Owning a home has increasingly become out of reach for many in Malaysia.

According to Khazanah Research Institute, the median house price for the country grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5% between 2012 and 2014, while median household income grew at only 11.17% over the same period.

The median multiple affordability for the country had remained above the 3.0 threshold for housing affordability since 2002.

The not-for-profit think tank said the issue partly stems from the unresponsiveness of housing supply to real demand.

The disproportionate increase in prices and costs suggests either increasing profit margins, land prices or regulatory costs, it added.

Below are some salient takeaways from the report:

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