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Rent-to-own way to address housing affordability issue

The concept of affordable housing in Malaysia needs a complete reset, with ”rent-to-own” (RTO) schemes being effective to way improve the lives of the lowest income group (B40) nationwide, property expert believes. Alpha REIT Managers chairman Datuk Stewart LaBrooy said the reset was needed as the term “affordable housing” in ... Read More
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Housing integrated data system 50 % complete

The Housing Integrated Data System (HIDS) being developed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is now 50 per cent complete and expected to be ready next year, said Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said HIDS is being developed for a thorough collection and analysis of housing data through big data from the federal and state governments as ... Read More
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Utropolis Batu Kawan’s U-Want-to-Buy campaign makes it easy!

From spacious family homes to stylish modern suites, Utropolis Batu Kawan has something for everyone. A university metropolis complimented by one of Australia's best universities, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Utropolis Batu Kawan is an integrated township with education, leisure, wellness, retail and residential elements coming together as one ... Read More
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Demand for housing in Penang is expected to remain steady

Demand for residential properties in Penang is expected to remain steady during the second half of 2020, especially if the homes are from renowned developers with good quality products. Knight Frank Malaysia executive director Mark Saw says there are pockets of success by some developers reporting bookings and sales for their ... Read More
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SITE PROGRESS: 3 Residence (Sep 2020)

About 3 Residence Mixed development by IJM Land at Sungai Pinang. It is strategically located along Lebuh Sungai Pinang 1, easily accessible via Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu Expressway.  It offers a mix of residential and commercial components, which comprises a 47-storey skyscraper, hotel and shop offices. Find out more about 3 Residence ... Read More
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Cagamas launched Digital Skim Rumah Pertamaku (Digital SRP) platform

The National Mortgage Corp’s subsidiary Cagamas SRP Bhd has today launched the Digital Skim Rumah Pertamaku (Digital SRP) platform for Malaysian homebuyers to apply for a loan online and purchase their first home. Cagamas SRP chairman Datuk Bakarudin Ishak said with the digital initiative, the company expects a more than ... Read More
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Penang Rehda can overcome challenges

Despite the trying times, the Penang government is confident that the Penang Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) will be able to surmount the challenges. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said he believed Penang Rehda, through its experiences, would be resilient to face whatever adversities or hardships. “I think overcoming ... Read More
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No vacancy tax on unsold high-end units

The widely debated Vacancy Tax on unsold high-end properties will likely not be imposed next year as it is still being reviewed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT). Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the proposed tax, which has been presented to the Economic Council meeting for discussion, is not an ... Read More
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BNM maintains OPR at 1.75% as global economy continues to improve

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 1.75 per cent, the lowest level since it was implemented in 2004. In a statement, it said the global economy continues to improve, with the easing of containment measures across more economies ... Read More
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Meeting housing needs

Penang has spent more than RM256mil on maintenance projects involving public housing, local government housing and eligible private housing schemes since 2008. State housing committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the amount includes public housing maintenance scheme (RM195mil), state’s Housing Maintenance Maximum 80% Fund (TPM80PP) (RM35mil) and also the maintenance schemes ... Read More