KAJANG (Oct 11) : The slow market absorption of properties has led to the increase in residential overhang which totals 29,227 units worth RM17.24 billion, an increase of 18.1% in terms of volume and 10.2% in terms of value in 1H2018 from last year, based on the Preliminary Property Market Brief 2018 report launched today.
The biggest category of overhang units are residential properties priced from RM500,000 to RM1 million with a total of 7,525 units valued at RM 5.17 billion.
Residential market overhang units by price range (source: Napic)
|RM50,000 or less||414||456||1,023||873|
|RM50,0001 - RM100,000||1,348||1,299||1,430||1,672|
|RM100,001 - RM150,000||603||822||1,056||914|
|RM150,001 - RM200,000||907||975||2,069||2,670|
|RM200,001 - RM250,000||888||920||1,303||2,320|
|RM250,001 - RM300,000||1,213||1,358||1,648||1,935|
|RM300,001 - RM400,000||1,006||1,472||4,469||4,983|
|RM400,001 - RM500,000||846||1,438||2,585||2,516|
|RM500,001 - RM1 million||1,967||3,943||5,612||7,525|
|More than RM1 million||971||2,109||3,543||3,819|
Johor leads with the highest number of residential properties with overhang status, with 5,988 unsold units followed by Selangor (4,694 units) and Penang (3,958 units).
In the southern state, 40.3% of the overhang units are made up of condominiums and apartments with 1,946 units of them priced from RM500,000 to RM1 million.
A total of 4,604 overhang units came from the Johor Bahru district.
Residential market overhang units by value (RM mil) (source:Napic)
|RM50,000 or less||15.77||18.55||40.74||36.27|
|RM50,0001 - RM100,000||108.6||81.41||112.29||131.65|
|RM100,001 - RM150,000||78.19||102.49||152.13||129.66|
|RM150,001 - RM200,000||157.53||166.87||387.88||485.53|
|RM200,001 - RM250,000||201.48||192.41||296.68||548.69|
|RM250,001 - RM300,000||342.22||303.69||457.47||532.3|
|RM300,001 - RM400,000||369.51||469.92||1,548.62||1,742.50|
|RM400,001 - RM500,000||388.35||604.91||1,186.56||1,140.42|
|RM500,001 - RM1 million||1,311.8||2,643.54||4,017.50||5,172.06|
|More than RM1 million||1,945.13||3,976.64||7,444.94||7,319.21|
The property market recorded a marginal decline in the first half of 2018 (1H2018), with 149,889 transactions worth RM67.74 billion, recording a decrease of 2.4% and 0.1% compared to 1H2017 which recorded 153,526 transactions worth RM67.83 billion.
On the demand side, mixed trends are also seen in the indicators of residential and non-residential properties.
The total amount of loans applied for the purchase of residential property decreased by 3.1% compared with 1H2017 while loan approvals fell by 0.2%.
Meanwhile, the application and approvals of loans for non-residential properties increased by 14.2% and 6.6% respectively.