Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Ground Floor Bar
First Floor Family Area
First Floor Dry Kitchen
First Floor Wet Kitchen
Monday, September 12, 2011
1) Access your need
Firstly, let’s begin with where you are staying now.
If you are working and currently staying with your parents… it is good to delay the purchase of your first property until you have saved a significant down payment. When you take a smaller loan on your first home, it will greatly reduce your monthly commitment and therefore will free up your monthly cash flow for other usage.
If you are staying in a rented house now… then you could start thinking about buying your first home. Every month you are paying rental to your landlord anyway. Why not use that same amount of money to start paying for your own home's monthly installments? As for the down payment, you can source from your own savings or seek financial assistance from your parents. This will help to reduce the burden initially.
2) Aim for a home that you can afford
Let’s look at financing part. Assess your lifestyle. How much is your monthly income? How much income do you have left at the end of month? Acknowledging this will help you understand what your budget is when buying a home. Of course, you must also take into consideration the amount of down payment you can afford.
3) Space it out
Next, we will look at factors determining the size of your first home. Think about how the new home space will be used and whether it will fit your lifestyle now and in the future. Will you be staying alone? If yes, perhaps a studio unit or small condominium is enough. Or will you have a life partner with you two years down the road and start a family with children? Then you may want to decide on a bigger home to accommodate expanding family. Always remember that bigger space means more furniture plus decor and cost more.
Follow property mantra: location, location, location! Will you be attached with the current employment in the next 5 years? If you are unsure, it makes better sense to decide on a piece of real estate which is centrally located. This first home can eventually be converted into an investment when and if you were to change jobs and move to different location later.
5) 1st hand or 2nd hand
Next, we look at buying a new project or secondary market. Should you buy a second hand house or buy a new house directly from the developer? If time is not of essence, buying from the developer has its advantage. There is room for price appreciation, which will contribute for capital gain for you. The risky part of buying a house under construction lies in the reliability of developer in handing over homes within stipulated time and good workmanship. However, if you are looking to move in as soon as you can, then buying from the secondary market makes more sense. You can check and evaluate for yourself if you like the neighborhood and surrounding amenities.
Nothing is perfect and no matter how many precautions you take before buying a home, there will always be one or two surprises. However, don’t be despair. Don’t let these few initial bumps ruin your first house-buying experience.
I remember reading this somewhere - A house is just a house. What matters is the people inside which make it special.
Happy house hunting!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
And to all my team members at Signature Subang ( Lim, Tim, Aliaa, DD, Fiza, Banu and Ricky ), I would like to thank all of you too for unselfishly giving your best to build each other up and that's what makes all of you special - living up to the Signature motto " Passion For Better Ways ".
This has been a very humbling experience for me, because I know I would not have achieved this much with my own effort. The impossible happens because I am blessed enough to have a great team!
My pledge for the coming year is to guide the whole of my sales team to achieve the Nagoya incentive! It makes me so proud to have a very special and capable team in our Subang family.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This young loving couple wanted a cozy fuss-free abode, a haven to return to after long working hours. Indeed modern working couples certainly do not want to waste too much time cleaning up when things can be kept simple, neat and yet look good.
Designed by Tim, the concept had to be modern using grey as the couple's favourite colour - emphasising on various grey tones and yet not to end up looking stark cold and unfriendly.
The developer planned this area to be a dining area. However, the owners were receptive to the idea of combining the dining function into the dry kitchen peninsular. This new urban concept is space saving and functional. Not only does the dry kitchen look good enough to dine in, but the lady-owner gets extra storage compared to the other option if they had just put in a normal dining table.
And modern top quality Acrylic tops like this LG set doesn't stain, so there's no worry about yellow stains of curry or kunyit. Another plus point is that higher range tops are homogeneous, therefore it can be repolished again in a few years time.
In every house I go to, I look for nick nacks such as this! This is what differentiates a home from a showroom - personal collections that define your personality.
Tim and I are just amazed with this EXTREMELY NEAT walk-in wardrobe! The users must be extremely disciplined!
“ After comparing your price with other IDs, I find the quotation reasonable, in terms of the good quality material, super workmanship and of course the great design! We selected Meridian because of great recommendation from our friends and also because of the very good customer service and professionalism.
We have used other contractors before but we had a lot of misunderstandings and some disappointments. Meridian has been a great help and there is lesser hassle and worry-free. We are very happy with our engagement of Meridian.
We would absolutely recommend Meridian to our friends and family! In one word, Meridian is Professional! “
Chin Wei Ling
IT Business Systems Manager
DELL Global Business Centre
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The owners built this weekend resort home for family members and invited friends to unwind on weekends.
Notice the snooker and game area built beside the main cottage.
This tiny "cottage" is built beside the main building. It's the Coffee Room - complete with a set of sofa for guests to relax in after a heavy dinner.
A large pond overlooks the main entrance to the cottage.
Lim accompanying Desmond during touch up on accessories.
This small kitchen is designed with Milano Oak Burnt White series to keep up with the English theme. Made with imported solid oak wood, the beautiful natural oak grain is tinted with an almost white paint finish, allowing the grain to be seen yet not too obvious. This set is our most popular rustic country style series.
This Milano Solid Oak set inclusive of imported American Corian top costs RM25,108.00
The Ariston electrical appliances cost RM7,645.00
This plaque summarizes what a home is all about : " A HOUSE IS MADE OF BRICKS AND BEAMS. A HOME IS MADE OF LOVE AND DREAMS ".