When I was starting out in property, a friend once told me, “Khai Yin, there’s only one thing to remember… freehold good, leasehold bad.”
That it sounded something out of George Orwell’s Animal Farm (“four legs good, two legs bad”) should have sounded off alarm bells already. Continue Reading →
Albie made a tidy fortune from brokering the sale of a couple of uber expensive real estate in downtown Manhattan end of last year. Newly rich, he had to “take cover” for a while (reasons which will be apparent to you later), and so he was at the Mentor’s Nilai estate where I got to meet him. Continue Reading →
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Last Updated On May 28, 2016
Whenever I get to talk to a prospective home buyer through our Dealmatcher service, I like to ask her: “Are you going to buy soon?” These days, I usually get the following four answers: “wait and see”, “tengok dulu”, 看前, and முதல் பார்க்க. Continue Reading →
Last Updated On April 1, 2016
Here at GoodPlace we have been rather bullish about the fringe areas outside the Klang Valley for two reasons:-
- Prices of property in the Kuala Lumpur city and prime suburbs like Petaling Jaya have remained stubbornly high despite a slowdown in buyer demand, and
- Shortage of development land in the city and the suburbs means that new projects often skimp on space and amenities.
Last Updated On March 30, 2016
Let’s face it – the go-go years of the bull run are no more. When times are good, any Ali, Muthu and Ah Chong can make money – since as the old cliche goes, a rising tide floats all boats. Continue Reading →
When we published our guide on unconventional strategies of uber successful investors couple of weeks back, I have received a flurry of comments specifically on Munirah’s pearl of wisdom presented in the article:-
If you’re in this just to make money and “achieve financial independence“, you’re doing it wrong.
This GoodPlace guide is a continuation of sorts from the last guide on how to find a good property deal. The tip in particular on dealing with real estate agents was admittedly rather short, and so I’m deciding to do it justice by writing a full fledged mini-guide on the topic. Continue Reading →
At GoodPlace, I get the opportunity to work with some of the biggest players in Malaysia property, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the smaller, “boutique” developers.
It’s because behind each of these smaller developers and their projects, there’s always a remarkable story to be told. Continue Reading →
Picture this — the best shopping complexes, hip and urban serviced apartments, exquisite fine-dining restaurants, and corporate offices, all neatly-tied up in a luxurious package, located in a thriving and an established community?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Setiawalk is NOT that, unfortunately. Continue Reading →