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Malaysia's residential property outlook

The market has been checked by 2014 cooling measures, but the kicking in of GST in April may raise home prices.

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The increase in prices of newly-launched houses continue to set new benchmark levels. For newly-launched projects, semi-detached houses are priced at RM550 to RM660 per sq ft at Horizon Hills.

THE Malaysian residential property sector recorded more than 120,000 transactions valued at over RM40 billion (S$15 billion) in the first half of last year.

It remained resilient, with developers moderating new launches to maintain sales rates at healthy levels. House prices have also