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Property prices are now at rock bottom

The reinstatement of movement control order (MCO 2.0) and the surging number of Covid-19 daily new cases might have dampened the market sentiment, but the industry leaders do not foresee the property prices continuing to move downwards as current price has bottomed. Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) ... Read More

Air-Itam to LCE Expressway bypass project to take off after 2-year delay

Heavy machinery has started arriving at the construction site of a 6km dual carriageway that is part of the RM6.3 billion three major roads and undersea tunnel (PMRT) project. Yesterday morning, hydraulic excavators, bulldozers and soil compactors were seen transported to the construction site at Lorong Bukit Gambir where works ... Read More

Federal Court: Late delivery payment begins from booking fee collection

The calculation for late delivery payment to house buyers begins from the date the booking fee is paid, and not when the sale and purchase agreement (SPA) is signed, the Federal Court ruled today. Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) 1966 and its ... Read More

Worsening Covid-19 situation will derail property market recovery

Last year had been extremely challenging for the overall market, including real estate, due to the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic and it continues to disrupt lives, economies, and societies globally. Homebuyers and investors held on to their money due to the certainty in the market and because of that many developers ... Read More

BNM expected to cut OPR to new low of 1.5%

DBS Group Research is predicting Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by another 25 basis points (bps), which would bring the interest rate to a new low of 1.5%, in the forthcoming monetary policy meeting scheduled for Jan 20 next week. The move is expected ... Read More

Penang to extend House Ownership Campaign to end of 2021

The Penang government plans to extend the House Ownership Campaign (HOC) to the year-end following implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and imposition of Emergency which is expected to continue until August. State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman, Jagdeep Singh Deo said this measure ... Read More

All parks in Penang will be closed during MCO

All parks in Penang, including Botanic Gardens, will be closed as of Friday (Jan 15). This follows some confusion when the movement control order was re-imposed on Wednesday (Jan 13) and some public recreational parks in the state remained open for people to go jogging alone. State youth and sports ... Read More

SITE PROGRESS: 3 Residence (Jan 2021)

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. Offering a mix of residential and commercial components, which comprises a 47-storey skyscraper, hotel and shop offices. Find out more about 3 Residence Register your interest ... Read More

EcoWorld calls off merger with UEM Sunrise

Private developer Eco World Development Group Bhd has called off a proposed merger with government-linked property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd. The merger, if realised, would have resulted in one of Malaysia’s largest real estate companies by market value. In a statement, EcoWorld chairman Liew Kee Sin said the decision was ... Read More

MCO reinstated in Penang and 5 other states from Jan 13-26

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today called for cooperation from all Penangites to ensure the successful implementation of the two week-long Movement Control Order (MCO) beginning Wednesday. "We have to accept the decision made (to implement the MCO). "This is a necessary move due to the escalating Covid-19 cases, ... Read More