PETALING JAYA (March 11): Despite developers scaling back on new property launches, the number of new bungalows and garden villa units launched in 2H2015 have jumped to 312 from 24 units in 1H2015, according to the Real Estate Housing Developers Association of Malaysia (Rehda) Property Industry Survey 2H2015.
2015 was indeed a challenging year for the market due to several internal and external issues, such as the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the weakened ringgit, political uncertainty, and property market cooling measures, resulting in poor consumer sentiment.
PETALING JAYA (Feb 23): The property market will pick up in 2Q to 3Q2016 – after the festive seasons from the end of last year until the end of this month – as demand is still strong from genuine buyers in the secondary market, said principal of Synergy International Realtors Terry Wong (pictured, centre).
HONG KONG (Feb 16): Global commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield expects the Hong Kong residential property market to continue its downward trend.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): International property consultancy firm Rahim & Co is hoping a guideline will be provided on the newly-imposed limit on sales of new homes priced up to RM300,000 for first-time home buyers.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 16): Gamuda Bhd saw its net profit fall 13% to RM161.
MALAYSIA: OVERALL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET There was an overall contraction of the Malaysian residential property market in the first half of this year (1Q2015) compared with 1Q2014, according to figures released by the National Property Information Centre (Napic).