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Factors affecting the price of housing in Malaysia


Ong, Tze San (2013) Factors affecting the price of housing in Malaysia. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking, 1 (5). art. no. 4. pp. 414-429. ISSN 2306-367X


The main purpose of this study is to measure the relationship between macroeconomic variables and the housing price. This paper examines empirically whether the increasing trend in the Malaysian housing price is related to changes in the gross domestic product (GDP), population, inflations rate, costs of construction, interest rate and real property gains tax (RPGT). The paper is exploratory in nature. The empirical data were collected from Valuation and Property Services Department of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia from 2001 to 2010. The paper provides empirical results that the gross domestic product (GDP), population and RPGT are the key determinants of housing prices. However, changes in housing prices may not necessarily be influenced by the gross domestic products (GDP), population and RPGT in Malaysia. The general finding of this paper strongly suggests that housing bubbles in the Malaysian residential property market are becoming bigger and stronger. The paper is useful for speculators, investors and buyers to know which factors to account for in housing investment decision. This paper can serve as a guide for the government in stabilizing the residential housing price in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Globalbiz Research
Keywords: Housing price; Economic variable; GDP; Population; Inflation rate; Cost of construction; Interest rate; Real property gains tax; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 03:36
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 03:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28264
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