Investment

The most important lesson of property investment: The property cycle
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Contributed by Anders Ong Property cycles happen due to the economic principles of supply and demand and influence by political, demographic, and socio-economic factors We might wonder why there are times when property investments are performing well and there are times when property investments make people suffer. This is all down to the simple theory…

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A&M Realty Seeing Steady Growth
 

Rakuten Head of Research, Kenny Shen recommends a BUY on A&M Realty with target price of RM2.20 or a potential upside of 26.4% based on FY18 PE16x and 1.3x B/V. The valuation is premised on the higher end parameters as A&M is undergoing positive and exciting transformation ahead.   In a statement, A&M’s massive Gross…

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Upsides of UNESCO World Heritage Site status for property investment
During the Public Holiday people take the opportunity to bring their family to visit Jonker Walk and other historic sites in Malacca. Star Photo By A Malex Yahaya / Melaka.  

Contributed by Joshua Lee Malaysia is a beautiful country full of diversity – with a blend of different cultures, people, and food, Malaysia is known to be a country where you can expect to experience diversity and excitement Malaysia is developing a tourism industry at an incredible pace and heritage tourism is a niche of particular…

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Lessons learned from buying properties on auction
Unlike broken dreams, properties bought on auction require some investment of time, money, and effort to restore. Photo by Valentin Salja on Unsplash.  

Contributed by Dr Alan Poon Perhaps for good reason, auctioned properties get a bad rap, but there are advantages to be had if due diligence is exercised “Auction” and “property” are two words that make for an oxymoron when combined. Where the latter is the dream of many in their quest to have a roof…

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A slice of metropolitan living in historical Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city
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To many travellers familiar with the Southeast Asian region, Cambodia is a destination favoured over the usual spots one imagines when planning a tropical holiday With a relatively young and rapidly growing population, a stable constitutional monarchy and a vital role in the Central Corridor of China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure initiative, Cambodia has…

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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
Budget hotels businesses had become less lucrative given the stiff competition from Airbnb and OTAs. (Online Travel Agencies).  

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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