Home prices can come down if certain issues addressed, say developers

SERI KEMBANGAN (Oct 2): While the government is asking property developers to lower home prices following the Sales and Service Tax (SST) exemption on construction services and building materials, industry players said lower prices can be achieved if issues such as labour shortage and the lofty compliance and development costs are addressed.

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Just join the dots, please!

The property development arena has been in a state of flux in the last week, sparked by Putrajaya’s directive to freeze all new applications for shopping malls, offices, serviced apartments and condominiums priced at RM1 million and above.

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Housing glut in Iskandar Malaysia no big issue in the long term

PETALING JAYA (Oct 6): Although there may be a surplus of residential properties in the Iskandar Malaysia region in the short term, it is not a big issue in the long run as the economic zone aims to have about 600,000 to almost 700,000 houses by 2025, said Iskandar Regional Development Authority vice-president of planning and compliance Sakurah Jamaluddin.

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