Report Claims No Signs of Housing Bubble

PETALING JAYA: THE ramifications of a bubble burst are disastrous as seen with The Great Recession in the United States, in which its effects were felt globally. A recent study by a research team from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) zeroed in on the current state of Malaysia’s housing market, and stated that there are … Read more

MCKIPSB Eyes RM10bil Investments

Industrial park developer targets big jump in capital injections KUALA LUMPUR: The master developer of a huge industrial area in Kuantan, Pahang that is being jointly developed by Malaysian and Chinese companies, is targeting a big jump in new investments into the area this year. The Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park Sdn Bhd (MCKIPSB) had secured … Read more

Malaysia Listed as One of the Best Places to Retire

Home to Asia’s friendliest people and offering unrivalled public transport, Malaysia has been ranked as the world’s sixth best destination to retire in by International Living, an authority on global retirement and relocation opportunities. Mexico, which was listed third in 2016, topped its Annual Global Retirement Index this year, unseating Panama which now occupies the … Read more

Secondary Market to Continue to Drive Property Market

The secondary housing market moved the real estate business last year, accounting for around 80 percent of the country’s real estate transactions, reported New Straits Times. “New projects account for between 20 and 25 percent. It is the secondary market that drove the market last year,” said Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) past president … Read more

Property Industry To Remain Lacklustre This Year – AllianceDBS Research

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — The property industry is expected to remain lacklustre this year after the sluggish sales in 2016, driven by prolonged weak sentiment, low affordability and accelerating incoming supply. In a research note today, AllianceDBS Research Sdn Bhd said, buyers were likely to adopt a wait-and-see attitude in anticipation of lower selling prices … Read more

Dwellers of Low-Cost Flats Finally Get Strata Titles

STRATA titles for three public housing projects – Taman Tun Sardon Peralihan, Taman Tun Sardon Phase Three flats and Batu Lanchang flats – have finally been issued. It is understood that some owners have been waiting more than 30 years for the titles. Penang Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said that a special sub-committee … Read more

Read This First Before Investing In Singapore Property

While Singapore has long been South East Asia’s biggest success story (with property prices to match), the current climate poses another, less rosy picture. With a declining economy and fears of a recession in the air, real estate values have hit new lows, and record numbers of agents are turning their backs on the business … Read more

House Buyers’ Burden Reduced With EPF’s Down Payment Facility

SHAH ALAM — The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), which allows members to use their contributions to pay the down payment for a house can help realise the desire of low-income workers to own their own homes. A contributor, Muhammad Sufian Daud, 31, said the convenience of using the EPF withdrawal from account two to pay the … Read more