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Balancing aesthetics with sustainability


THERE has been a long ongoing debate on form versus function but advancements in construction and green technology are allowing property developers to...

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Plan to ease loan process may backfire


The government’s proposal to relax the housing loan guidelines for first-time house buyers, if not thoroughly thought out, could only worsen the curre...

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We need more than just housing data to address housing issues, says UN-Habitat executive director


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme or UN-Habitat executive director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif’s passion for bringing change to people’s lives ...

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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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REHDA Selangor 2018 Annual General Meeting


The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) Selangor branch held its Annual General Meeting on June 5, 2018 at Wisma REHDA, K...

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PR1MA To Be Rebranded, Detached From Politics


The 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) will be rebranded and detached from any political agenda as outlined by the former government, while ...

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