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Count the cost of buying a property

By Natalie Khoo Jan 13

First-time homebuyers often think they are ready to sign on the dotted line when they find their savings and monthly income are enough to cover the down payment and monthly instalments of their purchase. What is often overlooked, however, are the additional costs they need to, or may want to, fork out for their new acquisition.

Clarity needed on property manager regulations, says lawyer

By Lum Ka Kay Jan 15

PETALING JAYA (Jan 12): There needs to be clarification on certain issues arising from the new property managers regulations under the recently-amended Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Act 1981, said lawyer Chris Tan.


By Chris Tan Dec 30

“借”是产业投资四分法的最后一节。 之前,我们讨论了四分法中的“买”、“卖”和“用”。在这个系列的最终章,我们将讨论有关“借”的策略。

‘Borrow’ — the key to unlocking value in property investment

By Chris Tan Dec 14

The concept of “borrow” is the final piece of the parcel in our uniquely crafted Property Investment Quadrant (PIQ). Having taken you through “buy”, “sell” and “use” of the PIQ in this 4-part series, we will now explore the final and most important part of them all. The ability to borrow (or leverage) is that one single special feature that puts property investment heads and shoulders ahead of other types of conventional investments.


By Chris Tan Nov 18


How to ‘use’ your property for higher returns

By Chris Tan Nov 03

This is Part 3 of the 4-part series on my Property Investment Quadrant (PIQ) which examines the four actions you can take with your property investment, namely Buy, Sell, Use (Rent) and Borrow.

Encounter the ‘Sell’ in the Property Investment Quadrant

By Chris Tan Aug 13

This is part 2 of a 4-part series in addressing this unique Property Investment Quadrant (PIQ). The “Sell” quadrant is an exact mirror to the “Buy” quadrant introduced to you in the previous article.

Malaysia offers many pull factors for foreign property purchasers

By By Lum Ka Kay Jul 22

PETALING JAYA (July 21): Malaysia is a very attractive country for foreigners to purchase properties, according to lawyer and managing partner of Chur Associates Chris Tan.  


By Chris Tan Jun 25


Discovering “Buy” in the property investment quadrant

By Chris Tan Jun 20

The rule of life is simple: When you know better, you can always do better. It’s exactly the same in property investment — a seasoned investor must always strive to increase choices and options so that he or she is flexible enough to make the most out of any situation. The key, therefore, is to start with what you can do with property as an asset class in your diversified investment portfolio. Survival of the fittest is the golden rule in any competition; always aim to keep yourself in the game for as long as you can.