The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Downtown condominiums at the front of property boom

New units particularly on the four main east-west roads are much sought after for their good locations near businesses and social spots

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Not all agents see need for formal property training

Ma Moe Thidar is like many would-be real estate agents when she says she is keen on real estate but has little knowledge of the field.

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Large extension for Yangon on the table

Yangon mayor U Hla Myint said an extension to Yangon City is being planned to the west of the existing city under the auspices of the regional government, though other members of the regional parliament said they had not heard of the plan until the announcement.

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Fears of a flight path overblown

When a well-meaning Yangonite says they live near the Yangon International Airport, House of the Week shudders a little.

 

 

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Blue plaques to mark Yangon’s heritage

Yangon City Hall is the first building to receive a blue plaque from Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) marking its historical importance.

 

 

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Lots of good reasons to live downtown

Living downtown has its perks. For one thing, it is a joy to be able to walk to places instead of being stuck in a taxi or on a bus. There is a lot happening downtown as well, with new restaurants and galleries and other diversions opening all the time.

 

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Green plans sprung for parks

Thakhin Mya park first opened on Union Day – February 12 – in 1989. Since then, its six acres in Ahlone township have been gently neglected.

 

 

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Ignore contracts for construction at your peril

U Mg Mg’s problem is too common to many of Yangon’s would-be condominium unit owners. He signed a contract a couple years ago to purchase a unit in a building in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township where construction shows no signs of beginning.

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