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More Investors Enter the Student Housing Sector, as Prices, Sales Volume Rise

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Investors are on track to buy $4.5 billion in student housing properties in 2015—up from just $3 billion the year before, according to data from commercial real estate services firm CBRE. “I knew that volume would be up—but not that much,” says Jaclyn Fitts, national director of student housing for CBRE. “It continues to demonstrate […]

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Call To Green

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

WITH the current hazy climate conditions the country is faced with, many feel that perhaps this is a wake up call for the people and those governing, to start acting on intentions and declarations to go green. There is no time left to wait! If you just skim through dailies and look at what is […]

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What Are The Benefits To Paying Cash For A Home?

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Question: What are the Benefits to Paying Cash for a Home? A reader asks: “We aren’t bragging or anything, but my wife and I have saved enough money to pay all cash for a home. We know we might get a better rate of return in the stock market, but with prices the way they […]

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Only Six Affordable Houses Built In Kulai

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

KULAI: Kulai Municipal Council (MPK) only managed to complete six units of affordable houses this year due to land conversion issues with the developer. Its president, Abdul Rahman Salleh, however, said that 2,700 units is expected to be completed next year. Some 3,692 people have applied for affordable homes in Kulai which cost below RM200,000 […]

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Tougher times Ahead For Housing Market

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Analysts expect Singapore’s private housing market to face tougher times next year, with the lacklustre economic environment dampening sentiment further, reported TODAYonline. The US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates and the existing property curbs could see prices drop by up to eight percent in the next 12 months. JLL’s National Director for Research and […]

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Top 5 Tips For Deep Cleaning Your House

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

All houses, no matter how regular you are with your routine cleaning, need a thorough deep cleaning once in a while.  It may be because you are expecting ‘important’ guests over the weekend, like the mother-in-law who never forgets to check behind the cupboards, or you are putting your house up for sale and want […]

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Eversendai Eyes Steel Works Job Of KL118 Tower

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Downgraded from hold to sell with a target price of 82 sen: The consortium of Samsung C&T Corp and UEM Group Bhd has secured the KL118 Tower project from the project owner, Permodalan Nasional Bhd, at a contract sum of RM3.4 billion. The 118-storey skyscraper with a height of over 600m will be the tallest […]

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