Buying Condos in Kuala Lumpur: The Definitive Guide

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It’s easy to understand why Kuala Lumpur is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Southeast Asia.

It’s developed, has great medical care, nice weather, and is one of the best cuisines in Asia. Besides, you have no issues communicating in English, which is an official language.

Most importantly, property is surprisingly cheap with prices incomparable to places like Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong. Prices are on par with Manila and Ho Chi Minh City, at the same time as yields average at around 5%.

In this article, we cover the most important topics for investors who want to buy condominium units in Kuala Lumpur.

Topics covered:

  • Minimum Investment Requirements in Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur’s Property Market
  • Best Areas to Buy Condos in Kuala Lumpur
  • Real Estate Agents in Kuala Lumpur

Minimum Investment Requirements in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia has some of the most preferable foreign ownership regulations in Southeast Asia. Foreigners can buy and own almost any kind of real estate on a freehold basis, including landed houses and commercial property.

With that said, many foreign property buyers look for condominium units in Kuala Lumpur. The projects come with facilities and amenities that suit the needs of buyers, at the same time as the buying process is swift. Continue reading Buying Condos in Kuala Lumpur: The Definitive Guide

Apartments for Sale in Kuala Lumpur: 9 Interesting New Projects

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and financial center of Malaysia, offering some of the best property investment opportunities for overseas buyers. Being an alpha city, you’ll notice that property is still surprisingly cheap, with prices similar to those in Bangkok.

In this listing article, you can read about interesting new condos and apartments in Kuala Lumpur. We update the article continuously, trying to give you the latest information.

If you have any recommendations or information about new projects, feel free to contact us and we will do a review.

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Top 5 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 from, all with different benefits and temptations. So the big question is: Where should you buy it?

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 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 a 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.

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 firms in the country with 40 lawyers and 50 supporting staff. 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 Kuala Lumpur: The Ultimate Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is the heart of Malaysia’s economic and business development, the urban landscape features many office skyscrapers and shop offices that attract many foreigners to invest here.

There are many real estate agencies located in this modern city, but it’s not that easy to find the information about them, in a summarized way.

Therefore, I decided to write this article, listing some of the top real estate agencies in Kuala Lumpur.

Today, you’ll learn the following:

  • Introduction about the companies
  • Property types & areas served
  • Recognition and awards
  • Projects managed
  • Address of the offices

1. Knight Frank Malaysia

Knight Frank is headquartered in London, UK, with 418 offices across 60 countries, including Malaysia, The company employs more than 15,000 professionals, spanning over five continents. You’ll be able to find many services offered, for example:

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A Glimpse at Malaysia’s Property Market: By AVID Estates

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Malaysia is a great place to invest in property, in fact, it’s also a place where you could actually consider residing long term.

Most people know that KL is the capital and where things “happen”, while Penang is the place where foreign retirees flock in masses.

But I think it would be great to invite a local expert, so he can give his thoughts on the most promising areas in Malaysia.

Therefore, I contacted U Kian Chong.

He’s the CEO of Avid Estates, a boutique real estate agency in Malaysia with a team of almost 30 people, which is focused on high-end properties in Kuala Lumpur.

Let’s see what he has to say.

U Kian, you’re an engineer like myself who decided to engage in the real estate business instead. Can you tell us more about yourself and your current business?

Although I obtained a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the UK, I worked as a commercial engineer upon my graduation and spent about 8 years in the Oil & Gas construction industry in Malaysia.

I was really exposed to the estate agency business by accident and was coaxed by a friend to join. However, due to my love for architecture and interior design, and my natural interest in property investment, it was an easy decision to make.

This was 13 years ago now and I’m still as passionate about real estate and the agency business as I was on Day 1.

How has the Malaysian property market performed recently? Is now the right time to buy, or should people wait?

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