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Useful information from Malaysia National House Buyers Association

Malaysia National House Buyers Association provides useful information and resources about what can go wrong in buying a property or real estate in Malaysia through statistics of complaints about strata title, management & maintenance, certificate of fitness, late delivery & LAD claims, abandoned projects, infrastructure, etc. From the website, we can also find other useful information and links about issues/news on Malaysia’s property/housing, housing laws and regulations, court cases, and expert’s views about issues involved in buying a house in Malaysia.

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How to find good real estate/property agents?

There are many full-time real estate salespeople who have never been active or have never become knowledgeable in the filed of investment real estate. Since you are about to invest the largest sum of money you have ever spent, you deserve the best. A good property agent should have the basic knowledge in real estate investing, taxation, depreciation, management and financing. A knowledgeable property agent not only understands and practices the many different facets of real estate investing, but he also knows the market.

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Is Malaysia already in recession? What can we do now?

Governments hate recession because voters tend to prefer good times to hard times. And government can’t stop the recession – it may make it worse. However, today’s depressed real estate market is the best time to start buying or investing houses and properties, even if credit is tight.

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What is considered a “Furnished Apartment for Rent/Sale”?

We have seen many apartments that are considered “furnished” asking for high rent or selling price. But what we see are odd pieces of furniture thrown in together. The condition of the furniture is also in bad conditions and it is not even consider livable. “Furnished”, “Partial-Furnished”, “Unfurnished”, what are these names? Are they just terms that owners and property agents used freely? What are they benchmarking against?

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Best and worst apartments/condominiums of year 2008 in Johor Bahru

Year 2008 is coming to its end. We have voted 9 of the best and worst apartments/condominiums in Johor Bahru from over 20 candidates for their “must-know specialties”.

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