Opinion: How many properties do you need to own to retire early?

Logic tells us that the more properties we own, the more rental income we can make, and the more capital gain we can accrue. When you accumulate more wealth, in theory, you should be able to retire earlier. But the reality is most people cannot buy properties endlessly. So how many properties do you really... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 37: Don’t assume your property manager or strata manager is always there to help you

The property manager, who is also referred to as the strata manager in some countries, is often the main point of contact for owners and tenants of apartments and houses in multi-unit complexes. And so, many people mistakenly assume the property manager is responsible for fixing problems with the building and the communal areas. This... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Using Bhutan’s housing system to help people get on the property ladder

Have you heard of Bhutan? It's a kingdom and country in the Himalayas, in between China and India. The country is famed for measuring its national growth using the Index of Happiness instead of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). It's also a country with one of the most interesting housing system I have encountered through... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 19: Is rent money dead money?

I've met many people who believe that rent money is dead money. They think that paying rent towards another landlord's mortgage is a waste of money - especially when their hard-earned savings can be put towards their own deposits. Many of these people live with their families until they can afford to buy a home. Thereafter,... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Should you take a gap year or buy a house?

  Taking a gap year is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions you can make in your life. When you are young, you have more time and energy to explore the world with limited responsibilities at home. Yet, at the same time, all your friends who are not so interested in traveling may... Continue Reading →

Opinion: How can schools teach students about buying their first home using Monopoly?

From the day you are born to the day you die, you need a home. Shelter is essential for survival. So why don’t schools start teaching students about buying their first home? Some people might argue that it’s the responsibility of the parents, and I mostly agree with this, but what if you have poor... Continue Reading →

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