Smart homes coming soon
  BY Pavither Sidhu    During our grandparents’ time, a swimming pool was considered a luxury only the super rich were privileged to enjoy. These days, it is usually the first-listed facility in any typical residential project. Looking forward, we wonder what extravagant features of today will become standard... Read more
Buy, but value first
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Malaysians were recently served with another debate between certain politicians, leading some to give a second thought to the matter of home valuation, asking, “Do we know the value of a house before buying it?” The answer is yes, we should and would know the... Read more
Long road to recovery
  BY Chris Prasad Positive signs may be creeping into the market, but the path to recovery will be long and sluggish, say industry experts. While the market expects to see marginal improvements in sale transactions in the second half of this year, many property consultants predict that it... Read more
  If there is one word to describe the current market condition, it is “bewildering”. This was voiced by the past president of Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, Siva Shanker, at the 2016 Malaysian Annual Real Estate Convention held in Connexion @ Nexus last week. Speaking on how to... Read more
Unravelling property valuation in Malaysia
By Ernest Cheong For many adult Malaysians, at some point in their journey towards achieving their life-long ambition of owning a property, be it for investment or for self-occupation, whether it is a house, condominium, apartment or shop, they will inevitably require the services of a valuer. Who is a valuer? What... Read more
By Chris Prasad   The current volatile state of the foreign exchange market is causing a ruckus across global economies. The strength of the United States Dollar (USD), the weakening of the Euro and our very own plummeting ringgit is giving rise to much cause for concern in terms... Read more
Property still top pick for Malaysia’s ultra-wealthy
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Residential properties in KL are expected to appeal to the Malaysia’s UHNWIs this year with 36% planning to purchase them. Despite a gloomy forecast, property remains the favoured form of investment for Malaysia’s ultra-high-nettworth individuals (UHNWI), with properties in the retail sector topping the list, according to Knight Frank’s recently... Read more
The recently released Property Market Report 2014 by the National Property Information Centre (Napic) paints a sombre picture for the once-vibrant Sarawak property landscape. Napic figures revealed that the market in the East Malaysian state was relatively stagnant in 2014. While there were 27,538 transactions recorded last year (valued... Read more
By Kent Tan The latest report published in Malaysia Property Market 2014 has shed some positive light on the market, which has been restrained by anti-speculation measures. There is a slight increase in the property sector, marking a marginal growth of 0.8 per cent in market volume and 13.5... Read more
Prime office rents in the capital city grew by 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, making it second only to Bangkok, Thailand in a list of Southeast Asian countries that have seen positive growth in this period. According to Knight Frank Asia Pacific’s recently released Asia-Pacific Prime... Read more