Would you mind giving people a quick update of the Malaysia real estate market?



  • Would you mind giving people a quick update of the Malaysia real estate market?


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    In general, for foreigners, there is a threshold where you can only buy properties of over a million ringgit, which is 1.6 million RMB or 1.8 million HKD. Compared to Hong Kong and China’s real estate, in absolute terms, the money to own a property in Malaysia is relatively low.

    On a big picture, it has been an upward trend since 2016 for both the transacted volume and transaction value for properties in Malaysia.

    It is an exciting market for residential properties as there are currently about 130,000 residential properties (including both upcoming and completed units) in the current market for sale, which means there are plenty of options for any given investor. However, landed residential properties remain one of the most sought after categories within residential properties, which is good when it comes to price appreciation.

    In Malaysia, we generalise commercial and retail under commercial. Under this category, shop lots, whereby people do general businesses, have a relatively stable rental return. Another trend that I would like to point out is, especially in the Kuala Lumpur area, is that office lots (purpose built offices and office towers) are gaining traction. The typical occupancy of an office lot is around 80% currently.

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