Investment

How to finance home improvements without busting the bank
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Got a big credit card bill from buying home furnishings or paying for home improvements? Here are some ways of reducing the burden Maybe you’ve just moved into your new home, or perhaps you felt your 10-year-old apartment needed a refresh: a new set of furniture, a paint job, or even some bathroom renovations –…

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PCSB-MGB Signs pact with Must Ehsan Development for ‘Rumah Idaman’
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By Suriati Ridzuan suriatiridzuan@mystar.com.my SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Government’s agreement to affordable homeownership was made complete with the signing of the Development Right Agreement between PCSB-MGB Consortium, consisting of PNSB Construction Sdn Bhd and MGB Bhd with Must Ehsan Development Sdn Bhd, which is a joint venture between a totally owned subsidiary of Encorp…

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How much should you earn to buy a property?
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Contributed by Loanstreet.com.my Getting to know your eligibility before applying for any housing loans is really important Did you know the rejection rate for housing loans in Malaysia is skyrocketing? According to the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda), the rejection rate is as high as 60% and the main problem centred for this…

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Keeping the balance: The ying and yang of short term lets
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Contributed by property valuer Mary Lau As with most anything else in life, short term rentals and vacation stays are a mixed bag of positives and negatives My first and only stay in a short term let was in Paris. Obviously, price was a concern and I needed a studio apartment for about two weeks. Through…

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How to increase your chances of homeownership
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Property ownership is widely regarded as the first step towards securing a personal legacy – and the first step is usually the toughest You might suspect that becoming a homeowner is not quite as easy for you as it may have seemed for previous generations – or perhaps you’ve just accepted one of the many…

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Freehold and leasehold titles: Price under the influences of scarcity and demand
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Contributed by Datuk Paul Khong of Savills Malaysia Savills’ Paul Khong offers insight into the differences between property titles in terms of the expected rates of appreciation and price trends. Owning property has always been a status symbol. Many of us have been educated from an early age to aspire to own a house and keep the family…

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A real estate gold rush in marvellous Melbourne
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If 2018 was an unsettled year for the property market in Australia, then what will 2019 turn out to be? Some may say we need to wait and see, others may say it is time to pick up property at the lowest prices. No matter whether your view is conservative or optimistic, one thing investors…

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Freehold and leasehold titles: Price under the influence of perception
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Freehold titles are still highly sought after, but their numbers and their weight in buying decisions are diminishing. Freehold titles enable a claim of ownership in perpetuity – or for as long as there is land and a sovereign power to recognise that ownership. In contrast to freehold titles, leasehold properties are only owned for a fixed…

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Foreign investor guide on purchasing a Bangkok property
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  Bangkok is one of the top property investment heavens in the region for buyers who prefer a vibrant city that is burgeoning with tourism. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and most populous city in the country. Besides being a perennial tourist destination in Asean, the city…

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Location alone is not enough
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Contributed by Shan Saeed Being the serious business that it is, strategic property investment requires a lot of market intelligence reports. You don’t invest by listening to others; you invest with your expertise. I will share my investment outlook with readers in four broad areas: risk, opportunities, trends, and outlook. In 2018, the trade war…

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