Investment

Top 3 Priorities when purchasing a property
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So you may have read our how-to guide on purchasing your own home, and you may have even managed to accumulate enough funds for a down-payment on a home – but before you go ahead and seal the deal by signing on the dotted line, we highly recommend taking a look at these top three priorities…

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Change the landscape of the Malaysian property market with your opinion
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Will it be sunny skies or dark clouds ahead for Malaysia’s property market? There are things we already know – such as the fact that even more homes remain unsold than last year. There are things we won’t know until we discover them – like what reasonable measures could help to house 80 percent of…

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Seeing the light when it seems dark outside
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By Kevin Eichenberger Despite the dark clouds apparently forming over the real estate industry, some signs of a continuing boom can still be found. Some people are of the opinion that there is a bubble around Malaysia’s property market – and that it will burst sooner rather than later. If you’ve ever worried about keeping…

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Ask Me Anything: A head start on investing
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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu ‘Ask Me Anything’ is a platform for the public to inquire about literally anything related to real estate. At some point in our lives, some of us will allow ourselves the fantasy of someday becoming wealthy – though, in this day and age, you need to do more than just make…

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Opportunities from residential overhang
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BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Property agents view the country’s residential overhang as an opportunity to sell, real estate agency Cornerstone Realty executive director Wong Yau Long said. Wong expects the overhang situation in the country to remain unchanged until next year. The situation is unlikely to worsen, however, because developers have adjusted their…

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Rehda calls for lowering of house prices following construction tax exemption
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PETALING JAYA: Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) president Datuk Soam Heng Choon called on the developers to adjust the pricing of the houses to reflect the savings brought on by the government’s recent policy changes. He said the organisation would present their case on the price savings to the government before the announcement…

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Top developers come to town
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By Ng Pau Ling pauline@thestar.com.my Lifestyle estates enhance living quality and growth of Shah Alam THE landscape of Shah Alam is littered with different types of landed property in low-density housing arrangements. According to the MBSA City Plan 2020, residential property developments account for 16.85% (5,108.47 ha) of the total land-use area of 30,310.72 ha…

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Rehda identifies key focus areas to improve public housing
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By Hakim Hassan PETALING JAYA: Based on the research findings from the research arm of the Real Estate Housing Developers Association (Rehda), Rehda Institute presented their findings on the current market situation and suggested ways on improving on social and public housing. Some issues were divided into nine different categories, touching on various issues and…

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Builders of Bukit Jalil: The hands that laid the foundation
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By Ng Pau Ling pauline@thestar.com.my THE advent of an international sporting event led to the successful transformation of Bukit Jalil, with an increasing number of developers arriving at the scene. The pioneer Berjaya Land Bhd, the pioneer developer in Bukit Jalil. It started in the early 1990s by building the 18-hole Bukit Jalil Golf and Country…

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Savills presents a macro analysis on the Malaysian property market
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By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.my   BUKIT JALIL: Despite alarming reports from (NAPIC) about the increase of 65% of unsold properties, the market isn’t as weak as speculated, said Savills Malaysia executive chairman Datuk Christopher Boyd. Speaking last week at Trinity Office, he said that most of the units stock should not have been built in…

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