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StarPropertyTV (Video): Of Law and Tenancy
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The escalation of property prices has forced many to resort to renting a home rather than owning. As such, the topic Tenancy in Malaysia has become one of great discussion in recent times. On this episode, StarPropertyTV spoke to Hartamas Real Estate associate director Christopher Chan and Amir Toh Francis & Partners lawyer Ivan Chan…

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StarPropertyTV (Video): How to turn your property into a homestay
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As rental yields fall in a soft property market, investors will need to opt for more creative methods to maximise their return on investment. One of the methods that is becoming increasingly popular is short-term rentals, or more commonly known as home-sharing or homestays. To learn how to transform one’s unit into a homestay, StarPropertyTV…

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SkyWorld sets up centre for quality construction of projects
Quality centre: Fadillah (centre) officiating at the ground-breaking ceremony of the centre. With him are (from left) Siew, Ng, Ahmad Fauzi and Lee.  

PETALING JAYA: SkyWorld Development Group is investing RM3.8mil in the 13,000 sq ft SkyWorld Quality Centre, which acts as a benchmark for quality construction for all SkyWorld developments. Being the first of its kind, the centre is earmarked for completion in September 2017 and boasts 10 functional areas such as the SkyWorld lounge, a mini…

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Rehda: Pick-up in H216 property sales
Its president Datuk Seri FD Iskandar(filepic), who was revealing Rehda’s Property Industry Survey for the second half of 2016 and Market Outlook for the first half of 2017 yesterday, said end-financing remains the major problem for unsold units and loan rejection, especially for properties priced at RM700,000 and below.  

BY EUGENE MAHALINGAM PETALING JAYA: Total property launches and sales nearly doubled in the second half of last year compared with the first half of 2016, despite a glut in the sector, according to the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda). According to a survey comprising 165 of its members, a total of 13,276…

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StarPropertyTV (Video): How to DOUBLE your personal wealth
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StarPropertyTV invited Malaysia’s business growth expert, Jeevan Sahadevan to tell us the secrets to growing in the workplace and building wealth. In this interview, Jeevan covered a wide range of interesting topics, including how to be a millionaire, how employees can enhance their value, how to double one’s personal wealth and so on. He also…

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Southeast Asia manufacturing sector advancing at China’s expense
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Manufacturers shift to cheaper markets as Chinese economy moves up the value chain Singapore, 18 April 2017 – Southeast Asian countries are winning manufacturers over from China due to lower costs, rising domestic consumption and improving infrastructure. A new report from real estate consultant JLL predicts this will deliver a significant boost for industrial property…

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S P Setia awarded Toh Tuck Road site by Urban Redevelopment Authority
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SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s No. 1 Property Developer, S P Setia Berhad Group through its subsidiary S P Setia International (S) Pte Ltd was awarded the tender for the popular Toh Tuck Road site today by URA. This site will be home to S P Setia Berhad Group’s third development in Singapore. Dato’ Khor Chap Jen, CEO…

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Property sector recorded 11.5% fall in volume in 2016
Affordable houses continued to be in demand with more than 65% of the residential transactions within RM300,000 and below.  

BY EUGENE MAHALINGAM KAJANG: The local property segment recorded a 11.5% decline in volume and 3% drop in value last year compared with 2015, as the market continued to remain soft, said the Valuation & Property Services Department (JPPH). In a statement, it said more than 320,000 transactions worth RM145.41bil were recorded last year, with…

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Owners upset over RM10mil land premium for revived Gombak project
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PROPERTY buyers of Astana Square in Taman Daya, Selayang, want the Gombak Land Office to speed up and resolve the land title issues for the abandoned project. After almost two decades of waiting for the project to be completed, buyers said they now had been slapped with a notice to pay RM10mil in land premiums….

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‘Ratepayers can still appeal’
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BY GRACE CHEN THOUGH Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) has not given a definite answer on possible reductions or discounts for the 2017 assessment bill hike, it has asked property owners, both residential and commercial, to submit their appeals. “If owners are renting out their shoplots below what is stated in the value in our assessment bill,…

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