Can you trust your real estate agent?
AN ARTICLE BY:   These days, there is hardly a home purchase done without the aid of a real estate agent. Having a real estate agent as an intermediator can provide the seller with immeasurable convenience and vital protection to both parties. Having an agent means house owners will... Read more
Iskandar Malaysia rakes in over RM200bil
Iskandar Malaysia doubters now have reason to reassess their views as the latest numbers suggest that the special economic region is living up to its billing. Established in 2006 as the prime economic and development corridor in the southern region of the country, Iskandar has recorded RM208 billion in... Read more
Don’t be “house poor”, cautions HBA
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Potential house buyers need to educate themselves so that they do not just aspire to own a home, but are also focussed on avoiding a situation where they become disappointed and “house poor”, warns The National House Buyers Association (HBA). “Our recommendation is to encourage... Read more
Quality with tranquility
BY Aalia Mokhtar People residing in southern Klang Valley will be very familiar with Jade Hills as it is a place may have long aspired to live in. Located in Kajang, Selangor, the gated-and-guarded residential enclave is a tropical paradise with an oriental theme. One of the newest offerings... Read more
Industry pleads with banks to ‘ease up’
BY Chris Prasad The plea for financial institutions to ease up on their current stringent housing loan application process and low approval rate is getting louder and louder, especially among industry professionals who say the prolonged tough loan climate is becoming detrimental to the property sector and the economy... Read more
HBA’s lawsuit obtains greenlight
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Lawyers of the National House Buyers Association (HBA) have been granted the ‘leave of court’ to pursue the legal action against the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) and Controller of Housing (CH). The lawyers, who have volunteered to represent buyers who... Read more
Lion city not ready to lift cooling measures
Despite pressure from consumers, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) believes that it is still too early for the government to consider lifting the stringent property cooling measures currently in place. According to local news reports from the Island Republic, the managing director of MAS Ravi Menon said the... Read more
Thumbs up for hire purchase system
The cabinet has approved the implementation of a “hire purchase” system of obtaining homes to help economically challenged citizens, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. The minister said the system would be implemented under at People Housing Project (PPR) areas nationwide, including... Read more
Bahrain full-ownership decision sparks market interest
A recent decision by the Bahraini government to allow foreigners 100 per cent ownership in various sectors of the property market is expected to generate fresh investment interest in the country. As an investment haven, the Middle-Eastern kingdom has trailed behind more established hotspots like Dubai and Abu Dhabi,... Read more
Andaman’s RM1 property deal
Known for its unique marketing strategies, Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd has stepped it up a notch recently, with the offer of a house for just RM1! Launching its Andaman GRAB House @ RM 1 campaign last week, the company said it has teamed up with Wonderlist to deliver... Read more