PETALING JAYA (Oct 19): Property developer LBS Bina Group Bhd believes it is imperative for Budget 2017 to continue being rakyat-centric, particularly in making homes within reach for first-time homebuyers.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): Bank Negara Malaysia said developing broader home ownership alternatives, including a well-functioning rental market, was deemed a policy priority to protect homebuyers from financial hardship.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd non-independent non-executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling (pictured) will relinquish his position effective today, as part of efforts to enhance board independence.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 28): HSBC Global Research said there is limited room for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR), beyond the possible 25-basis-point (bps) cut by year end, given the central bank’s thin foreign exchange reserves.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): In response to requests for an extension in the tenure of housing loans to up to 40 years, the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) said the current 35-year limit is more than enough.
Source: Bank Negara Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said today that the maximum housing loan tenure of 35 years is more than sufficient for borrowers to settle their housing loans by their retirement age.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 15): Eco World Development Group Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah (pictured) hopes the upcoming government budget will introduce measures to help homebuyers, especially first-timers, in obtaining end-financing.
URBAN Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar seems to have created a shock wave by announcing the idea of having property developers apply for moneylending licences so that they can lend to homebuyers who fail to get mortgages from banks.
Property sector Maintain neutral call: According to media reports quoting Urban Wellbeing, Housing, and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar, eligible housing developers can now obtain licences to provide homebuyers with up to 100% of house financing.