Residential co-living trend picking up in Asia
ASIAN MILLENNIALS ARE NOW SHARING MORE THAN WORK SPACES AND TRANSPORT BY Chris Prasad A recent report by international property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), entitled “Bridging the Housing Gap”, reveals that Asian millennials are now beginning to adopt a more communal attitude towards living as a means to... Read more
IJM Land launches Rimbun Ara homes for the tech-savvy
FEATURES INCLUDE IOT HUB, WIFI UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL AND SMART DOOR SENSORS BY Zoe Phoon The premium property developer has unveiled its first ever cyberhomes incorporating smart technologies, Rimbun Ara, located at Seremban Heights 2. A successor of the Seremban 2 township in Negri Sembilan, Seremban Heights 2 is... Read more
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
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
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... 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
Country View buys 164 acres from UEM Sunrise
PRIME LAND IN JOHOR SOLD AT RM310mil, TRANSLATING TO RM43.42psf Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Sunrise Bhd, has signed a deal to sell 163.9 acres of land at Iskandar Puteri in Johor for RM310 million to Country View Resources Sdn Bhd (CVR). The deal... Read more
GuocoLand on the hunt for land
AFTER A LYING LOW FOR A SPELL, COMPANY NOW LOOKING TO REASSERT ITSELF IN THE MARKET GuocoLand (M) Bhd has made it clear that it is looking to beef up its landbank and boost its profile considerably over the next five years. The property arm of Hong Leong Group,... Read more
Last call at Chiswick Gate in London
FINAL COLLECTION OF HOMES FROM LUXURY DEVELOPMENT WITHIN HIGHLY-VAUNTED WEST LONDON LOCALE Envisioned to provide ultimate luxury and comfort for busy London residents and their families, Chiswick Gate, a luxury development taking shape in prime West London, is now releasing its final collection of residential units within the project.... Read more
Eco Sanctuary wins at Singapore Property Award 2017
Premier Malaysian developer SP Setia picked up a prestigious accolade from Singapore Property Award 2017 for its Eco Sanctuary project, which was awarded in the “Sustainable Development” category. Held last week, the Singapore Property Award 2017 is organised by FIABCI Singapore, the local chapter of the renowned international real... Read more