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Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 17:10 PM

Haunted homes around Malaysia

By Kevin EichenbergerSome abandoned properties get a bad rap – if someone died, by suicide or grisly murder, chances are that property gets labelled as haunted and nobody will want to live there ever again.Halloween is right around the corner, so it seemed only appropriate that we at StarProperty...

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 16:10 PM

Sunway Property acquires Wangsa Maju site for RM36.97mil

Artist impression of Sunway Avila, sited 200m from the newly acquired parcel of land.KUALA LUMPUR: Master community developer Sunway Property recently acquired a parcel of freehold land measuring 3.7 acres in Wangsa Maju for RM36.97 mil for a proposed residential development.Located 550m from the...

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 15:10 PM

Top five tips when selling your house

Selling your house on the secondary market isn’t rocket science. For some, it is merely a matter of placing it on the market and waiting for house buyers to come knocking. But what happens if your house has been up on the market for quite awhile. Financial constraints may require you to...

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 10:10 AM

Budget 2020 paves way for foreign property ownership

The unveiling of Budget 2020 has brought about mixed reactions from the people. It is common for some to lean on the dark side of pessimism while others foresee a positive light on the horizon. Speculation is rife as many scramble to determine its macroscopic impact, and tacitly, the ripple effects...

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 09:10 AM

A rebuttal to property valuer Mary Lau's article "What’s In A Rate?"

Contributed by Honorary Secretary-General of the National House Buyers Association Datuk Chang Kim LoongA rebuttal to property valuer Mary Lau's article "What’s In A Rate?"The National House Buyers Association (HBA) recognises the fact that there is great diversity of mixed-use strata...

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 17:10 PM

Eight hot topics slated for StarProperty Central i-City Fair

By Joseph Wongjosephwong@thestar.com.myKUALA LUMPUR: Eight prominent experts have crafted their hot topics to be presented at the StarProperty Fair at Central i-City in Shah Alam.These topics include how to increase the value of properties, avoid three main traps when buying your first property,...

Friday, 25 Oct 2019 14:10 PM

What you should know when buying into strata living

Contributed by Mary LauWhat should purchasers be aware of at the point of sale, if the legislation is amended to allow different rates to be used from the developer-managed period?Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash.In addition to the Schedule of Parcels, which has to be exhibited at the sales office,...

Friday, 25 Oct 2019 14:10 PM

Fixing the Strata Management Act (SMA) 2013

Contributed by Mary LauSingapore apparently has a proven solution to all this. So why is there so much resistance towards mirroring the Singaporean equivalent of the Strata Management Act 2013 (SMA 2013) – the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA)?Photo by Peter Nguyen on...

Friday, 25 Oct 2019 14:10 PM

What’s in a rate?

Contributed by Mary LauThe recent Court of Appeal case overturning the High Court decision in the case of Muhamad Nazri Bin Muhamad vs JMB Menara Rajawali and Denflow Sdn Bhd has met with protests from professionals in the property industryAccording to Mary Lau, an owner who is affected by...

Friday, 25 Oct 2019 14:10 PM

Thematic townships to attract foreign house buyers?

By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.myIt is no secret that Malaysian policymakers are interested in attracting foreign property investment, especially with the market in a glut. With the Budget 2020 nudging the nation towards that direction, the intention is undeniable.According to Chur...

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