KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 20): Prominent financial adviser Yap Ming Hui (pictured) said he opposes the proposal to allow first-time homebuyers to withdraw more funds from their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings to finance their purchases as this would encourage bad personal finance management habits.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 19): Property developer LBS Bina Group Bhd believes it is imperative for Budget 2017 to continue being rakyat-centric, particularly in making homes within reach for first-time homebuyers.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): Bank Negara Malaysia said developing broader home ownership alternatives, including a well-functioning rental market, was deemed a policy priority to protect homebuyers from financial hardship.
MOST Malaysians want to own a home, and buying real estate has traditionally been a good inflation hedge.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 5): Potentially higher Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal for homebuyers will not see significant impact on the property sector given that there are already various financing schemes from the government to address the challenge of homebuyers in purchasing their first homes, according to AllianceDBS research.
PETALING JAYA (Sept 30): Improved connectivity, security and comfort of living are the three main factors that homebuyers look forward to when it comes to innovation.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 23): A higher withdrawal cap on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings appears to be the most viable among proposals to help first-time homebuyers in Malaysia, according to CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) and The Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) want to assure homebuyers that their member banks in Malaysia will continue to provide home financing facilities to eligible customers.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 21): First-time home owners continue to have access to financing, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), in response to calls for lending guidelines to be reviewed to ease home ownership for first-time homebuyers.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 16): Property players are hoping that Budget 2016 will make it easier for first-time homebuyers to buy property.