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Kids eats free. Buy property.

For the past few years, I have seen every mall having ever more baby related retail stores. Rows after rows of baby stuffs always greet you when you go to any supermarkets like Tesco, Giant, Jusco and more. Baby warehouse sales? These are held every month everywhere. With all these baby stores and stalls in … Read moreKids eats free. Buy property.

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Descriptive or Deceptive words used?

These days articles in the newspapers are getting pretty descriptive and perhaps flowery. Some of these articles were written as part of the advertisement package and thus it must be something which meets the expectations of the developers. FYI, I hate it when developers cannot even afford to pay the usual writing fee to have … Read moreDescriptive or Deceptive words used?

Saving up for your baby’s future? How about ‘saving’ via property?

A colleague asked me about advice on some education savings fund. I told him, honestly, whatever fund you intend to start saving for your new baby’s education, it should be complemented by a property strategy. Then, I asked him, how much do you think is enough for an education fund? He said if overseas, half … Read moreSaving up for your baby’s future? How about ‘saving’ via property?

Why Malaysia need 8 Million homes based on current population?

An article was widely shared recently. The main headline was that Malaysia needs 7.8 million homes. This is based on the 30 million population and a ratio of 4 to 1 home. The article further stated that as of today, Malaysia has around 4.7 million homes. Thus, you can see the huge gap between the … Read moreWhy Malaysia need 8 Million homes based on current population?

10% buyers owns 40% of property purchases. Aiming to be that 10%?

10 percent of property buyers are the ‘owners’ of 40% of the property purchases in 2011. This has risen from 35% in 1997. This was revealed by a paper entitled “Is equality in Malaysia really going down?” This is a joint paper by the University of Malaya (UM) and Khazanah Research Institute. In laymen term, … Read more10% buyers owns 40% of property purchases. Aiming to be that 10%?

Guaranteed Rental Return. Buying whole block. 85% tenanted.

A friend asked me about buying an apartment with guaranteed rental return. I think majority of anyone who has read many articles would understand that these guaranteed rental return MAY also meant that the buyers are paying for it and getting back the rental return on a monthly basis. Of course there is nothing wrong … Read moreGuaranteed Rental Return. Buying whole block. 85% tenanted.

How Colours Can Enhance Your Home

The colours in my current home was chosen by my wife and I. We kept more to the neutral tones because we were afraid that too much bright colours may just cause the house to be too ‘Hot’. Haha. Anyway, I am nowhere qualified to talk about colours you can use for your home. Let’s … Read moreHow Colours Can Enhance Your Home

Hey, do it well, sell it well. Don’t free so many stuffs.

I realised one common thing recently. Developers are giving more freebies and special deals these days. Okay, maybe not all developers but the numbers have certainly increased. For some, the value of the freebies are up to RM50,000. On one hand, these developers are saying that their margins are lower but here, they are giving … Read moreHey, do it well, sell it well. Don’t free so many stuffs.

Three major reasons why landed is better than condo. Hmm….

Today, I had lunch with a very capable young friend. She is many years younger than me but she already owns her own business in partnership with a very prominent personality here in Malaysia. A rich one. Over lunch, we were talking about her first property and I asked why is she not thinking of … Read moreThree major reasons why landed is better than condo. Hmm….

Risky to buy or Risky Not to buy.

I speak for myself only yeah. Let me explain why ‘risky to buy’. Today, I seriously do believe property prices has risen much faster than the salary growth due to the periods of 2009 till 2012. There were still good condos, in decent areas and a size of 1,200sf for less than RM250,000 in 2008 … Read moreRisky to buy or Risky Not to buy.

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