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IF Interest Rate up Tomorrow, are you sweating now?

There has been many predictions about Bank Negara hiking the interest rate which is at this moment is still considered very low. Assuming, this really do happen tomorrow, should you be sweating now? I think, for the 86% who owns just one mortgage loan in Malaysia today, it is not likely that they would be … Read moreIF Interest Rate up Tomorrow, are you sweating now?

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Buying Iskandar? HSR update. ‘Malaysia-Singapore meets monthly.’

When the High Speed Rail between KL and Singapore was first mooted many, many, many years ago, it was already announced that going to Singapore from KL and vice-versa would be faster than taking a flight. Recently, the sign that this is really nearer to the end of the tunnel, even if it is right … Read moreBuying Iskandar? HSR update. ‘Malaysia-Singapore meets monthly.’

Sime Darby Property, Eastern & Oriental, Elmina West

City of Elmina is a project by Sime Darby. This is a project which Sime Darby said in its website that you will get to know your neighbours by their names. This is also the place where you spend your weekend outdoors and get back the right life balance that you have missed. Here is … Read moreSime Darby Property, Eastern & Oriental, Elmina West

3 Critical Success Factors for Iskandar Malaysia INC

Should you invest in Iskandar Malaysia? Some say it’s the next big thing, and some say it’s going to be the next big… white elephant. Singapore’s elder statesman, and former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew famously cautioned Singaporeans, “Let’s wait and see how Iskandar develops. This is an economic field of cooperation in which, you must … Read more3 Critical Success Factors for Iskandar Malaysia INC

Working in KL city centre but living 100km away, would you?

Answer was a firm no out of all the few friends whom I asked. One old friend did however drive around 100km daily from his home in Penang island to his office in Kulim, Kedah. However, seriously if your office is at the fringe of the city and you can buy a property of your … Read moreWorking in KL city centre but living 100km away, would you?

Serenity Langkawi, my favourite place to be, yearly.

It was another of my usual relaxing Langkawi trip. Buying some chocolates which I could not find in the usual supermarkets. Strolling along the white sandy beaches, occasionally picking up the sea shells. Taking the cable car and lots of photos. Seafood in Kuah town. Cheaper than Penang! For this trip, I went to a … Read moreSerenity Langkawi, my favourite place to be, yearly.

40 years later – Malaysia property market in my personal view

This article was rewritten and published in the showguide of MAPEX JB 2014. A reader of kopiandproperty.com asked me for my views on the Malaysian property market 40 years from now. A very interesting question indeed. Unfortunately, I do not have a crystal ball to allow me a glance into the future. However, based on … Read more40 years later – Malaysia property market in my personal view

Housing Loan rejection, how to avoid it.

How many of you have had your loans rejected by the bank? Today, new applications for loans may have a rejection ratio of up to 50%, especially for new properties. Main culprit is because everyone is trying to buy a property which they like very much but the price is on the borderline of what … Read moreHousing Loan rejection, how to avoid it.

Penang Properties Update, Eco World, PDC and theme park

Many have asked me about Batu Kawan. My replyremain the same, what’s your investment purpose and horizon. For rental? Impossible. 5 year is okay for you, then yes I think Batu Kawan is indeed good for you. I no longer wish to repeat that IKEA will only open in 2020. Few days ago, end June, … Read morePenang Properties Update, Eco World, PDC and theme park

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. … Read moreThat ‘extra’ feel good factor in Ipoh by Ernest Zacharevic

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