Nearly 100,000 residential properties up for grabs at carnival


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KEPALA BATAS: Nearly 100,000 units of unsold houses are on promotion throughout the ongoing Jelajah Home Ownership Programme (HOPE) and Jom Beli Rumah Carnival at Dewan Millenium here.

The three-day event for the northern region, which starts Friday (Sept 23), features various offerings from 45 exhibitors and 23 housing developers apart from various government housing agencies.

First-time homebuyers residing or planning to move to Penang, Perak, Kedah and Perlis may benefit from incentives offered by the government to own their own houses.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the event focuses on providing affordable housing to B40 and M40 groups in the region.

"Visitors will get to enjoy promotions to own more than 92,000 units of houses still available in the northern region.

"These are the offerings from 1,253 developers in the region offering a total 232,000 units of houses

"According to the National Property Information Centre (Napic), Penang itself has almost 6,000 units of unsold housing apart from 2,600 units in Perak, over 2,400 units in Kedah and 67 units in Perlis," he said after launching the event Friday.

He added that the ministry was offering Penang more than 5,200 units of housing under the Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Programme (PPAM), Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), 1Malaysia Housing Programme or Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA) abd Rumah Mesra Rakyat Keluarga Malaysia.

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