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The times they are changing
Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad , DPM Datuk Seri Wan Azizah and  Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng arriving for table the Budget 2019  at Parliamennt 
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Contributed by AREA Management Sdn Bhd executive chairman Datuk Stewart Labrooy Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled The battle outside ragin’ Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times…

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Post Budget 2019: Opportunity to leverage on the competency of the private sector
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabling the 2019 budget at Dewan Rakyat in parliament on Friday. Looking on are prime minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamed and deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Azman Ghani / The Star  

By Aisyah Suwardi The Budget 2019 that was recently tabled by the Pakatan Harapan government has garnered mixed reactions amongst the public. Regardless, Damansara MP Tony Pua pointed out that the budget has shown that the government is taking the opportunity to collaborate with the private sector to deliver the nation’s economic growth. “In the…

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Musings about the Budget 2019
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Contributed by IQI Group property investment coach Sean Lee With the much-expected Budget 2019 announcement last Friday, its effects will be felt on the property market, directly or indirectly in the months to come. Let me share my thoughts on some of the items that were announced in last week’s budget.             RPGT I believe…

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Being a landlord for the first time? Top tips for you to learn (Part 2)
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Original Chinese article by Lee Yan Li Translated by Ng Pau Ling Being a landlord involves lots of responsibilities. To succeed in property investment with high rental yield, a landlord must learn the obligations and details of the renting process. Part 1 of the article had explained about the Tenancy Agreement, the additional clause and…

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Mandatory SIA on middle to low-cost developments soon, said KPKT deputy minister
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By Aisyah Suwardi  A compulsory social impact assessment (SIA) will be carried out in every affordable low-cost housing development to uplift the quality of life for consumers said Housing and Local Government (KPKT) deputy minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Ibni Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah.    He added that the initiative was part of the…

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Common sense approach to property management
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Contributed by John Tan The current slowdown of the property market has resulted in the stagnant prices of houses, ushering in a prolonged buyer’s market. In this condition, what are the practical steps to create a healthy demand for your investment properties, either for rental or for sales purposes? A common sense approach to property…

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Is now a good time to upgrade? Things to consider when moving up the property ladder
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Much to consider when planning to move up the property ladder By NG PAU LING YOU’RE not the only one planning to move up the property ladder. In the first half of 2018, upgrader buyers make up the second largest group in the primary market at 32%, compared with first-time buyers who account for 43%,…

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5 tips to make your property more rental worthy
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Contributed by CompareHero.my So you have a vacant room or a spare property to rent out. The question is, how do you make them more appealing to potential tenants and subsequently generate extra income? On paper, it might look easy — post an ad online, set an affordable price, and wait for the tenants to…

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The second-round winners announcement of Jewels of Johor CTB contest
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Congratulations to the winners! You have won yourself the coffee table book Jewels of Johor: Johor’s Most Exceptional Developments 2018/2019. The winners will be able to collect the book from Pavi (03-79671388 ext 1004) at Menara Star, Section 16, Petaling Jaya. Alternatively, the coffee table book could be collected at our Johor bureau office (65…

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Environology and Property 04: a changing home environment
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Contributed by Stephen Chin A home is always in a state of flux. It never stays the same. Babies are born into the family. They grow up. Some move out for further studies, work or to start a new family. As the profile of the occupants in a house changes with time, it is essential…

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