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Five Tips To Negotiate For A Good Bargain (Part 2)

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

We have talked about the first two tips of successful property negotiations: being well prepared and knowing the art of making offers. Let’s continue with the other three tips to negotiate for a good bargain. Tip #3: Think win-win 1. Return of favor The key to winning a negotiation is to temporarily put aside what […]

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Common Questions Answered for Expats Investing in Malaysian Property

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

In its new report, entitled “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency”, the World Bank has found that Malaysia ranks first out of the emerging economies in East Asia and ranks fourth out of all the countries in Asia. Malaysia’s ease of doing business ranking has also improved two positions over last year, moving from 20th […]

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Shortage Of Care Homes In UK Create Opportunities For Investors

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

UK is facing a growing shortage of elderly care homes creating significant opportunity for investment and development. Knight Frank’s latest UK Healthcare Report states, the UK’s population of over 65’s is forecast to grow by 10% over the next five years; however the number of new care home registrations is significantly decreasing. Research shows there […]

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Pros & Cons: Investing In Commercial Property

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Thinking of investing in commercial property? Read this first. Like many hot button issues in real estate investing, the debate on whether it’s better to invest in residential over commercial continues to divide investors. Proponents of investing in residential say it’s the least risky option, while those who are in favour of commercial would argue […]

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Renting A Good Property In 6 Tips

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Searching for a suitable home can be a daunting task, especially if you are in a foreign country. At times you may find yourself at the mercy of people and circumstances beyond your control. In my experience in the property market, I have come across many stories, some are downright outrageous and I remember being […]

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Indonesia Struggles With 13.5M Housing Backlog

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Indonesia’s government is struggling to tackle the country’s housing backlog of 13.5 million units as it has only been able to supply 50 to 62.5 percent of the total annual demand, reported the Jakarta Globe. After President Joko Widodo was elected in October 2014, he promised to build one million homes to address the yearly […]

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Five Tips To Negotiate For A Good Bargain (Part 1)

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

In a tenants’ market, it is commonplace to see tenants bargaining with landlords for a good rental deal. I shared a private apartment with two flatmates between the years 1999 and 2003. The 1,700 sq ft flat previously tenanted at $2,500 was let go at $1,800 a month after being left vacant for some time, […]

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Property Fengshui 101

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

Do you believe in house fengshui? I am a big fan of it. Don’t get me wrong. I am not being superstitious. Fengshui is very scientific. There is nothing speculative or supernatural about it. Property fengshui believes in maintaining the harmony between man and nature for the sake of good health and good fortune. Good […]

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5 Obstacles That Faced By Every First-Time Homebuyers

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

It’s not always an easy process to buy a home. Many first-time homebuyers encounter obstacles, and it’s not unusual to run into flying monkeys and wicked witches along that yellow brick road to home ownership. The first step in home buying is to prepare for the obstacles. An experienced real estate agent can help you […]

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Tips For Buying Your First Home

By Kim Wong / 3 years ago

I have written hundreds of articles about the home buying path and gone into excruciating detail about every single step involved in buying a home. It dawned on me that buyers really need a basic overview. Especially for first-time home buyers who aren’t familiar with the process. Bear in mind that the steps in the […]

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