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What to do if your PTPTN loan is on your credit report
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This article originally appeared on CTOS Knowledge Centre With a single mismanaged student loan, all your financial and life goals could be derailed before your adult life even begins Fresh graduates leaving university have their whole lives ahead of them — from building their careers to achieving milestones such as buying their first car and their…

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4 key strategies for real estate practitioners
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By Christopher Chan MIEA’s Christopher Chan shares 4 key strategies to adopt for a successful real estate business Join a residents’ association in your area of focus There are many benefits of joining a residents’ association in your area of focus. You will get to know the residents in a particular neighbourhood – and making…

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How to keep smart home devices totally secure
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From fridges and toasters to TVs and thermostats, it’s starting to feel like just about every device around the home can be found in a ‘smart’ version. Internet-connected gadgets make our lives easier and more convenient, and for many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a new life-hacking device to automate or more easily…

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6 Iconic and beautiful colonial buildings in Malaysia
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By Sharil Tarmize Malaysia has witnessed many colonial powers vying for our natural resources and strategic location – which has gifted us with many architectural wonders Here are some facts to stimulate your knowledge (or memories) of this country’s history; the Portuguese colonised Malaysia in 1511, the Dutch arrived in 1641, followed by the British in…

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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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Bukit Jalil: One of the top searched areas in 2019
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With contributions from Shamir R., a crime and safety consultant from PreventCrimeNow.com Situated at the southern edge of Kuala Lumpur’s central core – and sandwiched between the districts of Cheras and Puchong – is the suburb of Bukit Jalil. Having been raised from a 1,800-acre rubber plantation to host the 16th Commonwealth Games in 1998,…

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Formula of share units and schedule of parcels for stratified properties
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Contributed by property valuer Mary Lau In my previous articles, I wrote about the controversy of using differential rates in stratified mixed developments during the JMB period. Many mixed schemes adopt a uniform rate throughout when JMB and MC are in charge. Read parts 1 and 2 of Maintenance charges for stratified mixed development projects….

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Gabungan AQRS Bhd: Living a quality life in Johor Bahru city centre and Puchong
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Redefining luxury at The PEAK and E’island Lake Haven Residence Measuring luxury from a different perspective, Gabungan AQRS Bhd is all set to bring hilltop living and lakeside dwelling to a new height in Johor Bahru city centre. Luxury, to Gabungan AQRS is more than the usage of expensive materials and finishes. A uniquely superior…

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Safety tips for female real estate negotiators
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By Kevin Eichenberger Among the female real estate agents practising in the busy district of Puchong, there is a common trope that puts their need to be visible against the as-yet unknown (but certainly depraved) ambitions of one man. When we last sat down with a real estate negotiator to get some insight on what…

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Now or never: Kampung Baru
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By Adi Nazrin bin Samsuri There are countless historical marvels and heartwarming stories to be found beneath the surface of Kampung Baru – but rapid development may irreversibly alter a treasured cultural identity and extinguish generations of history. Recognised as one of the oldest villages in Malaysia, Kampung Baru is a compact area that is…

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