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HCK gets innovative with dynamic edu-centric projects
DEVELOPER UNVEILS EXCITING CAMPAIGN, OFFERING PROPERTY SEEKERS ATTRACTIVE FINANCING PACKAGES, LUCKY DRAW PRIZES AND EVEN A BMW CAR! BY Chris Prasad Who says there’s no upside to a sluggish economy? For one, it compels innovative market players to develop solution-centric packages that not only offer attractive financing options, but... Read more
The Fault in our Home Loans
  BY Sheldon Fernandez                                                                                           ... Read more
BNM’s RM1bil fund aims to lower monthly mortgage
FIRST-TIME BUYERS COULD SEE MONTHLY COMMITMENTS LOWER BY 23% COMPARED WITH CURRENT FINANCING SCHEMES There is good news on the horizon for first-home seekers and comes courtesy of the central bank. According to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), its recently launched RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes will see first-time... Read more
LBS: Empower buyers in 2019
COMPANY HOPES GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE MORE IMPETUS FOR FIRST-TIME HOME OWNERSHIP AND FACILITATE BETTER ACCESS TO HOME LOANS IN UPCOMING BUDGET As part of its wish list for Budget 2019, veteran developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) says it is hopeful for policies that will help empower first-time home... Read more
Dark days for apartments and SoHos
MOST MARKET WATCHERS POINT FINGER AT PREVALENT STRINGENT FINANCING REGIME FOR CURRENT OVERHANG SITUATION All is not well for apartments and SoHos on the property landscape and unflattering official numbers are telling us exactly why. The National Property Information Centre’s (Napic) report on the property overhang for the first... Read more
SP Setia offers to SEAL the deal with new loan scheme
Property big-gun SP Setia Bhd has launched a new differential sum loan scheme it says will help buyers secure sufficient financing while enjoying low interest rates and a flexi repayment tenure. Unveiled today, the company said its Setia Express Advance Loan (SEAL) scheme addresses the needs of many prospective... Read more
MAPEX to focus on connected and affordable living
The largest property exposition in Malaysia is back, and this time it is paying attention to the key elements that are driving home buyer demand: affordability and convenient connectivity. Carrying the theme “Greater Connectivity for Better Affordable Living”, the expo organised by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association... Read more
Alert! OPR rate hike on the cards
Market analysts foresee that the overnight policy rate (OPR) might go up by another 25 basis points (bps) before the end of the year. The latest to suggest that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will consider this move is TA Securities Holdings Bhd, which said that the OPR will likely... Read more
DANGER: Differential loan schemes can lead to bankruptcy
VIEWPOINT – The National House Buyers Association The recent announcement by the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Noh Omar on the eligibility of property developers being given money lending licence has raised some serious concerns which the National House Buyers Association (HBA) must address.... Read more
Unpaid and poor repayment of National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans have deterred many homebuyers from obtaining a housing loan. A number of new graduates have been unsuccessful in their loan appliations as many have not serviced their PTPTN loans at all or for months and their records... Read more