It’s not a wage problem, houses are just too expensive

  PETALING JAYA (Jan 30): To resolve the property supply and demand mismatch in Malaysia, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) director of research Dr Suraya Ismail opined that housing prices just need to be within the average wage earners’ affordability level.

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Developers foresee dark times due to glut, worse than 1999 crisis

GEORGE TOWN (Jan 30): The issue of oversupply of homes in the country is worsening, and authorities need to take action, especially in the affordable housing category, say developers, The Malay Mail reports that Penang Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) chairman Datuk Toh Chin Leong said this was also why the National Home Ownership Campaign was being conducted.

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Commercial property glut poses risk for M’sian banks

  KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Banks may face risks on their commercial property loans, as a looming oversupply of office buildings and shopping malls may lead to a correction in valuations, said a Reuters story citing a report by Moody’s dated March 9.

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