Real Estate Investment in Sabah, East Malaysia

Chok, Vui Shung (2008) Real Estate Investment in Sabah, East Malaysia. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Executive Summary

Investing in real estate is one of the best means of maximizing ones wealth. An individual can use a property as leverage and hedge it against inflation. Most people invest in this asset class as it is a norm for a property to appreciate at the rate of 5-6% annually, and some even more in places where housing in short supply.

This dissertation will evaluate specifically on real estate investment in the state of Sabah, East Malaysia.

The chapters begin by providing a general introduction to the state of Sabah and its current economy. Thereafter, the study will investigate the feasibility of such investment; the study will start by an overview of the latest property market sentiment in Malaysia as well as in Sabah. This is followed by an in-depth review of comments from property expert in the industry and real estate developer���¢��������s associations. In view of the importance of government���¢��������s policy towards promoting the growth of this industry, a detailed analysis was also done to look into various policies implemented (at national and state level) and how such policies has positive impact to the property sector.

Historical data has been accumulated from government statutory board and analysis was carried out on these statistics. These include a macro view of the construction sectors in Malaysia and Sabah, thereafter follow up by a more detailed review of the various purchasing pattern (i.e.: price range, residential type and popular location).

With the availability of background info, the actual investment execution plan was carried out. Detailing at a specific housing project that has been successfully purchased, analysis was done on statistical number with emphasis on Sabah residential purchasing trend. Other studies include the associated financing institutions housing loan scheme, review of pricing of similar housing project as proxy for capital appreciation and utilizing the Internal Rate of Return methodology for profitability computation.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 00:14

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