Malaysian real estate – cautious optimism
ALTHOUGH the Malaysian property sector was buoyant in 2007, the market is expected to be somewhat cautious this year given a high base effect from 2007, lower disposable incomes from higher inflationary pressure as well as knock-on effects from foreign buyers given the US credit crisis. Read More
 
 
Time to buy?
THE economic decoupling between the US and the rest of the world is becoming all the more glaring. That the US is slowing, but the rest of the world is growing is becoming increasingly apparent if one were to pay attention to the release of economic data. Read More
 
 
Property to chart steady growth
The property market outlook this year is expected to stay competitive and chart steady growth, said Deputy Finance Minister II Datuk Kong Cho Ha. Read More
 
 
Real estate cycle seen peaking this year
The country’s real estate cycle is expected to peak in late 2008 as the pace of rental increases begin to lag price increases, particularly in the high-end property segment in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Read More
 
 
Property on investors’ radar
GIVEN the volatility in the equity and financial markets since late last year, investors, both retail and institutional, are looking for safer places to park their money. Inflationary pressure also plays a role in where the money goes. Read More
 
 
Commercial property still a good buy Monday
DUE to the tight supply and continued foreign interest in purchasing, on an en bloc basis, purpose-built Grade A office buildings in Kuala Lumpur in the past year, the commercial property segment of the market will remain a good bet in the short term. Read More
 
 
No imminent price bubble in KLCC enclave
THERE is no imminent worry of a price bubble in the residential and commercial property markets around the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) enclave given the existing strong demand, especially for quality developments, according to developers and property consultants. Read More
 
 
Grade A office in tight supply
ACCORDING to the Valuation and Property Services Department's third quarter 2007 (3Q07) commercial property stock report, the total existing stock of purpose-built offices in Kuala Lumpur stood at 372 properties with 65.04 million sq ft of space and an 83% occupancy rate. Read More
 
 
KLCC magnet for local and foreign investors
THE Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) enclave is emerging as an international real estate destination with growing local and foreign interest to develop and invest in residential and commercial properties. Read More
 
 
Commercial values and rental in KL touch new high
UNDER the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020, the city has five goals to achieve in order to assume its place as a major global city. First on the list is to enhance the role of the city as an international commercial and financial centre. Read More
 
 
More than 6,000 new apartments in the next three years
THE growing attractiveness of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) continues to lure developers to the city to introduce their brand of tastefully designed projects. From less than 1,000 residential units in the KLCC enclave in the late 1990s, there are now more than 2,000. By 2010, there will be more than 7,000 residences completed. Read More
 
 
Real estate sale leaseback
Real estate sale leaseback financing is when a business sells its commercial property for current market value and then instantly leases it back. They sell it to gain built up equity which frees up capital which can be used to invest back into the business. There are many other benefits to this transaction as well. Read More
 
 
Who are estate agents?
In the past, due to the lucrative nature of the business, many people got involved in real estate transactions to make quick monetary gains. This rampant and unregulated practice led to many problems of fraud, which led to its regulation. There are approximately 1,900 agents registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents. Read More