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More car parks please – if you buy condo (updated)

Should you buy if the condo comes with just one car park today? The answer is a firm No. Unless if you are buying a SOHO, then perhaps one car park space may be enough. Today, majority if not all new condo projects provide two car parks. However, a lot of secondary condo projects may … Read moreMore car parks please – if you buy condo (updated)

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30 Million population, urbanisation and new properties – Long term view

Few days ago, I read in Malay Mail online that Malaysia has hit the 30th Million population. This information was not shared by a lot of people unlike the usual political news these days. Actually, population growth is a very important factor driving the growth of any country. This is especially when it comes to … Read more30 Million population, urbanisation and new properties – Long term view

Sell your property faster – 6 tips

After a few years of owning the property, the price might have appreciated. You may need the money for another new investment. You want to sell so that you can upgrade. There are a lot of reasons why we want to sell our home or property. Today, let’s look at just 6 important tips. I … Read moreSell your property faster – 6 tips

40 years later – Malaysia property market in my personal view

What would happen to the Malaysia property market 40 years later? A very interesting thought indeed. Unfortunately I have no crystal ball to help me. A friend asked me this question. I would like to give my own personal views about what would happen. The state of the property market would depend on the state … Read more40 years later – Malaysia property market in my personal view

Bulk Buy? Four is Maximum.

Few days ago, another new measure which is supposed to help in controlling speculation was announced. According to the report in The Star, this will help to stop ‘property clubs’ from walking away with handsome profits, especially in the Klang Valley. Datuk Rahman Dahlan who is the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Hou­sing and Local Government announced … Read moreBulk Buy? Four is Maximum.

PR1MA Homes – Own one

Many have been saying that the property prices are no longer affordable. Actually, my view remain the same, I do not agree. This is because there are still choices but people only want to consider where they want to buy. If I want Cheras, I only want Cheras. I will not look at Kepong or … Read morePR1MA Homes – Own one

My story featured in Ivory Living

First announcement is that my story was featured in Ivory Living. It tells about my love story where my wife and I did not start on a good note. However, I had no choice because she would not let me go. Ok, ok, it was more like the other way round. We have been married … Read moreMy story featured in Ivory Living

Without freebies, should you buy property?

Someone showed me a SMS about a property developer offering any introducer a fee of 0.4% if the deal goes through successfully. Another advertisement stated that special ‘Angpow’ package for all buyers worth RM28,888. During the CNY holidays, there were so many open houses, all offering food, drinks, gifts and lucky draws. So many freebies … Read moreWithout freebies, should you buy property?

Buying HAUNTED properties?

I wrote about buying properties near cemeteries before and I explained that I have made that decision before and have gained from it. How about buying haunted properties? This one, I have not tried before. Searching online, for Malaysia I could not find any of such advertisements in both property guru.com.my or iproperty.com.my. However, such … Read moreBuying HAUNTED properties?

Buying property – stamp duty and more

Besides the usual 10% downpayment and the lawyer’s fee, every new buyer must also be aware of all the other additional fees and charges. Stamp duty is how the government taxes you for your property purchase. Typically, stamp duty would be based on the following: 1% for the first RM100,000, 2% for next RM400,000 and … Read moreBuying property – stamp duty and more

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