Kuala Lumpur is a metropolis that has all the glossy cityscapes that you will find in urban cities all over the world, but you will also find in it areas that that are filled with traditions that go back hundreds of years, and lifestyles to match them. In spite of this mixture, or probably because of it, Malaysia offers a lot of investment opportunities for those who are looking to have a flavor of the East in their portfolio.
Malaysia has recently enacted legislation and made tax laws that make it attractive for investors, whether they are citizens of the country or investors from abroad. KLCC property, both commercial and residential, (KLCC is Kuala Lumpur City Center) fetch good rental incomes, and make any property there a safe investment for the long term. There is demand for both residential properties, commercial property including retail space. There is also always building going on, that constantly brings new property on the market. Kuala Lumpur has built for itself a reputation as an international business and financial center, and this is constantly attracting people to it, who then have a need for housing and office space. Prices for property in the city center are still lower than what you will find in other large cities all over the world, and this makes it attractive to investors.
KLCC properties are designed for modern living, with a lot of attention given to comfort. You will find architecture that makes use of modern practices through the use of glass walls, and homes and offices that give a lot of attention to space, light and elegance. All the same, you must make your investment in property with caution, and this can also require some experience and skills. Look at properties that give you a return on investment of at least 8 percent and a capital appreciation of at least 10 percent per year. It is only then that KLCC properties can be considered worthwhile investments. Once you identify such property, you will have an investment that allows you to meet monthly installments, if you have borrowed money, as most investors do.
As a general rule, all properties in city centers are always in demand, and easy to rent, as it makes living and working there much easier, and quite often saves on commuting. A city center will also have a lot of facilities that make living there still more attractive. If you are looking to invest in commercial properties, you need to be aware of the existing businesses around, as you cannot expect that property to be rented out, unless it has all the advantages that such tenants look for. They will pay more, if you have more than adequate parking space, are situated close to markets and transportation depots, and have well maintained buildings.
If you are investing for the first time, it is better you look at residential properties, as these tenants have fewer demands and are only looking for clean, comfortable and spacious homes to rent out. It will always help if these properties are close to markets, schools, parks and hospitals.