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Setia Ecohill To Launch Final Block of Affordable Apartments

By Kim Wong / last year

Setia EcoHill will be launching its final block of D’Camellia Apartments this weekend. D’Camellia which is under Setia EcoHill’s affordable homes offer is a freehold project comprising of two 18-storey residential towers with a total of 635 units. Block 1 was launched in Oct last year, saw a take up rate of 70%. The encouraging […]

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HBA Propose Income-allocation Mechanism For PR1MA Home Buyers

By Kim Wong / last year

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — There should be an allocation mechanism by the government for buyers of Projek Perumahan 1Malaysia (PR1MA) homes following the new income eligibility which has been increased from RM10,000 to RM15,000. The House Buyers Association (HBA) said as more people from the middle income group are now eligible to own PR1MA homes, […]

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Foreign Direct Investments Benefit Malaysia’s Economy

By Jax Lee / last year

JOHOR BAHRU — Foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country, including Johor, will not only have ripple effects in terms of a spillover of economic activities but also assist in the socio-economic development of the people in the long-run. While there are many “wild allegations” saying that bringing in FDIs could jeopardise national sovereignty and […]

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Report Claims No Signs of Housing Bubble

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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MCKIPSB Eyes RM10bil Investments

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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People Unhappy Over Budget Hotel Close To Mosque

By Jax Lee / last year

Some people are protesting the Penang Island City Council’s decision to permit a five-storey building next to Qaryah Masjid Jamek Benggali in Leith Street to be transformed into a low-cost hotel. According to mosque Chairman Mohd Omar Ab Kadir, they hope the city council would change their mind, as the area is not suitable for […]

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Malaysia Listed as One of the Best Places to Retire

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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Secondary Market to Continue to Drive Property Market

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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Property Industry To Remain Lacklustre This Year – AllianceDBS Research

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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Dwellers of Low-Cost Flats Finally Get Strata Titles

By Jax Lee / last year

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 […]

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