PETALING JAYA (Jan 8): Greater Kuala Lumpur could become the biggest office space market in the Asean region this year, according to property consultancy Savills Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA (Nov 2): The increase in stamp duty rates for the transfer of property valued RM1 million and above as well as the imposition of Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) on future property sales have increased the entry and exit costs for property ownership which might dampen investors’ interest, said Savills Malaysia managing director Datuk Paul Khong.
KUALA LUMPUR (October 3): Savills Malaysia chairman Datuk Christopher Boyd said the thresholds for foreign property buyers should be removed in order to deal with the oversupply issue seen in the residential segment.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Property experts have dismissed concerns that the change of Bangsar South’s name back to Kampung Kerinchi will drive down prices of properties in the area.
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PETALING JAYA (May 14): Property consultancy Savills Malaysia expects housing prices to firm up in 2019, with real estate developers only able to increase supply by early 2020, following renewed confidence in the market from the new government’s promise of clean and fair governance.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): Demand for residential property is expected to rise after Malaysia’s 14th general elections, thus pushing up real estate transaction volume this year, said Savills Malaysia executive chairman Datuk Christopher Boyd.