Industry Weekly News

An RTO Programme For Affordable Housing


A programme that helps home-buyers cover the cash portion of the purchase price would be more effective in enabling more lower and middle income famil...

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Zulkifly Garib Re-Elected REHDA Selangor Chairman


The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) Selangor branch has re-elected Symphony Hills Sdn Bhd Zulkifly Garib as cha...

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Commercial Property Maintenance – More Than Meets The Eye


MANAGING and maintaining commercial buildings such as malls and office buildings have its own set of challenges. What are some of these challenges and...

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Unsold 34,500 Completed Residential Units In Malaysia Total RM22bil


The number of unsold completed residential units – including serviced apartments and small office, home offices (SoHos) – totalled 34,532 worth RM22.2...

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Zuraida: Ministry Plans To Build On Highland Tower Site


The Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to build a housing project for the B40 group at the site of the Highland Towers condominium which coll...

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What An Inheritance Tax Would Mean For Malaysians


Over the years, it has been rumoured that inheritance tax will be introduced in Malaysia but to date it has been put on hold. That begs the question: ...

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The Legality of Holding On To Owners’ Details


The real estate market is a competitive one, and one of the methods property agents have long practised to increase listings is cold-calling to enquir...

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Addressing Lack Of Proper Drainage Systems


MOST buyers when selecting to purchase a property either for their own stay or for investment generally do not look at the drainage system of their ho...

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The Makings of A Successful Transit-Oriented Development


WHAT does it take to successfully manage an integrated development or a transit-oriented development? Malaysia can perhaps learn much from its neighbo...

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Lending Rules For Housing May Be Relaxed But Analysts Are Wary


The new government’s recent rhetoric on housing loan requirements being too strict for first-time homebuyers suggests that banks can expect some...

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Ministry May Propose Bigger PPR Units For Poor


The National Community Policy to be launched by the Housing and Local Government Ministry in August may propose bigger living quarters for the poor, s...

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Banks Urged To Consider All Incomes Of Housing Loan Applicants


The Housing and Local Government Ministry has proposed that banks also take into account all other incomes of housing loan applicants to address the h...

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