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New ‘coliving’ housing option popular in New York

Millennials opt for cheaper housing with the opportunity to be part of a community, and Quarters 'coliving' is doing just that.

Singapore rich kids end up with penthouses as parents skirt tax

Singaporean families seek to work around cooling measures, including raised stamp duties on second and third homes, by buying properties for their children.

The government needs financial literacy, too

We are so foolishly obsessed with more Malaysians holding university degrees for prestige reasons that we overlook the economic and sustainability aspects of university education.

RM34 million to resume work on second-generation Felcra houses

Economic Affairs minister Azmin Ali also pledges to settle an outstanding RM21 million payment to Felcra co-op.

Investing in one property motivates the purchase of the next

Owning one property highly motivates the purchase of another one.

Understanding the link between property prices and location

When scouting for a home to buy, remember that the property is always more affordable the further it is away from the city centre or other high-demand areas.

Migration of Ibans to Kuching city on the rise, says Sarawak...

The state government has been looking into ways to provide affordable houses for the Iban community in the city.

Rethink affordable housing strategy, think tank tells Putrajaya

IDEAS moots lesser government involvement in the construction of low-cost homes and more relaxed requirements.

Raise salaries of lower-ranked police, says IGP

When they don’t get the just rewards, the tendency to commit crime is wide open, says national police chief.

Police force deserves better housing, says Kit Siang

Iskandar Puteri MP says housing costs in Johor Bahru are three times higher than the housing allowance received by the police.

Ministry’s property ownership plan for M40 group coming soon

It is hoped the ministry has spoken to them to understand their needs, the type of housing they prefer and the reasons why they still do not own a home.

Uptick in 2018 property transactions, says Guan Eng

The finance minister says the volume and value of property transactions in 2018 rose 0.6% and 0.3% from 2017.

Speed is key when it comes to collecting maintenance fees

If one waits six months before collecting overdue fees, residents may have already spent the money on something with depreciating value.

Old flats may be redeveloped, says housing minister

Zuraida Kamaruddin says there is a requirement in the national housing policy to check or redevelop houses more than 30 years old.

An Epic task, building houses for Orang Asli

Company executives work alongside secondary school children and university students to build a house over a weekend.

‘5-star facilities’ at 10,500 affordable homes in Manjung

Five-star facilities at Perak's largest project, says menteri besar Ahmad Faizal

Work to resume on half-completed PR1MA housing project

Housing minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says the scheme will now be ready in May next year, 17 months late.

Buying a house should not land buyer in financial difficulty, says...

Bank Negara Malaysia deputy governor says the percentage of income spent to service the mortgage must not exceed the person’s financial capacity, and they must be able to pay for other obligations on top of this commitment.

Residential tenancy act to be enforced in 2 years

The national housing department says the act will contain laws to protect tenants and owners in the house renting process.

Singapore luxury home prices drop most in a decade on curbs

Singapore authorities have been keeping a tight watch on developers and the property market to avoid having cut throat expensive homes.

Ambiga, Fernandez question RM150 mil compensation for Taman Rimba Kiara project

Giving reasons as to why compensation can’t be that high, they urge the Cabinet to take proper legal advice and review the entire project and ask the MACC to get into the action.

100% use of industrialised building system for affordable housing

The method is cheaper, faster and less labour intensive, says housing minister.

Emulate Penang’s political will over PPR flats abuse, CM tells Putrajaya

Chow Kon Yeow says Penang has shown it wants to clean up years of abuse by those ineligible for the flats, adding that Taman Manggis residents who were evicted had violated people’s housing project rules.

Give us chance to stay at Penang PPR, applicant tells campers...

The PPR applicant, waiting for 11 years, is upset that many are refusing to move out despite becoming ineligible to stay.