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My Space: Don’t throw caution to the winds

News Apr 12, 2009

Participants at The Edge Investment Forum on Real Estate 2009 sat up when Stephen Tew began his presentation by urging the 600-strong crowd to “Get ready to get rich!” He definitely got their attention. Tew might have been a litle dramatic but in essence, his optimism was generally shared by the panel of speakers.

Going, Going... Gone!: Fewer condos put up for auction

News Apr 12, 2009

City & Country randomly monitored condominiums up for auction from January to February with a minimum reserve price of RM250,000. These were located mainly in the Klang Valley.Auction houses have not seen a spike in the number of properties up for auction so far despite the gloomy economic climate.

Advice from the experts

News Apr 12, 2009

Due to time constraints, speakers at The Edge Investment Forum on Real Estate 2009: 'Residential property values: How low can we go?' were unable to take all the questions from the floor. Participants were invited to send in additional questions and indicate to whom they were directed.

Where should you put your money?

News Apr 12, 2009

Lower interest rates on housing loans, very attractive packages from property developers and more “realistic” property prices are calling out to consumers... but is it a good time to buy?

Landlords’ association to counter bad tenants?

News Apr 12, 2009

Receiving regular rental income as a landlord is the dream of many property investors. But that dream can easily turn into a nightmare.

Hot spots in a recession

News Apr 12, 2009

Recession or not, the Klang Valley will remain the country’s top growth area, with the focus on the Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya areas, said Ho Chin Soon, master mapmaker and principal of Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd.According to Ho Chin Soon Research’s Locational Centre of Gravity Map, Petaling Jaya New Town is the centre of gravity because of its infrastructure developments and accessibili

‘No brand house’

News Apr 12, 2009

The generous use of raw materials such as mesh wire, concrete blocks and glass all through the house give it a spacious and sleek modern feel. This 2-storey intermediate linked house in Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur was chosen the gold winner for the terraced category in last year’s  haven/The Edge My Dream Home Contest.

‘Upcycle expected in 2011’

News Apr 12, 2009

Despite being buffeted by a major economic slowdown, the Malaysian residential property market remains surprisingly resilient and is poised for a mini-boom in the next two to three years, according to Previndran Singhe, CEO of Zerin Properties Sdn Bhd.“I believe our fundamentals are strong and the Malaysia real estate market will have another three years [of growth],” he said, adding that a pro

Seize the prospects

News Apr 12, 2009

No property slumpThe music has turned sentimental after the jive we had in the property market over a year ago.

#Video* Real Estate Forum 2009 highlights

News Apr 11, 2009

Part 1: Previndran Singhe, CEO of Zerin Properties speaks on the Malaysian residential property market outlook.