Property News with Mr Stefan Johansson

MR. STEFAN JOHANSSON STANDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE FASTEST MOVING LEISURE PROPERTY PURCHASE PLATFOM TREND: PARAMOUNT STRATEGIES IN HONG KONG BRINGS TO MARKET REALTY INTERNATIONAL (ASIA) LIMITED. MR. JOHANSSON HAS SPENT RECENT YEARS EVANGELISING AN INDUSTRY-WIDE SHIFT TO LEAD PARAMOUNT AND ITS SUBSCRIBING CLINETS TO A WORLD OF HIGH END PROPERTY OPPORTUNITIES.

Speaking on behalf of Realty International, its offshore security agent, CA&M International in Dubai comment, Mr. Stefan (replaces Mr. Reven after retirement) is a calculated risk taker with deep industry knowledge collected from global resume of success. We are honored to have him. Though out his 11-year tenure in the global real estate  usiness, Mr. Johansson has built a reputation for developing connections in the distress market and business strategies that successfully incubate new business models, returning high yields (4.3-9.2% net) before they are due. He also developed and managed the cream of high-end vacation let leisure properties that have returned up 300% more than long term residential lets with similar companies. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation and growth, Stefan ranks amongst the top 5% of distressed property knowhow. With 12,000 partner clients’ globally, when Mr. Johansson speaks we listen. We suggest you do to, let’s jump on board ride the wave of financial savings and success.

Mr. Stefan Johansson is a valued speaker on property crowd funding and the distressed market place. What is Stefan’s initial thoughts on  oining Your Voice Asia and connecting to the 4.9 million subscribers to our consumer advice and news site across the Asia Pacific region… “No commodity makes more profits for its clients than when bouncing back from a crash. I’ve been fortunate enough to have the best opportunities to take advantage of the distressed property sector. My clients and I have seen returns with the global recovery of the G.F.C. only previously seen in the boom years of the most favored stock markets back in the in the ‘80s but with the security of a bricks and mortar
based investment. But you have to be careful and know exactly where, its still a mind field out there right now for the non expert purchaser. However with careful selection we have seen a 48% surge in property purchases in Spain since we purchased (ref: National Institute of Statistics), a 21% rise in detached vacation villas in Phuket (ref: Ministry of Interior Phuket, Thailand) and a 14% rise in property process in Bali (ref: Bank of Indonesia) as a few examples of our success.
Now, I’m taking the opportunity with Your Voice Asia to give back to those and others have helped carry companies and clients alike into a world of savings and profits. Anyone wishing to contact me, for matters large and small thorough Your Voice Asia I would be only too happy to help”.

More from Mr. Stefan Johansson.


 

CDAC to offer all-round support for weaker students from disadvantaged families

SINGAPORE – Under-performing students from disadvantaged families will be given more holistic support by the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) from next year. The non-profit self-help group for the Chinese community will expand its student programme to help develop motivation, resilience and discipline in learning among weaker students. This will be done through extra mentoring and supervision from former school leaders, tutors and trainers. The organisation will also help create a more conducive learning environment at home for the students by providing tables and lamps where needed, along with additional…

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Lease Buyback Scheme extension: Details likely ready by early 2019

The details of the Lease Buyback Scheme’s (LBS) extension to all flats should be ready by early next year, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said yesterday. The announcement that the LBS would be extended to cover five-room and larger flats was made in August this year. Under the LBS, flat owners aged 65 and above who meet several other criteria can sell part of their flat’s lease to the Housing Board while retaining the length of lease based on the age of the youngest owner. The proceeds from such a sale…

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Paper stuffed in Woodlands lift landing wall; HDB says building structure, lift operation unaffected

SINGAPORE – Paper wrappers were found stuffed inside a wall at a Woodlands Housing Board block lift landing, raising concerns among some residents. A resident of Block 729 Woodlands Circle saw the wrapper exposed during renovation works and was worried about the block’s structural safety, Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported on Saturday (Oct 20). The man, who did not wish to be named, said that paper was stuffed in a gap between the metal frame of the lift door and the wall in both the 10th and…

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URA move to cap shoebox units may lead to lower condo prices

Prices of private apartments and condominiums outside the central area may come under pressure with the Government’s move to reverse the trend of developers building more and more shoebox units, say market experts. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced on Wednesday that it will cut the maximum number of units allowed in new private flat and condo developments outside the central area from early next year, in a bid to manage potential strains and stresses on infrastructure. The new guidelines will apply to new development applications for projects submitted on or after Jan 17…

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INSPIRING HOME OF THE WEEK: HOUSE BUILT FOR WELLNESS IN INDONESIA

This cube-shaped stone home built in the idyllic setting of Lombok island, Indonesia, is named “Maleo” after the region’s local bird species, and sits neatly overlooking the Jabon hills and the golden sands of Selong Belanak beach. Australian architect Mitchel Squires designed the seven-bedroom residence to make the most of the spectacular rolling-hills setting: “I was really taken by its surroundings, in fact many parts of South Lombok are fairly untouched and local villagers were watchful of the new developments. “I wanted to set the tone for properties in the area. I was conscious to design something that blended in the with the landscape…

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‘Forest Town’ Tengah’s first batch of HDB flats to be launched in November

SINGAPORE: Around 1,500 HDB flats will be the first to be launched in November this year at Tengah, the first new town in more than 20 years. Announcing this in a blog on Sunday (May 13), National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said this will be a “substantial offering” with a “good mix across different flat-types”. “Over the new few years, we will continue to have a steady stream of Tengah flats. When completed, Tengah Town will grow to about 700 hectares, roughly equivalent to Bishan in size,” Mr Wong said. He added…

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Lawyer fined S$10,000 for failing to flag suspicious Sentosa Cove property transaction

SINGAPORE: Conveyancing lawyer Kang Bee Leng was fined S$10,000 on Tuesday (Apr 17) for failing to flag to the authorities a suspicious transaction involving more than S$5 million by a Chinese tycoon to buy property in Sentosa Cove. This was despite her suspicion that the money was linked to a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme in China after reading reports of her client’s arrest. Kang, the 56-year-old managing director of Sterling Law Corporation, pleaded guilty to the charge on Tuesday morning. She could have been fined up to S$20,000. A property…

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6 Reason to start investing in property in Malaysia

WHILE some investors have reservations regarding entering the property market now due to concerns about economic uncertainty, speaker Dr Renesial Leong has encouraged the investors to swim against the tide In the recent StarProperty.my Forum, Leong, who is both a real estate investor and a book author, shared the reasons on why one should invest in property now in her talk titled “Why it is time you should venture into real estate”. Malaysia’s market has exceeded all expectations The bright factors in Malaysia’s market including the appreciation of Ringgit that…

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Tulip Garden sold for S$907m on fourth en bloc attempt

SINGAPORE: Tulip Garden condominium in Farrer Road has been sold for nearly S$907 million following a fourth attempt at a collective sale, with the selling price at a 20.4-per-cent premium to the original price tag. The freehold development, which was sold to Asia Radiant, is the second-largest collective sale in Singapore this year, marketing agent Colliers International announced in a news release on Thursday (Apr 12). The sale price translates to a land cost of about S$1,790 per square foot per plot ratio, said Colliers International. The owners of the development had…

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Condo resale prices up 1.9% in February to surpass last peak in prices four years ago: SRX Property

SINGAPORE – Resale prices of condominiums and private apartments crossed an important mark last month by surpassing the last peak in prices seen in January 2014, according to flash estimates from SRX Property on Tuesday (March 13). Resale prices in February climbed 1.9 per cent from the previous month – higher than the 1.3 per cent month-on-month price rise seen in January, which was revised up from an earlier estimate of a 1 per cent increase. February’s resale prices were one per cent higher from the peak in January 2014 and…

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CapitaLand builds mega sky bridge in China’s Chongqing

Raffles City Chongqing’s curved accordion-shaped “horizontal skyscraper”, which sits atop four 250m-tall towers, can also boast of a world record for a commercial and residential complex, according to its developer. It has the highest sky bridge linking the most number of towers. Named The Conservatory, the sky bridge – 400m above sea level – includes a viewing deck, sky gardens, swimming pools, restaurants and pubs. Opening in phases next year, the 24 billion yuan (S$5 billion) complex by CapitaLand and Ascendas-Singbridge comprises eight towers with an overall construction floor area…

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Construction demand in Singapore to increase this year to up to $31 billion: BCA

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) estimates that between $16 and $19 billion worth of public projects will be awarded this year.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI SINGAPORE – Building firms here can expect a rise in the total value of construction contracts to be awarded this year, which is projected to be between $26 billion and $31 billion. The figure is up from the $24.5 billion last year, mostly due to an expected increase in public sector construction demand, which will make up about 60 per cent of total projected demand.…

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Young couples: Is BTO your only housing option?

  When it comes to purchasing their first home in Singapore, most couples and newlyweds go the tried-and-tested Build-To-Order (BTO) route. But do a little homework and you will find other options available for the first-time home buyer. Apart from a BTO, you can also consider an executive condominium (EC) unit, a resale HDB flat, or even a new or resale private condominium unit. At a recent, sold-out seminar organised by property developer MCL Land, speakers Mohamed Ismail (CEO of Propnex) and Tan KT (Associate Senior Marketing Director of Huttons)…

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Building maintenance to be part of design, and not afterthought, as part of industry overhaulBuilding maintenance to be part of design, and not afterthought, as part of industry overhaul

As part of the government’s real estate industry transformation map, a new framework to overhaul the building maintenance sector is set to be launched by the end of the year.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE – A building manager takes over a building, only to find that his maintenance equipment cannot fit through the narrow corridor of the new structure. It is a scenario building managers here say happens all too often because maintenance is typically regarded as an afterthought – something to be considered only after the gleaming building is complete.…

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More urban farms, rooftop gardens in Singapore with enhanced greenery scheme

Urban farms, like this one at Raffles City, help to optimise under-utilised roof spaces. (Photo: Edible Garden City) SINGAPORE: Urban farms and communal rooftop food gardens might soon be a more common sight in Singapore, with the enhancement of an urban greenery scheme. This was announced by Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Thursday (Nov 9), at the opening of greenery and landscape design event GreenUrbanScape Asia. The Landscaping for Urban Spaces and High-Rises (LUSH) programme, which aims to replace greenery lost during a building’s development or redevelopment,…

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