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Drones over the hotspots of KL
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By Nirmelraj Pathchimuthu PETALING JAYA: WITH the advancements in technology, which has to lead to the introduction of consumer-grade drones for the mass market, Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd chairman Ho Chin Soon said agents should capitalise on this opportunity to market their properties better. He added that by using a personal drone can…

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Using property data analysis to have an edge on productivity
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By Nirmelraj Pathchimuthu PETALING JAYA: The property industry must adapt to changes and disruptions of technology to maximise the potential of the web, according to EdgeProp Singapore chief executive officer Bernard Tong. He said with PropTech 2.0, it has changed the focus of the transaction between all parties and revolves around the usage of the…

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Strata Management Act at a glance
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BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my Win a Strata Management Handbook! Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia (Rehda)’s training, research and education arm Rehda Institute recently launched the Strata Management Handbook — a comprehensive guidebook to strata living in Malaysia. The book provides extensive insight into the obligations, duties, responsibilities, powers, rights, procedures, expectations, limitations…

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Is it essential to pay attention to the lock-in period of home loans?
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Most people take a home loan when purchasing a house. The first thing that they will look for when shopping for a home loan is how low the interest rates are. This should not be their only concern. Potential home buyers should also pay attention to the lock-in period of their home loans. Lock-in period…

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Security Review: Petaling Jaya area Part I
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Contributed by Crime Safety Specialist Shamir Rajadurai Safety is one of the critical points that the public are looking out for when choosing a neighbourhood to live in. As someone who passionately believes in a simple and effective crime prevention methods to help reduce the risk of crime, Shamir Rajadurai shares with us a security…

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Tropicana opens its doors to patrons for Ramadhan
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PETALING JAYA: TROPICANA Golf & Country Resort Bhd recently announced their annual Ramadhan buffet which will be available in the golf club throughout the fasting month. Combining the spaces from the Twenty7 Restaurant and The Palm Coffee House, the buffet would be able to fit 2,400 people a day. The buffet offering is already in…

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Landlords gain from vibrant rental market
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By Tharmini Kenas Abundance of unsold houses has led to short-term renting WHILE there seems to be a paradox in the market of a property glut and some prospective homebuyers still on the lookout, one thing is certain – opportunities abound in the rental market. According to Tech Realtors Properties Sdn Bhd senior real estate…

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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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Top 10 features of a profitable office property
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OFFICE property has often been regarded as one of the best real estate investment options as it offers decent returns with lower risks. In an recent interview with Chinese media, B&G Capital Resources Bhd managing director Datuk Danny Goh Meng Keong pointed out top 10 features of an excellent office property, which would keep your…

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Being proactive vital for success in cross border transactions
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By Nirmelraj Pathchimuthu PETALING JAYA: Real estate agents have to be diligent when conducting business across borders to ensure growth internationally, said Institute of Estate Agents Singapore immediate past president Jeff Foo. He said by researching about the market of the location and familiarising with different measuring systems, for example, would benefit agents by familiarising…

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