Category Archives: Advice

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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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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Kuala Lumpur Aerial Real Estate Analysis

In this video, join Rui Hoe up in the sky as he takes a private helicopter ride to gain a better perspective on the greater Kuala Lumpur real estate development scene.

Taking off from Subang we head straight to the Sg Buloh MRT Depot, and will fly along the upcoming Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Line (est. completion year 2017) to KL City Center. We will circle around downtown and then fly back to Subang.

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Becoming a landlord can give you a great stream of passive income, but it still takes a lot of hard work—not to mention the money you'll need up front.

One of the most common reason why investors buy into real estate is because of it’s the ability to generate passive income. The idea of not working and yet receive money sounds great but do you fully understand how essential this is in our lives?

Well, lets start with the definition of Passive income and based on investopedia, “Passive income is earnings an individual derives from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not actively involved.

The key word I want to highlight to you is ‘actively’, because the truth is that you would still need some level of involvement to receive passive income and when done right, these are 5 benefits you will receive from it:

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