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Mapex 2014 KL @ Mid Valley, Sunday crowd, subdued.

Yesterday, I asked my wife to choose between One Utama and Mid-Valley Megamall. She chose the latter. Today, when I arrived in Mid-Valley I realised Mapex 2014 was on. I used to know all these huge property events, why did I miss it altogether this time? Someone told me about this two weeks ago and … Read moreMapex 2014 KL @ Mid Valley, Sunday crowd, subdued.

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Budget 2015 – Property Related, Overall Summary

Yesterday, every major newspaper has Budget 2015 as its deadline. Today, every major newspaper has Budget as its headline. Not just newspaper but every online sites and perhaps every Malaysian business related sites. Ok, what should kopiandproperty.com publish today? Haha. Yes, let’s start with Budget 2015. In a glance, everything related to property is as … Read moreBudget 2015 – Property Related, Overall Summary

Ipoh flights to Subang, Johor Bahru, Medan and potentially Langkawi and Krabi

I do not like it when people call Ipoh a sleepy hollow. You can have non-stop activities like walking, climbing, drinking, exploring, EATING and there is just no time for you to sleep. Sleepy? Hollow? Just because there are no flights, thus Ipoh is not well known enough and you call Ipoh a hollow place? … Read moreIpoh flights to Subang, Johor Bahru, Medan and potentially Langkawi and Krabi

China Property Market Boost – All the measures

Developers in Malaysia are asking for some breathing space. Cooling measures have affected their sales quite a lot. On the other hand, is it really that bad? Well, in China it has gotten so bad that the Chinese government has had to relax some of the cooling measures that were put in place. In other … Read moreChina Property Market Boost – All the measures

Subsidy is not all BAD. Give to needy, not everybody.

For those who have followed my articles, you would know that I do not believe in continuous subsidy. I believe in working harder, learning more and doing better year after year. Truth is, there would be a time when the subsidy has to be fully rationalised. Subsidy is not all bad. Just give to the … Read moreSubsidy is not all BAD. Give to needy, not everybody.

Batu Kawan land sale… this time to Hewlett-Packard (HP)

This time it’s not another land sale to another developer who’s coming in with their integrated projects. It’s not related to IKEA too. If rumours in the electronics industry comes true, then HP would be buying a piece of 20.2 ha land in Batu Kawan for a new plant which will produce integrated circuit die … Read moreBatu Kawan land sale… this time to Hewlett-Packard (HP)

RPGT – 30% flat rate for properties sold within 10 years.

Don’t sweat, yet. This was proposed by the National House Buyers’ Association. It’s honorary secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said that further tightening is necessary despite the falling transaction numbers. This is because there are still property speculation. His opines that if the buyers are really buying for own stay, none of them would sell within … Read moreRPGT – 30% flat rate for properties sold within 10 years.

Cooling? Warming? Heating? What’s up?

Singapore’s HDB flat’s resale prices are on a downtrend even if not a lot. According to their Urban Redevelopment Authority and even some reports in the media, prices have gone down 6.8% since the 3rd quarter of last year. In Singapore, there’s no fun trying to guess because the home prices are as updated as … Read moreCooling? Warming? Heating? What’s up?

Changing strategies in an oversupply residential market?

A Maybank analyst said in a local daily report that Malaysian developers are now switching their strategies from all residential into landed and industrial properties. The reason is because the incoming supply of these new residential units would cause an oversupply situation by end of 2015/2016. For many years, the launches of residential high-rise in … Read moreChanging strategies in an oversupply residential market?

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.

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