That ‘extra’ feel good factor in Ipoh by Ernest Zacharevic

That ‘extra’ feel good factor just got an extra push in Ipoh thanks to the famous wall painter, Ernest Zacharevic. He did not paint just one or two but Seven new pieces in Ipoh city. Okay, first of all this adds nothing to the price of property nearby or even the one which he painted on. […]

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Property Buyer beware. Easier to identify real from fake now.

We always hear of agents who are unprofessional. Some took the money and disappeared. My friend Mr. Michael Geh who’s the Senior Partner of Raine & Horne said, ‘to avoid situations where the agent runs away with your money, you should issue the cheque to the agency name instead of the individual’s name’. The reason […]

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MX-1 winner, RM7 billion GDV, MRCB.

To those who remember my earlier article, RM3 Billion town centre in RRIM, 6 developers were shortlisted as the finalists for the first parcel of land in the massive Kwasa Damansara project which is being positioned as the largest township development in the Klang Valley. The size included Guocoland Malaysia Bhd, Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, […]

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Affordability Availability: Penang Properties (Island).

Recently, just did some latest review of some of the latest available properties in Penang which are below RM300,000 and considered affordable. The list is non exhaustive but now sharing some of them here. Many people think affordable must always be primary properties. While primary property’s main advantage is due to newer design, cleaner environment […]

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Bubble is still brewing in Malaysia? – Some reasons given.

On June 28, M Shanmugam of The Star wrote about an interesting topic. His article reads, ‘Property Bubble Still Growing’. I am very sure he has done sufficient research as well as relevant property sector experience to have such an attention grabbing title. Normally, these ‘bubble’ title, if you go online would point to a […]

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Oxley Holdings, RM10 billion GDV, shoe box concept success

Shoe box concept means very small units of residential properties. According to Datuk Othman Omar the head of Oxley Holdings (Malaysia), the Singapore listed Oxley Holdings Ltd has been very successful in Singapore with the shoe box concept and they plan to bring this into Malaysia. They expect to launch three to four projects within […]

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GDV of RM3 Billion in Sungai Petani

Sungai Petani. Interested to buy a property there? My wife and I studied there for 2 semesters of our MBA programme until the UUM’s centre moved into the Kulim High Tech Park in Kedah. The last time I went into Sungai Petani was to meet a developer who had projects in Kedah. It has changed. […]

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Upward pressure on house prices are due to structural factors – BNM

In a report from Bank Negara Malaysia today (24 June), reported in The Star, it said that most of the house price increase can be explained by structural factors. Until to date, ‘demand continues to outpace new supply of houses by a large margin, particularly in the low to medium-priced segments and in major employment […]

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Potential 1,000 new PR1MA low cost homes cancelled, new plans?

A few weeks back, I read about Ivory Properties announcing that it has won the rights to redevelop Plaza Rakyat and that the GDV was going to be RM8 Billion. This is indeed a huge project for Ivory Properties which is one of Penang’s very own homegrown developers. I have personally bought one property from them […]

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Some famous property investment quotes from around the world

Many people say a picture tells a thousand words. In property investment, I would say do not be fooled by just the pictures. However, I personally love all the profound quotes which tells you in one line why property investment is good or why property investment should be considered or even why property investment is […]

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