The 5 Best Places to Live & Invest in Malaysia Real Estate

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Malaysia continues to attract foreigners and expats who wish to either settle down or finding a retreat in Southeast Asia. Snapping the first place in our property index, it’s hard to talk badly about Malaysia as a real estate investment destination.

Thankfully, Malaysia has a lot of interesting destinations to choose among, all with different benefits and temptations. So the big question is: Where should you buy?

I’ve been to Malaysia numerous times and decided to write this article where I list the 5 best places to buy real estate in Malaysia.

1. Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur tops the list of the places to buy real estate in Malaysia for several reasons.

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Top Property Management Companies in Malaysia: A Complete Guide

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Buying a property is just your first undertaking, oftentimes, you need to find a company to look after it for you.

Finding tenants, managing maintenance, and collecting rents are just some of the services that need to be taken care of.

Luckily, you can find plenty of property management companies in various parts of Malaysia that can help you.

In this article, I present some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang (Georgetown)
  • Johor Bahru

Kuala Lumpur

Below I’ve listed property management companies in Kuala Lumpur.

1. ARE Property Management

ARE Property Management is a fairly new company, founded in 2013 by MK Chen. It’s a small company offering services with a personal touch.

Services offered

The company offers comprehensive packages with leasing, management, and maintenance services. Some examples are tenant management, marketing, screening of prospective tenants, and more. They mainly focus on rental services.

Address

Suite A-05-07, Plaza Mont Kiara, 50480 KL, Malaysia

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Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Malaysia: The Definitive Guide

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Malaysia is one of the prime spots when foreigners decide to buy property in Southeast Asia, it’s not strange as it’s probably the most foreign friendly country in the region, when it comes to buying property.

Even if you’re not legally required to hire a property solicitor, also referred to as conveyancing lawyer, it’s highly recommended to assure that the process works smoothly and to avoid unforeseen issues later.

But it’s virtually impossible to find summarized information about conveyancing lawyers in Malaysia, therefore I’ve written this article where I present some of the biggest and most popular firms.

Introductory remark

The firms are listed in a random order.

Kuala Lumpur

Below I’ve listed conveyancing lawyers located in Kuala Lumpur.

1. Azman Davidson & Co

In 1981, in Ipoh, Perak, Azman & Co., and the Ipoh office of Lewis & Co., merged to form Azman, Davidson & Co. Lewis & Co. was named after its original senior partner JMM Lewis. The firm was known for representing the major players in the mining industry. On the other hand, the firm of Azman & Co was named after its founder, Dato’ Syed Azman bin Syed Mohamed.

Right after the merger, the firm opened the branch in Kuala Lumpur. Over time, Azman Davidson & Co in Kuala Lumpur emerged from a one person company to one of the biggest mid-size firm in the country with 40 lawyers and 50 supporting staffs. Most of the partners in the firm are from Southeast Asia.

The current managing partner is HY Chong, who has been with Azman Davidson & Co since 1991. He specializes in real estate, corporate, commercial, and insolvency.

Services offered

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Johor Bahru: A Complete Guide

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With much investment planned the coming decade, Johor Bahru becomes increasingly interesting for foreign investors. The city is located within a short distance to Singapore, which makes it perfect to live in Johor Bahru but to work in Singapore. The main reason is lower living costs.

Being one of the major hubs in Malaysia, you’ll also find a number of real estate agencies here, catering both locals and foreigners. Therefore, I decided to write this article where I list some of the best real estate agents in Johor Bahru.

Let’s have a look.

1. Propmex Realty (优产业)

Propmex is one of the biggest real estate agencies in Johor Bahru and established in 2006. The company has grown much over the years and currently has two office locations.

The company has dozens of professionals and capable of communicating in both Chinese, English and other languages.

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Buying a Condo in Johor Bahru: The Ultimate Guide

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Johor Bahru is one of the hot spots in Malaysia at the moment, mainly thanks to its strong economy and preferable location, close to Singapore.

The RTS-MRT is projected to be up and running in 2022, improving the connectivity between the two even more.

A lot of big companies have already invested, or plans to invest, in Johor Bahru. With a generally bright outlook, more and more foreigners get attracted to invest in this city.

In this article I explain some of the basics you need to know when buying a property in Johor Bahru.

Minimum property investment required in Johor Bahru for foreigners

As I mentioned in my buying guide about Malaysia, foreigners need to pay a minimum amount for a property investment.

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