Sarawak Gov steps in to curb affordable home shortage   
  BY Pavither Sidhu Sarawak is facing a situation where there are too few houses priced below RM300,000 and too many above RM400,000. The unaffordability of the latter is further aggravated by tighter bank controls in giving out loans. State Housing and Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun... Read more
Long road to recovery
  BY Chris Prasad Positive signs may be creeping into the market, but the path to recovery will be long and sluggish, say industry experts. While the market expects to see marginal improvements in sale transactions in the second half of this year, many property consultants predict that it... Read more
Short-term rental accommodation rising globally
BY Chris Prasad The growth in demand for short-term rental options coincide with the fact that companies today are engaged in more cross border business than ever before. This globalised outlook will see the growth and expansion of many new companies seeking to gain a foothold in fresh markets,... Read more
UDA gets Islamic financial facility of RM500m
By Pavither Sidhu With its vision set on shaping and urbanising Kuala Lumpur, the Klang Valley and other main cities in the country, UDA Holdings Bhd has taken measures to ensure the completion of eight of its properties with a combined gross development value (GDV) of RM1.62 billion. The... Read more
ABM: Yes, there ARE loans for first-time buyers
BY Kent Tan  Having been on the pointy end of sharp criticism for some time, The Association of Banks Malaysia (ABM) has finally ended its silence on accusations that financial institutions have been “unfriendly” to first-time buyers. Among the charges hurled at banks is that they have been adopting... Read more
The call of posh  living at Puchong
  BY Pavither Sidhu When a gawky-looking girl is transformed into a gorgeous head-turner after an image makeover, people sit up and take notice. Similarly, when a once-abandoned plantation area is made over into a bustling modern township, it draws a population surge that can hardly go unnoticed. In recent... Read more
A taste of opulence at Damansara City
    BY Pavither Sidhu Branded as one of the most affluent and upmarket communities in the capital district, Damansara Heights recently welcomed its first integrated development encompassing commercial, retail, hospitality and residential properties that are built with a sustainable future in mind. The multi-award winning Damansara City project... Read more
THREE things property  agents DON’T tell you
  BY Kent Tan As property investment gains popularity in Malaysia, more and more people and hopping onto the bandwagon, hoping to reap some returns either through rental or the future resale of the property, or both. However, despite its popularity, many are unaware of some underlying rules of... Read more
KL prime parcel for sale, from RM2,000psf 
BY Pavither Sidhu One of the last few parcels of prime land in the city centre has finally been put up for sale by tender. The 7.4-acre tract of freehold commercial land, located next to Menara KL, comprises 16 contiguous lots estimated to be within the price range of... Read more
German home solutions for local tastes
  BY Pavither sidhu The kitchen is often referred to as the heart or the nucleus of a home, where nourishing goodness is crafted and created for the family. Thus, it is important for the kitchen to be practical, durable, and more recently, also presentable. With the ever evolving... Read more