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Balancing aesthetics with sustainability

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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