Save energy,  save money
BY Basreena S. The term “going green” is so widespread that it has become the current “it” factor in residential projects. These sustainable efforts are not just kind to the environment but also to our pockets as they promise lower utility bills, not to mention greater comfort. So how... Read more
Lakeside living in the city
BY Alia Mokhtar Homeowners aspiring to purchase a lakeside dwelling with convenient connection to the city centre will need to act fast if they want to secure one such unit at Lakeville Residence in Taman Wahyu as its final block launch has seen a 92 per cent take-up. The... Read more
Not just an address, but a destination
  BY Pavither Sidhu   In addition to creating sustainable developments, many developers are incorporating green innovations even during construction periods. These green efforts are being recognised by various building authorities which have been accrediting such developments, lending further support for sustainable developments. Along this line, Mah Sing Group... Read more
Ametis adds lustre to  Subang Bestari
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Given the scarcity and cost of space today, the prospect of owning a spacious luxury abode in a strategic location, backed by excellent connectivity, has become a key aspiration. Many developers understand this, moving away from the orthodox mansion-in-the-countryside definition of luxury to provide spacious abodes... Read more
Mah Sing to launch affordable homes
  By Pavither Sidhu  With a key focus of building quality homes and prime commercial projects in strategic locations, Mah Sing Group Bhd is currently working on 46 projects spanning across various property hotspots in the country and it is showing no signs of slowing down. Group managing director... Read more
Zhuoyuan signs MoU with MM2H agencies
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  To boost the international appeal of it Paradiso Nuova Medini project in Nusajaya, developer Zhuoyuan Iskandar Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) that will see the property being promoted under the expatriate home ownership programme. The... Read more
Auction market to fire up
BY Chris Prasad While rising non-performing loan (NPL) figures do not paint a pretty picture for the overall economy, some property market experts predict that there could be an unintentional positive flipside to the situation. Industry professionals engaged in the secondary market believe that the threat of increased loan... Read more
Strong interest for  Melia Residences
Despite the soft property market conditions in Johor, UEM Sunrise Bhd’s Melia Residences saw rapid sales within the first two days of its launch, surpassing the original target of three to six months. The group’s chief operating officer of commercial, Raymond Cheah said to date, it has achieved a... Read more
Separate quit rent billing  (on strata titles) possible?
   By The National House Buyers Association (HBA)  Case 1: For 15 years, more than 50 owners of 90 condominium units diligently contributed their share of quit rent, apportioned by the developer’s surveyor, to their developer. They were shocked when they made checks at the Wilayah Land Office and... Read more
More than meets the eye
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar For most Malaysians, the first factor to consider in property buying is the price. For the uninitiated, there is only one thing to look at – the monthly instalment for the home loan. As long as you can commit to that amount, you should be fine,... Read more