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To make sure you don’t miss out, we are sharing the top 10 most enlightening and awe-inspiring pieces of 2019. We’ve put together a list featuring the articles for you to read when you find yourself up against the wall.

The articles are listed in ascending order. Scroll down to see some quick inspiration and practical ideas as you kick start 2020!

10. How to buy a house in Malaysia in 12 steps


Looking to buy a house but you don’t know where to start? Then this is the perfect guide for you. This article provides a step by step guideline to purchasing a home in Malaysia. It shows you the various processes of getting the right product, especially for property newbies. You won’t make unnecessary mistakes or face unseen hurdles.

Check out this article for a simplified version.

9. Latest stamp duty charges & 6 other costs to consider before buying a house in 2019


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Buying a house isn’t just about fulfilling the down payment requirement. This article compiled a few significant closing costs that you need to include and factor in your property budget planning. You might be drowned with an array of deals, discounts, and rebates by developers, that you may overlook certain critical elements in calculating the total expenditure of acquiring your home.

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8. How to get rid of mice

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Let’s be honest, how many of you here are having mice situation? These sneaky rodents could drive your insane but no worries as we have these simple tips to banish them from your home once and for all! Little Jerry might be cute, but he and his clans bring potential harm to you and your family.

7. 5 things homebuyers should know about the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) 2019


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The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) was a joint effort by the Housing and local government ministry (KPKT) and Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA) Malaysia which ended on 31 December 2019. It was introduced to assist aspiring homeowners in getting a leg up on the property ladder.

6. Guidelines for foreigners buying a house in Malaysia


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Check out our guide which details the property purchasing process and information on Malaysia My Second Home Programme (MM2H). This article serves to guide you through the types of properties available to foreigners, the minimum purchase value imposed by state authorities and the property financing procedures in Malaysia.

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5. Top 10 most searched areas by Malaysian home buyers in 2018

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This is the compilation of the top 10 areas which recorded the highest number of searches (site-wide) among home seekers who visited from January-November 2018. The search data was captured by’s big data solution,

4. 5 reasons why Malaysians should start living a zero-waste lifestyle

Going zero waste while grocery shopping

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Melissa Tan reveals how she got herself, her friends and family started zero waste lifestyle. With trash reduction being the new ‘go green’, it takes effort from everyone to consciously want to start living this zero-waste lifestyle for the actual process to begin. It’s not too late to start changing our habits, can’t we?

3. Latest from BNM: Base Rates, BLR & Lending Rates for various banks across Malaysia


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The list below is the most recent one released by BNM as of 14 June 2019 and illustrates the respective banks’ Base Rate, Base Lending Rate, and Indicative Effective Lending Rate. Find out how these figures affect your home loan and how you can better prepare yourself before taking up a mortgage.

2. How to be a Permanent Resident (PR) in Malaysia?


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This article serves to answer the questions one might have about getting a PR in Malaysia. With multiple short-term and long-term residency options available, there may be some confusion as to what qualifies as a permanent residency in Malaysia. We have detailed how you can officially secure a MyPR, the Malaysian permanent resident identity card and what are the benefits entailed.

1. What is Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) in Malaysia & How to calculate it?


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In the recent Budget 2020 tabling, the base year used in RPGT was amended to provide some relief to property sellers. Here is what you need to know about the calculation of RPGT rates and what are the available exemptions for each of them. You can also check the RGPT rates for each of the three tiers for your perusal.

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Stay tuned as we will be posting more awe-inspiring articles, insightful stories and handy tips for 2020. Happy New Year!