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Why 2019 will be a good year to purchase residential property?

by Anders Ong Wondering when is the right time to purchase property? Had been on the lookout for perfect property since last year? People still saying property market are trending downwards for year 2019? Waiting for the latest launching? Afraid of buying the wrong property or afraid of losing current ... Read More
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Residential Vacancy Rates: Property Overhang and Market Supply

By See Kok Loong Lately, there are several publications such as National Property Information Centre (NAPIC) published on Jan 2019 on the data for 3Q18, the number of unsold homes in Malaysia has reached a new high of 30,115 homes amounted to RM 19.54 billion. (The above figure is the ... Read More
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Better to buy a car or a house first?

By Datuk Alan Tong Many people kick-start the new year with a fresh set of resolutions. I always like listening to resolutions from the younger generation and take a peek at their life goals. It is interesting to keep our finger on the pulse. Buying a new house and a ... Read More
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Why invest in properties on Penang Island now?

By Timothy Tye By “now”, I am referring to January 2019. To answer that question, I need you to take a moment to look back at the Penang property landscape for the past 5-6 years. In particular, I want you to pay attention to Penang Island, for that’s the context ... Read More
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What is acceptable rental yield?

By Edward Tagnipis One of the key factors to consider when choosing property as an investment is the rental yield. Most times properties are bought on bank loans and the rental yield will determine if the rental collected can cover the monthly loan repayment or not. If you are buying ... Read More
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Penang Residential Property Guide

By Timothy Tye Penang Residential Property Guide provides you with an overview of the residential property landscape of Penang. For a more in-depth understanding, I am planning a series of location-specific guides covering every Penang neighbourhood, so stay tuned for that. It is to give you a comprehensive picture of ... Read More
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Type of High Rise Residential Properties

by Anders Ong There are so much confusion among people for categorizing the type of high rise properties. Most people cannot differentiate between flat and apartment or apartment and condominium. Thus, it is of utmost importance for us to learn each one of it to be more familiar. Flat  A ... Read More
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The Benefits of Penang’s South Reclamation Scheme

By Timothy Tye Today I come to you from the coastline of Permatang Damar Laut, in Bayan Lepas. Yup, I am on a reconnaissance field trip, to check out the sites of a mammoth land reclamation called the Penang South Reclamation scheme (PSR). Recently, the Penang State Government announced plans ... Read More
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Prepare Penangites for the LRT

By Timothy Tye Introducing a rapid transit system to a population requires more than simply determining the route and selecting the rolling stock. Quite often, the success of the system hinges on how well the local authority prepares the population to accept the new mode of public transport. There is ... Read More
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Cut prices please, Mr. Developer? Well…

By Charles Tan This is an interesting view from a property industry observer about the property prices here in Malaysia. The full article is in edgeprop.my (Titled: Developers must cut profits to lower property prices). Basically, in order to reduce the price of properties, the developers must cut their profit margins ... Read More

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