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Is home protection worth the cost?
As with all insurances, property insurance does not reduce the risk of damage to your home. There is nothing monthly premiums paid can do to stop a fire, flooding or theft, but it can certainly help by putting you in a better financial position to deal with the aftermath... Read more
Left to pick up the pieces
  THE CURSE OF ERRANT CONTRACTORS BY Prisca Teh Leonard Lin (not his real name) was exultant when he secured a double-storey terrace in Sri Petaling. It was ideal because it gave him easy access to his workplace and was located near his parents and his wife’s business. Though... Read more
THREE things property  agents DON’T tell you
  BY Kent Tan As property investment gains popularity in Malaysia, more and more people and hopping onto the bandwagon, hoping to reap some returns either through rental or the future resale of the property, or both. However, despite its popularity, many are unaware of some underlying rules of... Read more
Avoid the perils as  you enjoy the perks
   BY Kent Tan   One of the most lucrative passive incomes aspired by many is reaping monthly rentals. Though the “occupation” seems as easy as eating a burger, it is not all rainbow and sunshine, as it comes with its fair share of hazards and risks just like any... Read more
Career paths in property clear despite murky economy
    BY Pavither Sidhu With the country’s economy showing no signs of immediate recovery in 2016, many employees in Malaysia are naturally becoming concerned about job security. Compounding this fear are recent horror stories about the massive cuts made by multinational oil and gas companies as well as by... 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
What you need to know about CCRIS
For those familiar with this five letter abbreviation, it might as well spell N-A-S-T-Y. For those unfamiliar, well it’s high time you get acquainted because it might explain why your application for a loan is being thrown into a trash can. The truth is, many people only have a... Read more
Addressing the biggest questions about valuation
By Ernest Cheong Why would the Bank still want to have a property I intend to buy valued by a panel valuer when the seller and I have already agreed on a purchase price? Whilst the Bank accepts that the Borrower and the Seller have agreed on the Purchase Price, because it is the... Read more