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Beware investors: Rental Guarantee scam is ‘mushrooming’

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Articles, Oversea Property Investment by 0 Comments

The rental scam

I want to highlight the shocking risk to investors of the latest money making scheme to sweep the property industry.

Oversea properties are being heavily promoted at various property networking events. These properties are loaded with lethal arsenics called “Rental Guarantee”. Many property networking events are now little more than places to market scams and dodgy ways of doing things, but that’s another story.

4 Outrageous Claims Made by Property “Experts”

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Articles, Oversea Property Investment by 3 Comments

A Business Times article was published “Property Investment Seminars on CEA Radar” dated 23rd September, 2013.

“There’s a need for the authorities to regulate the content and claims by these speakers,” said PropNex Reality Chief Executive Mohamed Ismail.

I openly praised and support Mr. Mohamed Ismail’s statements for authorities to tighten the content and claims by these speakers, be it in property, stocks, or commodities.

With implementation of cooling measures and the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR), more Singaporeans are looking at overseas properties to invest in.

From a business point of view, it is enterprising for some seminar providers to tap on this demand pool of potential buyers with enticing advertisement claims.

Having spent more than 2 decades in sales with a majority of that in direct sales, I’ve known and used every 101 sales tricks in the book. If you’ve been to free seminar previews, you would’ve known what I meant. Some speakers are in fact no more than salesman than the ‘expert’ they claimed to be.

From my personal wealth background and experiences, I’ll share and debunk 4 popular outrageous investment claims by property ‘experts’.

Buying Your Overseas Property (Chapter 2)

Posted on May 26, 2013 in Articles, Oversea Property Investment by 3 Comments

Oversea Property Investment

In Chapter 2 of this series, I would like to provide you with more specifics on the USA real estate market, and educate those who have intentions to invest there.

This article is written to help you separate the ‘Truth’ and the ‘Not-So-Truth’ about investing in USA real estate market, and provide a more credible source of advice than that from an ‘experienced’ salesperson.

The advice and tips are educated below with the help of my partners who are American locals and professional real estate investors themselves with more than 30 years of investing experience in the USA.

The advice given below can be taken in similar context, though not content, for similar large matured real estate overseas markets, like Western Europe or South America.

Buying Your Overseas Property (Chapter 1)

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Articles, Oversea Property Investment by 0 Comments

Buying your Overseas Property

The success of my overseas property investments in the last 3 years, has been attributed to co-investing with trustworthy foreign partners whom themselves have decades of property investment experience in that particular country, both as a local and investor.

Never have I bought a single overseas property as investment from property seminars or exhibitions, simply because I don’t trust salespeople with hard-sell tactics for investment advice.

This article is written in helpful context on how to invest in overseas property safely, especially for those of you keen or already invested in an overseas property market but would like a credible independent 3rd party advice with no vested interest in your money.