Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Renesial Leong's Mini-seminar 9th August 2014

I chanced upon my Sifu's facebook page announcing 100 sponsored tickets to this seminar today.   I am not sure if she will share very much in 3 hours, but I am always grateful to her for having taught the right strategies, and I am where I am today, on the way to financial freedom, because of her.
So I would want to see her again.
If you want to claim your sponsored ticket, you must make sure that you can attend on that day, so that you don't deprive other people of the ticket.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Upgrading Furnishings

I have now held the Domain apartment for 5 years and some of the furniture are old and required replacement.  The first thing that had to go was the Haier aircond.  From day 1, the aircond was didn't feel like it was cool. So I checked out websites for newer aircond models that are affordable, and landed on Pensonic from lazada.com.my, the cheapest of the lot.  Unfortunately, they didn't have stock and had to reject my order.
Then, Hubby J went to hunt for a unit for us.  We finally settled on Electrolux 1HP for RM780 from TBM.  Actually I just checked again now, Sen Heng is giving an online deal for only RM750, and RM899 plus installation.

Next is to update the poor old sofa, that has been battered over the last 5 years, even 1 of the back cushions are missing.  So I bought a 2nd hand sofa from a private seller, which I hope will last at least 10 years.

I'm thinking to make the apartment as clean and comfy as possible to continue to attract good tenants who would take care of their rooms and the apartment.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tenant Packed and Left

My real estate agent called and told me that our tenant at Regalia suddenly left his keys and access cards with him, because his wife got food poisoning and they are returning to their home country.
And so after 10 months of rental, the tenancy ended abruptly and we never got to meet them at all as everything was done by the agent, and they were good paymasters and hardly complained about anything.
Now 2 weeks after being informed that they left, the agent told me that he got us another tenant.  I am so thankful because we had such a good tenant, who took care of the place well, and now we got another tenant almost immediately.  Hoping that this tenant will be good and easy too.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hari Mengecat Sedunia (World Painting Day)

I am borrowing this theme from my blogger and property investor friend, who replied to my comment on her page.  Hari Mengecat Sedunia, hehe!
Her post and comments
Hubby and I also painted one of our rooms today.  After the tenant moved out, we found it almost in dilapidated conditions.
Before painting, but after scraping off the old paint

Not sure how tenant could live in such dirty conditions
Using the long 3-day weekend (Thaipusam on Friday), we cleaned up as best as we could, and spent Sunday painting the room.  This is my first experience painting.  Hard work, but quite satisfactory.

Curtains washed and walls painted

Vacuumed and cleaned even under the bed

Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Tenant In Today

A quick update with much thankfulness that one of the empty rooms in my SD Tiara apartment is taken up after almost 3 months of vacancy.  There were many offers to take up before but without firm action of paying a deposit to secure the room.  Finally this tenant made a decision to move in and informed me 2 days ago.

Another note that I am  very thankful for is that my current tenant for the small room is a very clean guy.  Young and single and scrupulously clean.  Every weekend he cleans up his room and the entire house!
I am so pleasantly surprised.
I am thankful and attracting my next (clean) tenant for the middle room!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Messy Room Left Behind By Tenant

One of my tenants left and I was not able to be around to get the keys from him before he left.
Luckily I have the spare room keys, and this is what I found when I entered the room.

And he has left the country for good and do not plan to come back, but there are remnants of books, clothes, 1 old computer bag, exercise dumb-bells etc.  No choice, J and I quickly cleaned up as best as we could.  At the end we manage to throw out most of the useless stuff, packed the books in a bag to keep, (in case any new students can use them) and even mopped the floor and cleaned the room.

Ready for new tenant to take over, hopefully a clean person this time.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Regalia Studio - Rented!

After 15 days, our Regalia unit is rented out!  Expatriate couple, 1 working near Subang Parade - therefore would be taking the KTM commuter to work.
During these 2 weeks we got many calls from property agents active at renting out Regalia units.  We also had many viewings but no takers.  Thankfully, today, the couple paid deposit and signed the tenancy agreement for a year.  Thank you to all agents who had tried to help us.  We hope that the tenants find comfort and convenience in this little apartment.