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Another year of  ‘cautious optimismʼ
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar While some property experts see a recovery in the market in 2017, many others still expect it to remain passive. Industry experts opined that the market, especially the residential sector, will stay flat, saying the market condition will be good as long as it does... Read more
A sen for your rental housing thoughts
BY Kate May It’s a fact that Germans can’t be bothered to buy a house as they like how their housing system works. According to rich-country think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, more than 93 per cent of German respondents tell pollsters they are satisfied... 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
Market expected to peak in 2020
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The Malaysian property market is expected to see growth in the next three years and could be expected to peak in 2020, said PPC International Sdn Bhd’s chief executive officer, Siva Shanker. He said the property sector’s transaction volume and value are expected to pick... Read more
Slow growth is still growth
  BY Chris Prasad KUALA LUMPUR – A marked downtrend in market activity over the past two years has had a substantial impact on the property sector, but despite the subdued market performance and a noticeable drop in transactions, residential property prices have continued to rise – albeit at... Read more
Taipei 101 reaches new green heights
Being tall is so yesterday. These days being “green” is the new barometer of greatness, and for Taipei 101 in Taiwan – formerly the world’s tallest building – that is exactly how it will continue to stand tall among the world’s greatest superstructures. The towering 101-storey tower as ushered... Read more
Industry pleads with banks to ‘ease up’
BY Chris Prasad The plea for financial institutions to ease up on their current stringent housing loan application process and low approval rate is getting louder and louder, especially among industry professionals who say the prolonged tough loan climate is becoming detrimental to the property sector and the economy... Read more
Property management in its infancy
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Property management in Malaysia is going on the right path but is currently only taking its ‘baby steps’,” said Datuk Pretam Singh. He said although the number of strata developments in the country is growing fast, the enforcement for their regulation is only at its... Read more
Flattish market for a while, say industry experts
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The property market, especially the residential sector, will remain flat, not only in the second half of the year but for a period beyond it, said managing director of valuation firm, Khong & Jaafar Sdn Bhd, Elvin Fernandez. Speaking at the press conference at the... Read more