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Buying condo and wait 15 years?

An Ipoh friend working in Singapore told me that she may want to buy a condo in Ipoh for her retirement. ‘You are retiring in a few years’ time?’ I asked. She said, nolar, buy now for future, since the price will continue to go up and S$ to RM is very advantageous to me. … Read moreBuying condo and wait 15 years?

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New Baby? New Property.

One of my old friend said that having a baby means extra expenses. I totally agree. Then he asked me how am I planning for the baby since the education fees are getting more and more expensive especially when the baby is ready for university. While I do think university fees are going to get … Read moreNew Baby? New Property.

Buying Ipoh Property for retirement?

My colleague asked me just a few days ago, ‘Should I buy Ipoh property’ today? I was thinking Ipoh might be a good place to retire since KL properties are becoming so expensive. Penang is even higher priced since it is just an island.’  I told her if she really like to retire in Ipoh, … Read moreBuying Ipoh Property for retirement?

Rental yields versus Property price appreciation

During lunch few days ago, my colleague said she got to know that Australia homes does not have good rental yields. I explained briefly why. Typically, rental yield would be low when the property prices increase much faster than the rental rate. Assume you bought a condo few years ago and rented it out. Today, … Read moreRental yields versus Property price appreciation

How to spot property bubble?

There are way too many articles about property bubbles. Your friends who has yet to buy a property has been talking about it for years. Your friend who buys many properties tells you that property bubble is impossible to happen in these few years. So, do you want to know how to spot a bubble? … Read moreHow to spot property bubble?

GST and property

My friend, Ms. Lilian forwarded me a very good read. Let me share briefly with all. Will gst push up property prices? Yes and No. It really depends on the type of properties that you are buying. Will GST result in huge increases in property prices? If everything is implemented right, answer is no. Reason … Read moreGST and property

J J Cafe, Ipoh

I had wanted to bring my wife and baby daughter here the day before. However, my baby daughter decided to sleep through the tea break time, so the plan was cancelled. This morning, as soon as she woke up from her morning nap at 11am, we came. JJ Cafe, Ipoh. First of all, for those … Read moreJ J Cafe, Ipoh

Property Clock, where are we?

Property Insight Malaysia shared a very concise chart / property clock. Where are we now? Depending on where you read and whom you ask, the answer may be different. Even the readers in Property Insight Malaysia has different opinions despite everyone reading the same magazine / facebook page! 🙂   In real terms, transactions has … Read moreProperty Clock, where are we?

Kota Kinabalu Property – 2014 and beyond

Yes, I have firm interest in Kota Kinabalu as well. I fly to KK no less than once per year for the past 15 years. At this moment, I am only exposed there via a small condo unit which I had rented out for RM950 / month. Bought it slightly over 2 years ago for … Read moreKota Kinabalu Property – 2014 and beyond

Malacca is the next Iskandar?

I read an article by Pete Wong in www.propertyguru.com.my recently in which he gave many reasons why Malacca might just be a better choice for investors than the overhyped Iskandar. In his article, he mentioned that during his recent visit to Malacca, he was surprised by its transformation. He said that today, there are many … Read moreMalacca is the next Iskandar?

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