KUCHING (Feb 8): An increase of the minimum wage may lead to an increase of unemployment rate as employers may end up hiring fewer workers due to the high cost, said Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) president Augustine Wong Chung Ho.
KOTA KINABALU (Jan 26): The Tanjung Aru Community Development Leader Unit (UPPM) has urged the Sabah Housing and Town Development Board (LPPB) to identify a nearby People’s Housing Project (PPR) for the Tanjung Aru Flat residents after the latter had informed them to vacate their homes due to safety reasons, reported by The Borneo Post.
JOHOR (Jan 12): It is hoped that the public-private partnership (PPP) programme will be able to solve the unbuilt low-cost housing issue in Johor, says Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) in a report by The Star.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): The property market, which was subdued last year, is expected to see moderate growth in 2022, in tandem with expected recovery of the global economy, said CBRE | WTW Group Managing Director, Foo Gee Jen during the media launch of the real estate consultancy’s 2022 Market Outlook Report at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday (Jan 11) morning.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has appointed 25 members to its Panel of Experts, comprising individuals and industry players with extensive experience in the housing sector.
Last week, I presented the National House Buyers Association (HBA)’s: ‘tick where applicable” checklist to our newly minted Minister of Housing & Local Government, YB Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican in my article published on Dec 11, 2021 entitled: ‘If I were the Housing Minister” I have since received positive feedback from my fellow volunteers, friends of HBA, industry players, stakeholders, civil servants, politicians from both sides of the divide and housing developers (of the decent and responsible variety).
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 15): UOA Development Bhd took the No 1 spot at this year’s The Edge Malaysia Top Property Developers Awards (TPDA), the first time the company has done so.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): The government will set up a panel of experts to review the ceiling price of the existing affordable housing, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib.
It is heartening to see that the government, through the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), has outlined a more holistic approach to affordable housing as an attempt to reform the housing market in the post-Covid-19 era.