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SECURITY AND PROPERTIES

Inspector General of the Royal Malaysian Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar talks about aspects of security and dishes advice for property investors and developers Safety is one of the key indicators investors think of before purchasing a property. Its importance is acknowledged universally, so much so, that property sellers use ...

THE BURDEN OF HOUSEHOLDS

Study indicates greater disparity between income and home affordability Khazanah Nasional Bhd recently rolled out an unflattering report on the state of Malaysian households. The study found that 74% of Malaysian households earn less than RM6,000 per month and house prices in general have gone up beyond the affordable levels of most households. A household with an RM6,000 ...

WHEN TUN MAHATHIR SPEAKS

Our esteemed former Prime Minister of Malaysia talks about the property industry, his concerns and the ideal time for home ownership. When he was a boy, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad shared, there was no property industry. Back then, after Independence, people preferred to live where they were doing business. It was common for people to live on ...

THE DIVERSIFIED BUILDER

Smart Niche Group off to a great promising start By: Aidil Mohammad Noor At rare times, we encounter developers who strive to achieve greatness in building up their name and reputation. Such company is Smart Niche Group (SNG), a joint venture of two companies (Rivertree Group headed by Dato’ Simon David Leong ...

Outlook 2015

By: Syamil Zahari In Greater Kuala Lumpur, there are seven million inhabitants in 2014, up from 900,000 40 years ago, with 1.8 million homes and seven million registered vehicles. Employment in the area stood at 2.5 million jobs in 2010, and is targeted to increase to 4.2 million jobs in 2020. “So ...

Land Investment Strategies

The next level of property investment Property investment in Malaysia is divided into four parts. According to the director of B.I.G Group of Companies Tan Hwa Chuan, a typical property investment roadmap in our country starts with condominiums and then it continues to linked houses before property investor start investing in ...