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How Foreigners Rent Property in Malaysia
Here we detail the preliminary steps involved and what expats should expect when looking to secure a rental property in Malaysia.
Buyer Guide: Debt Service Ratio (Free Consultancy Inside!)
You are going to, if you haven’t already, come across the term ‘debt service ratio’ (DSR) if you are on the path to getting a home loan f...
KL Homes Remain Affordable for Foreigners Despite Rent Increase
Average expatriate rents in Malaysia’s capital increased by 7.42% to US$1,621 per month in 2018 compared to US$1,509 in the prior year, according to the ...
No Point Becoming an Advanced Country if People Still Unable to Own Homes
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that it is pointless for a country to become advanced if its citizens still live in impoverished houses b...
Loans Access Issues Must Be Addressed to Help First-Time House Buyers
Issues related to loans and access to financing must be addressed to help first-time house buyers purchase their dream properties, says local property deve...
Chinese Home Buyers Set to Snap Up Australian Property in 2019
The number of Chinese buyers of Australian homes is likely to remain steady this year in what’s being seen as a major boost for the weakening domestic pr...
Property Expert Cautions Govt Against Taxing Long-Time Owners Who Sell Their Homes
A senior chartered property surveyor has urged the government to exempt senior citizens from the real property gains tax (RPGT), saying it is not fair to b...
Batam Authority Ready to Vouch for Foreigners Wanting to Buy Homes on Island
Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BIFZA or BP Batam) says it is ready to be the guarantor for foreigners who want to buy property on the island to...
Only One Percent of Malaysian Property Owned by Foreigners
Foreigners do not own more than one percent of property in Malaysia, revealed Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. Zuraida said tha...
All Eyes on Malaysia's 2019 Budget
The very first budget under the new Pakatan Harapan's (PH) administration has been unveiled. Let's take a look at some key highlights from the 2019 Budget ...
'Redefine Affordable Homes'
The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has demanded that housing developers rewrite their definition of “affordable houses”. They want the Real...
Higher Property Stamp Duty on Foreigners Proposed to Increase Govt Coffers
Maybank Kim Eng Research senior economist Chua Hak Bin suggests the government impose higher property stamp duty on foreigners in the upcoming Budget 2019....
Overseas Buyer Withdraws Bid for $20m+ Waterfront Estate
Te Rere Cove on Waiheke Island is back on the market after a foreign buyer withdrew the application with the Overseas Investment Office. In August the O...
Nabbed for Cheating Home Buyers
A manager in a developer's office was caught cheating aspiring homeowners RM5,000 each as a special fee to snap up affordable homes under a state housing s...
IJM Land's Riana South Scales the Height for Tropical Living
There is something undeniably exciting when buying your own home. You will begin to consider the location and how accessible the area is. What if the locat...
The REKA Interiors Exhibition (RiX 2018) Eyes for Bigger Show
The REKA Interiors Exhibition (RiX 2018) â€” Malaysia's leading trade exhibition for the design fraternity â€” returns for its second outing. ...
Cloudy Future of Affordable Housing for Youth
One of the major problems faced by young Malaysians, especially those below the age of 30, is the availability of affordable housing. Sometimes it got s...
Karnival Rumah Malaysia Heading to Tawau, Sandakan After Its Kota Kinabalu Weekend Show
Property Hunter organized its first ever Karnival Rumah Malaysia (KRM) on the 7th & 8th of July at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. The event was designed to ass...
Tribunal Orders Developers to Pay House Buyers for Late Delivery
The Sarawak Housing Purchaser Claims Tribunal on Tuesday (26 June) directed three developers to pay house buyers a total of RM73,322.32 for late delivery. ...
Government Eyes to Ease Bank Loan Process for First-Time Buyers
Many young housebuyers are unable to purchase properties due to affordability and stringent financing. Nevertheless, majority of first-time homebuyers are ...
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