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Rehda calls for easing of rules for first-time home buyers

Rehda calls for easing of rules for first-time home buyers

By BERNAMA KUALA LUMPUR: The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (Rehda) is appealing to the Government to relax regulations for first-time house buyers and properties below RM500,000. President Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor said the request includes a ...

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Luxury condo market likely to improve

Luxury condo market likely to improve

By THE STAR PETALING JAYA: The Klang Valley’s luxury condominium segment is expected to see improvement by the middle of next year on the back of better economic fundamentals and closer demand-supply balance. CBRE|WTW managing director Foo Gee Jen said ...

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PublicInvest: Property prices are expected to hold

PublicInvest: Property prices are expected to hold

By THE STAR KUALA LUMPUR: PublicInvest Research maintains that the property market will remain challenging in 2017 due to the difficult trading environment currently, driven by weak sentiment, low affordability, stricter bank lending and rising incoming supply. “The sector is ...

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Affordable housing: ‘1m – unit shortage by 2020’

By BUSINESS TIMES THE Klang Valley is the fastest-growing area in Malaysia, but the population boom has brought a surge in housing costs, which have become an increasing worry for all stakeholders, said experts. Bank Negara Malaysia deputy governor Shaik ...

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Investors upbeat about Malaysian property

Investors upbeat about Malaysian property

By THE STAR PETALING JAYA: Despite the less-than-stellar performance of many listed property companies during the recent corporate earnings season, investor confidence in local property stocks has actually been steadily increasing this year. Year-to-date, the KL Property Index (made up ...

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Strict lending rules contribute to unsold property stocks

By THE STAR PETALING JAYA: Stringent lending rules is a major factor contributing to the rise in unsold stocks in the property market, according to Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda). Its president Datuk Seri FD Iskandar, who was ...

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Rehda: Pick-up in H216 property sales

Rehda: Pick-up in H216 property sales

By THE STAR PETALING JAYA: Total property launches and sales nearly doubled in the second half of last year compared with the first half of 2016, despite a glut in the sector, according to the Real Estate and Housing Developers ...

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Improved sentiment for Malaysian property sector

Improved sentiment for Malaysian property sector

By THE STAR PETALING JAYA: Sentiment for property counters is improving after a two-year lag in the sector’s share price performances with Kenanga Research reversing its call from “neutral” to “buy” for the sector. Kenanga is among the first research ...

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