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Dulux Art Jam Adds a Splash of Colours for Raya Home Decorations

Dulux, one of Malaysia’s leading decorative paint brands organises an art jam workshop to help complete your home makeover this Raya. By Gunaprasath Bupalan (Emjay Communications / The Malaysian Global Busines Forum / News Hub Asia / iHaus / Property360Digest) Kuala Lumpur, April 2019 – Hari Raya is a time for renewal, whereby family and friends reaffirm bonds by catching up at each other’s open houses, over home-cooked food. It is because of this celebration that many families choose to spruce up their homes with a fresh coat of paint. Riding on the spirit of fostering bonds, Dulux – the leading decorative paint brand of AkzoNobel – and Dr Eric Leong, Malaysian renowned designer and also the Head of Interior Architecture & Design School of One Academy, have partnered to host a worksho...Read More

Villamas enhances the Seri Kembangan skyline with meta_city

By Gunaprasath Bupalan (Emjay Communications / The Malaysian Global Busines Forum / News Hub Asia / iHaus / Property360Digest) Located near the northern end of the PLUS Expressway Southern Route, Seri Kembangan needs little introduction to property enthusiasts. History would tell us that Seri Kembangan was established as the Serdang New Village in 1950 when the British moved Malaysian Chinese villagers living around Sungai Besi to a centralised location due to the Communist threat during the Malayan Emergency as part of the Briggs Plan. In its early days, the village had 50 houses and all were built from scratch because the British only provided empty plots of land. The area was close to rubber estates and the jungle posed dangers of a different kind. Most of the 15,000 inhabitants earned ...Read More

MAPEX is back tomorrow – in support of the Government’s Home Ownership Campaign

Mark your calendars for that long-awaited home purchase By Gunaprasath Bupalan (Emjay Communications / The Malaysian Global Busines Forum / News Hub Asia / iHaus / Property360Digest) On 1 March 2019, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad officially launched the National Home Ownership Campaign 2019 (HOC 2019) which is being held from Jan 1 to June 30, 2019.  The idea behind the HOC is to increase home ownership among Malaysians and to address the property overhang which has hit 43,211 units amounting to a value of RM29 million as of the third quarter of 2018. Back in November last year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the tabling of Budget 2019 announced the HOC initiative will kick off in 2019. Initiating this, REHDA together with the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) suc...Read More

Buyers: Cheap homes too small, too few, too far away

PETALING JAYA: So-called affordable homes are too small, too far away and too few, the national house-buyers’ association said today, disputing a claim by developers of an oversupply of affordable homes. The National House Buyers Association (HBA) also criticised the unrealistic definition of “affordable homes” used by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda). HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong concurred with Bank Negara Malaysia that most Malaysians could not afford homes costing between RM300,000 and RM500,000, which falls within Rehda’s definition of affordable housing. Chang said the price should be between RM150,000 and RM300,000. Speaking to FMT, he pointed out that Bank Negara had in fact estimated the maximum price of an affordable home to be only RM282,000, d...Read More

HBA Maintains Easing Lending Guidelines is not the Solution to the Inaccessibility of Affordable Housing Loans

  PETALING JAYA: Relaxing banks’ lending criteria is not the solution to address the issue of access to affordable housing loans, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA) secretary-general Chang Kim Loong. “The current problem is that house prices are too expensive in relation to the buyers’ income. This has resulted in some prospective house buyers having their loan applications rejected. However, the solution is not to relax lending guidelines but to find ways to lower property prices. The relaxation of lending guidelines will surely worsen the situation and speed up the road to a ‘homeless generation’ that HBA has been warning about for years,” he told SunBiz, addressing the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association’s (Rehda) call for banks to be less strict in their l...Read More

Winner of Home Buyers Champion Award 2016

Honourary- Sec Gen of National House Buyers Association (HBA)