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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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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 developers. Secondary Market – Direct purchase of properties from primary ... 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 could be tied up to 35 years to a person ... Read More
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Mainland Penang is riding on the crest of development

by Alex Tan Bok Hooi Every time I touched down in Penang, I will find time for my favourite wantan mee stall, tucked in a little corner in Bukit Mertajam. Or had a quick bite of roast pork noodles in Kampung Benggali. Journey to these places takes longer nowadays as traffic ... Read More
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Penang’s mega projects can now be completed earlier

by Charles Tan The sky in Penang seems brighter today than before the GE14? I believe in general, Penangites would welcome the announcement by the newly minted Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said this in an article in TheSunDaily. “Need for Penang’s mega projects to be expedited.” Specifically, he ... Read More

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