Home-seeking solutions under one roof
The first tech-based real estate portal in Malaysia called Bumbung, which was launched recently, is looking to provide long-term solutions to home seekers and real estate agents. The website,, is designed to aid property hunters by allowing them to make informed decisions with established and reputable real-estate agents.... Read more
Zhuoyuan signs MoU with MM2H agencies
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  To boost the international appeal of it Paradiso Nuova Medini project in Nusajaya, developer Zhuoyuan Iskandar Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) that will see the property being promoted under the expatriate home ownership programme. The... Read more
Auction market to fire up
BY Chris Prasad While rising non-performing loan (NPL) figures do not paint a pretty picture for the overall economy, some property market experts predict that there could be an unintentional positive flipside to the situation. Industry professionals engaged in the secondary market believe that the threat of increased loan... Read more
Strong interest for  Melia Residences
Despite the soft property market conditions in Johor, UEM Sunrise Bhd’s Melia Residences saw rapid sales within the first two days of its launch, surpassing the original target of three to six months. The group’s chief operating officer of commercial, Raymond Cheah said to date, it has achieved a... Read more
SP Setia banks on  ‘10:90’ to boost sales
    BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The slow market is prompting many developers to seek out innovative marketing schemes to improve sales, but leading developer SP Setia Bhd seems to have found the Midas touch in the employment of the 10:90 method of housing delivery. The group’s executive vice... Read more
The secret to spotting rising value
Prices are sky high! No matter how many times you’ve heard it said, this statement never fails to make you shudder – especially if you have not secured a permanent home for your family. Of course, once you have made a purchase, news of rising prices will be seen... Read more
Separate quit rent billing  (on strata titles) possible?
   By The National House Buyers Association (HBA)  Case 1: For 15 years, more than 50 owners of 90 condominium units diligently contributed their share of quit rent, apportioned by the developer’s surveyor, to their developer. They were shocked when they made checks at the Wilayah Land Office and... Read more
The scary truth about affordability
A QUESTION OF WHAT MALAYSIANS CAN (OR CAN’T) AFFORD IN 2016 BY Ernest Cheong In addition to the economic recession, there is no denying that the property bubble vis-à-vis the Malaysian property market has burst as evidenced by: i) Rapid increase in property prices from 2010 to 2014 ii)... Read more
Property-related crimes on the rise
More disturbing than news that Malaysia’s crime index has recorded a 4.6 per cent increase is the fact that most of these were property-related crimes, according to the Federal Police’s Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department. Its director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said a total of 38,877 crimes... Read more
KPKT supports green campaign
  Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will be providing its expertise and in-kind support for Pahlawan Planet, a campaign designed to educate, cultivate and reinforce a culture of caring for the environment by embracing the 4Rs – Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The campaign, organised... Read more