Invest in Malaysia Property: Elizabeth Siew, Managing Partner,Messrs Iqbal Hakim, Sia & Voo

Malaysia continues to be a popular property investment destination for Singaporeans, especially after the Singapore government introduced a slew of cooling measures to restrict the buying and selling of property locally. But like any other form of investment, it is necessary to take a step back and avoid jumping onto the bandwagon without studying the finer details first.
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District Watch: District 18

PropertyGuru.com.sg Talk to any eastsider in Singapore and you will notice an unmistakable sense of pride in his area of residence. In this issue of The PropertyGuru, Cheryl Tay tells you why. Comprising Pasir Ris, Simei and Tampines, District 18 is easily one of the most self-sustaining regions in Singapore. It boasts numerous retail malls
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Invest in Malaysia Property: Interview with Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO, REI Group of Companies

With the official announcement by the Malaysian Government that foreigners can only purchase properties of RM1 million and above with effect from 1 March 2014, it will likely have an impact on Singapore investors. After all, Malaysia has been the perennial favourite for Singaporeans interested in overseas property. Can we expect the buying trend into Malaysia
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Singapore sub-sales at 8-year low

PropertyGuru.com.sg Speculation has all but disappeared from the Singapore property market, with the number of sub-sales recorded during January 2014 hitting an eight-year low. Data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) analysed by PropertyGuru yesterday revealed just 37 sub-sale transactions were recorded in January 2014 – the lowest monthly total since February 2006. The current
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10 Common Mistakes Property Investors make

Investing in property could serve to be lucrative, luring many investors to the market. However many potential investors often overlook the costs of making grave investment mistakes like great financial losses. If you are a first-time investor seeking to venture the property market, here are 10 common mistakes to avoid upon investing in property. 1. Not treating property investment
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Invest in Malaysia Property: Interview with Adrian Un, CEO, SkyBridge

Amid the backdrop of cooling measures being introduced into the Singapore market to calm property prices, Singapore investors are looking else where to secure their investments. This has led to some eyeing Malaysia as the ideal destination for overseas property. In fact, it would not be surprising if Singaporeans top the list in terms of overseas
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Invest in Malaysia Property: Interview with Ryan Khoo, Director,Alpha Marketing / Malaysian Investors in Singapore

  Malaysia continues to be a popular property investment destination for Singaporeans, with many looking across the causeway for new opportunities. However, with the inclusion of various cooling measure policies as detailed in the 2014 Budget, the outlook for the Malaysian market is expected to be significantly muted as compared to previous years. Ryan Khoo, Director of
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Private property rents may slip further

PropertyGuru.com.sg Despite a sluggish residential sales market, Singapore’s leasing market held firm in the fourth quarter of 2013 and for the entire year, revealed a Savills report. In Q4, leasing transactions increased 4.4 percent to 11,975 compared to the same period in 2012, while for the whole year it climbed 5.7 percent to 52,294. “The
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Ignorance on illegal subletting not an excuse: HDB

PropertyGuru.com.sg The housing board has reminded flat owners that it is their responsibility “to ensure that the flat is sublet only to authorised subtenants and that there is no overcrowding”. In a media report, a HDB spokesperson explained that subtenants who further sublet the flat to others could also find themselves in trouble, as they
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Slow sales reported at Panorama

PropertyGuru.com.sg Slow sales at The Panorama have prompted developer Wheelock Properties to make an accounting provision of $110 million for the condominium for the year ended 31 December 2013. “An allowance for diminution in value of $110 million was made on the Ang Mo Kio project (The Panorama) due to the weakening market conditions and
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