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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
Return of the mandatory BTS saga
THE  ON-AGAIN-OFF-AGAIN PROPOSED MANDATORY SYSTEM IS BEING RESURRECTED AND CHAMPIONED BY NEW KPKT BOSS ZURAIDA BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar After almost two decades of discussions, debates and flip-flops on legislation, the matter of implementing a mandatory build-then-sell (BTS) system could be back on the plan. Last week, the Ministry of... Read more
Time for global investors to dive into local property market
DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER SAYS THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS TO JUMP IN Foreign investors should once again take a closer look at Malaysia as a property investment destination, says deputy finance minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong, because they can now take advantage of the comparatively... Read more
Affordable housing carnival starts today!
HEAD DOWN TO SHAH ALAM CONVENTION CENTRE FOR GREAT ‘MAPEX 2017’ DEALS THIS WEEKEND The Shah Alam Convention Center (SACC) in Selangor will host the first collaborative property expo between The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) and the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government... Read more
Japan pushing hard to land HSR project
Japan is reportedly pulling out all the stops to land the lucrative Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) deal, and is now using diplomatic muscle to ensure it has a seat at the table. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the recent lapse in the Bandar Malaysia deal involving... Read more
EOT a tool against Abandoned Projects – Fact or Fallacy?
(Note: Below is an expanded perspective by HBA on the former KPKT minister’s statements defending the use and application of the EOT.) BY The National House Buyers Association The immediate past Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government, YBhg Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s purported rationale for the... Read more
Strata Management Act: ‘Let there be light’
    BY The National House Buyers Association The Strata Management Act (SMA) though has received its Royal Assent on Feb 5, 2013 and gazetted on Feb 8, 2013 was inordinately delayed because of the governing Strata Management (M&M) Regulations as well as a host of other crossed referred... Read more
Mapex does its bit to promote home ownership
The Malaysia Property Exposition (Mapex), deemed one of the most well-known property expositions locally, made its final series in Klang Valley from Oct 21-23 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. Themed “Home Ownership Through Smart Financing”, Mapex 2016 features various property selections and attractive financing packages, said Datuk Ng... Read more
Noh: KPKT appointment a ‘boost to spirit’
By Roznah Abdul Jabbar Tan Sri Noh Omar (pic) is now settling in to his new role as the head of the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) following the cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last week. Noh, who is also the Selangor... Read more