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Malaysia property is currently in the early stages of a promising growth spurt. Due to a strong economic climate and new government policies to encourage foreign investment in real estate in Malaysia, many worldwide property purchasers are currently looking to Malaysia as a lucrative property market in which to invest.

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Investment Property in Malaysia

Investment Property in Malaysia

The Malaysia property market is offering investors some highly lucrative options. Find out more about the reasons behind this and just what you stand to gain from your Malaysian property investment.

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Guide to Property in Malaysia

This is a detailed guide to Malaysia, including facts, figures, economic and cultural information about the country as well as the practicalities involved in purchasing property in Malaysia.

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Malaysia has long been a haven for property purchasers and tourists alike, seeking an exotic Asian holiday destination where high standards, a rich culture and stunning natural beauty all combine to make that perfect holiday location. Today however, Malaysia’s property market is taking on new dimensions due to a major government initiative, the Ninth Plan, which calls for impressive new provisions for the country’s infrastructure. This, along with a strong rate of economic development, including increased foreign investment, reinforces our analysts’ firm belief in the future success of Malaysia’s property market.

An already robust tourism sector is now spawning a secondary holiday home market which further boosts the strength of the property market and opens up many new investment opportunities to property purchasers in Malaysia. The Malaysian property market offers a good mid range investment opportunity to international property purchasers seeking reasonably priced real estate with sustainable growth potential in both the residential and tourism sectors. Malaysia boasts two primary property markets that are attractive to overseas buyers: the area around the capital's central business district and the resort properties on the beautiful south western coast such as Port Dickson.

To find out more about this exciting new opportunity to invest within Malaysia’s growing property market, please take a look at our Malaysia Property Guide section where you will obtain all kinds of information on the practicalities of buying property in Malaysia and just what the country is like as a residential and holiday location. The Investment Property in Malaysia section will guide you through the economics and strategies involved in maximizing your investment returns by using carefully selected Malaysian property as your investment vehicle. Simply click on the boxes below and access a bank of information which will help you to fully understand Malaysia and its property market.

Malaysian Property Market Overview

Current trends in purchasing Malaysia property are characterized by investment either in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur or within the new coastal resorts. City investment is growing in line with increased direct foreign investment from China, the US and Japan. A surge in economic activity (predicted increase in worker numbers of 27.9% by 2013 over 10 years) has brought with it a high demand for quality commercial and residential real estate lettings to serve an ever growing expatriate community employed in and around the city. Off-plan properties are being sold to international property developers with impressive guaranteed rental yields of between six and ten percent.

Meanwhile, growth in the tourism sector has prompted the birth of new resorts, particularly in coastal areas just south of Kuala Lumpur around Port Dickson. Boosted by a strong tourist industry, property purchasers are experiencing impressive returns on their buy-to-let and off-plan investments. These holiday resorts also offer great potential for second home buyers seeking an exotic overseas home in the sun.

The Malaysian government has recently relaxed home ownership rules for foreigners and introduced tax incentives which contribute to make this property market an easier and more beneficial option for foreign ownership. Further details are available on

Malaysia Property Investment

Property investors in Malaysia are profiting from some lucrative off-plan investments in and around the capital city as well as within the coastal tourist resorts and both markets are experiencing high growth rates. Residential property prices have generally risen by between 15 and 30% over the past five years and rental yields in Kuala Lumpur stand at a respectable 7.4 to 8.7%, while corresponding figures remain just a little lower within the tourist resorts. Holiday rentals are big business, particularly in areas in and around Port Dickson, as is the holiday home market which continues to attract visitors to this interesting and exotic holiday destination.

While property investment in Malaysia remains a firm favourite amongst Asian and US investors, we are witnessing a current European trend for worldwide property investment and Malaysia is now catching the eye of all discerning property investors with worldwide vision for a shrewd investment.

Malaysian property prices remain low by international standards and the local currency, the Malaysian ringgit (RM) is very cheap versus the sterling, making investment in carefully selected Malaysian property a highly lucrative option.

Reasons why property in Malaysia is a good investment

  • Government legislation is actively encouraging foreign property investment through a number of tax incentives and the relaxation of laws governing real estate purchase by foreigners.
  • Through its Ninth Plan, the government of Malaysia aims to improve the infrastructure and general economic development of the country. Analysts believe this will have a positive impact on the Malaysian real estate market.
  • Malaysia boasts a stable economy and government. It already has a world-class infrastructure, industry and support, along with a modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
  • English is widely spoken by a multi-lingual, experienced and qualified workforce.
  • The value of the local currency, the ringgit, is far below the euro, dollar and pound sterling, allowing foreign investors to buy a lot more for their money in Malaysia.
  • Property prices per square metre in all major Malaysian towns and cities are a fraction of the cost of similar investments in London and New York.
  • There is high demand for quality new real estate is high from an affluent expatriate market.
  • Malaysia is also among the top three countries for the greatest number of tourist arrivals among the 53 Commonwealth countries, according to the World Tourism Organisation.
  • Tourist arrivals in Malaysia rose by more than 160% between 2000 and 2005 - an astonishing achievement for tourism.
  • Malaysia is located near the Equator, hence its year-round tropical climate, ideal for tourism.
  • Malaysia does not suffer from any natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes or tornados.
  • Extensive white sandy beaches continue to draw holidaymakers. Port Dickson resorts which have long been a favourite amongst visitors from Kuala Lumpur and other neighbouring towns who seek an escape from hectic life.
  • Buying costs are very low in Malaysia at between 3.4 to 6.75% of the property value, including 2.75% agent’s commission (for first MYR 500,000).

IPIN Global (IPIN) assists investors of all levels to find the best and most current investment opportunities. The network carefully vets all recommended investment locations, therefore maximising members´ chances of achieving the best return on investment from their property purchases in Malaysia.

Homebuyers in Malaysia

Traditionally overseas homebuyers in Malaysia have originated from the US, China and Japan. Today, however, as competition amongst other emerging property markets gathers steam, Malaysia is making sure it does not miss the boat and today actively encourages all forms of foreign investment to its shores.

As a result of a successful growth in economy and a competitive foreign exchange status, Malaysia attracts an exciting new influx of foreign investment in industry and real estate. Residential and holiday home purchasers are confidently buying into the very beginnings of a property boom in Malaysia, safe in the knowledge that prices are relatively low and growth figures remain high.

Malaysia is an attractive destination for high net worth foreigners looking to set up home. Now that the government has introduced changes in the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) guidelines for foreign property purchase and restrictions have been lifted regarding the usage and number of units that can be purchased by foreigners, real estate in Malaysia has become far more accessible.

Malaysia Property Hotspots

As is often the case in emerging markets, city centre property investment can yield some high returns and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. With an ever increasing expatriate worker presence, a requirement has emerged for commercial premises, top-end accommodation, off-plan properties and buy-to-let options which are particularly attractive to investors. Alternatively, due to a sharp increase in tourist figures in Malaysia, property purchasers are finding some excellent opportunities in coastal areas such as Port Dickson, namely the sea-front Legend Water Chalets and the Banyun Curve Water Chalets, which are proving highly popular amongst many discerning property buyers.

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