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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
Lend a touch of style to your landscape
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar To soften concrete jungles, municipalities often plant lots of trees and plants. Similarly, in urban homes especially, a nature-rich landscape is one way to take the edge off hard bricks and mortar. Contrary to what some people think, landscaping is more than simply placing a few... 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
Construction completed at UM Land’s Amari Hotel
  United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land) celebrated the topping out ceremony of its much-awaited Amari Hotel project earlier this week, with the final piece of construction completed at  the top most 19th floor. Amari Johor Bahru will make up part of the developer’s Suasana Iskandar Malaysia integrated commercial... Read more
Green approach to contemporary luxury
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar For many, the prospect of luxury living within green surroundings in the Klang Valley is a lofty ambition – especially since the green nooks of yore are rapidly vanishing in the face of aggressive modernisation. However, developers such as SPK Homes (a subsidiary of SPK... Read more
  If there is one word to describe the current market condition, it is “bewildering”. This was voiced by the past president of Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, Siva Shanker, at the 2016 Malaysian Annual Real Estate Convention held in Connexion @ Nexus last week. Speaking on how to... Read more
Strategically priced  and placed
    BY Kent Tan   With its strong appeal among Singaporeans, Iskandar Malaysia has become a premium spot for property hunters. Spurred by positive government policies, robust developments have mushroomed throughout the sourthen economic region and buyers are now spoilt for choice. The competition has led developers to... Read more
Rehda sees improved sentiments for 2H 2016
  BY Kent tan Some rays of hope are beginning to shine through the gloom permeating the current economic climate. The optimism was revealed in the Property Industry Survey 2H 2015 and Market Outlook for 2016 by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda). Held at the Sunway... Read more