The property rental business is undeniably booming these days, and this is why, more and more business-minded people want to take part of this industry.
In short , even those who are not that business-minded are becoming interested in this kind of business. Are you interested in buying a rental property in Malaysia as well? Why Malaysia? Well, right now, the economy in this country is really stable which is not the same in other countries. And the good news is, it is predicted to last for quite some time. So, if you want to take part of the property rental business, doing it in Malaysia is just perfect. Edgeprop is an example of a good property agent in Malaysia. Check out Villa Krystal for more information on the project.
Unless you are planning to buy the property in cold cash, you have to prepare enough money for the down payment and some other initial costs. Before that though, you might be one of those who believe about the different down payment myths. Yes, they are just myths and not something one should believed on. Check them below:
1. 20% down payment
Though this is not purely just a myth, you should know that this is not always the case. Yes, this is the situation before, but as of today, there are situations where 20% down payment is not what is needed to start the deal. Sometimes, this will also depend on the kind of buyer. In fact, there are types of buyers that only need to come up with 3.5% as the down payment and there are also those that only need to prepare below 20%.
2. Paying mortgage insurance is better than having to pay a bigger down payment
While mortgage insurance is a must, you should know as well that when it comes to loans, paying less down payment means that you need to deal with bigger monthly dues. So, it goes without saying that it is better to pay a bigger amount upfront, especially if at the moment, you have the funds than having to deal with bigger monthly dues in which you really don’t know if you can keep up.
3. The down payment should be your own money
This is not always the case. Of course, if you can borrow it from somewhere else, that is totally fine. The bottom line is, the bank that will grant you the loan for the house financing won’t give you a long for the down payment. They won’t care whether you will borrow the money or it is from your savings as long as they won’t be burdened by it. In fact, there are now agencies that can help you with this as long as you can pay. There are even agencies that offer house financing without you being bothered with the downy payment. You should seek them out if you have a problem securing the needed amount.
4. Down payment assistance are for first-time home buyers only
Though there are agencies that just cater first-time buyers when it comes to down payment assistance, this is not always the case. There are also other agencies that offer the same services to repeat buyers. Besides, there are different definition of first-time buyers. Some agencies consider those who have not bought a property in Malaysia for the last three years as first-time buyers again.
5. A good credit record is a must to avail of a down payment assistance
Well, it would be great if you have great credit as for sure, you won’t have a problem getting the assistance you need. However, that does not mean that if your credit record is not at all that good, you are hopeless in this aspect. A few properties you can check out is Bandar Tasek Mutiara, Taman Setia Alam and Harbour Place. You can still find an agency that will allow you the assistance as long as you have a solid plan to show how you can pay them. It is right as there are agencies with higher limits.
6. You might have a hard time getting approval from sellers if you use a down payment assistance
Again, this is not always the case, though of course, you cannot deny the fact that this is partly true. But most of those home buyers who are using a down payment assistance actually bring in extra cash in the table. Thus, you welcome them. They just enjoy the assistance and still use their savings to not have a hard time of getting the approval from the seller.
Indeed, you should not believe what you will hear right away. If you are planning to buy a property in Malaysia, you should check out all options so that if at the moment, you lack of funds, you can still find a way to get the property you want. Take a look at these properties: Taman Kheng Tian, Platinum Lake PV 12 and Berjaya Times Square Serviced Apartment. Besides, even if you have already check all your options months or even a year ago, you can’t really tell if some of the rules are revised. That is, what did not work before might already work today. Thus, you should not give up right away and see if there is still something that you can do.
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