As an investor, one question you will need to ask yourself frequently is why. Why should you invest in a property in the first place? Is it worth your while? What kind of returns will you get? Today we will be covering these questions and more in the context of Malaysia. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider Malaysia as one of the top countries when it comes to property investment.
1. One of the fastest growing economies in the region
Malaysia’s economy has remained on a steady rise since the 1960’s.
In the Q3 (third quarter) of 2016 the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate was 4.3% and is expected to remain on a longer term, a sustained economic growth. As a developing country and a pathway, Malaysia, in view of its population boom and economic vibrancy has grown and will continue to grow in the years to come.
2. One of the most affordable properties in Asia
In terms of the property market, the prices in Malaysia are among the lowest in Asia with a good amount of growth compelled by a resilient economy. In the past few years, regional property markets in countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore have risen to levels so high that most foreign investors are no longer interested in investing in these cities. Malaysian property on the other hand has offered a stable rental yield of 4% to 5% per annum on average, for the last few years; and the prices of these properties are very affordable still.
3. Safest country in South East Asia
Malaysia is considered the most peaceful country in the entire South East Asian region. It ranks 3rd in Asia on the Global Peace Index and is 30th overall with a score of 1.648. As a country with diverse cultures and people, Malaysia is also a friendly and warm place where everyone is welcome and where one can easily feel at home with the locals and expats alike.
4. Numerous financial options
When it comes to financing in Malaysia, there are numerous options available to you, from traditional mortgages offered by local and international banks, to the Islamic mortgage solutions. These financial options make investing in Malaysian properties very appealing to foreign investors.
5. Active government incentives
Government programmes like the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) encourages and allows foreign homebuyers to take part in the country’s economic success and development. This programme removes many of the obstacles that prevent foreign investors from purchasing properties in Malaysia and offers several incentives, including 10 year long entry permits and removal of capital gains tax on properties owned for more than 5 years.
Malaysia is a country filled with great opportunity and the possibilities for stable financial gain. Investing in Malaysia is almost guaranteed to give you great returns, as long as you invest wisely.
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