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The 5 Best Places to Buy Real Estate in Malaysia

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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 the first step if you want to maintain your apartment or villa located somewhere overseas. Malaysia is not an exception, luckily you have plenty of property management companies to choose among, in all the major cities.

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

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang (Georgetown)
  • Johor Bahru

Introductory remark

The companies are listed in a random order.

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 but they offer services with a personal touch.

Services offered

ARE Property Management, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia offers comprehensive packages with leasing, management and maintenance services. Their managing services include tenant management, marketing properties for rent, 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 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 attracts 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

Introductory remark

The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

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 (interview)

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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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Buying a Condo in Kuala Lumpur: The Definitive Guide

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I recently came back from my 2nd visit to Kuala Lumpur.

Every time I go there, I understand more and more why it’s ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world for foreigners.

The weather is great all year around, it has one of the best cuisines in Asia and you’re often called “Sir” or “Madame” by fluent English speakers.

Compared to places like Singapore, Mainland China and Hong Kong, you also find cheaper property with prices that are comparable to those in Bangkok.

In this article, I explain how you can buy a condo in Kuala Lumpur, one of the major hubs in Southeast Asia.

Where should I buy a condo in Kuala Lumpur?

Even if Malaysia allows foreigners to buy and own any kind of residential property, including landed houses, people often decide to buy a unit in a condo, thanks to the convenience and standard that follows.

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