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While, not to waste any time, we recently receive many emails and enquiries pertaining to this issue and we understand sometimes it’s can be confuse with all the “big” word using in the banking world. Therefore, we  are here and trying our level best to use the simplest  example and words and to make you understand the criteria and requirement needed.

The good things, we will have a Bahasa Malaysia version so wait for it…

What you need to know about My 1st Home Scheme?

LOAN FINANCING AMOUNT Some banks (not all) in town are offering 100% financing based on Purchase Price or Market Value, whichever is lower.Example 1:If your purchase price is RM300,000.Bank valuation is RM300,000.

Bank are willing to give financing up to loan amount RM300,000.

Provided customer able to fulfil the banks and cagamas criteria under this scheme.


Example 2:

If your purchase price is RM300,000.

Bank valuation is RM280,000.

Bank are willing to give financing up to loan amount RM280,000.

Provided customer able to fulfil the banks and cagamas criteria under this scheme.

Why RM280,000 and not RM300,000?

Because, bank will not finance anything above the market price. Banks will not take risk to finance such property.

It’s just mean you are buying the property on the higher price.

PROPERTY Financing property for Market Value or Purchase price  ( whichever is lower) to be from RM100,000 to RM400,000Completed Residential PropertiesThis simply means any residential property in whole Malaysia and it is completed.This include if you are buying from owner, developer or real estate agent.Property Type including Terrance houses, Townhouse, Bungalow house, Apartment and Condominium.


Under Construction residential properties.


This means any residential property in whole Malaysia which under construction.


For under construction property, not all the banks are able to give financing. You have to check with the respective banks whether they are the project financing bank.


If they say yes, then you have to check with the banks whether they are offering My 1st Home Scheme Package. If yes, for both, then you can apply with the banks.


Please take note, if you are buying leasehold property:


Normal leasehold property is up to 99 years. However, the leasehold balance will be reducing from year to year.


If the property you are buying, the leasehold years balance less than 60 years, then the bank may need to get Cagamas SRP approval.


How long will Cagamas takes to approve?


While, unsure…and Cagamas may have right to decline too…


Therefore, please try to avoid leasehold property less than 60 years balance.

PURPOSE OF LOAN/FINANCING My 1st Home Scheme only for the purpose of purchasing a residential property.DO NOT applicable for REFINANCING.
LOAN/FINANCING FACILITY/PRODUCT & RATES For banks packages, normally only conventional product.For rates will be in the range of BLR-1.00% to BLR-2.10%.Note: You are not encourage to shop around for interest rates if you would like to opt for my 1st Home Scheme, because to get approve is difficult, you may want to try few banks at the same times. To avoid any disappointment.
LOAN/FINANCING TENURE Max 30 years tenure, subject to not exceeding borrower’s age of 65 (based on younger borrower’s age, for joint application) at loan maturity
BORROWER /CUSTOMER *Malaysian Citizenship only.*Young Adults not exceeding 35 years of age.*First Time Homebuyers only (defined through CCRIS checks) and declaration in Application form and letter of offer. To confirm this is your first house.Preferable Joint borrower is spouse and follow by sibling.

Note:If you do not have a house but you have a joint housing loan with someone, just to assist someone to get loan, you may not able to apply for this scheme.

EMPLOYMENT *Only Private Sector.
*Not for self-employed and government staff.
INCOME /LIQUIDITY RESERVE *Max salary of up to RM5,000 per month per individual borrower/customer*Spouses Joint application with combined gross income of up to RM 10,000 with single borrower’s gross income not exceeding RM5,000/month( Bonus to be excluded from calculations.)*Other joint applicant (other than spouses’ relationship) still bound to maximum RM6000.
2. Property Booking Receipt
3. Vendor Sales and Purchase Agreement / Title copy / New Sales and Purchase Agreement
4. Latest 3 months pay slips
5. Latest 3 months personal bank statement (To show salary credited as per pay slip)
6. Employment Letter ( on letter head or bearing company chop) confirming job title and income details.
7. Latest From B/BE with payment receipt acknowledgement
8. Latest KWSP statement/Latest EA form
9. Deposit Statement e.g. Fixed Deposit, ASB or Bonds .
CREDIT CRITERIA *If you have other loans, please make sure the payments are prompt. If it doesn’t, the chances your application to be declined is definitely high. Go and print your CCRIS Report with Bank Negara before buying any property. After print, you can email to us or you can consult the bank negara officer on the spot.*Debt Service Ratio (DSR) under this Scheme must be 1/3 of your income. Exceptional cases up to 50%-60% with evidence of good saving habit.How to calculate Debt Service Ratio (DSR)?Please refer to following example:Nett Income : RM3500


Existing commitment( Monthly instalment) :

Personal Loan : RM300

Credit Card outstanding : RM1000 x 5% ( 5% is the min payment) =RM50

Total Existing Commitment: RM350


New housing Loan instalment : RM1000


Total Commitment: RM1000+RM350= RM1350.00


Debt Service Ratio ( DSR) :

RM1350 (Total Commitment) / RM3500 (Nett Income) x 100 = 38.57%

OWNER OCCUPANCY One of the borrowers must use the property as primary address.While, not sure how banks going to check it… but just to be safe make sure one of the borrower going to stay at the house.
LAWYER FEES  When buying a house with loan financing. You will enter 2 agreements.1) 1st agreement will be between Purchaser (You) and Seller/Developer. This agreement name Sale and Purchase Agreement ( SPA )* If buying from seller, you have to pay the lawyer fees by yourself. Estimated about 3-4% of Purchase Price. 

* If buying from developer, you have to pay some small fees only. But, definitely cheaper than buying from seller. Some developer, even absorb this fees.


2) 2nd agreement will be between Borrower (You) and Bank. This agreement name Loan Agreement ( LA )


This lawyer fees will be around 2-3% of loan amount.


If you are applying for 100% financing, bank normally will not finance these fees. You will have to pay by your own.


STAMP DUTY For completed property SPA, you will have to pay stamp duty for this.Please refer to the link below on the calculation of stamp duty: under construction property, normally, you do not need to pay. Please check with your developer.For 50% stamp duty exemption on purchase of first residential property of up to RM400,000 extended to Dec 31, 2014.


For example :

Property price : RM300,000

Stamp duty calculation :

1st RM100,000 x 1% = RM1000

Balance RM200,000 x 2% = RM4000

Total Stamp duty : RM5000

After 50% rebate stamp duty payable : RM2500


For 50% stamp duty exemption on loan agreement , the example as below:


Loan Amount : RM300,000

Stamp duty : RM300,000 x 0.5% = RM1500.00

After 50% rebate stamp duty payable : RM750



VALUATION FEES Only for completed property. Valuer will have the scale fees. All scale fees is based on property price. We’re only able to provide estimation:RM100k-RM200k = RM600-RM700RM200k-RM300k = RM700-RM800RM300k-RM400k = RM800-RM900


For under construction property, valuation report is not required.


DEPOSIT TO SELLER OR DEVELOPER For normal cases, when you purchase a property. You will be paying upfront 10% upon signing of SPA.Balance 90% will be pay by your approve bank.For 100% financing, unless seller or developer agree to wait for your bank to release the 10% deposit which normally will take 2 months onwards (depending on your property, some up to 6 months), then you do not need to pay.However, if they insist upfront for 10% deposit, you still need to come out first and the bank will reimburse to you.Therefore, bear in mind you still need to prepare the 10% deposit.
SPECIAL REMARKS To summary up, if you are buying a property and would like to apply my 1st Home Scheme, you will need to prepare for the following cash :1) Lawyer Fees for Sales and Purchase Agreement2) Lawyer Fees for Loan Agreement3) Valuation Fees for completed property4) 10% deposit of Purchase Price ( will be reimburse by bank)


For Example :


If property Price : RM300,000, you have to prepare the following fees ( Based on the maximum calculation):


1) Lawyer Fees for Sales and Purchase Agreement (4%) = RM12,000

2) Lawyer Fees for Loan Agreement (3%)= RM9000

3) Valuation Fees for completed property = RM900

4) 10% deposit of Purchase Price = RM30,000

Total Cash needed upfront : RM51,000

( Yet to less 50% stamp duty. So about RM47,750.00 after deducted)



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* Note: The above criteria and information are for illustration only. We will not be liable for any losses or damages cause by it. The final approval still subject to bank’s decision and terms and conditions apply. While every care has been taken in compiling and preparing the contents herein, neither the company & nor its consultant(s) guarantees the accuracy, completeness and/or applicability of the information provided nor is the information meant to be final and binding.



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