Kick my own Ass

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Hmmm, looks like there are still a good number of visitors to this blog. My last post was 2010 and it has been quite long since I wrote anything worthwhile. I have been concentrating more on my “other” blog i.e. http://islamicbankers.me/

Seeing the encouraging responses to this blog, especially the CCRIS section, I will try to update this blog more often. Do allow me some time for a new post; this mind is kinda rusty but I am sure, there is always something interesting to write.

Thanks for visiting. Kicking my own ass!!!

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Leasehold Properties

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Someone asked me what is leasehold properties and whether it is worth it to purchase one. The answer can be both complicated and not, as freehold properties remains the hot favorites for homebuyers. Why would one want to purchase a leasehold property, and why are there still a lot of leasehold properties on the market? Are consumers on the losing end if they purchase a leasehold property?

I am not a legal expert on definitions of properties, but here is what I know.

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Malaysia Real Estate and what drives it

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Check out this interesting article on the property prices that I found in the Star recently. Gives a good insight of where Malaysian property prices stands in the global and regional market. Happy reading…

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(Excerpt) ……THE Cost of Living (COL) survey by ECA International is carried out twice a year, comparing a basket of 128 consumer goods and services commonly purchased by expatriates in over 300 locations worldwide. Multinational companies use the results to help compensate their internationally mobile staff. Living costs for expatriates are affected by inflation, availability of goods and exchange rates, all of which can have a significant impact on expatriate remuneration packages. They concluded the following on Asian cities: “In Asia, Seoul maintains its position as the most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, moving from 8th to 7th in the global ranking over the past 12 months. During the same period, Tokyo, Asia‘s second most costly city, dropped out of the top ten for the first time moving from 10th to 13th…..

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