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Got a big credit card bill from buying home furnishings or paying for home improvements? Here are some ways of reducing the burdenMaybe you’ve just moved into your new home, or perhaps you felt your 10-year-old apartment needed a refresh: a new set of furniture, a paint job, or even some bathroom...

By Suriati Ridzuan suriatiridzuan@mystar.com.my(from left) Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Azizi Bin Mohd Zain, Must Ehsan Development Sdn Bhd Chairman Datuk Haji Jaafar Bin Abu Bakar, Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Sri Haji Ahmad...

Contributed by Loanstreet.com.myGetting to know your eligibility before applying for any housing loans is really importantDid you know the rejection rate for housing loans in Malaysia is skyrocketing? According to the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda), the rejection rate is as...

Contributed by property valuer Mary LauAs with most anything else in life, short term rentals and vacation stays are a mixed bag of positives and negativesMy 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....

Property ownership is widely regarded as the first step towards securing a personal legacy – and the first step is usually the toughestYou might suspect that becoming a homeowner is not quite as easy for you as it may have seemed for previous generations – or perhaps you've just accepted one of...

Contributed by Datuk Paul Khong of Savills MalaysiaSavills' Paul Khong offers insight into the differences between property titles in terms of the expected rates of appreciation and price trends.Owning property has always been a status symbol. Many of us have been educated from an early age to...

Quit paying rent and achieve stability by having your own homeBy Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.myHAVING a roof over one’s head is often not enough, especially when living in a rented property. It is knowing that we own a particular property that fills us with pride and signifies we have...

If 2018 was an unsettled year for the property market in Australia, then what will 2019 turn out to be?Some may say we need to wait and see, others may say it is time to pick up property at the lowest prices. No matter whether your view is conservative or optimistic, one thing investors certainly...

Freehold titles are still highly sought after, but their numbers and their weight in buying decisions are diminishing.Freehold titles enable a claim of ownership in perpetuity – or for as long as there is land and a sovereign power to recognise that ownership. In contrast to freehold titles,...

 Bangkok is one of the top property investment heavens in the region for buyers who prefer a vibrant city that is burgeoning with tourism.Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and most populous city in the country. Besides being a perennial tourist destination...

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