The ongoing quest for affordability
BY Gunaprasath Bupalan KUALA LUMPUR — In Malaysia today, we are faced with a strange irony. Despite the continued rise of prices, demand for property remains strong (especially in the residential sub-segment). It is evident that home ownership is a major priority among our countrymen, which means the drive... Read more
Rate cuts won’t help much
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The interest rate cut following the reduction of the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR), though seems to be good news for house buyers, will not contribute much to the market as the real problem is not the interest rate but the lending liquidity. According to Kenanga... Read more
Epic homes that deliver a signature lifestyle
  BY Pavither Sidhu The township of Puchong has seen tremendous expansion since its establishment in the 1980s with newer townships emerging within the greater Puchong area from once-abandoned land and former plantations, resulting in a population boom. Clearly, Puchong is showing no signs of slowing down with the... Read more
KLites owe big debt to DBKL
More than RM100 million in uncollected assessment taxes and rental is owed to KL City Hall (DBKL) from 2015, says KL mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz. Much of the unpaid sum, he said, was from public housing schemes and rentals from fresh food markets. He announced... Read more
Property management in its infancy
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Property management in Malaysia is going on the right path but is currently only taking its ‘baby steps’,” said Datuk Pretam Singh. He said although the number of strata developments in the country is growing fast, the enforcement for their regulation is only at its... Read more
Save energy,  save money
BY Basreena S. The term “going green” is so widespread that it has become the current “it” factor in residential projects. These sustainable efforts are not just kind to the environment but also to our pockets as they promise lower utility bills, not to mention greater comfort. So how... Read more
Progress spells pain for Johor fishing community
BY Chris Prasad The multi-billion ringgit Forest City development, taking shape on reclaimed land off the southern coast of Malaysia and close to Singapore, has generated plenty of international attention – but not all of it good. The RM169.26 billion futuristic “eco-city” promises a vibrant landscape of high-rises and... Read more
 Banks sluggish on rate change
BY Livian Lin KUALA LUMPUR – Although Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) overnight policy rate (OPR) reduction was warmly greeted by the general public, the real test of any positive impact lies in how quickly banks embrace the rate changes and aggressively promote the new rates. On this count, some... Read more
House buyers DENIED rights by Housing Controller
VIEWPOINT: BY the National House Buyers Association Malaysia   By the stroke of a pen, a group of house buyers have been denied their rights and made to suffer for the benefit of those who caused the suffering. The delivery of vacant possession for their purchases was delayed, and after... Read more
Mah Sing unveils Cerrado in Southville City
BY Chris Prasad Consistent growth along the southern frontier of Greater Kuala Lumpur has done much to change perceptions about areas that were once considered “outpost communities”. Among those that have benefitted is the township of Bangi, lying 25km south of KL city limits along the route to Seremban,... Read more