Living on a landed property in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA, March 25 — Buying a property comes with a myriad of questions and decisions, including the common dilemma of choosing between a landed property or high-rise. From the obvious space factor to that much needed peace of mind, here are five benefits of living on a landed property. Larger spaceUndeniably, a landed property …

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Mortgage applications fall

Mortgage applications fall. USA – Extremely weak demand for mortgage refinances has been driving the overall drain on mortgage lending. Refinance volume is highly rate-sensitive, and interest rates are now about a full percentage point higher than they were one year ago. In order to afford more home, more homebuyers are turning to riskier, adjustable-rate …

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Office space being converted

Office space being converted. Presistently high office vacancies, particularly in city central business districts (CBDs), continue to spur conversions to residential units. The latest SA Property Owners’ Association (Sapoa) office vacancy report revealed that the national office vacancy rate declined by 0.4 percentage points to 11.1 percent in the second quarter of this year while the …

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Why global buyers like the Cape

Why global buyers like the Cape. The success of the Cape Town property market is built on a number of pillars such as good governance, the fabulous location, tourism and attractions and the excellent schools and universities. Western Cape and Cape Town schools in particular frequently rank among the best performing when it comes to …

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Boost for first-time home buyers

Boost for first-time home buyers. With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision ON 20 September 2018 not to increase the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. …

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Buying property through a legal entity

Buying property through a legal entity. Individuals often purchase immovable property in their personal capacity or in the name of a trust. It is however possible to purchase immovable property in the name of a legal entity, such as a closed corporation or a private company, as well. Whether you want to sell your residential …

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