31 December 2016
A total of 134 abandoned private housing projects were recorded in Peninsular Malaysia between 2013 and November, 2016, according to Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique in reply to a question in Dewan Negara Dec 6, 2016. She said the number included 26 abandoned projects this year.
3 December 2016
Addressing the issue of unsanctioned extensions to the kitchen, porch and upper rear floor
15 October 2016
SHOULDN’T buyers of affordable houses be given more protection? Do they have lawyers to advise them? And act for them in court against dishonest developers? Are they expected to spend a lot of money pursuing their interests and entitlement?
24 September 2016
YOU may recall from my earlier article that was published in my column titled: “Affordable Housing: How to own it?” that the National House Buyers Association (HBA) was invited to present a paper to the Finance Ministry and we offered 10 pertinent proposals with the view towards affordable housing. This article will continue with the rest of the proposals.
17 September 2016
It is prudent for all house buyers to do all the necessary checks before buying a property.
10 September 2016
HBA says scheme will drag house buyers deeper in debt
3 September 2016
THE National House Buyers Association (HBA) acknowledges the challenges faced by our Prime Minister in tabling Budget 2017 in view of the slowdown in the global and regional economies and also the weaker ringgit.
23 July 2016
CALL them what you like – small office home office (Soho), small office flexi office, small office versatile office, condotel, hotel suite or butler serviced apartment.
4 June 2016
THE National House Buyers Association (HBA) has complained to the Minister and those under his charge about purchasers becoming victims when they lose their homes as a result of foreclosure proceedings taken against them by banks to recover loans taken by developers secured by purchasers’ houses bought from the same developers, because the said developers did not settle the loans taken by them.
23 April 2016
EVERY now and then some quarters will accept developers’ mantra to re-introduce the Developers Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS). It should be noted that Bank Negara had prohibited and outlawed “any form of interest capitalisation scheme”. The economic downturn is seen as a fresh opportunity for DIBS to be reconsidered. This time around, it’s only for “first time house buyers”.