KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): In response to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's comment on housing prices, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said it is tough to influence the price of land, which is why the government had opted to reduce the cost of construction instead.
PETALING JAYA (Sept 29): The only way developers can bring property prices down is by cutting their profit margins, said a property industry observer.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged developers to lower prices of homes as construction materials and services are exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST), or the government will review the waiver.
SHAH ALAM (Sept 21): Selangor state committee chairman for the Selangor state committee on housing and urban living Haniza Mohamed Talha has revealed that the state government is evaluating a proposal to provide collateral support to Rumah Selangorku (RSK) eligible buyers who has difficulty in securing their desired loan margin.
KUALA LUMPUR (September 12): A number of real estate projects in Sabah have been put on hold, while the development plans are still being held by the central board, say developers in the state.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Eastern and Oriental Bhd (E&O)’s net profit for the first quarter of its financial year 2019 (1QFY19) fell 34% from a year ago, despite a 15% rise in revenue, as it was impacted by unrealised foreign exchange losses and losses from joint ventures (JVs).
CYBERJAYA (Aug 16): The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda) (pictured) hopes that the proposed single entity to oversee affordable housing will be different from the rest as there is more urgency now to ensure the issues faced are addressed promptly.
PETALING JAYA (July 25): While the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) president Foo Gee Jen believed the drafting a commercial development act and streamlining housing data by introducing a data input system are laudable, his concerns lie in their enforcement and execution.
PETALING JAYA (July 25): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is working with the National Property Information Centre (Napic) to streamline their housing data by introducing a data input system for developers at the beginning of next year, said its national housing department director-general Jayaselan Navaratnam “[The progress of streamlining the data] is still in the initial stage because we have come to an agreement first.