iQuartz vs Caesarstone

iQuartz vs Caesarstone

Quartz countertops are relatively new, but more people are using them and here is a look at their strengths and weaknesses.

Reasons to Consider Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious.

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Malaysia Housing Development Act

Housing developers in Peninsular Malaysia are mainly governed by the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Act 1966 and its related regulations and guidelines issued  by state authorities from time to time.

The HDA 1966 plays a dual role whereby its provisions detail the licensing rules of housing developers and their associated duties and responsibilities which in turn serve to fundamentally protect purchasers of housing accommodation.

Since its implementation, the HDA 1966 has undergone a number of amendments in the effort to better regulate residential developers and tackle the many issues arising in the industry. To a great extent, each amendment has always resulted in stricter rules being imposed on developers and greater protection of purchasers. This is precisely, again, the impact of the latest amendment of HDA 1966;

The Housing Development (Control & Licensing) (Amendment) Act 2012 has recently come into force on 1st June 2015. Implementation of the HDA 2012 is supplemented by the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 2015 which will come into effect on 1st July 2015. A relatively brief Act, HDA 2012 together with HDR 2015 has shifted certain salient aspects of housing development, as discussed in the following paragraphs;

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MILLION DOLLAR VILLAS IN BALI PART 2 – ALILA VILLAS SOORI

Alila Villas Soori

Meet Alila Soori, the heavenly resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, which offers beach front living in a luxurious and natural environment.

The property has a modern, Asian-inspired design with a sense of stillness and tranquility that is built into the structure of each building. It also takes inspiration from Bali’s spectacular volcanic-sand beaches and plays on the islands mix of tranquility, warmth and energy.

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Million Dollar Villas in Bali Part 1 – Alila Villas Soori

AVS - Poolside

Meet Alila Soori, the heavenly resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, which offers beach front living in a luxurious and natural environment.

The property has a modern, Asian-inspired design with a sense of stillness and tranquility that is built into the structure of each building. It also takes inspiration from Bali’s spectacular volcanic-sand beaches and plays on the islands mix of tranquility, warmth and energy. Honestly, its simply paradise.

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A Day in Bali – The Alila Experience

A Day in Bali, Behind the lens

Not too long ago, I spent a few days in Bali to research on the Alila Hotel & Resorts brand. Here’s a BIG tip: if you’re going to invest in a resort property, one of the most important thing to look at is the hotel or management brand who is going to manage your property.

Why? Because the brand will tell you how your property is going to be maintained and secondly, the right brand will help you get your property rented out.

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Will the Internet replace agents

Written by Rui Hoe

Question: Will the internet replace real estate agents?

Answer: First and foremost, read this Bloomberg article on how the internet is changing the way property is sold in India. Seems like buyers have a vast array of real estate tools and information at their fingertips to make online purchasing decisions these days…

Who needs an agent to tell you what homes are on the market when we have propertyguru.com and iproperty.com to provide a near-comprehensive search of all available properties?

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Fitch Ratings

So there’s finally some good news coming out of Malaysia. Fitch Ratings has revised it’s outlook on Malaysia’s sovereign rating to “stable” on views that the GST and fuel subsidy reform are supporting the country’s finances. Read it here: http://goo.gl/du60QJ

Okay.. so who really cares about these ratings? After all Malaysia is just as safe (or unsafe) today as it was yesterday, before Fitch decided to revised the outlook. Right? While that may be technically true, but it’s really all about perception…

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (2008)

Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (2008)

Question: Is working for money a good enough motivation for you to keep at a job that you don’t really care?

Why not? The pursuit of money is linked to the pursuit of happiness. Money = Happiness and it’s a powerful thing that allows dreams to come true. Come on.. just look through your FB & Instagram feed and there is an increasingly display of wealth together with happiness.

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Bandar Masai Perdana – Creative & Diligence

Doing my due diligence with my drone.

Doing my due diligence with my drone.

Whenever I go about doing my own investigation on a neighbourhood, I always visit the place more than once. This usually results in an array of different creative videos being produced after each trip. My last excursion was no exception and here are some of the creative madness that came out of spending a week in Masai, Johor.

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