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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
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Primary Market versus Secondary Market

by Anders Ong There are two main market in properties transaction, which comprise of:- Primary Market – Direct purchase of a new property from developers. Examples are under construction properties or projects off the plan and unsold units from the ... Read More
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Common Mistakes by New Home Buyers

by Anders Ong Buying a house was always one of the biggest commitment or decision a person will made in their life, unless they are filthy rich. It is also the biggest and maybe the scariest for some as it ... Read More

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