The New Era in Property Investment (26 & 27 May)

May 22nd, 2018 No comments

Setia flyerGM Training Academy will be organizing two days talk on a very interesting topic “The New Era in Property Investment”.

Many people have many unanswered questions in mind.

  • What is the state of property market now?
  • Should I invest in property now?
  • The do’s and don’ts in property investments.
  • What are the things we should be looking at before committing our purchase?\
  • What is the impact on properties after election? Is it good or bad?
  • Going forward what strategy should I use?
  • Know more about Penang as a destination for property investments.
  • Everyone is talking about AirBNB. What is that?

No worries, there will be 3 prominent speakers in the property industry who are excited to share with you their experience.

Date: 26th & 27th May 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Setia Tri-Suites @ Setia Tri-Angle (besides McDonald), 3, Persiaran Kelicap, 11900, Penang
Contact: 012-492 1226 (Calvin)

* You are welcome to attend networking session with the speakers at 1pm
* Light refreshments will be served
* Talk will starts at 2pm

Please Click Here to register

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Affordable @ SenzVilles

May 21st, 2018 5 comments


SenzVilles, a freehold residential development by Corfield Development Sdn. Bhd. in Sungai Ara, Penang. It is strategically located next to Skycube Residence, just a mere minutes drive away from sPICE. This development comprises a 34-storey building, offering a total of 397 condominium units, 100 units of which are categorized under affordable housing.

The affordable units comprises 3 different built-up sizes – 750 sq.ft., 850 sq.ft. and 900 sq.ft.. Indicative selling price starts from RM200,000 with 1 car park.

Project Name : Affordable @ Senzvilles 
Location :
 Sungai Ara, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
Total Units: 100 (affordable), 297 (condo)
Indicative Price: RM200,000 – RM400,000
Land Tenure : Freehold
Estimated completion : 2020
Developer : Corfield Development Sdn. Bhd.

Register your interest here

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Penang hopes to expedite mega projects

May 19th, 2018 3 comments


Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow wants a better rapport to be established soonest with the federal authorities in view of the many mega projects that the state hopes to undertake.

For starters, the state would soon meet the Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) to discuss how to expedite two mega projects in Penang.

He said the two mega projects are the triple highway package projects linking Gurney Drive, Air Itam and Tanjung Bungah with the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway.

Chow said this after opening the Bazaar Ramadan at Lebuh Queen in Little India.

He said the state should not have a problem in expediting the projects with the cooperation of the Pakatan Harapan administration in Putrajaya.

Chow said that this arrangement should ease the process in gaining approval and in finding the right model in getting the projects ready.

Penang is bogged down with constant traffic congestion due to an inefficient public transport system and the lack of infrastructure to handle the traffic situation.

Among the solutions provided under the proposed RM27 billion Penang Transport Masterplan, are a light rail transit system, a cross channel undersea tunnel and three paired highways as well as a tram service.

Source: TheSunDaily.my


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Newly-appointed Housing Minister pledges balanced housing opportunities

May 19th, 2018 No comments


Newly-appointed Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin pledged to deliver substantive improvements and ideas through the ministry.

The Ampang member of parliament said it would be an opportunity for her to delve into policies and implementations under the jurisdiction of the ministry.

“A balanced housing opportunities in urban areas for the Bumiputera, the minority rights, indigenous community and foreign nationals should be prioritised so that they live in comfortable homes.

“I would want to see an immediate reformation on safe and gender-friendly services to ensure town management and local council affairs are handled professionally.

“Community empowerment will also be given priority in line with the rapid change in the country. I’m grateful to be appointed as the cabinet minister,” said the PKR Wanita chief in a statement today.

Source: New Straits Times

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Why buy/invest properties?

May 18th, 2018 13 comments

why-invest-propertyby Anders Ong

Like usual every property investment book or stories will have a section named “Why Buy/Invest Property?” There are FIVE main reason WHY:-

1) Roof Over Your Head

First and foremost, the main reason of one purchasing a property in the past is always for own stay. This is to make sure there is a house for family to stay under a roof and feel safe. But from time to time it became a form of investment because a home is always a necessities instead of a needs. No one will be willing to let their loved one stay outside without a place to sleep.

2) Capital Appreciation

Capital appreciation are one of the easiest way to earn money from properties. It is simply the increment of property price from time to time due to market sentiment and economy. Once the property price increase to a certain price we can sold it off to gain from the differences of selling price and purchase price. For instance, there is a condominium in Penang Island, the standard unit of 1,000 square feet was sold for around RM280K on the year of 2010 and once it is completed on the year 2013 the price valued at RM600K. So the property value had gone up and if you sold it off you will earn around RM320K gross. It’s a generous lump sum gain for those investors in terms of capital appreciation.

3) Cash Flow

Cash flow refers to the inflow of cash time to time from the holding and management of properties. It is a very simple practice of letting properties for monthly rental return or daily return, if you bought a 950 SQ FT property in Georgetown the average monthly rental return is around RM2, 000.00 per month with partial furnishing up to RM3, 500.00 for fully furnish. If you have 10 properties rented out it will be around RM20, 000.00 per month.

4) Property Equity Building

In the past people keep thinking of saving money to build their asset and have cash to go through bad times. If we were taking mortgage loan for our house and we made monthly instalment to the bank, slowly and surely the loan will be paid off and the house will be completely loan free. It is building equity in properties or more like saving slowly in bank but we can get the house in the end. Not to forget that the price will increase due to capital appreciation and we can get cash flow for renting out as well.

5) Limited Supply of Land

In the fast moving era as of today everything could be produced in a short time and even the construction of properties become faster and easier with technology advancement. But, there is one thing that could not be produced at the moment, which is earth or lands. Thus, once the land had been fully utilized in the future it will become a scarcity and demand will be higher than supply and price will increase.

Anders Ong, an avid property investor working in property industry. 

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