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How will GST affect prices, cost of living?


THE introduction of any new tax is bound to cause some confusion, and the introduction of Malaysia's GST is no exception. While consumers will have many questions about the new tax, their greatest con...

 Residential, Developer, Economy

Plan to equip PR1MA houses with solar panels


NEW affordable houses under the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) programme may be equipped with solar technology. This will be a value-added feature to support Malaysia's aim to go green, said Ma...


No change to loan interest with base rate replacing BLR


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5: While banks in Malaysia are moving away from the base lending rate (BLR) system from January next year, customers with existing loans or applying for new ones won't be affected....

 Base lending Rate(BLR), Interest rate, Bank Negara

Ringgit fall won't hurt Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5: The economic fundamentals of the country are still strong and the depreciation of the ringgit, which is determined by market forces, will not significantly affect the country's ...

 Economy, Investment, Bank Negara

Ways To Sidestep The Rent Trap


An increasing number of Malaysians are getting caught in the "rent trap", with accommodation costs taking up so much of their income that they are struggling to save enough to buy a home of their own....

 Mortgage, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Investment

Is Your Home Loan Rejected? It Could Be Due To These Reasons


You've found your dream home and are already imagining yourself serving dinner in a top-of-the-range kitchen. However, before you start picking your wall colour, consider the possibility of your home ...

 Housing loan, Mortgage, Bank Negara

6 Biggest Risks Of Buying An Auctioned Property


We've all heard of the grisly tale of an unfortunate buyer who found a body, chopped into 11 pieces and stashed into a refrigerator in a Mont Kiara condominium unit he had purchased at an auction. ...

 Investment, Investor

Sunway values relationship with the communities


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 The holistic, organic and long-term development model championed by Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, has catapulted the property and construction ...

 Investor, Investment, Gross Development Value (GDV), Mixed development

Is it the developer, the contractor, the local council or the house-owner?


PETALING JAYA, Nov 15: THE collapse of a slope deep in the jungle does not concern house-owners, nor do landslides along our highways or roads. They just cause a bit of inconvenience to road users. ...

 Government, Developer

Mah Sing to focus on affordable homes


BANGI, Nov 14 In line with the Government's call to develop affordable homes, Mah Sing Group Bhd will focus on building houses that range between RM400,000 and RM500,000 each next year, according to ...

 Gross Development Value (GDV)