Investment

Savills: There has never been a better time to buy property
House Model and Golden Coins Stacks with blur Background.Savings Plans for Housing,Finance and Banking about House concept.  

PETALING JAYA: Savills Malaysia reiterated that 2018 is bound to be a remarkable year as far as the Malaysian property market is concerned. This is because the new government has been seen addressing some of the institutional problems that have held back Malaysia’s long-term prospects and deterred foreign investment. According to Savills: Residential Market Prices…

Full Post

Opinion: What is the backdrop of the trade war between China and USA?
usa-versus-china-economic-war-concept-picture-id641283054  

The answer: PETRO YUAN Contributed by Shan Saeed When two elephants fight, they both get maimed and roughed up during the scuffle. In the end, nobody wins in the melee. In the same way, China-US trade war is going to send a negative signal to the global financial markets. So what’s the background to the trade…

Full Post

Lendlease targets Malaysian investors for latest development in Manchester
Comfortable living with an urban edge  

By Tharmini Kenas PETALING JAYA: Lendlease Development Malaysia Sdn Bhd has recently launched the final phase of Potato Wharf in Castlefield, Manchester. With the aim of bringing London specifications into Manchester, Lendlease has merged the heritage elements of Manchester into this development. The 191 new one- and two-bedroom apartments are set in Manchester which is considered…

Full Post

A beginner’s guide to mortgage insurance
doc61jf9xl2pcl22zallvz  

By JONATHAN ROBERTS CHOOSING the right mortgage insurance may not be a life or death situation, but it is one important life choice. The right insurance might become the life saver for your loved ones when facing the uncertainties of life, while the wrong one will do little to alleviate a difficult financial situation. In…

Full Post

Should you invest in retail property?
NIXON File Pix 2012  

By Eugene Mahalingam Property investment has always been known to be a great and traditionally “safer” way to generate attractive returns. Residential property aside, the commercial or retail sub-sector is also known to provide sound investment returns. “For those looking to diversify their investments with steady yields and capital growth, retail property is a good…

Full Post

Beginner’s guide to REITs – Part 2
Lieu_Ching_Foo-227x300  

It is not a gimmick that you can start investing in property starting with RM 10. Okay, marketing talk aside, this month’s issue is about all the costs needed to start investing in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust). If you refer back to Part 1 Beginner’s Guide in REIT Investing which I wrote back in July 2013,…

Full Post

Beginner’s guide to REITs – Part 1
CIMB Research has maintained  

What is as important as high returns in any form of investment? Two words: Consistency and predictability. Sometimes, when some of my clients lament that their return of 10% to 12% a year is not high enough, I share with them that there are a lot of other options to get higher returns in a…

Full Post

The price is right, or is it? What happens when bank valuations are lower than negotiated prices?
bank-auction-metro-biz  

Watch this Space by Chee Su-Lin | sulin.chee@thestar.com.my What happens when your bank valuation is lower than the price negotiated? If you ever made an emotional bid on a property, and you and the owner went back and forth on the offer, you probably experienced trying to get a loan, and everything going down the…

Full Post

Rent or buy? A common housing dilemma
rent_buy_s  

Here are some mathematical principles, as well as other less empirical methods, of determining if now would be a good time to rent or buy. by imoney.my When it comes to a home (i.e. a property you personally stay in), renting versus buying is literally one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever face. On the…

Full Post

Is your self-worth affecting your net worth?
Selfworth  

By Joyce Chuah, CEO of Success Concepts Life Planners Placing too much importance on appearing rich can affect one’s net worth. One may want to delay self-gratification in order to build a strong financial foundation. I once asked someone who looked like a million dollars on the outside but was totally broke, this question: “Is…

Full Post