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Property 01 Nov 2016 | 9:22 AM

Govt plans to streamline quota, prices of affordable homes nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government plans to streamline the quota and prices of affordable homes throughout the country, said the Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique.

Business 15 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Is the worst over for property stocks?

All eyes on Budget 2017 to help first-time buyers own houses

Business 10 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian developers seek budget boost as property market slows

KUALA LUMPUR: As the Malaysian economy is slowing, so is its housing market.

Business 08 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Avoiding a subprime crisis

THE recent announcement by the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry to enable property developers to obtain moneylending licences, and provide up to 100% financing for homebuyers has attracted many comments and debate. The minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar said the scheme is intended to assist Malaysians who have difficulties in securing a home loan.

Business 08 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Affordable housing: What’s with the fuss?

IT is increasingly a cause for concern to see the rising cost of living leading to a significant erosion of income. This results in more youths and job entrants unable to afford decent dwelling, be it in urban or sub-urban areas.

Business 24 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Compliance cost driving prices up

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.

Business 17 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Do necessary checks before buying

It is prudent for all house buyers to do all the necessary checks before buying a property.

Property 17 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Push for affordable housing

Rehda: Developers shifting focus to houses costing below RM500,000

Business 17 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

EcoFirst to embark on RM5bil Ampang Ukay project

SMALLISH property firm EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd has revised upwards the gross development value (GDV) of its Ampang Ukay flagship project to over RM5bil from RM3bil previously with the construction of the first phase expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.

Corporate News 15 Sep 2016 | 5:20 AM

Fitch: Property developer lending can stoke risks

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to grant lending licences to property developers can add to the risks associated with rising household debt, says Fitch Ratings.