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Very good question. Buy landed or buy high-rise? (Focus on price)

I was invited to join my good friend Miichael Yeoh the other day for this talk: “Budget 2019 and the Impact on Properties. Strategies Moving Forward.” In the nearly 2 hour sharing and taking questions from the attendees, one particular question popped up again, as usual. “For property investment, isn’t it better to buy landed because … Read moreVery good question. Buy landed or buy high-rise? (Focus on price)

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6 reasons I love secondary properties

If you prefer to buy a home which you are the FIRST owner, then you may skip this article. 🙂  However, if you are looking at buying something of ‘What You See is What You Get?,’ then this sharing is written just for you. In my property investment adventure thus far, I have bought both … Read more6 reasons I love secondary properties

RPGT is to be calculated based on value from year 2000, not before.

I think my good friend in Penang will be slightly happier. He was asking me about the properties he acquired long ago which he needed to dispose now for his daughter’s tertiary education. He will ‘lose’a lot due to the sudden announcement of the 5 percent Real Property Gains Tax regardless of how long one … Read moreRPGT is to be calculated based on value from year 2000, not before.

RM4,000 is equivalent to an extra RM70,000 worth of ‘property’

Buying a property with our own money, that’s most important. Our own money should usually come from savings over a couple of years. It can come from our parents too but should not be from some other speculative sources. This ensures the property price do not rise suddenly. When property prices rises too fast and … Read moreRM4,000 is equivalent to an extra RM70,000 worth of ‘property’

Rental housing for B40 under Residential REIT by Rehda

Without a property, it’s usually poverty when one retires because by then, the income has stopped and yet one still has to pay for monthly rental. However, it is equally important to note that the downpayment is a huge issue and many times, rental is the only option a household may have at this point … Read moreRental housing for B40 under Residential REIT by Rehda

When everyone wants the property price to increase.

If we own a home which we are staying in, the main thing we are worried would be the maintenance part. We want to make it a comfortable one for the family. Water pipings and electrical wirings must been tip-top condition. Price appreciation will then come naturally, over many years of following the inflation rate … Read moreWhen everyone wants the property price to increase.

Property issues in our new Asian Tiger journey

I love the title for REHDA Institute’s (RI) recent event:  Budget Commentary 2019: Asian Tiger – A New Journey. As a Malaysian, I believe we share a shared responsibility towards our journey to become an Asian Tiger. Let’s roar, in the near future. Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Tiong Lip, Chairman of REHDA Institute gave his assessment on … Read moreProperty issues in our new Asian Tiger journey

How could property prices be rising forever? My three wishes.

Someone read ONE (1) article and Whatsapped me this question. “How could property prices be rising forever?”  I am not sure where did I ever imply that property prices will be rising forever in the article but then again, let me tell everyone what’s my actual wish for property prices.  I have just 3 wishes, … Read moreHow could property prices be rising forever? My three wishes.

Rent-to-own is definitely a good alternative. (Expand and Enhance)

kopiandproperty.com attended the “Asian Tiger: A New Journey – Budget Commentary 2019” yesterday. It was organised by the Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) Institute. It’s good to have all these events where the experts share their opinions and perhaps the relevant government ministries could learn and implement some of them. Many good points were presented … Read moreRent-to-own is definitely a good alternative. (Expand and Enhance)

Price to drop? Yes, if we sell lower than the price we bought.

We bought a new smartphone 6 months ago for RM1,600. Today, a new model is launched and is also priced at RM1,600. We fell in love with the new model and wants to get one to be ahead of everyone else. (I do not encourage this yeah.) When we sell our 6-month old smartphone, we … Read morePrice to drop? Yes, if we sell lower than the price we bought.

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