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

By Kim Wong / 3 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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What Are The Benefits To Paying Cash For A Home?

By Kim Wong / 3 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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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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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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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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2016 Will We Tough For Malaysian Market, Says Eastspring Investments

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28: The Malaysian market is expected to remain tough next year as corporate earnings remain weak, said Eastspring Investments Bhd general manager of investment services Yvonne Tan. “Corporate earnings forecast in the beginning of the year were about high single-digit growth. As of now, market is actually looking at a negative growth of […]

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The 6 Biggest Decorating Mistakes You Can Make in a Living Room

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

You’ve got furniture, accessories, and the colour on the walls, but something still isn’t quite right with your living room? One of these common decorating problems may be to blame. Teeny Tiny Rug Take a quick look around your living room. Is all the furniture sitting on top of the rug? If not it’s too […]

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Selangor Properties Bhd’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps To RM484 Million

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

PETALING JAYA, Dec 29: Selangor Properties Bhd’s net profit surged more than 16-fold to RM483.82 million for the fourth quarter ended Oct 31, 2015, compared with RM29.51 million in the previous corresponding period, mainly due to foreign exchange gain, and fair value gain on the revaluation of properties of RM17.2 million. Its revenue was up 3.09% […]

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