Make your home an income property (while you live in it)
HERE ARE SIX IDEAS YOU COULD EMPLOY TO GET YOU STARTED   Story Credit: www.onecrazyhouse.com Rent a Room Gone are the days where a roommate needed their own exit/entrance or even their own bathroom. You can rent out individual rooms as bedrooms. We let someone live in our spare... Read more
Strong performance boosts LBS Bina optimism
Multiple award-winning developer LBS Bina Group Bhd says it is heading into the new year with a strong commitment to Malaysian home buyers, citing that 92 per cent of its development focus will be on residential units. According to LBS Bina group managing director Tan Sri Lim Hock San,... 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
Mixed responses from property players
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Property industry stakeholders’ responses to Budget 2017 announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak have been mixed. According to the research division of Public Investment Bank Bhd, property-related wish lists were totally ignored with matters made worse by the 1 per cent increase... Read more
High expectations for Budget 2017
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar This week, Malaysians will once again be anticipating the national budget, with expectations of new measures to help them own their dream home. Property developers are mostly expecting the government to announce measures to ease the process for property buyers. Sunway Property, the property arm... Read more
Sustainability made affordable in Semenyih
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Most of today’s home buyers are on the lookout for sustainable developments to satisfy their yearning for green surroundings and lifestyle preferences while doing their bit for the environment. Once considered rare and expensive, sustainable developments are now becoming more commonplace on our landscape, and... Read more
Johor housing loan scheme available for first timers
The Johor government, in collaboration with AmBank Islamic Bhd, has introduced a housing loan scheme to provide Islamic home financing to help Johoreans own affordable homes. Menteri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the scheme, which offers a total of RM300 million in loans to those earning below RM5,000 a month, is expected to help at least... Read more
Too many schemes confuse house buyers, says HBA
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar House buyers do not need a new scheme to aid them in owning a home as there are many existing schemes which are underutilised, said secretary general of National House Buyers Association (HBA) Chang Kim Loong. Responding to a recent news report on the expectation... Read more
Don’t be “house poor”, cautions HBA
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Potential house buyers need to educate themselves so that they do not just aspire to own a home, but are also focussed on avoiding a situation where they become disappointed and “house poor”, warns The National House Buyers Association (HBA). “Our recommendation is to encourage... Read more
Thumbs up for hire purchase system
The cabinet has approved the implementation of a “hire purchase” system of obtaining homes to help economically challenged citizens, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. The minister said the system would be implemented under at People Housing Project (PPR) areas nationwide, including... Read more