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MK Land to Build 500 Affordable Homes in Ipoh

By Kim Wong / last year

Property developer MK Land Holdings Bhd (MK Land) will build 500 affordable housing units in Klebang and Meru here this year, its Group Chief Executive Officer, K. Mohanachandran said. He said the single-storey affordable houses would fetch below RM300,000 per unit. “However, this will depend on how fast we can get the approval for the […]

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Limit PR1MA’s Special End-Financing Scheme to First-Time Buyers, Says HBA

By Kim Wong / last year

The Special PR1MA End Financing Scheme (SPEF) and subsequent sale of 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) homes should be limited to only first-time house buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA). HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong applauded the SPEF, which will assist the lower income group to obtain financing to buy their PR1MA homes […]

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New Transportation Projects Lead to Increase of Office Relocation

By Jax Lee / last year

More firms are expected to move into Kuala Lumpur’s central business district (CBD), as connectivity is set to be significantly upgraded, while rental prices in the city’s outskirts become more similar to that in downtown, reported The Edge Property. “Companies considering relocation or setting up a new office may view the CBD as a good […]

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Mohd. Adib Aziz: I Almost Sold a Murder House!

By Jax Lee / last year

Selling a Crime Scene Nothing can beat the feeling of selling your first property. Ask any agents and they will tell you that the feeling is priceless. As for Mohd. Adib Abd. Aziz, that wasn’t the case. He was relieved that his first transaction as an agent failed. “I almost sold a crime scene!” he […]

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RM300mil Project to Create 1,000 Jobs in Perlis

By Jax Lee / last year

The RM 311.4 million mixed development project by TH Properties Sdn Bhd (TH Prop) and Perlis State Economic Development Corp (PKENPS) is expected to generate up to 1,000 jobs, reported Bernama. To contribute up to RM1.3 billion to Perlis’ economy, the project – which is one of the few mega projects of TH Prop and […]

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Bringing Affordability Back to Penang

By Kim Wong / last year

Penang, an idyllic island that freezes in time? Perhaps such description can be seen as stale and an understatement to what Penang truly is now. The evanescent island city and even its mainland territory prove to be a winner among those seeking for residential properties. If you are a fan of House Hunters International, which […]

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Rosy Outlook for Construction Sector

By Kim Wong / last year

The construction sector’s outlook remains promising this year thanks to the anticipated implementation of many large-scale developments, especially the railway projects, according to Master Builders Association Malaysia President Foo Chek. “Infrastructure projects such as the MRT Line 2 and 3, LRT2, KL-Singapore High Speed Rail, Pan Borneo Highway, East Coast Rail Line are among the […]

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Rents Fall In Singapore: Now 7th Most Expensive City In Asia

By Kim Wong / last year

Singapore is the seventh most expensive location in Asia for high-end rental accommodation this year, falling from last year’s fourth position in regional rankings. Hong Kong and Tokyo maintained the first and second place while Seoul was up two notches at the third place from fifth in 2016. This was the findings of the latest […]

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Real Estate Investment Opportunities In ASEAN Look Strong For 2017

By Kim Wong / last year

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia remains a bright spot amid a subdued global economic outlook, as ASEAN economies continue to grow at 5% per year compared to a global growth rate of 3.5% per year. According to a statement by real estate consultant JLL, Vietnam is a rising star in terms of real estate investment with strong […]

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