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FINANCIAL SNACKS - BY ERWIN SOON, CONSULTANT AT SUCCESS CONCEPTS LIFE PLANNERSDuring the last housing boom in the United States, most investors bought properties with only one thing in mind: sell it at a higher price. However, when the market dropped drastically,many of  these investors were...

Let us go on a journey to find out how social taboos affect property prices particularly in Malaysia.By Dr Ernest CheongBefore they decide to buy a property – whether it is a house, condominium, apartment or shop – Malaysians tend to consider many factors that may be considered to be...

Property investor and author Peter Yee answers your questions about the property market.Q: In the course of your property investment activities, it must be very useful to know the movements of prices. How do you find out about, say, previously transacted prices or data on prices? Or do you go on...

The sooner is the better for property investment, which is why Gen Ys should begin investing early. By MANGALESRI CHANDRASEKARANMillennials are encouraged to learn about property investment and better understand the industry prior to investing.If you are aged between 18 and 34, then you...

On this episode of Inspiring Individuals, StarPropertyTV interviewed Juice Works managing director and founder Ling Mooi Li to talk about the creation of her business, what it takes to succeed to grow a business, as well as offering her two cents to aspiring entrepreneurs. A former pharmacist, Li...

Dr Ernest Cheong, senior partner, Ernest Cheong PTL Chartered SurveyorsThe five lines of defence you as a borrower can employ to protect your propertyWhen times are good and when times are bad there always are people who cannot repay their loans to the Banks.During the 1997/1998 Asian Economic...

The short answer is: No, you don't need a lawyer when you do a property transaction.Everything about conveyancing is spelt out in the National Land Code 1965, Stamp Act 1949, Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966, Strata Titles Act 1985, Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989,...

Questions you simply MUST ask when signing up for your first mortgageTo the common Malaysian, there is probably nothing more intimidating that signing up for a home loan to buy a house for the first time.  Not only are you making a financial decision that would affect a good part of your working...

If you have suffered losses because of errors in your title search, you have recourse for compensationBy Dr Ernest CheongYou’ve seen the ad, viewed the property, offered a price and your offer has been accepted. Congratulations! The next thing you must do is engage a lawyer to handle your...

Q: Dear support team,I wish for your advice on the right process to reclaim back my shop premises after my tenant has not paid the rental for three consecutive months.Please advise.Thanks.A: Dear reader,Chris Tan of Chur Associates.Property lawyer Chris Tan from Chur Associates who has previously...

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