Category Archives: Iskandar Property Talk

Closer Look At 11 MP (Malaysia Plan)

Malaysia’s housing market has been rather quiet in Q1 2014 as transaction volume fell by 6.2% to 88,600 transactions compared to the 94,500 in Q4 2014. Transaction value fell by RM 100 million from RM 38.6 billion during the same period. Compared to Q1 2014, the transaction value fell by some 3.8%. The above figures

Urban Green Growth For Iskandar Malaysia

A green economy is an innovative and creative economy with a central role for investment in sustainable development and green technology. The Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor in the southern Malaysian state of Johor is undergoing a rapid industrialization process and have huge investments in manufacturing and infrastructure development and therefore have high demand for energy

2015 Malaysia Property Market

In an uneven property market, how will Malaysian real estate sector perform this year? It is important to remember that the property market is all about supply and demand. On the supply side, the government is continuing to boost house building across the country especially with affordable housing, and recent output figures from the construction

Buy Property Now Or Later – Which is Riskier

 When I bought my first property 12 years ago, it was the toughest – both financially and mentally. Financially because both my wife and I had only worked for five years and our savings were not high, plus both of us had never read a lot about properties before and thus had never prepared for

BR / BLR – Its all about that Base (Rate)

Effective from 2nd January, 2015, the Base Lending Rate (BLR) system was replaced by Base Rate (BR) framework. BR will be used as the main reference rate for new retail floating rate loan such as mortgage, overdraft, unit trust loans, personal financing, share margin financing, which are applied for individual customers. So what is BR?

Top Property Investment Hotspots In Malaysia

Often we regard Greater Kuala Lumpur as the property area where most people would invest in or even work and stay in, but there are other the top hotspots throughout Malaysia for investors to venture in. First, let’s see what is in store for us in Lembah Klang: 1. KAJANG/SEMENYIH The southern Klang Valley is

Placing a safe bet in Iskandar Johor Bahru Malaysia

Over the past few years, investors have watched the southern region of Malaysia like hungry hawks. Quite possibly the country’s biggest undertaking in recent times, Iskandar Malaysia’s final silhouette is finally gaining more visibility, drawing investors from within the • country and beyond. Despite cooling measures and the overall concern of household income in the

Wealthy But Earthy – Mahsing Group Tan Sri Leong Koy Hum

On a fine Wednesday morning, I arrived at Wisma Mah Sing in Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. I have passed this road many times but I didnt realise that the building is there all these while. But that is no big deal. What’s more important is for me to calm myself down. My heart is

How Will GST Impact The Malaysia Property Market

How Will GST Impact The Malaysia Property Market The introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is a delicate issue. It is often a subject that bring about debates as it affects almost everyone from the business community to the general public. This is a broad based consumption tax covering all sectors of the

Flipping and Holding Property

Between flipping property, buying and holding property, which one is better? Before we can answer that question, we need to get an overview of the significant difference between the two. Property flipping is the practice of buying a property normally under construction from a developer at a discounted price, foreclosure property or under- market-value property