Owning a home is a dream of most Malaysians but, for many, it remains elusive.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): End-user residential is experiencing a rebound in countries where the market has reopened, notably China where the market was given a post-lockdown boost by the central bank’s credit easing, according to Savills Global Market Sentiment Survey (June 2020).
PETALING JAYA (June 5): The property market stimulus measures announced under the country’s Penjana Short-term Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) today would benefit the domestic market but the country needs foreign investors to help the market recover as well, said the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) head of taxation committee Koong Lin Loong (pictured).
KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): The government wants to stimulate the property sector again and it is with this in mind that Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) will be reintroduced while there will also be stamp duty and Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) exemptions.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): The Malaysian Institute of Professional Estate Agents and Consultants (MIPEAC) has joined recent calls for the government to provide specific stimulus measures for the real estate industry in light of the prolonged slowdown and the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) in the country.
PETALING JAYA (March 31): The Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) should be zeroized (as it was in 2007) till the end of the year to help boost the already soft real estate market in the country, said the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA).
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): Sime Darby Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2019 fell 11% to RM282 million from RM317 million a year earlier, mainly due to recognition of a deferred tax credit of RM129 million arising from the change in real property gain tax (RPGT) rates.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 12): The real property gains tax (RPGT) is still part of the Malaysian property market landscape, but Putrajaya has heeded public opinion and making enhancements by revising the base year of calculation.
PETALING JAYA (OCT 11): Property developer Mah Sing Group Bhd is hoping that the government will consider continuous improvements to the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) policy to boost property market activity.
PETALING JAYA (OCT 11): Although encouraged by some of the government’s Budget 2020 announcements today that focus on stimulating the property market, the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents’ (MIEA) immediate past president Eric Lim said overall, Budget 2020 was “slightly below his expectations”.