07 Jul '11, 10pm

Buying residential property in Malaysia: With a bullish Singapore dollar, favourable financing terms, geographic...

There is growing interest among Singaporeans in investing in residential properties outside the country following the fourth round of property market cooling measures announced in January. The measures include increasing the holding period for the imposition of seller's stamp duty to four years and lowering the loan-to-value-limit to 60 per cent on second and subsequent mortgages. With a bullish Singapore dollar, favourable financing terms, geographical proximity, similar culture and background and, most importantly, family ties, Malaysia remains one of the top favourite property investment destinations for Singaporeans. To help first-time investors, here are some things you should know about buying a residential property in Malaysia. Know the type of property you can own Malaysia allows foreigners to own an unlimited number of leasehold and freehold properties, subject to...

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property investors - go read this!!!

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