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Lament of the neglected  “middle child”
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar For several years now, affordable housing has been the cry of the rakyat. In response, the government has announced a number of initiatives aimed at meeting this demand. However, while there has been a steady flow of low-cost homes over the last decade, not... Read more
Splendour in the heart of the city
  By Roznah Abdul Jabbar If Barbara Ras lived in Malaysia, she probably would be inspired to write her famous You Can’t Have It All poem based on the fact that Malaysians can’t have it all when choosing a place to live – either you opt for urban convenience... Read more
Left to pick up the pieces
  THE CURSE OF ERRANT CONTRACTORS BY Prisca Teh Leonard Lin (not his real name) was exultant when he secured a double-storey terrace in Sri Petaling. It was ideal because it gave him easy access to his workplace and was located near his parents and his wife’s business. Though... 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
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
Market plagued by dangerous mismatch
BY Chris Prasad Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has come up with its strongest statement yet about the volatility of the property market, highlighting that there is currently a hazardous mismatch across its various sub-segments. In its annual report, the central bank was particularly critical about demand outstripping supply in... Read more
Time to look beyond our noses
(Originally published: Oct 2015) BY Gunaprasath Bupalan Excitedly, I accepted an invitation to be a panel speaker at the recent Urban Transportation Forum that was organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). Adding to my excitement was that fact that the discussion was to be centred on... Read more
Conezion provides added shine for IOI Resort City@Putrajaya
  BY Pavither Sidhu IOI Properties Group is no stranger to catalytic developments, having etched a name for itself as a builder of sustainable and close-knit communities that offer contemporary residences, a host of amenities and facilities as well as convenient infrastructure. Exemplifying this is the ongoing IOI Resort... Read more