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Budget 2019: What’s in it for property?
SOLUTIONS IN SIGHT FOR HOME SEEKERS WHO HAVE LONG BEEN WAITING IN THE WINGS BY Zoe Phoon Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the Pakatan Harapan government’s inaugural budget in Parliament on Nov 2. This is the first federal spending plan by a new administration after 61 years following... Read more
LBS makes Top Honour list at ‘best brands’ award
COMPANY CONTINUES RUN AGAINST THE GRAIN OF A SLOW ECONOMY WITH A STRING OF SUCCESSES Township developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) was recently honoured with two awards for its exemplary practices at The BrandLaureate Prominent Business BestBrands Award 2018. Recognised for going beyond the call of duty in... Read more
Newsflash: Better home discounts for firemen
The government is looking to recognise the service and dedication of firemen in the country by subsidising a portion of the cost of affordable homes for staff of the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba). Earlier this week, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the government could allocate... Read more
Residential co-living trend picking up in Asia
ASIAN MILLENNIALS ARE NOW SHARING MORE THAN WORK SPACES AND TRANSPORT BY Chris Prasad A recent report by international property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), entitled “Bridging the Housing Gap”, reveals that Asian millennials are now beginning to adopt a more communal attitude towards living as a means to... Read more
Market could stabilise in 2018, says MIEA
HEALTHY ECONOMIC GROWTH MIGHT FINALLY PULL PROPERTY SECTOR OUT OF THE RUT THIS YEAR Malaysians can expect the property market to finally stabilise in 2018, says the Malaysian Institute of Real Estate Agents (MIEA). This outlook, it said, was based on the general consensus of active agents engaged in... Read more
Double joy for SP SETIA at MPA 2017
  There was double success for SP Setia at the recent Malaysia Property Award 2017, with two awards going their way – the Affordable Housing award and the much-coveted Master Plan Gold award. Organised by FIABCI-Malaysia, the glitzy award gala ceremony offers recognition to outstanding Malaysian developers and their... Read more
Of UK rate hikes and waning buyer, seller interest
 BY Zoe Phoon The Bank of England has hiked its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, from record lows of 0.25% to 0.5% on Nov 2. The move is widely expected to affect millions of households as rates on savings, mortgages and other... Read more
Does Budget 2018 reflect our 2020 goals?
 PEPS WEIGHS IN ON THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY… For those who are not in the know, “PEPS” is the very succinct abbreviation of the elaborately-named Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector, Malaysia (or, in Bahasa Malaysia, Persatuan Penilai,... Read more
PRG, SPNB in Ipoh affordable housing tie-up
Investment holdings group PRG Holdings Sdn Bhd (PRGH) is poised to embark on its first affordable housing development in Ipoh, Perak, with the help Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) following the acquisition of land parcels within the state. Recently, the group’s wholly-owned subsidiary Premier Construction Sdn Bhd (PCSB) entered... Read more
250,000 PR1MA units approved
Despite some measure of criticism thrown in its direction, PR1MA Corp Malaysia announced that as at September 2017, more than 259,880 units under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) programme have been approved for construction nationwide. Of these, 141,661 units are currently in various stages of development, said PR1MA Corp... Read more