We are used to reading about articles on buying a property for children’s future. This is because when they grow up, they could only afford a very small sized home or very far away home. So, parents buy for them so that the kids could also afford to stay in a place not so far … Read moreBuying for future children. (literally!)
In case you have not heard or read yet, Mr. Heng Swee Keat (current Singapore Finance Minister) is said to be the next potential Prime Minister of Singapore. Who said it? Article here from South China Morning Post There are some chatters that the election for Singapore will happen this year (2019). Article in NST … Read moreBudget for the elderly. I think many ageing nations will face this. (Malaysia too…)
One major concern on cashflow for developers would be unsold units. Beyond just money, it will also be delaying their next project. For some of the developments, the Bumiputera quota is something they need a solution to. To a developer, they just want to sell all the units and could then focus on their next … Read moreRelease of quota after 6 months, with conditions.
Ever wondered what it will be like to live in the city in the future? How about letting the next generation of working professionals tell us about it? UNIVERSITIES VISUALISES A BETTER FUTURE FOR MALAYSIA CITIES IN MALAYSIA 100YC PROGRAMME Students presented their ideas solutions and concepts to address the challenges of future urban living … Read morePress Release: Malaysia 100YC Programme
I was sharing my thoughts about the property market in Melaka yesterday (Yes, it’s still doing okay of course) and I touched upon the economy. I shared predictions by our Finance Minister, the IMF, the World Bank but before that I asked if there are people who thinks Malaysia will be going into a recession … Read more4.7 pct for 2018 is healthy. (Of course it is)
I like the previous CEO of EPF. (Earlier article here). I think a good CEO can do a lot, regardless of company. For current one, we will only know in a year or two later on the results. EPF has just announced the payout for 2018. I know, everyone has their own version of what … Read moreEPF’s 6.15% return? I think it’s great (for 2018).
This is the assessment from Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) director Ahmad Zailan Azizuddin. Article in edgeprop.my here. He predicted that the property market in H1 2019 to be resilient and then followed by a gradual improvement in market activity. This prediction is backed by JPPH’s data which showed positive increments or only marginal … Read moreImproving from 2019 onwards; means BOTTOM already? 🙂
I have stressed many times that Penang needs a much bigger international airport for its future because the best way into Penang from overseas is through the air. (PIA) Earlier article way back in 2016 here: Penang International Airport, what’s next? Well, I did not have that many supporters even among Penangites. Perhaps now there is really a need … Read moreKIA (KXP) and PIA MUST be complementary please.
Do you know there’s such a thing called the National Housing Policy 2.0? Hopefully readers of kopiandproperty.com do. 😛 National Housing Policy 2.0 (article here) was unveiled to the public last month. I think all policies are as good as the team and the time it was completed. With more views from other experts as … Read moreNational Housing Policy 2.0 can do with some tweaks.
When we look at the Non-Performing-Loan (NPL) numbers, it looks like there are very few defaulters, in percentage terms. Earlier article here. Does this mean that the banks have been too strict since only the very qualified gets their loan applications approved? Should they lower their lending criteria? Earlier ‘advice’ from a Deputy Minister here. … Read moreReveal statistics for defaulters? (Include statistics for successful applicants too, please)