Self-rule for building managers?
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar KUALA LUMPUR — It is certainlyon the cards and it is in the process of becoming a reality, says Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. The practice of building management has thus far been under the thumb of the Board of Valuers and Estate Agents (BVAEA),... Read more
Time to rethink, re-plan and reinvent retail
KUALA LUMPUR — Shopping malls are in trouble. For the past few years, new shopping centres in the Klang Valley have been finding it difficult to fill their majority quota (at least 80% of available units) upon opening. Malls are also finding it tough to land the right anchor tenant... Read more
Encorp lands township project in Bukit Katil
Malacca – Encorp Bhd subsidiary, Encorp Bukit Katil Sdn Bhd (EBK), has clinched the development rights to a 640.98-acre site at Bukit Katil in the district of Melaka Tengah. The two parties entered into a master development agreement last week, which gave EBK developments rights to the leasehold plot... Read more
KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) says real estate agents are still in the dark about how the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will impact transactions related to secondary property. MIEA has asked the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to further clarify GST requirements and issues... Read more
Proving there’s value in an oft-overlooked profession
Against the more popular doctor, lawyer, scientist, police or even bus driver, a valuer is hardly a coveted ambition for school children. However, for Datuk Mani Usilappan it has definitely been a remunerative career over the past 44 years. A former Director General of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers... Read more
By Pavither Sidhu According to statistics, the average size of new houses in the United States of America is getting larger every year. This is strange when you consider population growth, diminishing land and current austerity measures being adopted around the globe. However, there are those in America who believe that you can do more... Read more
Tan Sri Ar. Chan Sau Lai Architectural Award open for submission
The fourth edition of Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architectural Award held by Malaysia Institute of Architects (PAM) is now open for registration. The award is offering a total of RM50,000 grant to the Award Winners and introduce these students to the profession and industries. Students who eligible... Read more
By Ernest Cheong For many adult Malaysians, at some point in their journey towards achieving their life-long ambition of owning a property, be it for investment or for self-occupation, whether it is a house, condominium, apartment or shop, they will inevitably require the services of a valuer. Who is a valuer? What... Read more
How to spot profitable rental properties
There is a marked difference between buying a property for your own use and buying one for investment. From the first decision to invest in real estate to actually buying your first rental property, there is a lot of work to be done. For many first-time investors the task may initially seem daunting; owning... Read more
LOOK before you LEAP

LOOK before you LEAP

Protips January 22, 2016

Ask any seasoned property investor and they will invariably tell you that there is no better way to start investing in property than to simply “start”. Following this, you will probably get a few one-liners thrown at you. Such as: “You can achieve financial freedom through property investment” or “It’s the best way to hedge against... Read more