PEPS: Govt should buy unoccupied units and turn them to affordable housing

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 13): The Government should consider purchasing and repurposing the unoccupied properties in matured areas and turn them into affordable housing to address two issues at one go, said the president of the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector of Malaysia (PEPS), Michael Kong (pictured).

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Housing affordability: The reality

To many, the building of over-priced houses by “profit-seeking” developers has caused the aggravation of housing affordability in the country, thereby leading to a spike in the number of overhangs in the market.

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重点报道:剖析滞销房屋的成因和解药

这可能是房市最吊诡的时候,因为在越来越难买得到房子的同时,却有越来越多建成的房子卖不出去。 所谓的已建竣滞销房屋(overhang),指的是那些在开卖后超过九个月仍未售出,且已兴建完成并获得完工与合格证书(CCC)的房子。 国家房地产资料中心(Napic)旗下大马未售产业查询系统(UPESM)数据显示,这类住宅房屋在2019年第三季累计数量增至50,008间,总值RM339.

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