Can Malaysians living overseas apply for a local loan?
The answer to that question is a resounding “Yes”, and the good news is that it’s not as complicated as it seems. Just run through this series of questions and answers with us and you’ll be an expert on the topic in no time. How do overseas Malaysians differ... Read more
Making housing affordable to the rakyat
BY The National House Buyers Association The National House Buyers Association (HBA) acknowledges the challenges faced by the prime minister in tabling Budget 2017 in view of the slowdown in the global and regional economies and steep drop of the ringgit. HBA’s wish list to stem excessive speculation in the property sector that had caused the... Read more
Rich Indonesians parking cash in Singapore property
Indonesian buyers of prime property in the island state are on the rise despite the poor market environment. The Lion City may be experiencing one of the worst property slumps in its history, and while interest for luxury properties there may be waning among some foreign investors, wealthy Indonesians are surprisingly on a buying spree.... Read more
Bumi property discounts stay, says Azmin
The confusion over whether bumiputera property discounts will be abolished or retained was cleared by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, confirming that there will be no change in the policy. He said the news on the standard prices for all races following the new guidelines only applies... Read more
Bahrain full-ownership decision sparks market interest
A recent decision by the Bahraini government to allow foreigners 100 per cent ownership in various sectors of the property market is expected to generate fresh investment interest in the country. As an investment haven, the Middle-Eastern kingdom has trailed behind more established hotspots like Dubai and Abu Dhabi,... Read more
House buyers DENIED rights by Housing Controller
VIEWPOINT: BY the National House Buyers Association Malaysia   By the stroke of a pen, a group of house buyers have been denied their rights and made to suffer for the benefit of those who caused the suffering. The delivery of vacant possession for their purchases was delayed, and after... Read more
ATO blow to Aussie  property market
  BY Chris Prasad Australia’s position as a choice investment destination for Asian property seekers has come under threat following the introduction of a new ruling by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The new ruling stipulates that for properties valued at more than AUS$2 million (RM6.06 million), 10 per... Read more
Confusion continues over waste separation
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar A month has passed since the waste separation regulation was fully enforced, but many high-rise residents are still clueless over the practice. The Joint Management Body (JMB) of Perumahan Pantai Permai said some residents are cooperating but most are uncertain on how it actually works. A... Read more
New GST ruling a threat to market recovery
Industry professionals have voiced their concerns about a decision by The Royal Malaysian Customs director general to apply the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the individual supply of commercial property, which they say could slow down the recovery of the property market. In particular, there is a major... Read more