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    Quote Originally Posted by streams View Post
    Is re-financing every few years important? I have housing loans for almost 4 years. And is it better to place all loans under a fav bank or spread them out to different banks.
    Re-financing works well in Singapore where there are many packages (e.g. Sibor, SOR, fixed, floating pegged to deposit rate etc), and price wars break out among the banks occasionally. Due to the need to stimulate the economy and the already quite high-interest rates, the Malaysia banks seldom adjust the rates nowadays. It is quite a hassle to change bank if you are not based in JB and don't have the energy/time to entertain requests for documents and signatures. There are also administrative charges and early redemption of loan depending on the fine print in your loan contract.

    It is better to loan under the same bank as you can negotiate for better rates (e.g. interest rate, admin charges etc) and it is also administratively easier for you to monitor. 4.25% you obtained is actually quite good. Do buffer at least 2 months of loan installment into your account to avoid missing installment, which will send the rates going up by 2-3% as a penalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXHarvest View Post
    Forgot to mention that the HQ officer advised us (if we are not applying for any visa) that the new law now requires us to reside in SG for a week (at least 6 days) for every 3 weeks in JB.
    If they have reduced the 30 days of Social Visit Pass for Singaporeans to 21 days, this is a big change and should have been reported in SG's news.
    There should also be new Arrival Stamps which state 21 days instead of 30 days.
    MACS stickers will also be changed to reflect the same.
    Have all these happened yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXHarvest View Post
    Forgot to mention that the HQ officer advised us (if we are not applying for any visa) that the new law now requires us to reside in SG for a week (at least 6 days) for every 3 weeks in JB.
    Another question is - Do they mean a continuous stay of "3 weeks" in Malaysia without exiting? If yes, it's back to the same "exit and re-enter", just that it must be every 3 weeks instead of 30 days.

    Lastly - Is it illegal for a Singaporean to visit Johor every day for different reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Investor View Post
    If they have reduced the 30 days of Social Visit Pass for Singaporeans to 21 days, this is a big change and should have been reported in SG's news.
    There should also be new Arrival Stamps which state 21 days instead of 30 days.
    MACS stickers will also be changed to reflect the same.
    Have all these happened yet?
    Seems like it has not happened yet. My mom has applied for MACS and since then we were never questioned again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Investor View Post
    Another question is - Do they mean a continuous stay of "3 weeks" in Malaysia without exiting? If yes, it's back to the same "exit and re-enter", just that it must be every 3 weeks instead of 30 days.

    Lastly - Is it illegal for a Singaporean to visit Johor every day for different reasons?
    Yes, they mean a continuous 3 weeks without exiting.
    I don't think it is illegal to visit JB every day but it seems to me it is illegal to use the short-term visa free period to reside as a long term resident there, and trying to get around it by just stamping the passport within the visa-free period.

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    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/natio...-flash-floods/

    Bukit indah caught in flash flood. That's one of the fear for staying in landed, you never know when your house will be flooded. Always make sure your house is on a high ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/natio...-flash-floods/

    Bukit indah caught in flash flood. That's one of the fear for staying in landed, you never know when your house will be flooded. Always make sure your house is on a high ground.
    To avoid this, if buying landed in Bukit Indah / Iskandar Puteri area....... Horizon Hills with it's locational advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grago View Post
    To avoid this, if buying landed in Bukit Indah / Iskandar Puteri area....... Horizon Hills with it's locational advantage.
    I seen one at Molek Pine 2 , I am thinking buying a big one. Is it over prices at 1.68 million RM ? The place is 28oo Sq ft

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo9 View Post
    I seen one at Molek Pine 2 , I am thinking buying a big one. Is it over prices at 1.68 million RM ? The place is 28oo Sq ft
    not boasting but if r earning S$ you know how cheap the house is right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by menghuii View Post
    not boasting but if r earning S$ you know how cheap the house is right?
    Hi Friend, i really don know where to get cheap house so call. That why i need to seek advice from you guys who are Gurus in JB property market. But is it worth the salt of money to buy into Molek Pine with RM 1.68 Million. I mean the Terrace and Bunglow is also at this price too at Johor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo9 View Post
    Hi Friend, i really don know where to get cheap house so call. That why i need to seek advice from you guys who are Gurus in JB property market. But is it worth the salt of money to buy into Molek Pine with RM 1.68 Million. I mean the Terrace and Bunglow is also at this price too at Johor.
    Cheap or expensive is relative.
    There are many factors affecting the property price, even same type of unit within the same neighborhood, prices varies.
    Location is main factor, then the neighborhood's security, the amenities around, the roads leading in and out of the estate, etc.....
    What are your priorities, requirements and what are your financing resources and threshold and talk to a reliable and experienced property agent.
    Do some homework and then you'll be able to answer to yourself is RM1.68mil reasonable.
    However, in SG, this amount can't even buy you a HDB 5rm flat is popular estate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo9 View Post
    I seen one at Molek Pine 2 , I am thinking buying a big one. Is it over prices at 1.68 million RM ? The place is 28oo Sq ft
    Bro, I am also same situation like you. Looking at Eco Botanic with land area of 2100bsqf and built up area of 2918 sqft. It costs around RM$1.4M.
    Frankly speaking, not sure whether it is cheap.
    We like it even after looking at other projects. So I am ready to go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcwx35 View Post
    Bro, I am also same situation like you. Looking at Eco Botanic with land area of 2100bsqf and built up area of 2918 sqft. It costs around RM$1.4M.
    Frankly speaking, not sure whether it is cheap.
    We like it even after looking at other projects. So I am ready to go for it.

    HDB dweller like me do not know how to look after big house, specially landed. I would prefer a condominium that someone will get all the work and maintenance done hopefully.

    What happen if i a snake comes running into my compound or rats. Burst piping... exterior painting. That's a lot to think about.

    Condominum at least the exterior and facility is taken care by other professional.

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