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Safety & Security: What about the feng shui?
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Contributed by Prof Joe Choo (Feng Shui Consultant, Public Speaker, Trainer & Author) In the world of everyday affairs, not all goes as planned. Some worry about the safety of their houses, health and environment, yet some worry about their finan…

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Unfair stigma of auction property
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Public need not fear this alternative mode of buying and selling By Aisyah Suwardi FOR the longest time, properties on auction have been associated with unfair terms like inauspicious, cheap bargains or foreclosures. These stigmas are what deter most people from buying from the auction market. “People sometimes think that auction is a bad word,”…

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Which type of first-time homebuyer are you?
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By Ng Pau Ling & Viktor Chong Challenges vary according to the different ages of homebuyers THE first-time homebuyer is defined as a person who has yet to own any property but intends to purchase a home. Depending on the homebuyer’s age, the housing needs will be different and the challenges faced will vary when…

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Looking at the nation-building timeline
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Learning about our nation’s development for us to move forward By Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my NATION-BUILDING is a concept that focuses on the structure of the country and aims to deliver a national identity. Malaysians young and old have come together as a unified voice to rebuild their country; they have proven that strength lies in unity….

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Catalysts to bridge the market imbalance
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BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my Promoting rental market to address the affordable housing problem As Malaysia’s population continues to grow (32.3 million as at 2017), the demand for more residential housing will rise in tandem. With an average of four members per family, Malaysians need more than eight million homes. According to a recent report…

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