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Set higher salary limit for properties in the major urban centres

Set higher salary limit for properties in the major urban centres

PETALING JAYA: There should be a higher limit on monthly income and property prices under the Government's My First Home scheme in the Klang Valley and major urban areas like Johor Baru and Penang.Property consultancy Rahim & Co executive chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Rahman said it was not realistic to ... Read More
Residence 21

Residence 21

Residences 21, located along Jalan Macalister, it is a landmark development. Combining hi-tech materials with aesthetic and functionality. Residences 21 consist of only 21 units that with a built-up area of approximate 5,500 sq. ft. Property Project : Residence 21 Location : Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang Property Type : Super ... Read More
E&O banking on strong property sales to boost results

E&O banking on strong property sales to boost results

KUALA LUMPUR: Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) is confident of achieving stronger financial results in the current financial year ending March 31, 2012 in view of strong property sales from the past two years.According to E&O deputy managing director Eric Chan, sales of the group’s property products over the past ... Read More
SOHO @ Gurney

SOHO @ Gurney

SOHO @ Gurney is a commercial building strategically located along Persiaran Gurney, Penang prominent waterfront. This building comprises 3 storeys of retail office, 2 storeys of skycourt, 23 storeys of SOHO office and a recreation floor. It also comes with 3 levels of  underground car park. Property Project : SOHO @ ... Read More
Should interest rates be allowed to increase?

Should interest rates be allowed to increase?

Bank Negara’s move to let rates rise, when it may encourage more money to flow in and economic recovery is nascent, puzzlesIT’S easy to understand why Bank Negara raised the amount of interest-free deposits (SRR - statutory reserve requirements) that had to be kept with it by banks by another ... Read More
Govt’s active role in social housing vital

Govt’s active role in social housing vital

YESTERDAY, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said the Government is monitoring the spike in house prices. He went on to say that it will not hesitate to implement measures to keep them under control. This is probably the first time the housing minister has come outright ... Read More
Vista Tecoma @ Setia Vista

Vista Tecoma @ Setia Vista

Vista Tecoma is the latest addition to Setia Vista in Relau. This new development comprises 10 units of 2-storey semi-detached houses. Property Project : Vista Tecoma @ Setia Vista Location : Setia Vista, Relau, Penang Property Type : 2-storey Semi-Detached Land Area: 35' x 80' ft. Built-up: 2,700 sq.ft. Total ... Read More
OPR hike mainly to curb asset bubble

OPR hike mainly to curb asset bubble

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent 25 basis points (bps) hike of the overnight policy rate (OPR) to 3% from 2.75%, effective since July last year, is mainly due to concerns about asset bubble rather than inflationary pressures, said Dr Yeah Kim Leng, chief economist of RAM Holdings Bhd. "If we look ... Read More
Surcharge on super condos in Penang?

Surcharge on super condos in Penang?

THE state is looking at imposing surcharge on super condominiums, and the amount collected will be used to build affordable housing for the people, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said such a move would help the state government to absorb the cost of building affordable homes. “This ... Read More
New ruling on heritage sites

New ruling on heritage sites

GEORGE TOWN: Under the new Penang Heritage Act 2011, owners of heritage sites must first inform the state heritage commissioner in writing before selling the property.The notification must be made in writing 28 days before the sale and purchase agreement is signed.The state heritage commissioner, which is a new position, ... Read More