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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
10 real possibilities that could shape the future of homes
The only certainty we can count on in this rapidly changing world is that homes of the future will have to be a lot smarter. They will need to rely on renewable energy, be compact in size, produce a decreased amount of waste and probably even be mobile (should... Read more
The era of prefab supermarket homes has arrived! 
  REINVENTION OR REGENERATION, THE INTENTION IS TO SOLVE HOUSING SHORTAGE IN BERLIN, LONDON BY Zoe Phoon German budget retailer and grocer Aldi is the latest in Europe to build new supermarket rental flats above its stores in Berlin to address the dearth of housing. The mixed-use real estate... Read more
The inescapable impact of Oil and Gas on property
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, TALENT MOVEMENT, EXPATRIATE COMMUNITIES, PROPERTY PRICES… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STATE OF O&G By Livian Lin The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has always had an impact on housing, especially in oil dependent cities like Dubai and Calgary; or at towns where the entire socio-economy revolves around... 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
Affordable extravaganza at Mapex 2017
If you still think the private and government sectors should make a more concerted effort to provide affordable housing to the masses, then the latest Malaysia Property Expo (Mapex) from Aug 11 – 13 will hold a special surprise for you. The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda)... Read more
BNM proposes central authority for affordable housing
The prolonged mismatch between the price of supplied property and the average affordability level of Malaysian citizens has prompted Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to be more vocal about the issue in recent months. Having referred to the issue as “critical” late last year, it has subsequently made suggestions on... Read more
Damp in homes: How to spot and fix it
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS BY Zoe Phoon Damp can cause problems in your home and can be costly to fix. Serious damp problems can also affect your health. For those sensitive to moulds, exposure to damp and mouldy places may cause stuffy nose; irritation of the throat, eyes and skin;... Read more
Retail partners buzzed about Quayside at twentyfive.7
Gamuda Land officially introduced some of the key retail partners that will be setting up shop at its up-and-coming Quayside waterfront commercial hub this week, and they seem to be brimming with confidence about the prospect of this development. The commercial project takes shape Gamuda Land’s latest township of... Read more
UK survey: Harder than ever to get on property ladder
This may sound all too familiar. One in four young people in the United Kingdom think they will never own a home, according to a survey participated by 1,500 18- to 34-year-olds from across the country. They are pinning their hopes on inheritance to help them get onto the... Read more