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Choosing your first real estate agent
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BY VIKTOR CHONG It can be overwhelming for first-time homebuyers with the quantity of relevant information required to make an excellent decision. If the idea of purchasing your first property is daunting, try enlisting an agent to act on your behalf. The question, however, lies in your ability to procure an agent that will represent…

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6 tips on decorating your home with a small budget
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By NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my   LONGING for a perfectly decorated home but you’re on a tight budget? Here are six tips to help you deck the halls without breaking the bank.   1. Plan before you start First, research and plan. Decide on the style you desire. Limiting the fashion focus could help you…

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Dos and Don’ts of Instagram for real estate agents
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By Viktor Chong GENERATION Y’s coming of age suggests new markets for the avid real estate agents. With that knowledge, agents understand a need to connect to this generation by all means necessary. According to Wordstream, Instagram demographics mostly consists of users between the age of 18 and 29 years old. Thirty two percent of…

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Do these 5 things after buying a house
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Check that everything is in its place before moving in   YOU have just become the proud owner of a house, and it’s the first time your name is on the title of a property. Like any other new home owner, you want to shop for furniture and start with the renovation. But owning a…

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Top 10 features of a profitable office property
 

Translated and edited by Ng Pau Ling pauline@thestar.com.my   OFFICE property has often been regarded as one of the best real estate investment options as it offers decent returns with lower risks. However, Malaysia’s property market has experienced a downturn since 2014. The issue of the oversupply of commercial and office offerings has begun to…

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Selling Your House? Avoid these pitfalls
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Don’t make these mistakes if you want to close the deal quickly SELLING your house takes more than putting up an ad or finding a property agent. If you want the quickest and best way to close a deal, don’t make the following mistakes.   Mistake 1 Neglecting to clean the house for viewing First…

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Spruce up your abode for rent
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By VIKTOR CHONG viktor@mystar.com.my   Simple ways to attract potential tenants to your property INVESTING in property with the intention of earning rental income is an appealing prospect, except for the fact that landlords have to sit and wait for tenants during a dry period. Here are eight simple ways to improve the odds of…

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Strata Management Act at a glance
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Things you should know about management fees BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my   VERTICAL living has become a norm in the urban areas. More Malaysians are moving into condominiums, apartments and stratified gated-and-guarded communities, with about 30% of the urban population currently living in stratified buildings. If you are a strata owner or occupier, you…

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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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