Southern expansion and the Puchong gateway
BY Chris Prasad By now, most Malaysians would have come to terms with the fact that the economy is not as healthy as it once was, and that it may take some time before we return to solid ground. Naturally, in the current environment of uncertainty, many of our... Read more
Broken hopes and dented dreams
A dream home can turn into an absolute nightmare if due diligence is not practiced BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar So, you have gone through the whole process of purchasing your dream home and finally you received the keys. To your dismay, you discovered several defects in the property. Do you... Read more
Sagajuta wind-up triggers calls for law change in Sabah
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar A High Court decision to grant a winding-up order on Sagajuta (Sabah) Sdn Bhd has stirred a hornet’s nest in the east Malaysian state, leading to a chorus of calls to review Sabah’s building by-laws. Api Api Assemblywoman Christina Liew pointed out that the... Read more
Not just an address, but a destination
  BY Pavither Sidhu   In addition to creating sustainable developments, many developers are incorporating green innovations even during construction periods. These green efforts are being recognised by various building authorities which have been accrediting such developments, lending further support for sustainable developments. Along this line, Mah Sing Group... Read more
A total of 9,665 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country for failing to settle their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) with arrears amounting to RM150 million, the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) said. In a statement, LHDN said that the travel restrictions were also imposed on 116,836 Malaysians... Read more
Sunway REIT to buy land  in Penang   
  By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Sunway Real Investment Trust (Sunway REIT) has proposed to acquire a parcel of land in Seberang Jaya, Penang for the extension of the Sunway Carnival Shopping Mall. Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd (SRM), the manager of Sunway REIT, said that a 3.3-acre plot will... Read more
Cash-rich investors to emerge big winners in 2016
BY Chris Prasad Halfway into the year and we are beginning to get a clearer picture of where market trends are heading. At the onset of 2016, property investors were bombarded with an onslaught of predictions, many offering contrasting perspectives, which did more to stoke uncertainty rather that allay... Read more
Landed properties still in demand
  Figures released from the National Property Information Centre may Indicate that the market is heavily focused on the development of stratified residential properties, but that does not mean that demand for landed properties has diminished, says major industry player LBS Bina Bhd. The company said, from its perspective,... Read more
Ametis adds lustre to  Subang Bestari
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Given the scarcity and cost of space today, the prospect of owning a spacious luxury abode in a strategic location, backed by excellent connectivity, has become a key aspiration. Many developers understand this, moving away from the orthodox mansion-in-the-countryside definition of luxury to provide spacious abodes... Read more
Irama Wangsa’s final block launched
  The final block of Irama Wangsa in Wangsa Maju,by Benéton Properties Sdn Bhd, was launched last week at a minimum selling price of RM750,000 or RM600psf. Block C comprises 200 units with built-ups ranging between 1,206sq ft and 1,637sq ft in three different layouts with choices of three... Read more