many prominent experts. The few issues Thean mentioned in her article includes a residential overhang that … Read moreProperty market issues of today, explained.

KPKT: M40’s property ownership plan coming soon. (May 2019…)

B40 households are households earning a median income of RM3,000 per month. Earlier article about B40, M40 and T20 here. I believe everyone should eventually own a home they could call their own because it’s going to be very stressful to retire and have no fixed income and yet still have to pay a fixed … Read moreKPKT: M40’s property ownership plan coming soon. (May 2019…)

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