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AkzoNobel’s colour of the year 2019 (and how to use it)
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BY NG PAU LING The past two years has seen the world being filled with turmoil and unrest; the sense of uncertainty around the globe had prompted people to close their door for inner retreats and emotional energy replenishment. However, after a period of self-adjustment and recharge, moving on to 2019, the market sentiment finally…

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Budget 2019: Highlights of the property market
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is tabling Budget 2019 in Parliament, the first federal budget by the Pakatan Harapan government.The tabling of the Supply Bill (Budget) 2019 will commence before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, and will be debated by the Members of Parliament at the policy level from Nov…

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Contest: Calling all ghostbusters!
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Trick or Treat?! Halloween is here! Do you see the mischevious ghost lurking around the corner? Legend has it, there were FIVE fresh-faced writers in the team of StarProperty.my during last year’s Halloween season, hoping to carve out a new future here. They were trapped here ever since… lying low, bidding for their time… weeping for…

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What do the “unsold” and “overhang” numbers mean in the residential property market?
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BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my The issue of supply-demand imbalance in the property market has been highlighted since 2015, and the number of overhang and unsold residential properties in the nation have worsened every year. What do the “unsold” and “overhang” numbers mean in the residential property market? In the first quarter of 2018 (1Q 2018),…

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The residential overhang in the local property market from 2014 to 2018 Q1
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BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my   The issue of supply-demand imbalance in the property market has been highlighted since 2015, and the number of overhang and unsold residential properties in the nation have worsened every year. In the first quarter of 2018 (1Q 2018), the unsold residential units stood at 100,459 units, increasing from 99,246…

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65% increase for the property priced RM500,000 and below
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By Viktor Chong PETALING JAYA: Despite the contraction in the number of housing units launched, properties within the price segment of RM500,000 and below experienced a jump to 65% in the first half of the year from 52% recorded in the second half of 2017. According to the REHDA Property Industry Survey 1H 2018, most…

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Shopping centres in Malaysia: does size matter? Part I
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Contributed by Henry Butcher Retail managing director Tan Hai Hsin It is already a lifestyle for Malaysian consumers to visit shopping centres, especially during the weekend. A shopping mall is after all, a relaxing spot with free air-conditioning and it makes for a good place for a family outing, family gathering or perhaps a movie day….

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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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Reducing the potential of a break-in
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The story is part of the three-part series which touches on safety and security aspects of owning a home. Read the first part of the story here By  Hakim Hassan and Tharmini Kenas PETALING JAYA: IN an interview with StarProperty.my, Prevent Crime Now safety specialist Shamir Rajadurai highlighted that about 50 homes are broken into each day, and the…

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Adapting to tough times
(from left): Joharudin Samion, Ernest Towle, Liow Toh Sen, Teo Ki Yuee, Mahayuddin Makmin, Ngoh Wei Ching, Hazri Bin Abdul Aziz, and Star Media Group Johor Bureau chief Nelson Benjamin during the judging session.  

Johor developers impress judges with their flexibility in meeting market demand EARLIER this year, industry experts predicted a stable property market with a slight upward trend. But soon after Malaysia’s historic GE14 of May 9, circumstances changed and public sentiment fluctuated. The introduction of new policies together with the cancellation of several mega projects have affected…

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