Germany begins to sparkle as an investment destination
For decades, the outlook towards the German property scene has been similar to the stereotype attached to the Country’s football team: efficient, dependable, structured… boring. Recent years have seen a renaissance of flair and showmanship in German football, endowing it with considerably more life and excitement, and a World... Read more
UDA sets eyes on 4mil acres of Malay reserve land
After years of focusing on the development of idle land in the country, UDA Holdings Bhd now has a vision to develop Malay reserve land across the nation – more than 4 million square feet of it, in fact. According to a recent Benama report, UDA chairman Datuk Seri... Read more
Market could stabilise in 2018, says MIEA
HEALTHY ECONOMIC GROWTH MIGHT FINALLY PULL PROPERTY SECTOR OUT OF THE RUT THIS YEAR Malaysians can expect the property market to finally stabilise in 2018, says the Malaysian Institute of Real Estate Agents (MIEA). This outlook, it said, was based on the general consensus of active agents engaged in... Read more
Chinese buyers up the ante in UK following Brexit
Suddenly, all that wailing and gnashing of teeth seems like it was all for naught. While Brexit remains an incendiary word for many on the British Isles, 19 months after the historic vote the property market (at least) can claim that it isn’t really feeling the pinch. In fact,... Read more
Technology driving the future of property management
TECH DISRUPTION TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT MIPPM CONFERENCE THIS YEAR The Malaysian Institute of Professional Property Managers (MIPPM) recently held their second annual conference entitled “PropTech: Driving the future of Property Management 2017”, which was held at Connexion@Nexus in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. As the theme of the event... Read more
PEPS: We’re not blaming developers
OVERHANG ISSUE IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES ATTENTION FROM NUMEROUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY BY Chris Prasad The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) has clarified that an earlier press statement by the body was not intended... Read more
Of UK rate hikes and waning buyer, seller interest
 BY Zoe Phoon The Bank of England has hiked its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, from record lows of 0.25% to 0.5% on Nov 2. The move is widely expected to affect millions of households as rates on savings, mortgages and other... Read more
Does Budget 2018 reflect our 2020 goals?
 PEPS WEIGHS IN ON THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY… For those who are not in the know, “PEPS” is the very succinct abbreviation of the elaborately-named Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector, Malaysia (or, in Bahasa Malaysia, Persatuan Penilai,... Read more
Who benefits from Budget 2018?
WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY MARKET STAND TO GAIN (IF ANYTHING)? The likely good news is, if you are a farmer, fisherman, factory worker or bottom-tier civil servant, this budget is all about you. If you are a middle-income earner looking to move up the property ladder or even make... 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