Itulah yang cuba disampaikan oleh REDHA. Kebanyakan industri player dalam Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) yang menentukan dan mengawal pasaran harga rumah di Malaysia. Nampak canggung melihatkan senario yang berlaku sekarang apabila pasaran harga rumah hanya segelintar ditentukan oleh segelintir kumpulan.
Dahulu yang bagi cadangan naik harga rumah kos rendah, puak-puak ini juga :
’PETALINGJAYA: The price of low-cost houses should be increased to RM75,000 inurban areas such as the Klang Valley, Johor and Penang and to RM60,000in other areas. Real Estate and Housing Developers Association(Rehda) president Datuk Ng Seing Liong said a letter was sent to the Housing and Local Government Ministry a few months ago requesting thecurrent RM42,00 ceiling be raised.
“Previously, developers covered their losses from building low-cost houses with sales from high-cost homes,” he told a press conference after the opening of the National Property and Housing Summit 2008 by minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan yesterday. “We have reached a situation where the highcost of land and building materials have made it impossible fordevelopers to make money, even with sales from high-cost houses.
“Ideally,the Government should take over the construction of low-and medium-costhouses and leave private developers to build high-cost houses for saleon the open market. “However, if the Government cannot take over completely, an increase in the selling price should be considered.” Ng said low-cost houses were for the rakyat, therefore the Government should help ease the burden of developers. THE STAR
Rumah kos rendah ini matlamatnya untuk golongan yang macam-mana? Semestinya orang yang kurang berkemampuan, di mana sekurang-kurangnya mereka ada tempat berteduh yang lebih elok. Harga rumah sekarang ini pun dah naik berkali ganda naik sehinggakan majoriti rakyat bawahan tak mampu pun nak beli rumah sebab terlalu mahal. Setiap kali nak minta nak harga rumah di Malaysia, ada sahaja alasan yang diberikan mereka.
Terbaru ura-ura harga rumah akan naik lagi………
KUALA LUMPUR – The Real Estate and Housing Developer’s Association (Rehda) has defended the general affordability of houses in Malaysia despite rapid increases and recent reports of new terrace link houses selling for as much as RM1.6 million.In a recent survey of 133 Rehda members, 81 per cent expect price hikes by as much as 20 per cent in the next six months. Rehda president Datuk Michael Yam said that the issue of rising property prices was partly due to an imbalance of supply and demand as more migrants move to land scarce Kuala Lumpur.
He added that developers also have to bear high overheads including mandatory quotas for the construction of low and medium-cost housing, quotas for the bumiputera housing, and corporate social responsibility projects such as setting aside land for schools. “Even if 50,000 new housing units are needed in KL that is still a huge number to build,” he said at a Rehda media briefing today. It was reported recently that new terrace link houses in the upper class Desa Park City enclave outside Kuala Lumpur were selling for about RM1.6 million.
IGB’s head of property development, Teh Boon Ghee said that while such new launches were priced high, they tended to be one of a kind developments and it is still possible to find link houses for RM250,000 to RM300,000 on the secondary market in places like Subang Jaya. He acknowledged that there will continue to be upward pressure on the cost of new houses due to the rising prices of steel bars. “The flow through from the steel prices is still coming,” said Teh, who is also Rehda national treasurer.
Rehda executive council member and CEO of the Gobina group of companies Anthony Cho said that the issue developers in Melaka are facing is that they are required to set aside 60 per cent of units for bumiputera owners and despite high demand from non-bumiputera buyers, there are 3,000 bumiputera lots left unsold which are difficult to release.
Bukit Kiara Properties group managing director NK Tong said that most Malaysians would prefer that property prices go up. “Can you imagine if we are sitting here worrying about falling property prices,” said Tong, who is also the chairman of communication and public relations.
Yam said that one solution was for developers to start building smaller but high quality units for first time home buyers. “Why do people want to start off with buying two or three bedroom units,” he said. “In developed countries, they start off with smaller units.”
He added that based on Rehda surveys, between 90 to 95 per cent of houses in Malaysia were still priced below RM250,000. While Rehda is under pressure from first time home owners and upgraders who find themselves priced out of the market, property investors however are bemoaning the lack of international interest that can help boost capital appreciation. Rehda officials said this was partly due to a lack of liquidity in the market and competition from Hong Kong and Singapore where capital appreciation is better due to price volatility.
They added that international investors also look at factors such as public transport and the branding of the city and KL is considered provincial when compared to London, Hong Kong or Singapore. Benetton Properties managing director Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai said he brought in potential investors from UK who were turned off by the traffic congestion and when told that the city’s car population is increasing by 70,000 each year. “KL needs to be rebranded,” said Chan who is also a Rehda national council member. “It needs to be seen as world class and that livability can be better.”
National Property Information Centre (Napic) figures show that housing starts recovered in the first quarter of 2010 to 19,199 units compared with 17,191 units in the fourth quarter of 2009. New planned supply however continues to fall with 16,812 units planned in the second quarter of 2010 compared with 17,689 units in the first quarter of this year and 17955 units in the fourth quarter of last year. Yam said that there will continue to be upward cost pressures with the push for developers to go for industrial building systems which will require intensive capital investment as well as talent shortages due to competition from the Middle East and Vietnam which are booming.
“Thank goodness the Marina Bay project in Singapore is completed, that should release a lot of Malaysian architects and engineers,” he quipped.
Mereka kata kebanyakan harga rumah masih munasabah bukan? Macam inilah, kerajaan kena tegas dalam soal ini. Kalau tak berkesan juga, adalah lebih baik kerajaan ambil terlebih dahulu projek rumah kos rendah. Biarkan sahaja JKR terlibat dalam bahagian rekabentuk. Berkenaan modal, kerajaan boleh menggunakan sahaja EPF. Setuju?
Soal tenaga kerja ambil sahaja dari penghuni penjara dan pusat serenti. Buat apa mereka buang masa dalam penjara dan pusat tahanan. Kita kerugian tenaga pekerja yang muda dan kuat. Lebih baik mereka jadi buruh paksa kerajaan. Bukan bermakna kita nak turunkan taraf mereka jadi hamba sebab elaun mereka jugak dibayar dan paling penting hasil kudrat mereka berjaya ditagih. Kemudian dah siap rumah. Jual harga rumah pada kadar yang munasabah dengan memberikan pinjaman melalui EPF tanpa faedah kepada pembeli. Rumah tersebut pula tidak boleh ditukarkan hak milik kecuali kepada anak-anak sahaja contohnya.
Jual rumah kos rendah hanya ditujukan kepada yang betul-betul layak. Ini tidak, realitinya ramai yang guna “pintu belakang” untuk mendapat rumah kos rendah. Ehem…….Jumlah pendatang asing di Malaysia sekarang ini dah cecah 1.92 juta orang. Sudah melebihi jumlah kaum india yang mana merupakan majoriti ke-3 terbesar di negara ini iaitu jumlahnya sekitar 1.8 juta orang. Itu belum ditambah dengan kehadiran Pendatang Tanpa Izin(PATI) lagi. Anda setuju membiarkan kerajaan menggunakan hasil cukai yang dibayar rakyat untuk diberikan secara percuma kepada penghuni penjara?
P/S : Memang sepatutnya kita menggunapakai tenaga mereka ini dikala kerajaan sekarang dilihat mula serius terhadap tahap kebergantungan kepada tenaga kerja asing dalam pelbagai sektor. (Jauh kami pergi kali ini). Sekadar cadangan……