Return of cooling measures for S’pore property
Just days after Singapore’s monetary authority fired a warning shot across the bow of the country’s overheating market, the government announced that it would raise the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) and tighten loan-to-value (LTV) limits on residential property purchases. While the move comes as a surprise to many,... Read more
Singapore authorities warn of property ‘euphoria’
GOVERNMENT MONITORING SITUATION, POISED TO STEP IN IF MARKET OVERHEATS For the second time in eight months, Singapore’s currently hot property market has been put on notice. The island republic’s central bank warns that a bubble is building up and is already cautioning developers, financial institutions and home buyers... Read more
SP Setia hits RM1.11b in sales for Q1,2018  
FOCUS O MID-RANGE PROPERTIES PAYS OFF FOR DEVELOPMENT GIANT, AS IT REMAINS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT ACHIEVING ITS RM5 BILLION TARGET THIS YEAR With the air of change still thick with euphoria following the election, it is also comforting to know that there is bright news on the “business-as-usual” front. Providing... Read more
Building for millennials – the ‘new us’ Mah Sing way
 IT GOES BEYOND REINVENTING SPACES AND REINVENTING AFFORDABILITY BY Zoe Phoon Winds of change are blowing through the property industry and players are finding creative ways to weather the storm in the uncertain climate. As William Arthur Ward, the late American writer, said, “The pessimist complains about the wind;... Read more
Vallaris: The latest project blooming at Setia Eco Gardens
 SP SETIA’S AWARD-WINNING ADDRESS HAS A NEW JEWEL IN ITS CROWN After already having garnered much attention and recognition, Setia Eco Gardens in Johor has now been given renewed shine with the launch of the latest phase within the award-winning township. Unveiled earlier this month, the Vallaris eco homes... Read more
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