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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