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10 Easy DIY projects to increase your home’s selling value
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Maximise home value with this simple tricks A large part of the average homeowner’s wealth comes from the value of their home. That means that selling a home is a major financial decision, and it makes sense to try to maximise its value. You can do that relatively quickly if you keep a few little…

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Top 10 most searched areas on Propwall.my in Q2 2017
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IT is that time of year again for us to highlight the top 10 most-searched areas on Propwall.my to determine what homebuyers and renters are looking for. There are a few new names on the list, along with some familiar ones. To read the previous list, log on to bit.ly/propwallQ2. 10. Shah Alam Making its…

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The possible problems of getting a mortgage and how to tackle them
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By Siti Nurhidayah Sarudin It’s a dream for every individual to have their own home or land. However, this dream is often undermined by the increase in house prices and the uncertain economic situation, which is further exacerbated by the problem of high loan rejection rate.    Here are some factors that could hinder your…

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How to tell if you’re in need of a new real estate agent
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Buying a home is the largest purchase that most of us will ever make. The size of the investment will have a tremendous impact on your lifestyle, so it’s crucial to work with trusted professionals. Even in the era of Zillow and Redfin, the need has never been greater for experienced real estate agents to…

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Top 7 Cornerstone Developments – 2017
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By Santtana Looganaden santtana@mystar.com.my These days, the demand for landed properties is still high, as it is not easy to find affordable developments with a modern concept and attractive features, when homebuyers look for an ideal home. Cornerstone concepts are landed development featuring a home, that is equipped with all essential needs, located within easy…

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Top 5 Northern Star Developments
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By SHALINI KATESSAN shalini@mystar.com.my With the bulk of rigorous developments happening in the Klang Valley, it is sometimes easy to overlook the developments in other regions that are no less impressive in its own right. This list showcases the brightest stars in the northern part of West Malaysia, creating a lasting legacy by combining elements…

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Be smart when buying a house
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  SOME say there is never a right time to buy a house, or rather anytime is a good time to purchase property. But when house prices are rising, everything seems to be way above your budget. And when the housing market is softening due to economic reasons, you are unsure about buying a house…

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Factors that may affect the sale of your house
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Some elements may be out of our control, but it is worth paying attention to the following factors that could affect the sale of the house. 1 Undesirable surroundings Property prices will be considerably lower if the house is located in a seedy neighbourhood with a bad reputation. Worse still if the house has weeds…

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Renting in big cities
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Kuala Lumpur ranks as the most rent-affordable place in the world By NUR IHSAN FADHLINA ihsan@mystar.com.my WHEN it comes to renting, Malaysians may be surprised that our capital city Kuala Lumpur has actually been crowned as the most affordable city in the world, according to a report by RENTCafé.com. Although most people would say that it’s…

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Top 10 “Five Elements Developments” in Malaysia in 2017
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By NUR IHSAN FADHLINA Integrating security, amenities, connectivity, ambience and community, these townships, at least 500 acres in size, are providing wholesome living environments to their residents. Although it takes a longer time for these townships to be fully developed, these are the ones that hold the potential to expand and improve with the passing of…

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