Johor housing loan scheme available for first timers
The Johor government, in collaboration with AmBank Islamic Bhd, has introduced a housing loan scheme to provide Islamic home financing to help Johoreans own affordable homes. Menteri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the scheme, which offers a total of RM300 million in loans to those earning below RM5,000 a month, is expected to help at least... Read more
IJM, Allianz tie-up to offer ‘triple’ protection
Property big-player IJM Land Bhd has joined forces with leading insurer Allianz Malaysia Bhd to offer the first triple insurance protection scheme to home buyers in the country. The scheme, dubbed HomeTIPS, is a three-in-one package that provides term life, personal accident and involuntary unemployment coverage for buyers of... Read more
Iskandar Malaysia rakes in over RM200bil
Iskandar Malaysia doubters now have reason to reassess their views as the latest numbers suggest that the special economic region is living up to its billing. Established in 2006 as the prime economic and development corridor in the southern region of the country, Iskandar has recorded RM208 billion in... Read more
Andaman’s RM1 property deal
Known for its unique marketing strategies, Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd has stepped it up a notch recently, with the offer of a house for just RM1! Launching its Andaman GRAB House @ RM 1 campaign last week, the company said it has teamed up with Wonderlist to deliver... Read more
Progress spells pain for Johor fishing community
BY Chris Prasad The multi-billion ringgit Forest City development, taking shape on reclaimed land off the southern coast of Malaysia and close to Singapore, has generated plenty of international attention – but not all of it good. The RM169.26 billion futuristic “eco-city” promises a vibrant landscape of high-rises and... Read more
Gabungan AQRS aims to return to winning ways
By Pavither Sidhu   Gabungan AQRS Bhd expects to return to profit this year on the back of a solid construction orderbook of RM700 million and new contract wins in the near term after slipping into a nett loss of RM9.89 million in the last financial year ended Dec... 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
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
Paradiso Nuova sets high benchmark in Medini
BY Kent Tan Affluent neighbourhoods in the country are often earmarked by opulent and grand structures, which ultimately provide a locale with iconic landmarks and become a source of national pride. Very often these benchmarks of the built environment invite the envy of the masses as they are only... Read more
Water-enhanced living
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar In the ancient days, water sources have always been the trigger points of settlements. Although this may no longer be necessary with the convenience of piped water systems, studies show that water does have a therapeutic effect and people who live near it have better... Read more