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DTZ Property Times: Q3 2015 Kuala Lumpur

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

The Malaysian economy expanded by 4.9% y-o-y in Q2, the smallest growth since Q4 2013. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.1%. The Ringgit recorded a year-to-date drop of 27% against the US dollar, driven by the devaluation of the Renminbi amid concerns on China’s economic growth, weakened investor sentiment, and low oil prices. Investment […]

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Golden Rules Of Renovation

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Renovation may be a popular way to extract more value from a property as well as to give it a homely feeling for families. However, the current housing market means property owners need to ensure they don’t overcapitalise when upgrading their property. One of the greatest fears when it comes to renovation is busting the […]

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What Do We Need to Know About Buying an As Is Short Sale?

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Question: What Do We Need to Know About Buying an As Is Short Sale? We had been patiently waiting for the bank to approve our short sale for almost two months. We are first-time home buyers, and I can’t believe the great deal we’re getting on this place. The problem is we could not do […]

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UK Tax Hike To Impact Overseas Buyers

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

The UK government’s plan to raise sales taxes on second homes in Britain will also cover buyers living abroad, reported Bloomberg. In November, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said buyers of second homes as well as buy-to-let properties within the UK will have to pay stamp-duty sales tax that is three percentage points higher […]

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Living Room Do’s and Don’ts

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

The living room is arguably the most important room in the house when it comes to decorating. It’s the room where you entertain guests and loved ones, and it’s where families tend to spend the bulk of their at-home time together (after the kitchen). In order to make sure it looks its best be sure […]

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5 Lessons We Learnt About Renovations This Year

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

As we end the year and look back, we may wish we did not do some of the things we did. We’d like to share some of the lessons we learnt about renovations, so that at the end of next year, you’d be in better shape than us! Regret 1: Taking on a renovation package […]

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Know Your Rights As a Strata Owner

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Chris Tan, Founder and Managing Partner of Chur Associates gives the rundown on strata living. Strata living is fast becoming a way of life in Malaysia, currently roughly 30% of the country’s population is living in strata-title buildings. The term “strata” was first introduced legally in 1985 in response to the mushrooming of multi-storey structures […]

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Tips For Buying A Home In Hawaii

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

One of the dilemmas you may face when buying a home in Hawaii is whether to choose a local real estate agent to represent you or to hire the listing agent. My story involved the best of both worlds. I did not really want to rely solely on a listing agent because I prefer my […]

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Potential PKNS House Buyers Asked To Register With Selangor Housing Board

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has urged low-income people in Selangor to apply for the purchase of its houses in the state through the Selangor Real Estate and Housing Board (LPHS). PKNS general manager Azlan Md Alifah said this would facilitate the corporation in making available more affordable homes as well as assist the […]

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Non-Landed Home Prices Down 0.6%

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Prices of completed non-landed private homes dipped 0.6 percent in November 2015 compared to a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month, revealed flash estimates of the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI). Excluding small units, prices in the central region fell 0.8 percent last month after rising 0.5 percent in October. In the non-central […]

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