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Don’t Fret when the Fundamentals are Intact

Retail investors have been spooked by the price plunge on most counters on the KLSE back in July-August 2013. REIT counters, known for their...

Pitching REITs against Direct Property Investments

I have a lady friend who works as sales executive for an established property developer. The funny thing is that when she goes to see a doctor, the doctor will ask her for property investment recommenda- tions and then slip her his card before she leaves the consultation room. The same thing happens a lot to her colleagues as well.

5 Financial Must Haves for the First Time Home Buyer

Due to the recent hike of property prices, owning a home has become more challenging. I am glad that I bought my first house as soon as I was financially able to. This however was not the case for the first tenants who stayed at the very first house I bought in Penang.

REIT – What the Layman Investors Don’t See

When I started investing in REITs about a year ago, I started to Google articles on what are the criterions to look for in a fundamentally sound REIT. I read a couple of books as well. The very basic, of course, is the return on investment.

Family Business Trusts for Malaysian Businesses

Why are more & more Malaysian Businesses setting up Family Business Trusts? Because they want to have succession planning in the management and ownership of the company.

Interview with Dato’ Stewart LaBrooy on M-REIT

Growth, transparency and healthy competition. These are the key words best used to describe the REIT industry in Malaysia.

Estate Administration

This issue’s topic is about Estate Administration. When a person dies, all his assets will fall into his estate and his estate need to be claimed by his heirs. The process to unfreeze this person's estate in order to distribute to whoever is appointed as the beneficiary in his Will and pay for debts and income tax is called Estate Administration. Although "Estate Administration" only consists of two words, it can be quite a complicated process which requires some professional management skills.

Enhancing Efficiency of Banking Processes through Standardised Documentation for Housing Loan Agreements

With effect from 1 January 2013, all commercial banking institutions are required to adopt standardised documentation for conventional housing loan and home financing agreements involving a principal sum of RM500,000 and below.

Determining REIT Real Investment Return 

If you are an investor venturing into REIT, and you are looking at the yield figure from the analyst reports before investing your money,...

The M-REIT Beauty Parade

M-REITs come in different flavours - each with its own unique characteris- tics and sensitivity to business conditions depending on the types of properties held under its portfolio.