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Developers can now withdraw 80% of deposit after CCC issued

Developers can now withdraw 80% of deposit after CCC issued

01 December 2016

Developers will be able to be able to retrieve 80% of the 3% developer's deposit after the Certification of Completion (CCC) is obtained.

Volume and value of property transactions fall in January - September 2016

Volume and value of property transactions fall in January - September 2016

04 November 2016

Malaysia’s property transactions declined both in volume and value in the first nine months of this year.

New launch property sales tumbled from 52% to 39% in first half of 2016

New launch property sales tumbled from 52% to 39% in first half of 2016

14 September 2016

There has been a significant decrease in new project launches from 9,938 units in 2H2015 to 7,172 units in 1H2016 while sales have dipped from 52% in ...

Malaysia heading to a 'Subprime Crisis' if developers turn moneylenders, experts predict

Malaysia heading to a 'Subprime Crisis' if developers turn moneylenders, experts predict

09 September 2016

Putrajaya is risking a subprime crisis if it lets developers assume the role of housing loan creditors who are allowed to charge quadruple the interes...

Homebuyers' association sues Ministry of Housing over late delivery of property

Homebuyers' association sues Ministry of Housing over late delivery of property

02 August 2016

Buyers of Palace Court in Kuchai Lama, KL suffered a delay in the delivery of their homes and the granted Extension Of Time (EOT) will now extinguish ...

Where are Klang Valley's top 15 condos for rental returns in 2015?

Where are Klang Valley's top 15 condos for rental returns in 2015?

30 July 2016

REAL estate investors usually have two main considerations — rental yields and capital appreciation.

Rent control may drive down values of heritage and pre-war properties

Rent control may drive down values of heritage and pre-war properties

10 July 2016

Real estate experts cautioned against reintroducing rent control on heritage and pre-war properties in Penang, as it may drive up the cost of maintain...

Bank Negara may have to cut OPR to stimulate economic growth

Bank Negara may have to cut OPR to stimulate economic growth

09 June 2016

As the global economic outlook turns gloomier, economists opine that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may have to opt for an interest rate cut to stimulate ...

Property market to pick-up again in 1-2 years time, says iProperty's CEO

Property market to pick-up again in 1-2 years time, says iProperty's CEO

22 April 2016

The Malaysian property market is expected to see higher sales transactions in the next one to two years fuelled by improved economic conditions and hi...

Both the Malaysian property market transaction volume and value fell in 2015

Both the Malaysian property market transaction volume and value fell in 2015

19 April 2016

Malaysian property market transaction volume shrank 5.7% to 362,105 in 2015 from 384,060 in 2014, according to the latest 2015 property market report....

If can’t afford to buy property, why not rent?

If can’t afford to buy property, why not rent?

04 April 2016

Dissatisfaction over expensive home prices has been escalating in Malaysia in recent years, with prices now reportedly beyond the reach of an average ...

The true state of the Malaysia property market: Imbalances in certain segments

The true state of the Malaysia property market: Imbalances in certain segments

28 March 2016

In its annual report 2015, Bank Negara highlighted in a boxed article the uneven growth in key sub-segments of the Malaysian property market in recent...

Massive commercial space glut by 2018 could trigger economic downturn

Massive commercial space glut by 2018 could trigger economic downturn

24 March 2016

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Dr Sukhdave Singh cautioned today that the country’s economy was at risk due to an oversupply of commercial...

Selangor freezes approval of new service apartments, SoHos and SoVos for 6 months

Selangor freezes approval of new service apartments, SoHos and SoVos for 6 months

11 March 2016

The Selangor government has frozen the approval of new property projects involving service apartments, small office home offices (SoHos) and small off...

Property prices from RM500,001 to RM700,000 have highest loan rejection rate

Property prices from RM500,001 to RM700,000 have highest loan rejection rate

09 March 2016

Properties priced from RM500,001 to RM700,000 are the most vulnerable to loan rejection, according to almost a third of 159 respondents to the Real Es...

Hard-hit property agents in Singapore becoming Uber drivers

Hard-hit property agents in Singapore becoming Uber drivers

24 January 2016

When Mr Billy Loh started in 2008 as a property agent, his profession was seen as a route to wealth in Singapore. Now, he has to know his way around t...

Online bidding for auctioned properties starting July 2016

Online bidding for auctioned properties starting July 2016

09 January 2016

Malaysians will be able to bid for property at auctions online come July instead of going to court in peninsular Malaysia, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Za...

PTLM Property Excellence 2015: The Movers and Shakers of the Year

PTLM Property Excellence 2015: The Movers and Shakers of the Year

14 December 2015

This is an open, non-sponsored Online Poll for any property buyer or investor to voice their preferred New Launch Property this year. PTLM has categor...

S P Setia inks RM1.07 billion syndicated financing facilities for Setia Federal Hill

S P Setia inks RM1.07 billion syndicated financing facilities for Setia Federal Hill

09 December 2015

S P Setia Bhd, through its associate company, Setia Federal Hill Sdn Bhd, has just inked a RM1.07 billion syndicated financing facilities agreement wi...

Why Klang Valley house prices remain high?

Why Klang Valley house prices remain high?

05 December 2015

There are two questions floating around the property market today: why do house prices remain as high as they are, and what affects these prices? Both...

PTLM Property Market Forum: Buy property when the market is weak

PTLM Property Market Forum: Buy property when the market is weak

30 November 2015

PTLM's first ever prime-hour discussion about the property market has kicked off well with a good turnout of avid followers.

Will slowdown make houses more affordable?

Will slowdown make houses more affordable?

18 November 2015

The extraordinary boom in the property market in Malaysia is ending but high house prices and the middle-class obsession with home ownership are likel...

Banks: Eligible first time home buyers will get financing

Banks: Eligible first time home buyers will get financing

17 November 2015

The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) says first time home buyers who are eligible will continue to be able to obtain financing.

Survey: Property market to recover in 2016 and reach a new high in 2018

Survey: Property market to recover in 2016 and reach a new high in 2018

11 November 2015

A better property market is expected for 2016 as buyers are more interested in buying properties in one to two years onwards, according to the iProper...

Minister: Government mulls reintroducing DIBS for first time home buyers

Minister: Government mulls reintroducing DIBS for first time home buyers

30 October 2015

The government is considering proposals by property developers to reintroduce the Developers Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS) and relax lending guidelin...

"No fire sale yet" in the property market, says real estate consultants

"No fire sale yet" in the property market, says real estate consultants

21 October 2015

Despite the slowdown in the property market, there are no fire sales on the secondary market because of the strong holding power of Malaysian buyers, ...

Is it a good time to buy Malaysian real estate?

Is it a good time to buy Malaysian real estate?

04 October 2015

The writer of this article which appeared in The Edge Property recently is Ryan Khoo. He is the co-founder of Singapore-based Alpha Marketing, a real ...

Property market hit by surging costs; amid slow sales, rising supply and stiff competition

Property market hit by surging costs; amid slow sales, rising supply and stiff competition

16 September 2015

Almost all property developers in Peninsular Malaysia said the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has caused their business cost to in...

The 10 conditions that affect Malaysian properties market value

The 10 conditions that affect Malaysian properties market value

25 August 2015

If you are thinking of investing in property, or already own one, you might be wondering about factors that can affect the market value of your proper...

Leakage - A strata living nightmare

Leakage - A strata living nightmare

22 August 2015

If you live in a high rise building and have an inter-floor leakage issue, you can be rest assured that you are not alone. Inter-floor leakage is with...

Investors’ profit margin may be affected under the new Strata law

Investors’ profit margin may be affected under the new Strata law

15 August 2015

Property has topped the list of investment options for those who have extra cash. Property investors and those who prefer other instruments are trying...

Why developers cannot afford to build affordable houses

Why developers cannot afford to build affordable houses

09 August 2015

Imagine you were offered a job with a salary which was insufficient to cover all your basic expenses like food, child care, petrol and mortgage. Would...

No law against crowded homes

No law against crowded homes

06 August 2015

There has been much debate about overcrowded homes, especially given the rise in the number of properties being converted into hostels, whether for st...

Kuala Lumpur property market expected to be promising

Kuala Lumpur property market expected to be promising

02 May 2015

The volume of transactions for Kuala Lumpur’s property market was up marginally by 0.2% with 20,590 transactions recorded last year compared with 20,5...

Unaffordability of homes is not unique to Malaysia

Unaffordability of homes is not unique to Malaysia

30 April 2015

OPINION: I began writing this piece just at the close of Chinese New Year, as I heard the last of the CNY fireworks. The dust has settled quite quickl...

The state of the economy when oil prices slump to US$45 per barrel

The state of the economy when oil prices slump to US$45 per barrel

18 January 2015

Malaysia is one of the few East Asia countries that is a net exporter of petroleum and natural gas. The government derives a significant portion of re...

BUDGET 2015 - Youth Housing Scheme mulled to increase home ownership

BUDGET 2015 - Youth Housing Scheme mulled to increase home ownership

09 November 2014

The Government is taking action to increase home ownership with the Youth Housing Scheme which is a smart partnership between the Government, Bank Sim...

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