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Foreign rentals crucial to property market during rainy months

Renting to foreigners is one of the few pockets of support for the local property market, which is undergoing a multiyear slowdown that began in 2015. Real estate agents noted that given the slowdown in residential property sales in recent years, any support to the market can be noticeable, especially during the rainy months of […]

After three years, regulations under Condominium Law firm up

The Ministry of Construction has announced the formation of a management committee to oversee the implementation of regulations under the Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017. In the announcement on January 5, the ministry said the management committee will register new and existing property developments that meet the definitions of condominiums in the country […]

Rising demand for home loans could stabilise property market

Housing loans and repayments of those loans in monthly instalments have begun to flourish in Myanmar’s real estate market since the beginning of this year, as more construction companies and real estate developers collaborate with banks to make home ownership more accessible. These days, banks are offering home loans at a specified interest rate and […]

Lack of retail offerings in Myanmar yields growth opportunities for investors

Demand for retail space has been on the rise in Yangon, where the population has swelled and living standards are improving. Earlier this year, the government also permitted foreign ownership of local wholesalers and retailers and last month allowed businesses in the sector to trade in a total of 24 products. Ko Nay Min Thu, […]

Property cycle at trough, turning point in sight, agents say

Property prices in Mandalay have dropped between 10 to 30 percent over the past five years, with steeper falls seen in less populated residential estates, local real estate agents told The Myanmar Times. After slipping from its peak in 2013 though, the property market could now be at a turning point. “Recent market conditions are […]

Myanmar is new frontier for Japanese condo developer

YANGON — Japanese housing developer Tama Home will establish a condominium joint venture in Myanmar in a bid to attract rising ranks of higher-income buyers. Tama Home and local partner Kakehashi Real Estate Group will set up the new company, which will serve as the lead contractor on projects. Construction has started on a 541-sq.-meter […]

Property market to remain cool for now

Property market will continue to remain cool in the short run though it may become active beyond 2018, said Nay Min Thu, managing director of iMyanmarHouse.com, a local property website. “Dwindling property market may revive if there is a massive inflow of foreign investments into the market later in the year,” he added. There will […]

Property weak on canned tax amnesty bill

With interest in investment properties in Mandalay expected to be lackluster in the coming months, property agents reckon demand will likely centre on homes priced below K1,000 lakh. “Currently, most sectors of the economy are slowing, so we do not see much demand for resale properties,” U Wunna Soe, a property agent from Poe La […]

Property buyers eye Dagon land as owners sell for losses

For buyers interested in purchasing land or homes in Dagon, now could be a good time to take closer look at the property market in the area. Land prices in South Dagon have been falling even though property sales have been robust. According to Ma Cho New, a local real estate agent, sales improved after […]

Myanmar Unprepared for Stock Market: Economist

Trading of stocks at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin in March, giving Myanmar people another option to invest their money. Currently, people invest in the property market or the currency market, however, they are less likely to move their investments into the new stock market, a local economist said. “All of […]