A Study on Housing Price in Klang Valley, Malaysia

  •  Paul Mariadas    
  •  Mahiswaran Selvanathan    
  •  Tan Hong    


The main aim of this study is to measure the factors influencing housing price in Klang Valley, Malaysia. This paper examines empirically whether the increasing trend in the Malaysian housing price is associated to changes in the population, construction cost, housing speculation, and inflation rate. The paper is exploratory in nature. The data is collected via questionnaire survey form distributed to youngest respondents in the sample area which is Klang Valley region. Each single elements are calculated its average index respect to few level of influence under respondents opinion. The index will then treated as influencing level of the factors. The paper delivers empirical outcomes that the population, construction cost and housing speculation are the main factors of housing prices. However, fluctuations in housing prices could not necessarily be influenced by the inflation rate. The overall result of this paper strongly recommends that housing price in the Malaysian residential property market is increasing continuously. Therefore, efforts to control the hike in housing price is needed by government and policy controllers in order to maintain the affordable to own a house in Malaysia.

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