Malaysia is an up-and-coming emerging market with a growing middle class, offering massive opportunities for investment. A lot of sophisticated real estate magnates are looking to the country to generate fat returns for the future, particularly in the commercial sector.
But many are also worried about how much it costs to purchase. They know, for instance, the sorts of fees they can expect to pay on a property transaction in a western country. But they have no idea how much it is likely to cost if they invest overseas.
Fortunately, the following infographic can help. As you can see from the figures that it presents, the costs are actually quite low, all things considered. You’ll pay around 20 percent for the down payment, as you might back home. And then you’ll pay up to 0.25 percent of the property’s value in valuation fees.
One thing you’ll notice about the Malaysian real estate market is that many of the fees are calculated on a percentage basis instead of an absolute basis. That might seem a little strange at first. But, remember, all the fees you pay in a Western country can also be expressed in percentage terms too. As you can see, the percentage amount for the majority of fees declines as the value of the transaction goes up.
Also, the following infographic runs through some of the costs of actually running a commercial property compared to a residential one. You’ll notice that the utility fees are higher. However, you can usually offset this against the extra income you generate.
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