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The cause of property prices up is Bank Negara.

Speculators have been blamed for property price increases. Property buyers’ clubs have also been blamed for property price increases. In fact, greedy developers have also been blamed. This is because they are seen to be earning high profits from every project they do. For not doing enough, both the federal government and the state governments … Read moreThe cause of property prices up is Bank Negara.

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New market high in 2018, property actions today

If someone were to tell you that the next market high will be in 2018, what would you do? Nothing? Good decision, you may have just stopped yourself from buying because of some predictions and that’s great. However, it’s also bad if you do nothing because what if this is true and you missed earning … Read moreNew market high in 2018, property actions today

Losing your job, can you survive 6 months?

Seriously, today there are many negative news online. Every now and then, someone would be predicting that Malaysia will go bankrupt soon due to one institution. In fact many have said that the household debt versus GDP is so high that it is unsustainable. Many would tell you that the property prices are seriously way … Read moreLosing your job, can you survive 6 months?

Spotting signs of a property bubble, 3 points (updated)

On and off, there are comments on Facebook which predicted that Malaysia’s property bubble is about to burst. Currently, the most popular prediction is that of Iskandar. Actually, the main reason for all the cooling measures by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is to contain any dangers of property bubble building up. So, do you want … Read moreSpotting signs of a property bubble, 3 points (updated)

Havoc Hartanah Iskandar Malaysia – Perception versus Reality

If we do not know why we buy at the time we bought, it’s no longer investment. It’s gambling or speculating. If it was because our friends bought and thus we bought, that’s called following, blindly. Both are very far away from what should be a calculated investment. Thus, knowledge is essential. Understanding is critical. … Read moreHavoc Hartanah Iskandar Malaysia – Perception versus Reality

Wait. Only buy when property bubble bursts. (updated)

I have a friend who earns very high salary. In fact amongst all my friends, I think he is ranked second highest. He knows that I love properties and he told me confidently that he is now keeping his money in FD so that when the bubble bursts, he will enter the market and buy. … Read moreWait. Only buy when property bubble bursts. (updated)

Property prices up 50%, how much is your profit? (Updated)

A friend of mine who is a sales manager in an online company told me that she earned 50% profit the other day as soon as her new property was completed. She had bought the property for 4 years. Actually, if your investment of 4 years earns you just 50%, it’s above average but definitely … Read moreProperty prices up 50%, how much is your profit? (Updated)

Maintenance is key to secondary high-rise properties

I could not believe it when a close friend sent me a photo of the lift panel of a condo project. At least half of the buttons were malfunctioning and the ‘G’ was also not working! She tried to stop at Level 1 but when she tried to go down via the staircase, the door … Read moreMaintenance is key to secondary high-rise properties

The road to millions, or billions, please be alert

In Facebook and everywhere online these days, many ‘sponsored ads’ appear and tells us how we can be millionaires if we click on the link or attend some workshops and seminars. Let me be very direct on these adverts. IF the person advertising can become millionaires easily, then why advertise in anymore? Come on, the … Read moreThe road to millions, or billions, please be alert

Starting young is better than starting later.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. Time is the only thing that we could not buy back once it is lost. Irregardless of what kind of investment that you do, it is best to start as early as you can. What’s the age that … Read moreStarting young is better than starting later.

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