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Keeping the balance: The ying and yang of short term lets
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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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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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KLK Land Launches Bandar Seri Coalfields Residents’ Clubhouse and Sales Gallery
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SUNGAI BULOH: KLK Land Sdn Bhd recently opened the doors to their new Bandar Seri Coalfields Residents’ Clubhouse along with their new KLK Land Sales Gallery, located within Bandar Seri Coalfields. Spanning 2.5 acres of land and sited adjacent to each other, the BSC Clubhouse is designed to enhance the amenities, wellbeing and promote a…

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Gamuda Gardens brings new attractions to township
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SUNGAI BULOH: Gamuda Land recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with multiple brands to bring more attractions to its Gamuda Gardens township. The developer signed the MOU with Skyline Enterprises to build a world-class Luge attraction on a 30,000 sqm hill site which will offer the Skyline Luge and the Skyline Zoom Ziplines for…

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Maintenance charges for stratified mixed development projects (Part 2)
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Contributed by property valuer Mary Lau In my previous article on this subject, I wrote that different rates of charges have been allowed during the joint management body (JMB) period in a mixed development project and the potential abuse that can cause. The decision of the High Court in the Menara Rajawali case allowing differential…

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Early signs of recovery for property market in 2019
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By Hakim Hassan PETALING JAYA: Despite the market slowdown in 2018 for the property segment, Napic sees that sector to bounce back in 2019 based on the slight growth in volume and transaction in 2018 according to Napic deputy director property market division Norhisham Shafie. “Judging from the marginal increase in volume and transaction in…

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Five Free Things to do at Mid Valley this May!
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by Daveena Kaur It’s all part of moving forward, whether it be your first home, an upgrade, or an investment, there’s something for everyone in the latest edition of the StarProperty.my Fair. Happening at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre this May 18 to 20, you can find your dream home with a slew of developments to…

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S P Setia collaborates with Maybank to launch rent-to-own scheme
(L-R) Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, Deputy President & COO of S P Setia, Dato' Khor Chap Jen, President & CEO of S P Setia, Dato' Muzaffar bin Hisham, Group CEO of Global Banking for Malayan Banking Berhad and Sally Lye, Managing Director of Maybank Real Estate Ventures at the 
launch of the new rent-to- own scheme, Setia FlexKey.  

FlexKey an ideal solution for first-time homebuyers to own their first home SETIA ALAM: S P Setia Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) came together for the second year to launch FlexKey – a rent-to-own (RTO) home ownership solution that is now not only applicable for completed homes but selected new launches as well. The…

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Monalisa Bookstore opens the door to imagination
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By NG PAU LING In an age of mass production and fast-paced online purchasing, often a delightful local bookstore filled with an extensive collection of curated books is an oasis to find. Luckily, there is one such store, Monalisa which it offers a un…

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Malaysian students awarded for forward-thinking architecture design
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Nippon Paint launches the “FORWARD: A Sustainable Future” theme for AYDA 2019 Kuala Lumpur: Two young Malaysians were recognised for their outstanding talents, winning the award for ‘Best Design Impact’ for both the Interior Design and Architecture categories at the recent Asia Young Designers of the Year Awards 2018/19 held in conjunction with the 11th…

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