Fighting for the rights of homebuyers

Arriving at the National House Buyers’ Association office at Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Imbi, its honorary-secretary general Datuk Chang Kim Loong greets us with a smile and leads us to HBA’s small but cosy office where the organisation has for the past 18 years, attended to thousands of homebuyers’ grievances.

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Govt should promote rent-to-own concept to boost homeownership

  KELANA JAYA (Nov 13): The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) should take the initiative to work with the private sector to promote the rent-to-own concept or other alternatives to encourage homeownership without over-stretching the finances of individuals instead of increasing affordable housing supply, said Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC) executive director Lee Heng Guie.

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SC supportive of innovative ideas like property crowdfunding platforms

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 5): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) (pictured) said today it is supportive of innovative ideas that tap into the transformative power of technology to democratise investments, allowing more financing options for Malaysians to buy their first homes and enhance their socio-economic well-being.

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Budget 2019: HBA urges measures to slow down property price growth

PETALING JAYA (Nov 2): The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has urged the government to take measures to slow down escalating property prices by raising the supply of homes in the affordable housing segment through  government-linked corporations, state economic agencies and  bodies such as Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA).

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