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根据国际房地产公司仲量联行报告,2016年中国海外商业和住宅房地产投资创下330亿美元(1466亿令吉),较去年增长53%。

在最新的“全球资本流动”报告中,仲量联行表示,中国对工业园区,酒店和工业部门的扬升需求,推升中国于美国交易总额增幅。

有趣的是,在过去三年,对土地,办公室和酒店的投资占中国境外资本的90%。

仲量联行全球资本市场研究总监David Green-Morgan 说:“Anbang Insurance去年斥资超过60亿美元(2660亿美元)购买Strategic Hotels and Resorts,推动酒店业并购活动。”

他说:“而China Life Insurance也将Starwood Capital Group和曼哈顿的一间办公大楼买下,此外,Chinese Investment Corp持续活跃于纽约的办公楼市场。”

同时,中国投资者的土地收购在2016年回升,在香港,澳州和马来西亚的重大交易也随之增长44%。

Green-Morgan补充说:“我们确信中国投资者在未来很多年将继续成为全球房地产的主要投资者,但鉴于中国近期的严管资本外流,在2017年若要达到类似的增长,其实是极具挑战性的。”

除了国外投资,中国投资者也不忘在国内投资。

中国投资者在2016年占国内交易额的86%以上,而过去几年则为75%。

根据仲量联行上海和中国的Johnny Shao资本市场主管,中国一线城市对国内投资者来说是最具吸引力。

他说:“上海总交易额达140亿美元,占中国总投资额的48%。北京是第二名,占2016年总交易量的16%,而深圳位列第三,达到总交易量的10%。”

CONGRATULATIONS! So you have finally sealed the deal on your new home. Now, how much should you spend on renovations before moving in?

Truth be told, hacking at and tearing down walls of a newly-bought property are a norm these days, be it a brand new or lived-in unit.

How extensive the renovations should be would rest on the new owner’s investment objective; why he or she bought the property in the first place. Unless the intention is to flip the unit as quickly as possible, do expect owners to invest in some form of renovation works, or at least fit-outs for especially the high-rise units, which face renovation restrictions and limitations.

Space utilisation is very individualistic and personal. Not only do needs and wants vary from family to family, diverse views are common within a family. Understanding this, some developers have been known to walk the extra mile by offering customers varied layout options of the plan – that is, before construction work starts. Unfortunately, such customisation options could and would develop into a pretty nightmarish experience for both the developer and the buyer in mass housing.

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The government is open to lifting the ban on the Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS) in the housing market ifthere are compelling reasons, according to the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry.

“There are some suggestions made by the industry, we will look into it. There are pros and cons, there’s no hard and fast rule on this. If it is not abused, it’s a tool for everybody to sell their houses and to make it more affordable for the people,” said its Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

The housing ministry will look into this on case-by-case basis, he told the media at the 17th National Housing & Property Summit held yesterday.

“If there are some indicators that DIBS can reintroduced we have no problem with it but the most important thing is we must be flexible and nimble,” he added.

But Chang Kim Loong, Secretary-general of the National House Buyers Association, stands firm on his belief that DIBS should be permanently banned as it promotes speculation.

“In the event of an economic downturn, banks saddled with too much DIBS end-financing could collapse as the losses from such DIBS end-financing will erode the banks’ capital,” he added.

On the other hand, MKH Bhd’s Group Managing Director Tan Sri Eddy Chen is hopeful that DIBS will be reintroduced but with limitations to prevent abuses.

Notably, Prime Minister Najib outlawed DIBS during his Budget 2014 announcement. However, some property players suggested that first-time home buyers should be allowed to participate in this scheme.

How do i price my property

Determining the price of your home is not a very difficult thing to do – It’s just tedious work. You can get professional help such as property agent or you can easily browse through the property website.

It’s tough competing with hundreds; maybe thousands of property ads in newspaper classifieds like The Star if you want to sell your home. Odds are low, chances are slim. But you need to sell your property immediately. You have some contacts – You gave them a call and say you want to sell your property – Not so immediate, but you want to get it out of your hands.

It could be even more daunting if you come across problems like active bargain hunters. What will it take for you to lower that price? Gaining real estate wealth isn’t simple – You need to be knowledgeable. The following are the 6 HEADSMACKING Tips to Pricing your Home For Sale

Consider this – You want to sell your home, but you’re in the middle of thousands of sellers. What does it take to be a smart real estate seller? Knowledge. Here they are.

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Mutual Fund is a broad term which can be further classified into many different types of investments. See this video to get a closer look on how Mutual Fund works.

 

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GE13 has concluded, the new government had been sworn in, and the time for campaigning and voting come to an end.it is now time for us to refocus our sights on the market on large.

 

The post-election market performance has been very positive and is a sign of trust in a stable government. The government has also delivered good results over the years in keeping Malaysia as one of the economic leaders in South East Asia. Since the result of the GE13 was announced, the KLCI has increased by 89 point (or 5.5%) and the Ringgit has appreciate against all major currencies.

 

Projects that have been mooted before the election, such as the LRT extensions and the High-speed Rail, are expected to kick full steam ahead. Affordable housing and other real estate issues are also high on the to-do list for the re-elected government.

Some of the key issues the government is expected to push ahead are to rehabilitate low cost houses and flats, maintain public housing infrastructure, provide high quality housing for the younger generations, as well as improving transportation links between the city centres and the suburban areas.

 

The issue of affordable housing is of particular concerned and has dominated the market over the past years. Schemes such as PR1MA are steps in the right direction, but would require refinement to see them better serve their intended purposes.

 

Restarting abandoned projects will also help those buyers whom have been affected while reducing the number of unsightly half completed buildings dotting the city skyline.

 

Increasing the efficiency of the public transportation system will also help address the housing issue as people will be more willing to locate to new suburban areas. It also helps reduce congestion in the city centre.

 

These steps will greatly lift urban well-being as well as address some of the discontent of the people that has swelled up over the past years.

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Being aware of these Big Time mistakes will help ensure you receive top dollar for your property when the time comes to sell your property!

 

1. Basing asking price on needs or emotion rather than market value.
Many times sellers base their pricing on how much they paid for or invested in their property. This can be an expensive mistake. If your property is not priced competitively, buyers will reject it in favour of other better properties for the same price. At the same time, the buyers who should be looking at your property will not see it because it is priced over their heads. The result is increased market time, and even when the price is eventually lowered, the buyers are wary because “nobody wants to buy a property that nobody else wants”. The result is low offers and an unwillingness to negotiate. Every seller wants to realize as much money as possible from the sale, but a listing priced too high often eventually sells for less than market value.

 

2. Failing to “Present” the property.
A property that is not clean or well maintained is a red flag for the buyer. It is an indication that there may be hidden defects that will result in increased cost of ownership. Sellers who fail to make necessary repairs, who don’t spruce up the property inside and out, and fail to keep it clean and neat, chase away buyers as fast as Real Estate Agents can bring them. Buyers are poor judges of the cost of repairs, and always build in a large margin for error when offering on such a property. Sellers are always better off doing the work themselves ahead of time.

 

3. Over-improving the property prior to selling.
Sellers often unwittingly spend thousands of dollars doing the wrong upgrades to their property prior to attempting to sell in the mistaken belief that they will recoup this cost. If you are upgrading your property for your personal enjoyment – fine. But if you are thinking of selling, you should be aware that only certain upgrades are cost effective. Always consult with your Real Estate Agent BEFORE committing to upgrading your property.

 

4. Choosing the wrong Agent or choosing for the wrong reasons.
Many property owners list with the agent who tells them the highest price. You need to choose an experienced agent with the best marketing plan to sell your property. In the real estate business, an agent with many successfully closed transactions usually costs the same as someone who is inexperienced. That experience could mean a higher price at the negotiating table, selling in less time, and with a minimum amount of hassles.

 

5. Using the “Hard Sell” during showings.
Buying a property is an emotional decision. Buyers like to “try on” a property and see if it is comfortable for them. It is difficult for them to do if you follow them around pointing out every improvement that you made. Good Real Estate Agents let the buyers discover the property on their own, pointing out only features they are sure are important to them. Many sales are lost by overselling. If buyers think they are paying for features that are not particularly important to them personally, they will reject the property in favour of a less expensive property without the features.

 

6. Failing to take the first offer seriously.
Often sellers believe that the first offer received will be one of many to come. There is a tendency to not take it seriously, and to hold out for a higher price. This is especially true if the offer comes in soon after the property is placed on the market. Experienced Real Estate Agents know that more often than not the first buyer ends up being the best buyer, and many, many sellers have had to accept far less money than the initial offer later in the selling process. The property is most saleable early in the marketing period, and the amount buyers are willing to pay diminishes with the length of time a property has been on the market. Many sellers would give anything to find that prospective buyer who made the first, and ONLY, offer.

 

7. Not knowing your rights and obligations.
The contract you sign to sell your property is a complex and legally binding document. An improperly written contract can allow the purchaser to void the sale, or cost you thousands of unnecessary dollars. Have an experienced Real Estate Agent who knows the “ins and outs” fully explain the contract you are about to sign to you, or have your lawyer review it before acceptance.

 

8. Failure to effectively market the property.
Good marketing opens the door that exposes the property to the marketplace. It means distinguishing your property from hundreds of others on the market. It also means selling the benefits, as well as the features. The two most obvious marketing tools (open properties and print advertising) are only moderately effective. Just 1% of properties are sold at open properties, and advertising studies show that only 3% of people purchased their property because they called on a print ad! Agents use these tools to attract future prospects, not to sell the property. The right Real Estate Agent will employ a wide variety of marketing activities, emphasizing the ones believed to work best for your property.

 

9. Selling your property on your own

Making improvement on the house by yourself is hard enough. Adding it to the listing, marketing and paperwork that goes with the selling process it is harder. Hire a profeassional and they will know how to handle it for your behalf.

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) — Cyberjaya, the ‘Silicon Valley of Malaysia’, is an attractive investment destination for European businesses, InvestKL and the European Union (EU) said in a joint statement.

Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia, Luc Vandebon, said the EU and its member states had worked closely with Malaysia at a federal level, but these initiatives needed to be brought to life on-the-ground through closer engagement with Malaysia agencies like InvestKL as well as local businesses.

“Our visit today showcased a number of the technological advancements being made by multinational companies operating in this hub and this is prime example of where EU multinational companies can use this hub successfully to support their business growth for the Asean region and globally,” he said.
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So what should you do if you are young and thinking about investing in properties?

 

Do you ever ask yourself; should I be investing in property at all, and what can I expect to get from it? If it is the road to quick riches that you are seeking, then this is not the right path to take.

 

Yes, we have seen some huge run-up in prices over the years, and it is true that property prices, like the economy, tend to run in cycles. As such, we will obviously see more price increases in years to come, despite the current negative sentiment enveloping much of the globe.

 

There is a whole bunch of other factors pointing to future price increases too. In some cities, the lack of new building stock will keep the supply lower than it should be, yet the population continues to grow and so does demand. However, do not bet everything on this happening. Instead, expect to see, over a longer period of time, steady increases with plenty of troughs along the way as the economic cycle rises and falls.

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