Liberty Arc in ‘Little Hong Kong’ enjoys good take-up
BY Pavither Sidhu Young professionals and first-time buyers who desire a lavish property and exciting lifestyle options may want to take a look at Liberty Arc, the first phase of the 87-acre metropolitan Ampang Ukay development. The latter is envisioned to be the “Little Hong Kong of KL” offering... Read more
Prime central London market flat, the City hot
Only properties that are priced realistically in the prime central London market are selling as tax change has impacted the sector, according to the latest analysis report from agents Strutt & Parker published on news service site PropertyWire. However, the report said the sector is still attractive to overseas... Read more
Can HSR put the market back on track?
BY Chris Prasad A slight buzz has crept back into the lacklustre property market since Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong signed the historic agreement to proceed with the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project on Dec 13. More than a huge step in bilateral ties, it... Read more
PM kicks off 8 Pan Borneo Highway packages
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak officially launched eight packages of the Pan Borneo Highway earlier this week, costing a total of RM12.5 billion. The eight packages make up part of the total 11 packages earmarked for the alignment of the highway in Sarawak, a project which is currently... Read more
Lee: Expect slight improvement
The marginal improvement in economic growth is likely to result in a slight improvement for the property industry next year, said Second Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong. Lee said gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by between 4 per cent and 5 per cent in... Read more
10 things to do before buying a house
BY Alia Mokhtar American politician, businessman and professor Kenny Guinn once said that there is something permanent and something extremely profound in owning a home. Buying your dream home can be daunting and a confusing journey especially for those who fall short in understanding the rudiments of this process.... Read more
One million affordable homes to be completed by 2018
The government is confident of achieving its target of developing one million affordable houses by 2018, said Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique. Halimah said only 23.3 per cent or 268,018 units needed to be built to complete the target because 76.7... Read more
BY Brianne Aeria-Ruffin Buying a home is one of those unique experiences in life that can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. Despite the swing in house prices, purchasing a home remains one of the best investments you could make, and with this in mind, it... Read more
Moscow project could be new prototype for cities
Renowned architect firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, whose prominent works include Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, has been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in the Russian capital, adjacent to the new business district of Moscow City. The project will be the first urban plan in the capital to... Read more
It’s on: HSR deal a boon for  real estate
BY Aalia Mokhtar Malaysia and Singapore signed the agreement on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) this week. The rail link, when completed, is expected to reduce the travel time of about five hours on road between the Malaysian capital and the Lion City to only 90 minutes. Prime... Read more