Malaysia was hit hard by the Asian financial crisis 20 years ago. Although the market has substantially recovered after government intervention, it slumped again in 2009 due to the increase in the base lending rate and an oversupply of retail properties. In addition to that, property prices have risen by 8% in 2014 and a whopping 77% since 2004.
In view of these past events, Malaysians are hesitant to invest in real estate. A successful investment requires proper risk management as well as the skilful balancing of risk and expected return. With the correct implementation, real estate can be a safe and profitable form of investment.