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DANGER: Differential loan schemes can lead to bankruptcy
VIEWPOINT – The National House Buyers Association The recent announcement by the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Noh Omar on the eligibility of property developers being given money lending licence has raised some serious concerns which the National House Buyers Association (HBA) must address.... Read more
The Paradigm of urban chic
BY Basreena S. Nothing spells more convenience than residing in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur with incredible views, lush greenery, ample facilities, proximity to established neighbourhoods and easy accessibility. The Waltz Residences is one such urban oasis. Located in Taman OUG, KL, Waltz Residences is part of the Paradigm... Read more
You can contest property  valuations, says JPPH
  Owners who are dissatisfied with the valuation results of their respective properties now have an avenue to challenge or request for clarification on their reports, said the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH). JPPH is urging such individuals to lodge an appeal at the Petaling Land Office to... Read more
Developers still “iffy” about IBS
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Developers continue to have reservations using the Industrialised Building System (IBS) although the system has been around for 50 years since the government introduced it in 1966. IBS is a construction technique whereby components are manufactured at site or off site in a controlled environment, then placed... Read more
BNM: Responsible guidelines ensure affordability
BY Chris Prasad Heated debate about developers being licensed to offer money lending facilities over the past weeks has resurrected fresh criticism about banking institutions and the current environment of tough lending guidelines. Arguments on both sides of the fence regarding developer loans have brought up Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM)... Read more
Fee hike on the cards for strata homes
  BY Gunaprasath Bupalan In March this year, the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government’s urban service division undersecretary Mohammad Ridzwan Abidin  said residents should be aware that under the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757), in force since June 2015, managing bodies can resort to a... Read more
From shoplots to vibrant spaces
VENUE SPACE BY Ravena Hundal  Owning an unoccupied shoplot is more of a boon than bane these days now that the option of turning it into an event venue is on the table. A number of shoplot event spaces have been transformed into viable, money-making businesses as they cater to residents of their community. Location,... Read more
Making housing affordable to the rakyat
BY The National House Buyers Association The National House Buyers Association (HBA) acknowledges the challenges faced by the prime minister in tabling Budget 2017 in view of the slowdown in the global and regional economies and steep drop of the ringgit. HBA’s wish list to stem excessive speculation in the property sector that had caused the... Read more
Global property benefits from Middle East rebound
Having been relegated to the bottom of the global investment market in 2009, investments from the Middle East have since picked up at a tremendous rate and are now growing at a faster pace than any other cross-regional investments. World Property Journal reports that investors from the Middle East... Read more
Rich Indonesians parking cash in Singapore property
Indonesian buyers of prime property in the island state are on the rise despite the poor market environment. The Lion City may be experiencing one of the worst property slumps in its history, and while interest for luxury properties there may be waning among some foreign investors, wealthy Indonesians are surprisingly on a buying spree.... Read more