SITE PROGRESS: Suasana @ Utropolis (July 2020)

July 10th, 2020 No comments



About Suasana @ Utropolis

The second phase of Utropolis development by Paramount Property in Batu Kawan, Penang. Strategically located on a 3-acres freehold land next to the UOW Malaysia KDU university college, about 5 minutes walk to Design Village outlet mall.

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Penang has forth-highest overhang units in Q1 2020

July 10th, 2020 1 comment


According to the latest property market transaction data for 2019 to Q1 2020 by the National Property Information Centre (NAPIC), overall overhang properties recorded in Q1 2020 showed that there are a total of 29,698 overhang units, amounting to a total value of RM18.91 billion. From that number, 35% of all overhang units or 10,401 units are in the RM300,001 to RM600,000 price range. More than half of the overhang are condominium/apartment type, making up 54.7% with 16,241 units.

Johor recorded a total number of 6,057 units, of which 1,974 were condominium units or apartments and 2,160 were two to three-storey terrace houses.

Perak emerged as having the second-highest overhang with a total of 4,919 units with 16.6%, followed by Selangor with a total of 4,844 units or 16.3%.



The report also revealed that the next highest was Penang accounting for 10.2% with 3,043 overhang units, and Kuala Lumpur at 8.7% with 2,584 units. Sarawak makes up 6.6% with 1,966 units and Pahang has 5.1% at 1,510 units.

The remaining states that make up less than 5% respectively and in descending order are Sabah (4.8%), Kedah (4.7%), Negeri Sembilan (3.7%), Melaka (2.3%) and Terengganu (1.7%).

The states that account for less than 1% each are Kelantan (0.5%), and Perlis (0.1%). The only place with zero overhang units is Putrajaya.

NAPIC property market division deputy director Tee Siew Bee said the overall property market was slowing down this year due to a mismatch in demand and supply for certain states/districts/ locations, types and prices.

“The residential overhang situation has continued to improve, but remains a major concern. There are fewer new launches that might help to reduce the number of overhang and unsold units,” she said during the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association’s (Rehda) event entitled “Selling a property successfully in the new decade – is big data & proptech the ultimate solution?”

Rehda’s event highlighted how property developers can move forward in boosting their property sales, whilst easing the process of home ownership in these tough times by embracing Big Data and PropTech.

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday.com


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BNM may cut OPR by another 25bps as early as September

July 9th, 2020 No comments

bnmHong Leong Investment Bank Research (HLIB) is not discounting the possibility that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by another 25 basis points (bps) to 1.50% by as early as its next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in September.

The central bank yesterday announced it had cut the OPR by 25bps to 1.75% to provide additional policy stimulus to accelerate the pace of economic recovery, and will continue to assess evolving conditions and utilise its policy levers as appropriate to create enabling conditions for a sustainable economic recovery.

“Consequently, as economic activity is expected to remain weak and inflation prospects modest, we think it’s possible for BNM to reduce the OPR by another 25bps as early as its September MPC meeting to bring it to 1.50%.” the research house concluded.

The 1.75% OPR is the lowest since the floor was set 16 years ago. Yesterday, BNM made its fourth rate cut this year, with a cumulative 125bps slashed so far.

HLIB said while it had expected a 25bps cut in the second half of 2020 (2H20), the timing of the reduction was earlier than expected.

“Despite expectations of gradual improvement in Malaysia’s growth prospects, the pace and strength of the recovery remain subject to downside risks emanating from domestic and external factors,” it said.

HLIB added that policy measures implemented domestically to mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19 will lapse in October, putting downside risks on the economy, while sluggish and uncertain growth could lead to further job losses and deter investment.

“Globally, countries that opened their economies had to reimpose lockdowns in certain areas as the rate of infection rose. This will lead to downward pressure on global demand and supply conditions, limiting the strength of global recovery,” HLIB said.

The MPC expected inflation to be muted in 2020, with average headline inflation likely to be negative for the year as global oil prices are projected to be substantially lower.

The risk of a broad-based and persistent decline in prices is assessed by the MPC to be limited, but inflation will be ultimately dependent on global oil and commodity prices.

Source: EdgeProp.my


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Virtual Tour: Valencia Residence

July 8th, 2020 No comments

Valencia Residence Show Gallery

Affordable yet luxuriously comfortable, Valencia Residence nestled within a friendly neighborhood with a myriad of cultures and ethnicities. It is conveniently located with an abundance of nearby amenities which include international schools, hospital, golf course and mall. With just a short stroll, you will discover a scenic spot that offers endless play and relaxation along the stretch of sandy beach at Teluk Bayu.

With a spacious built-up of at least 2,110 sq.ft. and only 64 units, this project is optimally designed for a family-oriented lifestyle.

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Vortex Business Park 2 – The PERFECT investment opportunity

July 7th, 2020 Comments off


Vortex Business Park 2 is the last phase of the light industrial component of a 35.3 acre mixed development strategically just next to Batu Kawan, the new industrial hotspot in Penang.

Due to its close proximity to the new township of Batu Kawan, it is increasingly on the radar of the property investors owing to its well-planned infrastructure and future potential with several significant residential, commercial, educational and industrial developments being planned. Located only 20 minutes away from Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone and within a close proximity to the Penang First and Second Bridge as well as the North-South Highway, it provide the perfect connectivity to all nearby industrial parks. All transport and delivery from mainland to island will be more cost-effective, enabling businesses to move up the value chain.

Vortex Business Park 2, being centrally located within several established industrial parks such as Science Park, Juru Industrial Park, Prai Industrial Park, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, not to mention the nearby Batu Kawan Industrial, it is a strategic choice for an industrial property investment in Penang.

This freehold development comprises of 4-storey semi-detached industrial units with built-up area of 8,960sf fitted with a private lift is scheduled to be completed by end 2020.   Vortex Business Park 2 offers owners the choice of an integrated business solutions, be it for PRODUCTION, WAREHOUSE, SHOWROOM or CORPORATE OFFICE.

Limited to only 6 units, Metrio Group is providing an attractive sales package to cater to the needs of the owners or investors with an option for a 7.5% guaranteed rental returns for 2 years which will help to ease the owner’s burden in their monthly loan instalments.

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