Last year was a tough one for almost all property sectors. According to data from the National Property Information Centre (Napic), in 1H2020, Malaysia’s property market transaction volume and value decreased 27.9% and 31.5% respectively compared with the previous year. While most property consultants believe there should be some recovery this year, it will depend on the Covid-19 vaccine as well as the performance of the job market and economy.
Some consultants think there will be opportunities for investors in the auction market with foreclosures likely to increase, but others believe that owing to government intervention and the low interest rate environment, this might not be the case. On the other hand, this could be a golden opportunity for first-time homebuyers to purchase their dream home. However, as property is a long-term investment, the age-old advice of doing your homework and buying what you can afford continues to hold true.
Media Title: The Edge
Date: 11 Jan 2021