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Booming car sales show Malaysians have stable jobs

For the year, total industry volume (TIV) was up 41% to 60,780 units from 42,777 registered in the same month last year.

Homeowners in US hold back on selling as buyers get pickier

US homeowners are getting increasingly reluctant to sell in a market where buyers are demanding price cuts.

Investing in one property motivates the purchase of the next

Owning one property highly motivates the purchase of another one.

2,000 homes available in Penang under rent-to-own scheme

The state government says its pilot rent-to-own housing schemes are doing well.

Airbnb says ready to be regulated, records big jump in Malaysia

The online property hosting site says it contributed RM3 billion to the Malaysian economy last year.

Rethink property gains tax, house buyers urge govt

But an economist says other countries also impose such a tax, although it could artificially cause prices to rise.

Overcome common pitfalls in buying property

Buying a property comes with problems which can turn into nightmares if mishandled.

6 global interior design trends for your home

These unique styles from abroad bring their own distinctive flavour that may just catch your eye.

Rethink affordable housing strategy, think tank tells Putrajaya

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

Will lower coffee bean prices impact prospects for property?

Although there are big savings to be made for the everyday man, saving for that downpayment still depends on a drinker’s habits.

5 costs to consider when buying a new home

Buying a home is a big investment - besides legal fees and a down payment, there are home renovation costs and utilities to consider too.

Car versus property: Time to focus on what really matters

Time to reconsider if buying a car that depreciates in value is better than buying a property that appreciates in value.

Can your property value plummet?

You can get into real financial trouble if your investments tank.

Revive Forest City project, says Asean chamber chief

Restructure the restrictions imposed on foreign buyers so that it can be controlled, says Moehamad Izat.

EPF buys UK Sports Direct complex for RM640 mil – report

On completion of the deal, Sports Direct will lease the property for 15 years, says the Sunday Times.

New master plan for Kampung Baru ‘in the works’

2015 plan to be scrapped, and a new plan will focus on sustainable living and development on par with KLCC, says report.

Jho Low’s mum accepts forfeiture notice on property

Counsel tells court the mother, Goh Gaik Ewe, is overseas at present but had authorised him to receive the notice of motion served on her for property forfeiture.

Trump Tower is now one of NYC’s least-desirable luxury buildings

Trump Tower’s occupancy rate has plunged over the last seven years to 83% from 99%, about double the New York average.

Should you buy that unsuitable property at a discount?

You must remember that the purpose of buying a property is not because of a discount but rather because the property meets your needs.

Clarify role of China-based housing developers, says Umno Youth

Shahril Hamdan says Zuraida needs to clarify if the eight Chinese companies are to be main contractors or merely suppliers to local developers.

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.

Saudi mall owner seeks US$836 mln from initial share sale

This would be the biggest IPO in the middle eastern country since 2014.

Sime Darby Property launches online platform for property purchases

The platform, known as dto, is also aimed at elevating the standards of living.

Better to rent or buy? You decide

There are compelling reasons for both, so assess your situation and make an informed decision.