PETALING JAYA: The number of small home office units that were put up for auction last year surged to 255 units in 2018, an increase of 83% from the previous year, according to data collated by AuctionGuru.
We used to be able to make a clear distinction between commercial and residential properties, but nowadays, we have homes with commercial titles and offices with residential elements, which can sometimes throw you off as to what exactly you are buying.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 18): Due to an oversupply, high-end strata properties particularly Small-office Home-office (SoHo) and Small-office Virtual-office (SoVo) units could see prices falling by at least 10% this year, according to property consultancy firm CBRE | WTW.
为了满足雪兰莪居民对房屋的需求，雪州政府已规定发展商必须在本身的的服务式公寓、Small-office Home-office (SoHo)、Small-office Versatile-office (SoVo) 和Small-office Flexible-office (SoFo)项目中，拨出30%的单位列为可负担房屋。 其中，可负担服务式公寓的售价，最高只能设在每间RM270,000，可负担SoHo、SoVo和SoFo的最高售价则是每间RM230,000。 根据雪州房屋及物业委员会的指南，首购族及每月收入不超过RM15,000的家庭，才有资格购买这些可负担单位。 但值得一提的是，这些产业基本上是能够作为住宅或办公室的商业房产，因此，并不是所有人都适合这类型的房产。 Kim Realty Sdn Bhd 的行政总裁Vincent Ng 告诉TheEdgeProperty.
The Selangor state government, in its effort to meet the current demand for affordable housing, has recently issued a mandate to property developers in Selangor to allocate up to 30% of their serviced apartment, Small-office Home-office (SoHo), Small-office Versatile-office (SoVo) and Small-office Flexible-office (SoFo) developments to affordable units, depending on property type and location.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Property developers have hit back at the Selangor government for amending policies and imposing surcharges that would increase their costs of business, an issue that becomes all the more critical when the current soft market forces them to compete for the segment that demands affordable homes.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): Property developers will be required to build affordable units for serviced apartment, small office/home office (Soho) and small office/virtual office (Sovo) projects in Selangor under the state’s new blueprint for housing development, which is expected to be unveiled soon.
THE auction market may offer some good property deals later this year, including new properties that were sold under the Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS) a few years ago.
Property sector Maintain neutral: According to news reports, the Selangor state government will freeze the approval for all applications of new property projects involving serviced apartment, small office home office (Soho), and small office versatile office (Sovo) submitted after Jan 1, 2016.