IDEAS: Developers can rent out unsold homes

PETALING JAYA (Oct 30): The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has suggested to developers that they can try renting out unsold homes since there is a property overhang situation, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT).

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Ideas: Malaysia needs to be ready for the property bubble to burst

KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The Malaysian government needs to be ready for the nation's property bubble to burst and the risk that this could lead to an economic crisis, following spectacular growth in the high-end property segment, according to the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas).

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Relaxing lending rules may not be a good move, says IDEAS

PETALING JAYA (July 5): The proposed mortgage with less stringent lending requirements by banks mooted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) that is aimed at benefiting the M40 and B40 groups may not be a good move, said the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito.

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Ideas: Property-related election pledges may hurt real estate market

PETALING JAYA (May 15): Election pledges made by the new Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) government regarding affordable housing and the property market at large may hurt the industry as the new government seeks to further control the market which could potentially prevent its self-correction, said Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito.

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IDEAS: Government intervention distorts affordable housing supply

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): Government intervention on supply of affordable housing has resulted in unwanted consequence — unfair competition that deters active participation of the private developers in this segment, according to Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito.

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