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A sen for your rental housing thoughts
BY Kate May It’s a fact that Germans can’t be bothered to buy a house as they like how their housing system works. According to rich-country think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, more than 93 per cent of German respondents tell pollsters they are satisfied... Read more
Asia Pacific realty softens, China bucks trend
Commercial real estate investment in Asia Pacific has seen a general slowdown across the region but appetite for mainland Chinese real estate remains robust, South China Morning Post reported, quoting analysts. Completed sales of properties in the region, excluding development sites, totalled US$30.4 billion (RM129.27 billion) in the third... Read more
Out of a total of 17,546 applications received for Rumah Selangorku, 8,770 have been rejected since the programme was introduced in 2012, Bernama reported. State Housing, Building and Urban Settler Management Committee chairman Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad said the applications were rejected following strict conditions imposed by financial institutions.... Read more
Blame it on bad attitude, not nature
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Fire incidents in public buildings, especially hospitals and schools, are unthinkable as they are expected to be safe and secure for occupancy, said national chairman of Fire Prevention Council Malaysia (FIPCOM), Datuk Dr Soh Chai Hock. According to Soh, some buildings are relying on temporary certificates and... Read more
The Estate: Adding Value to a Prime Address
BY Chris Prasad There is little doubt that the current economic environment demands a heightened measure of prudence when it comes to property purchasing. This is true for everybody, from the bottom to the top of the economic scale, because market uncertainties have forced us to be more judicious... Read more
Renovations and how  to avoid shoddy work
The contractors and renovations marketplace can be daunting. Coupled with your lack of knowledge and experience, you may find yourself living with flaky walls and leaky bathrooms. This article is about basic home renovations and what you need to know about priming, flooring and air-conditioning. Having a good coat... Read more
Global economic and banking crisis looming
BY Ernest Cheong We are living in very perilous times. Since the beginning of 2015, the economic situation in Malaysia has worsened in tandem with the worsening global economy particularly in Europe and the United States. Reuters reported in 2015 that falling oil prices have driven Malaysia’s current account... Read more
Counteractions against counterfeit commitments
BY Prisca Teh Buyers of the Alpinia double-storey terrace houses in the Bandar Putra Kulai township within Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, were unhappy upon handover when they discovered numerous unexpected defects in their homes. Highlighted in Property360 three weeks ago, the buyers had signed on the dotted line with high hopes... Read more