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Get posh and glam at Sunway Velocity
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SUNWAY Velocity Mall recently launched its first fashion-and-beauty campaign called Posh & Glam, which brought to the fore the mall’s fashion, beauty, eyewear, timepiece and sports outlets. The campaign ran from June 29 to July 29, featuring redemptions, contests and activities for fashionistas. Together with a media event on July 19 at the Vanity Atrium…

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Adverse effects from new tax unlikely said economist
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By Hakim Hassan hakim@thestar.com.my PETALING JAYA: The implementation of the latest Sales and Service Tax (SST) which would replace the already repealed Goods and Services Tax (GST) in September is unlikely to have a negative impact on the property market, according to IQI chief economist Shan Saeed. “The new tax would not make a significant…

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Vote for your preferred real estate agent and agency for SREA 2018 to win gifts worth RM10,000
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By Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my An excellent Real Estate Negotiator (REN) is a prominent figure in property dealings and plays a significant role in the real estate industry. Their listings, sales, marketing, after-sales service and professionalism create impacts in the industry. Real estate agencies act as a platform where negotiators of the highest calibre and work…

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StarProperty.my is back in Klang Valley with new fair
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By Hakim Hassan PETALING JAYA: StarProperty.my Fair is back with their latest iteration in Sunway Pyramid, displaying some of the best developments in the country for potential house buyers within the Klang Valley who are eyeing for a new home. The fair, which is happening from 10 to 12 Aug would feature developers namely, Guocoland…

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Johor’s Iskandar Malaysia records RM4.3bil in property transactions
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PETALING JAYA: Johor, which made headlines last year as the state with the highest number of overhang properties, now takes the No. 2 spot, after Selangor, with the most transactions sealed in Q1 2018. According to a report by the National Property Information Centre, of the recorded 10,058 transactions valued at RM4.33bil, Iskandar Malaysia –…

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Johor’s appealing factors
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CONTRIBUTING over RM11.4bil to the tourism industry, Johor has several factors that made it possible to grab the number three spot, behind Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, in attracting tourists to Malaysia. As the southern-most state in peninsular Malaysia, Johor’s location has made it accessible via land, sea and air. Connected to the east and west…

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Investors transforming Johor’s property sector
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Johor is an advantageous location for developers and investors alike. The state received added leverage when it was made the Southern Economic Corridor in 2006. “The presence of overseas developers has changed the landscape of the Johor property market, as well as the behaviour of local developers and Johoreans,” said Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents…

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Honouring key players in Johor’s progress
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WITH an estimated population of 3.75 million, the Johor government has put in extra efforts to increase the employability rate of its citizens. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) under the Johor Skills Development Department’s master plan aims to train a skilled workforce to improve the employability and entrepreneurship of Malaysians. “This comprehensive…

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Size doesn’t matter for these small tiny homes
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With a “less is more” message, these developments capitalise on the lack of space with a clutter-free approach. Featuring energy efficient units, smart home systems and superb connectivity, potential homebuyers should never underestimate these small contenders. Bell Suites, Sunsuria City, Sepang Bell Suites offer innovative living with SOHO homes ranging from 450sq ft to corner…

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Iskandar Malaysia to reach target
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PETALING JAYA: Reaching a cumulated investment of RM262bil as at March 2018, Iskandar Malaysia is expected to reach the targeted investment of RM383bil by 2025. Initially aimed at achieving RM176bil over the 10-year period from 2013-2022, the newly recorded investment has surpassed the target, with another four years still to go. Iskandar Regional Development Authority…

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