Teem­ing with prop­erty op­tions

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MALAYSIA’s lead­ing prop­erty fair — StarProp­erty.my Fair 2017 — re­turns with yet another pre­mier show­case to be held at Gur­ney Plaza and Gur­ney Paragon Mall in Pe­nang, start­ing to­mor­row to Sun­day.

Come and ex­plore your in­vest­ment op­tions rang­ing from landed to high-rise res­i­dences, in­te­grated de­vel­op­ments, re­tail and of­fice space at the fair, which is back for the third time in the north­ern re­gion this year.

This is def­i­nitely the place for those on a hunt for their first prop­erty, look­ing to up­grade to some­thing more lux­u­ri­ous and chic or just get­ting an update on the lat­est launches.

There is even a free prop­erty worth RM550,000 to be won! And not for­get­ting the much an­tic­i­pated Spin & Win con­test fea­tur­ing fab­u­lous prizes worth over RM50,000!

Vis­i­tors not only get to view prime prop­er­ties across the coun­try, par­tic­u­larly Pe­nang, un­der one roof, they can also find vi­tal re­lated ser­vices as well as gain key in­sights from in­dus­try ex­perts through the se­ries of spe­cial edi­tion talks.

The fair has drawn over­whelm­ing re­sponse with 24 ex­hibitors all set to unveil their of­fer­ings.

Prom­i­nent names in­clude

Eco World Devel­op­ment Group Ber­had, Malaysian Re­sources Cor­po­ra­tion Ber­had, Ivory Prop­er­ties Group Ber­had, IJM Land, Hunza Prop­er­ties (Pe­nang) Sdn Bhd, Ideal Prop­erty Group, Run­nymede Group of Com­pa­nies and BDB Land Sdn Bhd.

Also lend­ing their sup­port are GUH Realty Sdn Bhd, Ewein Zenith Sdn Bhd, BHL Water­front Sdn Bhd, Prisma Bu­mi­raya Sdn Bhd, Mah Sing Group, Air­mas Group, Fairview Res­i­dence and My Sakura 28.

Not to be left out are East West Hori­zon Plan­ta­tion Ber­had, Eureka Ar­ti­san Sdn Bhd, For­est City, Far­lim Group (Malaysia) Ber­had, ABSM Land Sdn Bhd, GIC, Pre­mier Plus Prop­erty Sdn Bhd and Stan­dard Char­tered Bank.

East West Hori­zon will fea­ture its in­no­va­tive oil palm plan­ta­tion­based scheme that of­fers a high rate of re­turns.

It is the na­tion’s lead­ing and largest Com­pa­nies Com­mis­sion of Malaysia-ap­proved oil palm plan­ta­tion in­ter­est scheme op­er­a­tor and man­ager with close to 30,000 acres of land in Sabah.

Many think that it is dif­fi­cult to buy prop­erty, but with the wide range of op­tions in the mar­ket and the at­trac­tive pro­mo­tional pack­ages of­fered by de­vel­op­ers at the fair, you can eas­ily se­cure your dream home here.

A re­cent poll by Real Es­tate and Hous­ing De­vel­op­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Malaysia (Re­hda) found that 56% of Malaysians want to own a home within the next six months.

Be­sides buy­ing from trust­wor­thy de­vel­op­ers, lo­ca­tion is an im­por­tant cri­te­ria. Another fac­tor to con­sider is to in­vest in projects that have unique fea­tures that set them apart from oth­ers.

To fur­ther en­tice pur­chasers, prop­erty de­vel­op­ments should be built with fu­ture-proof fea­tures to keep up with mod­ern in­no­va­tions and ever-chang­ing tech­nol­ogy trends as well as en­vi­ron­ment­friendly de­signs.

Projects by the sea and in­te­grated mixed-devel­op­ment life­style schemes are also much sought af­ter.

The res­i­den­tial prop­erty trans­ac­tions in Pe­nang are ex­pected to im­prove by about 5% this year com­pared to 2016.

Prop­erty prices had re­mained sta­ble although there was a slow­down in the prop­erty mar­ket. Prices have ei­ther re­mained un­changed, or in­creased slightly com­pared to a year ago.

Ex­perts have also fore­casted that Malaysian banks would record a loan growth of be­tween 6% and 7%, which should help spur the take-up rate of prop­er­ties. Bank in­ter­est rates cur­rently hover at 4.5%, com­pared to 12% when hous­ing loan in­ter­est peaked in 1997. In­ter­ested buy­ers, es­pe­cially first-timers, should take ad­van­tage of the cur­rent low rate.

So, make a date with StarProp­erty.my Fair. Or­gan­ised by Star Me­dia Group, the four-day event is open from 10am to 10pm daily. Ad­mis­sion is free.

For fur­ther en­quiries, please contact Mag­gie Ang or Jan­ice Tan 04-6473388 (ext 3023/3021) or log on to www.fair.starprop­erty.my.

WAH (Win A Home)

Own­ing a home is a dream for many. StarProp­erty.my Fair seeks to give the peo­ple a once-in-a life­time op­por­tu­nity at own­ing one through the Win A Home (WAH) cam­paign.

There are sev­eral ways to join the ex­cit­ing bid to be­come the win­ner of a one-bed­room ser­viced suite worth more than RM550,000 lo­cated at the bustling PJ Mid­town, Sec­tion 13 in Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor.

For starters, those who want a shot at win­ning can click ‘like’ and fol­low the StarProp­erty.my Fair Face­book page, reg­is­ter on­line at wah.starprop­erty.my and sub­mit the most cre­ative slo­gan in English of not more than 250 char­ac­ters: “I want to win this home be­cause ...”

Al­ter­na­tively, vis­i­tors can reg­is­ter at the WAH booth lo­cated at Gur­ney Paragon Mall dur­ing the­fair­to­gaina­nen­tryto par­tic­i­pate. Those who buy prop­er­ties from any of the de­vel­op­ers will get more en­tries for a bet­ter chance at win­ning.

The WAH cam­paign is open to all Malaysians aged 18 and above who are not bank­rupt at the point of sub­mis­sion and win­ning. The pur­chase of prop­er­ties at any of the StarProp­erty.my Fairs from now un­til Dec 31 will en­ti­tle the buy­ers to three or five en­tries per sub­mit­ted proof of pur­chase.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the fairs that will be fea­tur­ing the cam­paign, visit http://fair.starprop­erty.my and also fol­low the StarProp­erty.my Face­book page to get alerts.

Spin & Win

Up for grabs are RM50,000 worth of fab­u­lous prizes, in­clud­ing Sam­sung Gal­axy A7 (four units), Sam­sung Gal­axy Tab A 8.0 with S Pen (four units), Sam­sung Gal­axy Tab A 7.0 (four units), per­fume sets and Crab­tree & Eve­lyn prod­ucts.

Sim­ply pro­ceed to The Star Con­test booths lo­cated at Gur­ney Plaza and Gur­ney Paragon Mall, buy a copy of The Star, cut out the con­test coupon, fill in your per­sonal par­tic­u­lars and an­swer a sim­ple ques­tion cor­rectly for a spin on the wheel.

Get­ting the ‘star’ on each spin earns you a stamp. Two stamps give you a chance at win­ning the grand prizes dur­ing the spe­cial draw ses­sions at 8pm daily.

Vis­i­tors who sign up for prop­er­ties dur­ing the fair will get 10 spins while those who par­tic­i­pate in the StarProp­erty.my Fair sur­vey will also re­ceive a free spin. Every par­tic­i­pant is guar­an­teed to take some­thing home with the abun­dance of many other great prizes.

Sign up or re­new your ePaper bun­dle an­nual sub­scrip­tions to get 10 and five spins re­spec­tively. New sub­scrip­tion is at RM460 and re­newal at RM280 and come with a year’s free dim­sum.my video stream­ing sub­scrip­tion or free StarFi­esta Life­style Col­lec­tion or free two-year Kun­tum sub­scrip­tion.

Al­ter­na­tively, there is also the one-year stand­alone ePaper sub­scrip­tion at RM180 with a com­pli­men­tary RM20 Star­bucks card, three free spins and two ad­di­tional months of free ePaper.

For more in­for­ma­tion, kindly contact Kam (04-6473399).

In­for­ma­tive talks

Mem­bers of the pub­lic look­ing to brush up on their knowl­edge of the prop­erty in­dus­try will be spoilt for choice with ex­perts in their re­spec­tive fields shar­ing their in­sight.

Gain use­ful in­for­ma­tion on a se­ries of cap­ti­vat­ing top­ics en­com­pass­ing feng shui, prop­erty in­vest­ment and tax­a­tion. The talks over the four days are spon­sored by BDB Land Sdn Bhd.

Feng shui masters Mak Foo Wengg and Stephen Chin will be us­ing the de­vel­oper’s prop­er­ties as ref­er­ence in their talks on ‘How in­cred­i­ble i-Ching helps boost pros­per­ity in your home feng shui’ and ‘Feng shui tips for se­lect­ing the right home’ re­spec­tively.

Other not to be missed ses­sions in­clude ‘Cre­at­ing wealth through prop­erty in­vest­ment’ by Kay­garn Tan, ‘Feng shui tips to achieve the 4R’ by Pro­fes­sor Joe Choo, and ‘A land­mine free roadmap to prop­erty own­er­ship/in­vest­ment’ by Khaw Veon Szu.

‘First time home buy­ers tips plus ren­o­va­tion strate­gies’ by Khalil Adis, ‘Every smart prop­erty in­vestor has to know about taxes’ by Richard Oon, as well as ‘Trans­for­ma­tion – Tim­ing – De­mand: the propenomy model ap­plied’ by Dr Daniele Gam­bero are some of the other top­ics.

Shar­ing their in­put are also Agnes Wong on ‘How to max­imise re­turns on your prop­erty in­vest­ment through tax op­ti­mi­sa­tion’, Gre­gory Low on ‘Co-work­ing the next of­fice so­lu­tion for in­vestors’, and T. Selva on ‘Choos­ing a lucky prop­erty fol­low­ing Vasthu Sas­tra (In­dian feng shui) and an­cient se­crets’.

Equally in­ter­est­ing are ‘5 trends that will change the Malaysian prop­erty mar­ket for­ever’ by Ahyat Ishak, and ‘Pe­nang prop­erty out­look’ by Leon Lee.

Crowds check­ing out mod­els of the var­i­ous hous­ing schemes at Gur­ney Paragon Mall in Pe­nang at the StarProp­erty.my Fair 2016.

The fab­u­lous prizes in store for win­ners in the Spin & Win Con­test 2017.

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