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First home scheme to attract young buyers

First home scheme to attract young buyers

PETALING JAYA: To promote home ownership among Malaysians, the Government has proposed to introduce First Home Scheme whereby Cagamas Bhd will provide a guarantee on the 10% down-payment for houses priced below RM220,000.The scheme is for first-time house buyers with monthly household income of less than RM3,000. It is aimed ... Read More
Boutique hotel with historic charm From a bungalow to a budget hotel, the building is restored to its original form

Boutique hotel with historic charm From a bungalow to a budget hotel, the building is restored to its original form

AFTER undergoing a RM5mil conservation work, a budget hotel has been transformed into a cosy boutique hotel with excellent amenities in the heart of George Town, Penang.Exuding a historic charm for those seeking to relax in a place of rich culture, the newly restored Yeng Keng Hotel on Chulia Street ... Read More
Mayland plans RM2b maiden project in Penang

Mayland plans RM2b maiden project in Penang

MALAYSIA Land Properties Sdn Bhd (Mayland) aims to launch its maiden project in Penang, a high-end seafront mixed development worth more than RM2 billion by 2013. The company is looking at buying 12ha in Penang island, some of which will include reclaimed land, said its director Andrew Chiu. "We want ... Read More
Tighter BNM rules on property sector likely

Tighter BNM rules on property sector likely

The Government is expected to adopt tighter regulations in the 2011 Budget to curb potential dangerous run-up in consumer credit card spending and speculative activities in the property market.“We believe Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is focusing on tackling household debt in 2011 to promote healthy credit card spending,” said Kenanga ... Read More
PJD to launch projects worth RM2b next year

PJD to launch projects worth RM2b next year

PJ Development Holdings Bhd (PJD) (1945) is set to unveil three new projects worth over RM2 billion next year as it is bullish that market will perform better on pent-up demand for high-end properties. Managing director Wong Ah Chiew said he is confident that the new projects, located in hot ... Read More
Mah Sing on aggressive land acquisition trail

Mah Sing on aggressive land acquisition trail

Group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum said the company is on an aggressive land acquisition trail. For government land, Leong said Mah Sing is open to cooperation with relevant government-linked companies, but he declined to disclose the name of the company it is talking to. "We are confident ... Read More
Increase in property gains tax unlikely

Increase in property gains tax unlikely

PETALING JAYA: The property market, especially in the Klang Valley and Penang, are showing signs of getting frothy, so much so that talks about higher tax on property gains are getting louder as Budget 2011 announcement gets nearer.Re-introduced earlier this year at the rate of 5% after a three-year hiatus, ... Read More
Sales of high-end properties still brisk

Sales of high-end properties still brisk

PETALING JAYA: High-end properties, especially condomimiums costing RM1mil and above, are still enjoying good sales backed by favourable financing, although some buyers are turning cautious in anticipation of upcoming budget measures to cool the property market.“Currently, we do not feel there is pull back on banks in financing for high-end ... Read More
Landowners cry foul over ‘cheap’ acquisition of their plots

Landowners cry foul over ‘cheap’ acquisition of their plots

BALIK PULAU: Landowners in two villages here are getting a raw deal from the Penang Government which is acquiring their land for less than half the market value, according to an Umno leader.Balik Pulau Umno Youth chief Aziaan Ariffin claimed that the state was acquiring the plots in Pondok Upeh ... Read More
Penang call to address home prices, FDIs

Penang call to address home prices, FDIs

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang business community is seeking measures on affordable housing and improving foreign direct investments (FDIs) as well as incentives for local and multinational companies to reinvest under Budget 2011.Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association chairman Datuk Jerry Chan said in view of the high property prices, the Government ... Read More