Property News


Strata property owners laud court’s decision on flat rate

About six million Malaysians who live in strata properties will “benefit” from a Court of Appeal ruling that all owners in mixed development strata properties pay maintenance rates based on a fixed formula. “It is not only high-rise buildings but also gated and guarded communities that have strata titles,” said ... Read More

Councils to start hearing assessment rate objections today

The first hearing session of the new 2020 assessment rate objections for both councils in Penang will be held starting tomorrow (29 October 2019). State Housing, Town, Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the hearing of the objections would be held by the assessment appeal ... Read More

Rent first until financially ready to buy homes

Unaffordable housing remains unresolved, and the younger generation might need to lower their expectations and consider renting instead, industry experts said. The housing problem is centred on soaring prices of properties that are incompatible with people’s income, thus diluting affordability. National House Buyers Association honorary secretary-general Datuk Chang Kim Loong ... Read More

BNM: Houses in Malaysia ‘seriously unaffordable’

Houses in Malaysia are considered “seriously unaffordable” by international standards, a Bank Negara Malaysia official said. According to the median multiple methodology developed by Demographia International and recommended by the World Bank, United Nations and Harvard University, a house is deemed affordable if it is priced not more than three ... Read More
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SITE PROGRESS: Sanctuary Ridge (Oct 2019)

About Sanctuary Ridge The 4th phase of residential development at Permatang Sanctuary by IJM in Alma, Bukit Mertajam. Strategically located within an established neighbourhood, about 15-minute drive from Juru Auto-City and Penang Second Bridge. It is about 2km away from AEON Mall and Tesco Hypermarket. Find out more about Sanctuary Ridge ... Read More

RM800,000 proposed as Penang property price threshold for foreign buyers

The Penang government has proposed that the price threshold for foreigners to purchase urban high-end properties in the state to be set at RM800,000, compared to RM600,000 announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the 2020 Budget. Penang’s Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh ... Read More

SITE PROGRESS: 3 Residence (Oct 2019)

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

Gurney foreshore reclamation project handover started this month

Sectional handover of the 131.09-acre Gurney foreshore reclamation project has started this month with the first eight acres of land handed over to the Penang government on Oct 7. The full handover is scheduled to be completed by mid-September next year (2020), barring any unforeseen circumstances. In accordance to the ... Read More

Penang exco to discuss price threshold for foreign property buyers

The Penang government will hold a discussion on the Federal Government’s proposal of reducing the minimum threshold for foreign property purchases to RM600,000. State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state executive councillors would discuss the issue before making a formal announcement. “Let ... Read More

Positive feedback on proposed Penang LRT

Of 16,140 feedback received on the proposed light rail transit (LRT) project for Penang, only 2.35% objected. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the feedback were obtained through a questionaire in conjunction with a public display put up on Aug 19 on the proposed project. He stressed that the state ... Read More