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Buying Iskandar? Points to note about Chinese (China) developers thus far

Many Chinese developers are buying huge tracts of lands or are involved in land reclamation projects. On paper, all these developers are much larger than even Malaysia’s largest developers. For example, Country Garden Holdings co will be building 9,000 units of condominium on a 56 acre land. For a comparison, the total supply of units … Read moreBuying Iskandar? Points to note about Chinese (China) developers thus far

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My condo is LOW DENSITY – are you sure?

This is a very interesting topic. In fact, most recently two friends were debating about the condos that they were buying. A said, ‘It’s not worth paying so much for a HIGH DENSITY condo and the developer brand premium. Mine is almost same price but it is low density and I do not need to … Read moreMy condo is LOW DENSITY – are you sure?

Property Investment Slowing, Land Buying Increasing

What do you do when the stock market is down? According to many stock gurus, when people are fearful you should be courageous and buy. When people are way too bullish about the stock market, you should be fearful. Come on, if everyone whom you meet from the morning market until supper time is talking … Read moreProperty Investment Slowing, Land Buying Increasing

Buying a property – Four questions to answer

Recently, a friend told me that she reads my blog quite frequently these days. Quite a lot of interesting articles and her goal is to buy a few properties within a short period of time. When I asked her, ‘when?’, she just laughed. She asked me to teach her. I told her honestly, if she … Read moreBuying a property – Four questions to answer

Linking KL, Iskandar, Malaysia – Singapore by HSR and RTS

A very significant joint announcement today (7 April 2014) was that the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) as well as the Rapid Transit System is on track. The HSR is expected to be ready by 2020. This was announced in the 5th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in Kuala Lumpur. These are expected to ensure seamless travel … Read moreLinking KL, Iskandar, Malaysia – Singapore by HSR and RTS

I missed a good Sabah property show (Shareda) in Sandakan

I was in Sandakan last weekend. It was an enjoyable weekend as these days, when I travel to Sandakan, it’s more like going home. No more watching one of the rarest monkeys in the world, the Prosboscis monkey (long nose monkey), no more walking just a few metres away from crocodiles at the crocodile farm, no … Read moreI missed a good Sabah property show (Shareda) in Sandakan

5 Reasons why I like Kelana Puteri, today.

I have no intention to sell Kelana Puteri. Not yet anyway. However, if you would like a HIGH DENSITY condo with the following five reasons, you may want to think about buying a unit, either for own stay or for investment. Price Affordability. At just RM400,000 – RM450,000, depending on whether it is renovated or … Read more5 Reasons why I like Kelana Puteri, today.

Property Investment and the decisions we can make or delay

We have heard way too many news about foreigners buying so much of Iskandar that the locals are losing out. Is this true? Actually, this is TRUE, at least for some periods of time.  In a report by IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority), in 2007, the foreign investment ratio was 45:55. In other words, foreigners … Read moreProperty Investment and the decisions we can make or delay

Balik Pulau properties – ‘I cannot accept’.

‘I cannot accept Balik Pulau’ I remember this guy clearly from a property show some time back when I was with my previous company. He was browsing through Penang properties via a notebook provided and he clicked ‘Balik Pulau’. So, I went up to him and casually asked, ‘Thinking of Balik Pulau properties?’ He said, … Read moreBalik Pulau properties – ‘I cannot accept’.

Negative effect, thus Negative Go-Ahead suggested – STP2, Penang

Today, in The STar online, THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) have asked the state government to scrap the proposed Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase II (STP2) land reclamation project. The main reasons given was that the project has a negative impact on the environment, especially the loss of coastal resources. … Read moreNegative effect, thus Negative Go-Ahead suggested – STP2, Penang

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