D'Piazza Condominium


D'Piazza Condominium located in heart of Bayan Baru Town Centre, easily access to Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone (FTZ), Penang Bridge and Penang International Airport. D'Piazza Condominium consists of four 19-storey condominium blocks and with a spacious built-up area approximately 1,100 to 1,300 sq.ft.

The mix development project in D'Piazza benefits all the residents of D'Piazza Condominium to enjoy the modern lifestyle living and one stop location for modern lifestyle services including retails of branded goods, convenience store, fast food and fine dining operators, technology providers and lots more.

Property Project : D'Piazza Condominium
Location : Bayan Baru, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
No of Storeys : 19
No. of Blocks : 4
Total Units : 706
Built-up Area : 1,100 - 1,300 sq.ft.
Developer : X-Scan Penang Sdn Bhd

Facilities
24-hours security, swimming pool, landscaped garden, jogging track, BBQ pit, car wash bay, gymnasium, table tennis room, sauna, convenience store, Wi-Fi ready, intercom system.

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August 18, 2008 at 10:42 PMAnonymous

To the latest two anonymous,

its sad to see that u guys dun realise the joker who wrote about the Spring being good and almighty is actually the same person who has been messing around the Spring blog lately as well. Dont u guys realise there was nothin spoken about the Spring and he suddenly showed up? He is igniting confusion and hatred cant you see? Dont be a blind leading the blind. D'Piazza may be a great place..make sure the buyers can think as well! :)

Cheers!

 
August 19, 2008 at 12:07 AMAnonymous

I plan to buy one unit 1100sq ft for RM268k thru a agent. But can the owner transfer the property to my name before the project completed?

 
August 19, 2008 at 10:36 AMAnonymous

Hi,
The transfer of name is can't be done until OC obtained. This is for sure.

 
August 19, 2008 at 9:48 PMAnonymous

Then, how the owner going to sell the unit to me? am i missing something on this deal?

 
August 19, 2008 at 10:37 PMAnonymous

Normally, the buyers will ask you pay 10% deposit, and the transfer of ownership after bank fully release the money to developer, which mean after OC. So, portion of your money stuck for at least a couple of year as your commitment. In btw, basically nothing else can be done. But at least, price is locked if you feel it to your own good. However, for any risky project, I suggest buyer to request the seller to clarify the terms of refunding you the 10% into the booking agreement in case the project not completed within certain timeframe. Be cautious of the terms used, because this mean to protect you from abandoned project, not to be the tool for seller to cancel your booking because they found better offer.

FYI: these sub-sale activity normally taking place few months before OC.

 
August 20, 2008 at 12:28 AMAnonymous

typo... "The seller will request you to pay 10% booking deposit".... sorry for confusion caused.

 
August 20, 2008 at 12:35 AMAnonymous

Thanks for the advice.
D'Piazza not looks like going to obtain OC in few months time but instead few years.

One plus point is I can locked the price, if I've paid the deposit.

Thanks again.

 
August 20, 2008 at 5:39 PMAnonymous

Everything is running well for Mall & Condo. Pls wait for the outcome. Every body will be happy at the end of the project. The developer is genuine developer why everybody worried. Why don't u all check with the bank the company financial status?

 
August 28, 2008 at 9:49 AMAnonymous

Mall will be open by year end........

 
August 28, 2008 at 2:56 PMAnonymous

Can ayonne pls let me know where is the D'piazza's sales office curently located? Any contact number to reach them?

 
August 28, 2008 at 3:14 PMBoneBreak

photo update for those not in penang or far from side.

http://localking.net/files/5xkmwygomnvgyyoemkgm.jpg

 
October 13, 2008 at 11:08 AMpang

buyer from The Spring plz go back to your own track.. dont disturb others project.. If you think The Spring is the best juz go ahead, but for me i think Th Spring is not worth it to buy..

 
October 16, 2008 at 8:03 PMBoneBreak

The Spring will not be able to convert to free hold. The value of D piazza will beat Th Spring anyway.

 
October 17, 2008 at 5:25 PMsteve

Hi All,
Here you are D'Piazza official website and blog which enable user to see the progress status.

http://www.dpiazzapenang.com/
http://dpizzamall.blogspot.com/

 
October 22, 2008 at 11:08 AMnzaini

can anyone tell me what is the progress d'piazza condominium block D

 
October 22, 2008 at 4:01 PMWassup

Go to the website mentioned by steve, very well constructed and informative. I was surprised. I think a lot of ppl buying dpiazza are working in fiz electronics sector, good in IT.

 
October 23, 2008 at 10:44 AMBryan

I saw light on one of the entrance of teh mall few days ago.

 
November 26, 2008 at 1:20 PMlukepj

Hi,

Does Bumi lot still available?
Anyone have develop number?

 
November 28, 2008 at 12:24 PMchernchern

d'piazza condo o.c , when can it be obtained?

 
December 21, 2008 at 11:36 AMAnonymous

Anyone intend to sell his/her unit? what is the selling price?

 
December 21, 2008 at 11:48 PMAnonymous

The shop lots still not obtain OC... so slow.

 
December 23, 2008 at 11:00 PMAnonymous

Can anyone tell me when the condo will be estimated ready and obtain OC ? Thanks !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :-)

 
December 25, 2008 at 1:24 PMAnonymous

Does anyone knows what is the current pricing for a 1100sgft unit above 5th floor?

I am genuinely interested to purchase a unit if the price is suitable

 
January 1, 2009 at 3:40 PMLatest News

The bumi lots will be released at mid of 2009 at above RM280K

 
January 2, 2009 at 12:33 AMAnonymous

Pls be prepared to camp overnite in front of Henry Butcher office.

 
February 17, 2009 at 1:05 PMastina18

The condo project estimated to be finish by 2009, but anyone know around which month it will be done?

 
March 14, 2009 at 4:15 PMtan

D'Piazza buyer, if u think the D'Piazza price is too high, you may consider the 1-World which is opposite of Mayang MAll. 1260sqft only start from 260k, 1160 start from 240k..1310 only start from 269k, maintanence fee only RM130 for all types..

 
March 20, 2009 at 10:44 AMBryan

Hi, Tan,

1-world is under commercial title, which mean same water and electricity bill rate with commercial shop/ office. Also more expensive quit rent.....

In long term, owning this unit will be more expensive than D'Piazza condo.

 
March 22, 2009 at 2:00 AMDarren

for u folks interested in this project, u should pay not more than 250k for smaller unit or <270k for larger ones. some speculators are trying to make quick bucks. try to hang on for a few months to 1 year upon oc and i m pretty sure u can get a good bargain. r u going to pay some "dreamers" asking for 350k? even 250k - 270k should be a good profit for speculators (not taking this weak economic conditions into consideration).

 
March 25, 2009 at 3:55 PMO.syDR0KwuJ3CERKnfaRuFicREvD42WkRA--

Hi Darren, do you think is possible to get the smallest unit @ < RM250K since the price "fry" til so high? If possible, how? Everyone try to make money on this, no one will pity on those low range income worker.. /sigh

 
March 26, 2009 at 10:16 AMBryan

Hi, Darren, you can try whether you can get a unit below RM250K. I really doubt.
The developer selling below market price is because they are not well known and this is their first project on island. Are you dare to buy this condo at RM200K~RM250K when there is nothing on the land, and the develper is X-scan? During that time, people always said the project have high potential to be abandon......
Also, questioning on the quality ans so on.
Today, the project is 70~80% completed. With the combination of ideal location. For sure the value appriciated, to how much, the market will decide. When there is a transaction, the price will be the new market price.
To O~A above, if the condo to too expensive for you, maybe you can try 1-world, opposite D'Piazza, but nothing started yet, if you dare to take the risk. If you want to play save, consider the sub-sale market, which you will still able to have Gambier Heigh, Desa Permai Indah, N-park and < RM200K and E-park, Sunny Ville, Putra Place at < RM250K. However, all these condo are smaller than 1100sf. Whether D'Piazza is selling at reasonable price...... let the market tell.

 
March 26, 2009 at 12:29 PMJOSHUA

Hello guys,

I think this website is one of the best ways to know the project we are planning to buying or sell if we have a property - interms for own stay or investment.I am an independant investor who works for a public listed developer company and at times advise my clients on which property to buy/sell.At times putting my shoes in a clients situation before i buy or sell.
Based on the last quote which was August last year, it has been 7 months since any new updates form peaple on the property. Guys - Everything has changed. On weather the property is being sold too high a price - you may check with the developer's lawyers but make sure it is the SPA priced being stated & sign as sub sale when it is last sold, and not just words by the office or peaple who claim. Everyone wants to make $$$ but with these times around - being more realistic would help alot of us.I found out that many Penang home inverstors are still holding to generally high pricing in thier units.Bad or not?

Weather an owner sells below market price - by all means it is their wish to do so as we may never know thier full story behind thier needs. Weather if they sell it above market price - All investments has a risk.

I have clients in the KL,US,UK,Europe & UAE and glad to say guys...our property on this small island would still manage to hold up in its pricing. Property half way round the world has gone down to 30% on average FROM DEVELOPER PRICE OR MARKET PRICE.KLCC has begun to touch 10% down and Singapore 20% drop.Ofcourse you would find very attractive packages being offered by some parties, which it is great.

Whatever the out come is, if we were to compare a building we want to buy or sell a unit - compare it it with the exsisting buildings in the SAME area or near by distance and not the overall island.Many developers developing housing projects around the island have compared with a much bigger or further area and some - have a hard time now selling thier property. Lucky for some, tough luck for many. Whatever it is, lets us buyers and seller compromise to an understanding with one another when we buy or sell our property and live through this challenging times as kind peaple. Regards,
JBC

 
March 26, 2009 at 10:44 PMDarren

Come on guys, the OC is out for the commercial units a couple of weeks ago. Anyone see renovation work started? As for the condo, is it ambitious trying to make 100k for this highly dense property? How many buyers are for frying and how many are for own stay? For those frying, how many can still hang on if retrenchment still progressing? Are the majority buyers factory workers? We shall know in a few months whether who's right or wrong.

 
March 29, 2009 at 10:44 PMNee Hyan

Hi Darren,

No body is right or wrong, I think you a bit in dream mode as asking ppl to follow your estimated pricing. Frankly, I am one of the factory worker and I own one of the smallest unit. I plan for my own stay and even if I am hit by retrenchment, I rent it out, rather than selling to you as I know economy will pick up sooner or later and by then the property price will shoot up upon the ONE complete as well. Don't try to teach as what to do as owner or potential buyers.
If you sincere to buy this property, just go and survey the best price (I doubt less than 250k) rather try to act as expert and teach the owner here what price to sell here.

 
March 29, 2009 at 11:14 PMKK88

Original Price:

Type A : 1,100 square feet, 3 spacious bedrooms,2 bathrooms, 1 balcony
Prices from RM 193,500.00 inclusive one car parking lot (**non-bumi **)
Maintenance fee : RM 0.15 per sf ( RM 165.00 )

Type B : 1,300 square feet, 4 spacious bedrooms,3 bathrooms, 2 balconies
Prices from RM 226,500.00 inclusive one car parking lot (**non-bumi**)
Maintenance fee : RM 0.15 per sf ( RM 195.00 )


Option to purchase 2nd car parking lot for RM 12,000.00 per lot on first come first basis.

** BUMIPUTRA ** will enjoy 7% discount.

 
April 1, 2009 at 12:27 PMBryan

Hi, Jushua, just wonder, if compared Bayan Baru town center with Farlim, with location is better?

BLVD 1100sf at farlim currently selling at ~340K and adding 3.2K per level. By having 8% discount, you need ~350K for additional 10 level. Maintenance RM0.20 psf.
Currently nothing at the site yet. Completion date 2012
BLVD ~950sf selling at 310K onwards....

So, Darren. 1100sf D'Piazza below 250K..... and 1300sf below 270K...... sounds like a joke to me. Anyway, good try!

The property price is depend on the supply and demand. So, the market will tell. There are good take up rate of Summer Place and BLVD which is >300K (yet, among the cheapest project recently), what is this suggest?

Now, this is the game between the buyer and owner. Owner will hold their unit as far as possible until the economy turn better, probably in 2 years time, for better price. As a buyer, you may hope the economic continue to be bad so some owner forced to let go their unit with cheaper price. However, if things become better tomorrow, today's price will be the cheapest. Sound familier.... this is deal or no deal game.... enjoy it.

 
April 3, 2009 at 3:12 PMzanyin

Bryan, i agreed with u comment. Summer Place & BLRD price around 300k for 1100ft2. For location, definitely DPiazza is the best. We got PISA (major exhibition venue), Sunshine Square, Giant (Shopping), Wet Market and food court (very convenience for household), banking services, food and beverage (old town, secret recipes, victoria station, kfc, mc.d), Hospital Pantai. And features WIKI AVENUE shopping mall...

ALL IN WALKING DISTANCE.

 
April 3, 2009 at 3:28 PMzanyin

To all "commenter", I think the secret off D'Piazza value will be "OPEN" at the open selling of the BUMILOT. This will depend on developer "X-Scan" to study the market price recently. By refering to Summer Place and Boulevard, i think mostly they will increase about 50k for the realease bumilot unit. After completion and OC, the properties will be appreciate increase 20k-30k. Still cheap compare to Summer Place and BLVR. ha.ha... just sharing.....

 
April 3, 2009 at 10:21 PMLoh

I heard the 1100 sqf unit will not share facility with the 1300 sqf unit, it means 1100 sqf owner cant use tennis court and 1300 sqf owner cant use swimming pool. Is it true?

 
April 4, 2009 at 6:11 AMNg

will this project get the OC end on the year 2009?
Anyone know?

 
April 5, 2009 at 12:41 AMprojectupdate

Ng, i think shall be not. If can get it, is a x'mas gift to us. Every owner will happy loh.

 
April 6, 2009 at 12:01 AMBK

When to Sunway Tunas for lunch last week and passed by D'Piazza. The shoplots are still empty, only one shop is renovating.

This high density apartment will definitely add to the already jammed Sunshine market and Sunshine Square, especially during weekend. Many of my colleagues bought this place for investment, will see how they fair when OC obtained.

 
April 6, 2009 at 12:17 AMKK88

I just feel that two block that face each other are too near for comfort. Else, everything is good.

 
April 6, 2009 at 10:35 AMBryan

To Loh, 1100sf (blk D) has own facilities (tennis, swimming pool....). 1300sf (Blk A, B, C) do not have tennis court.

To NG, VP by Feb'10. OC maybe 1~3 mths latter.

To Zenyin, thanks for your support. Not to mention that the bumilot mostly not ideal location.

To BK, traffic wise, except the weekdays lunch hours, and Sunshine Sales, most of the time (off peak period) is ok. You may go there to have some breakfast during weekend or dinner anyday you like. You will find out it is very different compared to weekdays lunch hours (caused by the factories staff). Anyway, residents of D'Piazza having the previllage to avoid any traffic jam cause everything is within walking distance. Also, there will be 4 enterance/exit, South, east north and west.

 
April 6, 2009 at 3:43 PMBK

I would still think many owners will park their car along the road near Sunway Tunas or Sunshine once moved in. Add in the D'Piazza mall patrons that usually like to park roadside, traffic will be bad during weekend in the area. Will see...

 
April 6, 2009 at 4:59 PMVincent

To BK, busy in the surrounding area is exactly the thing i want to see as an investor. It means that location is booming. Have you ever seen a development project located in area with high economic activity but performing poorly?

 
April 6, 2009 at 6:28 PMBK

True also lah. If too quiet will be like The View already. Hopefully D'Piazza will attract better retailers, then the price of the apartment will definitely go up. I really don't want to see it becomes another BJ complex kind of retail mix, especially if there is bus stops.

 
April 6, 2009 at 11:43 PMprojectupdate

Now everyone of Dpiazza owner are guessing the OC date. We just pray for it and hope can get it b4 CNY2010. That's a big "AngPao" from developer to us.

I still believe DPiazza future is bright. Even economic no good now. Hope the DPiazza mall opening will attract more factory worker to come and hv food and beverage there. (Another EGate)

 
April 6, 2009 at 11:47 PMprojectupdate

Yup, anyone notice that the carpark allocation. How the developer allocate it? I believe most of us owning 2 carpark for 1100 or 1300sq.ft unit.

Hopefully, it will be arrange side by side for each unit.

Anyone of you asking these question to developer b4?

 
April 7, 2009 at 12:04 PMprojectupdate

Don't know our sanitary fittings brand?

Last time, my supplier got propose for Inno Brand. But wat i see as per bathroom photo, the brand sound like "SAMA" if i not miss judge.

Anyone can confirm? How about the tap fittings brand? Pls share.

 
April 10, 2009 at 9:26 PMlolipop

I got an offer Type A with 2 carpark today, but since the OC is not obtain, my name will not be able to transfer to S&P, means no guarantee to me but I need to pay the 10% cash in advance to the owner just to lock the price... IF somehow the owner run away, then I will be in big trouble as I need to pay the bank loan perhaps the S&P is not my name, I got nothing end of the day... so how to deal with this?... Anyone can provide some expertise comments in this situation? Many thanks.

 
April 12, 2009 at 4:11 PMBK

Wait!!! Why this owner want to let go his unit so soon? Before OC? Something fishy. A sign of price drop is looming.

 
April 14, 2009 at 8:52 PMdk

I got offered too but I'm too worry about the owner run away. Is there any agreement that can protect such case?

 
April 14, 2009 at 10:15 PMlolipop

dk,u get the offer from agent or owner? how much it cost? which type? how the seller say? it just can lock the price only or direct transfer the name in the s&p?

 
April 15, 2009 at 12:42 AMprojectupdate

Why don't you all wait till the developer release Bumi Unit when the project archive 80% of completion. I think shall be in 3rd quarter this year. Be patient, maybe developer got better offer... Just a suggestion.... Decision on your hand.... ;-)

 
April 15, 2009 at 9:40 PMdk

lolipop, my offered is 1100 sqf. I asked an agent before about this question, he said there is no any agreement to protect such case, we can only transfer ownership in S&P after OC obtained.

 
April 16, 2009 at 8:49 PMlolipop

i wish to wait, but the developer say that d price will hike up when releasing bumi lots, other wise, the unit left for bumilots was no so good enough...

 
April 17, 2009 at 12:33 PMtheBrezza

My two cents: those wish to buy pre-OC property to lock price, but afraid being con... solution: appoint a trustee, normally a lawyer, to withold the 10% booking fee with preliminary contract signed. If the seller insist keeping the money but not unbiased 3rd party, either he is in desperation or something fishy. For buyer, you cannot withdraw your booking without mutual consent from seller as part of the term of the contract.

 
April 17, 2009 at 3:08 PMOwner

lolipop, what is the offered price that u get?

 
April 18, 2009 at 11:46 PMzanyin

2day, i went to pc fair at PISA and take a change to visit the D'Piazza Condo to identify the progress of work.

For your all info, the plastering work done at side of unit 5 & 9 for both Blk B & C. And the plastering for internal facing pool side for blk ABC in progress. (shall be complete by Jun 09)

As i mention b4 in the D'Piazza resident blog, the plastering work shall be able to complete by Oct 09. (together with painting work)

I hope that the developer ready to apply oc by Oct 09. And for oc application, it will take around 3-6 month.

So the early OC can obtain will be Jan 2010. If can get it by Dec 09, is a X'mas gift for us.

 
April 19, 2009 at 1:20 AMTurtle

hey guys, anyone realized d unit build up area only 103sm mean 1108sf from S&P, not 1300sf??...

 
April 19, 2009 at 1:24 AMTurtle

Pls check urs and lets discuss a little on dis... i tot my suppose to be 1300sf all d while...

 
April 25, 2009 at 11:26 AMandynakata

Just like to ask is there still anyone wanted to sell their lot?
I am interested in lot with good location and direction.
Price range: RM250k - RM300k, 1100sft is ok

 
April 29, 2009 at 8:28 AMYes

Dear house buyers,
Wait for the OC first. Please read today's The Star newspaper. There is only one direction the Penang condominium prices will head to, that is going south. The prices will drop.

I already heard about an offer of RM300K for 1300 Sq feet. Speculators know that when the OC is obtained, all the speculators will try to exit. Exit fast. Therefore, this speculator is smart, he tried to make the first move by proposing to sign all sort of anxiliary legal document to lock the price first. When every start dumping, then the bargain power will be diluted.

I mean no offence to those who buy for own stay. Over the long run, the prices will appreciate again. But, for the next 12 months, definitely it will go down. Speculators who can not hold long due to holding cost will cash out.

Wait and negotiate for a good bargain.
Fair price will be
1300 Sq Feet- About RM300K or less (2 car parks)
1100 Sq Feet- About RM240K or less (2 car parks)

The key words- wait for the OC & wait. Speculators can not hold long.

 
April 29, 2009 at 8:56 AMSY

This is the risk that the speculators take and like or not they have to bear with it. Because of them the properties in Penang are so expensive. Well the real root cause is we the Penangties who keep buying these expensive properties which encourage them to do so.

 
April 29, 2009 at 10:08 PMJames

You still got 1300 sq ft available.I got some interest on this.

 
April 30, 2009 at 10:05 PMIn Style

as you can see everyone is demanding for this condo. How can the price drop? that is not possible to happen

 
May 11, 2009 at 9:18 AMOwner

Putra Place with 1000sf and lease hold already selling at RM280K and above. Do you think that you can get this price? Let us know if you get one unit with this price, i want to buy one unit also.

 
May 11, 2009 at 3:26 PMYes

Hard to say.
This is a super high density project with 701 units cramped together. I have checked with the exclusive agent selling this condo and discovered that many are buying for subsale. If you want to buy a unit, you will definitely can get one after obtaining the OC. Not only 1 unit, many units waiting for you.

Some said the location of the condo is the most strategic location with so many facilities around but that also translates to traffic jam & terrible crowd. Forget about finding a place to park if you have more than 1 car.

How about renting to factory workers of 4 person and each has a car? Sounds like good idea.
Forget about parking by the roadside like other condo without attracting the Police traffic. The whole area surrounding the condo is state road and not access road.

The area is a commercial area and not like other condo whereby the access road is allowed to park cars due to minima obstruction to traffic. The police normally close one eye or both eyes to access road but not in commercial area.I would not rent a place if every evening when i come back from work, i have to worry about finding a parking place.

Or you can park at Tunas Sunway before the residents get fed up and start all sort of funny things like scratch your car, etc.

Not necessary accurate to compare directly with other condo. Other condo may have the leniency to park their cars along the access road. Freehold is not everything. It is not apple to apple comparison.The price will take into consideration all these aspects as well.

 
May 11, 2009 at 4:34 PMBuyer

I agreed with some of your points of view. But never the less, the Putra Place is also a high density project with 600 over units.
I have studied the dpiazza site, there are many access to the condo where the resident or visitor can park their car outside.
Of course some people don't mind with lease hold project, but when the period of lease become shorter, it will be difficult to sell the house.
For me i would still choose Dpiazza if compare to Putra Place:)
I'll definitely take a unit if the sub sale price still around RM280K for the 1100sf unit.Of course if the lower the price the better.
Probably you can get the RM245k price now,but i believe after OC, it will shoot up.

 
May 11, 2009 at 4:43 PMBuyer

I have checked with the developer, the 1100sf got 288 units and it is separated from the others 3 blocks. So density wise, i think still ok.
The number of lift provided aslo seem ok, 4 number for the 1100sf units

 
May 11, 2009 at 6:00 PMtheBrezza

So far how is the commercial activities at D'Piazza shop lot? Wondering if OC obtained bcs i have impression seeing a bunting stated OC by Nov/Dec'08... Seem extremely quite there, OC delay kua, typical la...

 
May 12, 2009 at 12:50 PMtawtawt2

parking problem always facing by almost all condo/apartment in Penang as most family owm more than one car. Like area of Putra place, people park along the state road also

 
May 12, 2009 at 1:36 PMBryan

High density? Probably we need to consider the coverage area. In that area, I only can think of 3 condo. D'Piazza, 1-world (2~3 yrs later) and another one near the bank area. So, it is not the no. of total unit only.
Traffic, if stay in DP, no need to use car already. Only non-DP owner will have traffic problem to access to that area. Also, only weekdays lunch time having massive traffics. No problem at other periods.
Car park? This is always an issue for most of the property including landed property. But at least there are 2 car parks allocated (option)for most of the units in Blk D and all units in Blk A, B & C. And, there are 2 long access roads to DP other than the 2 from the mall. Total 4 access road. Take a trip there if you are still not sure.
Price.... judge yourself.

 
May 12, 2009 at 2:00 PMwaichoo79

Hello Bryan,
I think you did not understand what is discussed here,or you simply did not bother to listen since you have bought a unit there? Defend and blind to the facts.

Yes, there are many roads link to this condo. But, all these roads are MAIN ROADS. You will definitely get summon every day if you park.

 
May 12, 2009 at 2:38 PMBuyer

Yes, Bryan is right.I saw the site plan n visited the site. There are few service roads behind the shop lot where people can park the car.Not necessary to park at the main road.

 
May 12, 2009 at 2:41 PMBuyer

I will only consider this project after OC. Don't want to take the risk base on my past experience.

 
May 12, 2009 at 2:54 PMkokchung

Ok Wei Cheong.
I just want to confirm it is done.
Thank you very much.

 
May 12, 2009 at 4:06 PMtawtawt2

Generally if you own one car and you got one car park, parking problem will not exist. i believe there will be some visitor car park provided by developer also. or, if you have extra car, u can try to rent car park from other people. worse, pay some parking fee and get season parking at Mayang Mall/D'Piazza Mall. real parking problem is for apartment that provide free parking (ie 1st come 1st served) or apartment without adequate parking lot. D'piazza come with at least 1 parking lot for each unit.

 
May 12, 2009 at 4:52 PMBryan

Hi, Wai Choo,

Do you familiar with that area? a new road completed built beside Seri Malaysia Hotel towards DP. This is not main road. There is a road under construction besides Mayang mall car park toward DP. This is also not a main road. By the way, what is the point as cars already parked at the 3 lanes Jalan Mahsuri all the time. If worry about saman, you can just part the MPPP road side car park at Mayang Mall and Sunshine area or the market. This is legal car parks and no need to pay at night, just need to walk a bit.
So, which point that I am blind?

 
May 13, 2009 at 10:01 AMWeiCheong

The unit advertised on 12 May 2009 above no longer available.
Sorry to give false hope to those who are interested & please do not email to me anymore.
Please forgive me.

 
May 13, 2009 at 11:40 AMtawtawt2

wei cheong, why not available?sold?how much?

 
May 17, 2009 at 2:18 PMBuyer

Anyone know that those who gain profit in properties selling which you own less than 3 years needs to pay profit tax? Please advise.Thanks.

 
May 17, 2009 at 4:06 PMLAW

Buyer, no more real properties gain tax with effect from april 2007.

 
May 23, 2009 at 11:57 AMKenneth

Ooi,

I think The selling price RM 390 will no body want to buy.

The market price for 1300sqft with 2 car park is only RM 300K only.

I ask Public bank about the loan, they say the market value for Dpiazza (1300 Sqft)is only RM 290 K as on today.. (90 % loan = 260K)

 
May 24, 2009 at 8:58 PMBK

How many units in total in D'Piazza? Looks very high dense.

 
May 26, 2009 at 3:17 PMBK

I think we have to take out huge initial payment if there is big gap between bank assessment and selling price. I think it is always wise to ask bank on the market price before buy any property. I see that many sellers intend to take more than $100k profit from D'Piazza sub-sell, while the bank evaluation gives a lower value.

 
May 27, 2009 at 10:27 AMBG

I feel this happen to most condo? RH, PP, the Spring, ... The bank always quote lower value than intented transection price.

 
June 6, 2009 at 3:36 PMtai

hi all,

can i know when the bumi lot start to launching?

 
June 7, 2009 at 9:03 AMNg

is there will be a show room to open for view.

 
June 7, 2009 at 9:07 AMNg

i get the news for the agen the bumi lots will sale starting at RM300K for the 10th floor for 1300 units.

the price will going up when it completion. the reason there are less project that come with this kind size... all going for 2000 sq feet.

So, please make you decision now

 
June 10, 2009 at 9:50 PMyeoh

Bad news :-(
Today 3 foreign workers fall down from this condo.

 
June 17, 2009 at 9:08 AMQuinny

I'm actually considering selling my 1100sq ft unit at 260k but when i calculate back, selling at this price actually not gaining alot as in bank interest that had been paid, bank penalty for early release which might sum up to ard 10k and also RM5k for Real property gains tax, admin fee, agent fee 1% if any.. gosh.. :S

 
June 17, 2009 at 9:59 AMLAW

Quinn, now no more RPGT. Admin fee of is bear by New Purchaser, agent fee-u can look for buyer at yourself as this property is hot. Bank's penalty- u might pursuade new purchaser to take loan from your current bank so that can negotiate penalty amount with bank

 
June 17, 2009 at 10:04 AMLAW

as the project is almost complete, you can sell at a higher price, probably RM270k. bear in mind that when we purchased from developer, there is nothing on the land- no show house, no approved plan, etc. You are entitled to make profit from such risk.

 
July 8, 2009 at 10:03 PMBK

No OC yet can sell meh? Btw, I thought the launching price is less than 200k for Tower View, don't you think EM360k is abit too much? And the neighbouring "Life Style Mall" is still empty!!! Don't know what kind of shops will take place in the end. Better wait.

 
July 9, 2009 at 5:55 PMBG

BK,

The 1300sf launching price was ~240K + 12K for second car park. ~200K is 1100sf.

Then, can sell without OC. Call up any property agent for details.

And, there are already 2 cafes in the life style mall and the business is OK. After the mall filled up with varius shops, maybe the price will increase some more.

 
July 9, 2009 at 8:37 PMBK

I think that unit you mentioned is one of the top floor units. I remembered the most expensive unit is priced at 240k during the launch. And it was one of the last few units waiting for buyer.

 
July 10, 2009 at 12:38 PMBG

Lazy to dig out the old price information, but the price for 1300 is defintely 230~240K onward without 2nd carpark. If got 1300sf at ~200K, I will not bought the 1100sf with 200K+.

 
July 19, 2009 at 9:06 AMInvestor

Just a reminder that for Block D the actual size for the unit is 900sq ft as another 200sq ft is for the car park. Pls refer to S&P for details

 
July 19, 2009 at 11:39 PMsoon

any showroom available now?

 
July 20, 2009 at 12:50 PMLAW

Investor, 200 sf ft is NOT car park. that accessory parcel is 18.39 sq metres which comprise balcony & a/c yard. so is 83.8 + 18.39 + car park. that accessory parcel is part of the house, make it total 1100 sq ft.

 
July 20, 2009 at 2:26 PMBG

Wah, Investor..... pls comment wisely.

1100sf is not including the car park. A professional investor should not make this kind of mistake.

 
July 21, 2009 at 10:13 PMzanyin

Dear all D'Piazza owner, the loan interest now is very cheap. Some bank can offer BLR -2.20. I guess most of us which signing S&P in year 2007 getting BLR -1.5 or BLR -1.6 only.

For your all info, we can write in a letter to request bank reduce our BLR without affected our loan. (most of the bank)

I think some of your hv done this matter. Mayb we can share.....

 
July 22, 2009 at 10:56 AMLAW

zanyin, i tried but was rejected as the loan is not fully disbursed. u may try after ur loan is fully release

 
July 22, 2009 at 10:17 PMBK

Banking business is to make profit. They won't just reduce the interest. We have to pay penalty (for refinancing) or extend the lock in period. And I think maximum we can get is BLR-1.8 with lock in period extended to a few more years.

 
July 24, 2009 at 9:29 PMLim

Hi SB,
is ur unit still available?
r all 706units share the same facilities? total how many blocks?
how many units /floor for both 1100 and 1300sqft?

 
July 25, 2009 at 10:17 PMAhmad Farid

Could anybody advise me if there is any past disadvantages if I buy condo at the highest floor?

 
July 28, 2009 at 1:29 PMAlice

Hi.....any one know whether corner unit size and price different with intermediate how much??

 
July 28, 2009 at 4:47 PMLAW

alice, corner unit same size with intermediate unit, only it got extra window. same price with intermediate unit. but intermediate unit (pool view) is actually a little bit more expensive to other units

 
July 28, 2009 at 5:34 PMAlice

Oic.... but is corner unit price is higher than intermediate??? I get an offer for low floor at 280k with 1 car park.. izzit very expensive??

 
August 2, 2009 at 12:44 PMzanyin

Just went to the site today (2.8.2009), the progress now is....
Blk A, external wall plastering in progress (will be completed end of Aug 09)
Blk B, pending external plastering work (tower crane dismatle), plastering work will be start after completion of Blk A plaster work - will be complete at end of Sept 09.
Blk C, all external plastering and painting work completed (pending tap fittings installation)
Blk D, almost all external plastering work completed, some internal tiling work still in progress. (Tower crane still working on it)

Good news, the D piazza will be ready for OC application on Oct 2009. Hope the OC will be ready by early of year 2010.

 
August 12, 2009 at 11:52 AMAlice

can any one please advice unit 2, 12,12A which is nicer??

 
August 26, 2009 at 3:22 PMRick

Wah.. 1300sqft with 2 carpark = 378k?? Is this after OC price?
Don't know which block & view, if mid-floor viewing the abandone building, then it's "worth the price".
I just bought a 1100sqft at 305k facing PISA. 15th floor and manage to sneak in, never regret it. Can't wait let it complete :). Good luck guys, I feel now is the right time as after getting OC, the price might be goreng further. That time low price also worry got problem with the unit or not.

 
August 26, 2009 at 5:24 PMYes

Rick, I am sorry to inform you that 1 unit of 1300Sq feet with 2 car parks at 17th floor was transacted at RM300K only. Which block I am not sure but you can check with the exclusive agent of this apartment if you are in doubt. Well, we may not necessary just accept whatever the buyer demand unless in this situation now, because not many cash buyer and only those cash buyers can sell in the market.

After OC, more expensive? Not necessary.
After OC, those who buy via financing from Bank can sell off. Now, they can not. I am sure your seller was buying with hard cash and that's why he can sell to you.
At that time, supply in subsale market definitely more than now. So, theorytically, prices should be down.

 
August 26, 2009 at 9:51 PMXK

I also get to know that the recent transaction price for 1300sf 2 carpark is 300K.

My personal opinion is, market value should be around 300-320K. Anyway, demand and supply will tell.

 
August 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM1st time buyer

Hi yes and xk, how do you check the transaction price? 300K so cheap.

I am ready to buy at 315K from an owner (cash purchaser), its it too expensive?

appreaciate opinion

 
August 27, 2009 at 6:50 PMRick

It's not necessary to be sorry. At least for now i got it on hand with all the environment convenience. To it's an achievement. We'll see the condition but about the price down, i bet it won't with penang market. Just do more research on other projects, the price curves up once OC obtained.Those who rather wait, it's ok as the show starts end of the year or early 2010. :) While i'm watching with neutral feeling on whatever the result. Still my advise is to grab it while still within reach!

 
September 6, 2009 at 3:56 PMLiving Delite

Hi, I recently opened a furniture showroom in D'Piazza Mall and planning to offer a furniture package to the D'Piazza Apartment residents. Can anyone help to send me a copy of the 1300sq ft layout as I'm planning to get ID to plan & draw a 3D sketch of the apartment with the furniture. I have gotten the 1100sq ft layout from a friend. Email: livingdelite@gmail.com

 
September 7, 2009 at 9:57 AMMr.Business

I received some offers from sellers who asking a top up of RM100K to their original buying price( for example, original buying price is RM250, now they want to sell at RM350K, a 40% gain).

It is a free market so seller could make any asking price they want, but I won't take it. I also went to the site to have a walk. Advices to those interested to buy from sub sell market, please avoid those units facing the mall. They are too close to each other and you will face a lot of smell and noise pollution.

Looking forward for project completion and we will know how is the sub sell market doing :)

 
September 14, 2009 at 10:08 AMSerious

Hi,

Anyone has the developer details like address and contact no.?

 
September 22, 2009 at 8:12 PMGoat

Are all intermediate units without side windows? Anyone knows? Thanks

 
October 4, 2009 at 9:26 PMbryan

I had a bit disappointment today after went to D'piazza (1300sqft) and Vista Gambier (1343sqft), how come so much difference in term of the design?? D'Piazza looks so congested, there is a big empty space before you enter the house, what is it for?? The living room, master bed room, room 1 and 2, kitchen are so small the capacity. It's totally out of my expectation!!!

Vista Gambier? Excellent...although the difference just 43sqft, yet, the design are magnificient + better quality!

 
October 5, 2009 at 5:19 PMYes

I had big disappointment when i went to Vista Gambier! The access road to the condo is bypassing a row of Double storey house. Are they going to install a traffic light in front of the busy main road? If not, how are we going to turn right to condo in the opposite?

Why don't they have a mall below like D Piazza whereby i can walk down and buy my dinner?

D piazza? Excellent.. although the design is not that practical but the location is superb with wet market, sunshine supermarket, banks, food centers, etc. Better choice! Good location is everything!

 
October 5, 2009 at 5:36 PMBryan

Haha... what a good reply. I agree that VG has some good selling points, but for me, location, traffic and all those conveniences are the most important points to grade a property. No point to have a world class quality condo, perfect layout, but headache whenever you want to go out for your daily activities. DP location is superb, definitely.

And to declare that this Bryan (capital B) is not the same guy with that bryan (small b). This Bryan is previously part of DP, but due to some reason, has sold off the unit.

So, those have sent your enquiry to me earlier, please take note that my unit is no longer available, and thanks for your interest.
:)

 
October 5, 2009 at 5:57 PMMichael

At 1300Sq feet, no matter how impractical your perception is, it could not be "Small". Be thankful with what you have bought. Many others in Penang island are staying at less than 1000sq feet home.

When you have extra money later, you still could renovate as you wish according to your taste and to your so called Magnificient and better quality standard of ViXXX GamXXXr Unit!

I am wondering when you have extra money, can you move the whole ViXXX GamXXXr to a good location like D Piazza with so many facilities within walking distance. What I like most is walk down to buy my dinner...... :)

Again, be thankful with what we already have.

 
October 7, 2009 at 12:11 AMBK

I am wondering whether the DP will have the same faith as The Spring or not. So many investors there are looking for buyer now.

 
October 8, 2009 at 9:16 PMBK

Haven't seen the OC yet, how to fully-furnished? If urgent can rent The Spring. Many units to choose from.

 
October 10, 2009 at 5:09 PMzanyin

For all D'Piazza owner, I Regency already obtain OC at early of Oct 2009. Two month from the completion (Aug 2009).

My prediction for D'Piazza OC shall be ready by Jan 2010.

 
October 12, 2009 at 12:43 PMChiaPekLing

OC very soon.
1300 Sq Feet with 2 car parks. High floor.
Good location and freehold. Move in early next year. Selling at RM410K (Nego)

 
October 15, 2009 at 2:35 PMVinodkhanok

What you said is true also but are you willing to pay the premium for Block A facing the Hotel Seri Malaysia?

The most hot location is this one and i heard from the developer, even at low floor also very windy and comfortable.

So, people who owns Block A facing the hotel especially at high floor will try to hold and ask for high price when OC obtained. Most like to stay themselves.

I heard, they may ask around RM400K ++. But, if we said expensive. People still buy. Many engineers/graduates working in the factories who can afford. Once a deal, people will hold to that price. Some more, penangites also have savings & rich.

 
October 15, 2009 at 2:46 PMpenangcrazy

I have experience searching for 2nd hand properties. Expensive. Stay for 10 years and old, yet the selling price appreciated much much more. What to do? you do not want to buy, other will buy. After 2-3 days, call the property agent, sold.....

The demand for apartment in Penang very strong. A lot of young couples working in factories got married and want to find apartment. Can not wait 3 years for new one. Pay rent also rugi.

So, everyone buy in secondary market. If new one like D piazza. Big unit 1300Sq feet, freehold, good location still ok i think. Others old and stay for many many years, they also ask "Market Price". I also like Block A facing Hotel Seri Malaysia....Wait for the OC :) I think good

 
October 15, 2009 at 2:57 PMMike12Hong

But, will the tiles & fittings ok? Good point is freehold, big lay out, excellent location and MOST important, OC soon. Really scare abandoned project if you already sign S&P.

 
October 15, 2009 at 3:09 PMLeeWeiSeng

From my experience, we will be happier if we do not have much expectation when we got our key to our new property. Dirty, and a little, little things that are not ok.

IF possible, allocate certain budget for minor works and renovations. Do not get headache for yourself. Look at the good points.

 
October 16, 2009 at 3:15 PMbang

Is true that many young coulpe with double income can afford a condo cost 400K .
Monthly payment around 1500, not a problem for double income family. Both together can easily get 6K per month.

But if they bought a 400K condo , plus 2 car , how much left ?

The most I think they can afford to have 1 kid.

That is what happen in Singapore .

With good income , stay in condo , having 2 cars ,but cann't even afford to have 2 kids.

I am one of them , so sad .......Is this the life I want ?

 
October 16, 2009 at 5:02 PMBuydpiazza

Bang, what you said is true. Very much true.
I am also like you. Back to the question "Is this life I want?"
Well, do you or do we have a choice? I mindfully remind myself that there are people who are living in much unfortunate situation and many more has less income. Of course, there are many more who are filthy rich.

We are at least in between. Hopefully, in between and not borderly at the lower side.

 
October 19, 2009 at 1:33 PMzanyin

Good news for all owner. This morning, i call developer for the info of our D'Piazza Condo. They predict OC will be on March 2010.

And the bumi lot also release for sales now. Below is the detail for bumi lot.
1300sqft - RM350k
1100sqft - RM295k

And, the developer say no engage any renovation subcontractor to monopoly at this project. We can appoint our own renovation contractor. Hope the information is true.

 
October 19, 2009 at 4:46 PMMark T.

Excellent news. I really hope that D' Piazza price can be much appreciated.

 
October 19, 2009 at 8:23 PMbryan

My friend has recently purchase a unit which cost RM350k, the lawyer assigned by the developer is J* L** & Associates, the Professional Fees charge is RM3k++, the Disbursements Fees which include Stamp Duty on Memorandum of Transfer cost RM6k++, sum up lawyer fees for S&P is RM8k++. Is this true? How come the lawyer fees so expensive? What is the Stamp Duty on Memorandum of Transfer Fees? Anyone can advise?? Thanks...

 
October 19, 2009 at 9:23 PMzanyin

Bryan, i hope the explanation below can help.

Legal Fees when Buying and Selling a Property »
The legal fee chargeable by any law firm is fixed under the Legal Profession Act.

The scale fee for buying and/or selling a property is fixed as follows:

Property Value Fee
First RM100,000.00 1%
From RM100,000.00 to RM5.0M 0.5%
From RM5.0M to RM10.0M 0.25%
above RM10.0M Negotiable


The formula for calculating the above fee for property below RM500,000.00 is as follows:

Property Price x 0.5% + RM500.00 = Legal fee.
Stamp Duty Payable »
In Malaysia, a Purchaser normally has to pay stampduty on the Memorandum of Transfer.

The stamp duty payable is as follows:

Property Value S. Duty
First RM100,000.00 1%
From RM100,000.00 to RM500,000.00 2%
From RM0.5M to RM2.0M 3%
above RM2.0M 4%


For instance, if the property is RM500,000.00, the stamp duty payable is RM1,000.00 + RM8,000.00 = RM9,000.00.

If the property is RM1,000,000.00, the stamp duty is RM1,000.00 + RM8,000.00 + RM15,000.00 making a total of RM24,000.00.

 
October 20, 2009 at 10:24 PMbryan

Hi zanyin,
Thanks for the details sharing!

 
October 20, 2009 at 11:28 PMAloha

I was reserved 1 unit (B-18-X, RM339K) from bumilot released by X-scan few weeks ago, but i decided let go bcos I found that the building got some problem. Additional, the living room balcody is block by a portion of wall (1/3) from the floor to ceiling. This wall was build just to suite the building design. But this consider a block already, bad feng shui. All 1300sf units from level 17-19 are affected. But i hv no idea about 1100sf unit.
1300sf pool view units environment very dark. The reason why the unit no. 8 & 9 of block A still available.
Dear interested buyer, Please don't buy the 2nd hand unit with higher price bcos the condo is consider high density. Developer price for coner & high floor unit only RM355K max without extra carpark. 1300sf extra carpark still available, only RM12K can get from developer.

 
October 21, 2009 at 9:27 AMkhor

how you get in to look at the unit? i was stop by a guard to step in the building as it still under construction.

you comment is correct on the bumilot pricing. if you really plan to let go your unit pls let me know.

 
October 21, 2009 at 10:43 AMbryan

Hi Aloha,
I agreed with you that the selling price for the bumilot released is just RM335k and the extra carpark only cost RM12k from the developer. The overall design is "weird" if you compare with Vista G******, wide spacious living room and bedroom. As for D'Piazza, you will noticed there is an empty space at the door entrance which occupied most of the kitchen space. The Master Bedroom was badly design..small space! Just prepare to spend extra $$ for renovation...

 
October 22, 2009 at 1:08 AMAloha

Hi Khor,
Holiday season no guard or people there.
Sorry my reserved unit was cancel & return back to x-scan.
Bumilot (1300sf + 1100sf) got more than 30 units and x-scan boss friends & relatives got around 10 units want to sell to earn money.
If u r seriuos buyer, pls go to x-scan office dirrectly although u hv no name in the waiting list.

 
October 23, 2009 at 10:25 PMkhor

i been to the office last friday, total unit left ~12 units. i also reserved block A unit 365K with 1 extra carpark. end up i cancel it because the facing direction is not good.

 
October 24, 2009 at 11:16 AMBK

I think the budget 2010 real property gain tax will definitely increase government income since so many investors wanted to sell their units. 5% = RM20k for each unit sold. Must wait and see what is the impact to the local property market moving forward.

 
October 24, 2009 at 11:45 AMPenang Info

BK, 5% of the profits. Meaning if you bought a property for 300K and sold it at 400K = 100K profits.

5% of 100K = 5K real property gains tax (which is still low compare to 30% tax before the real property gains tax exempted from 1 April 2009)

 
October 25, 2009 at 9:20 AMTKuruvilla

Block B, 8th floor, 1300 sq ft, facing pool + corner unit, 2 parking lots ... RM 388,888/-.

Hurry, contact me at thomask1965@yahoo.com while offer lasts. Buy now as transaction may take 2-3 months, then may still have time to renovate before Chinese New Year. Price may drop after OC and you'll lose the opportunity to buy at this beautiful number :-)

Thomas

 
October 25, 2009 at 1:43 PMWatcher

The RPGT is as high as 30% if sell within 1st 2 years of purchase. Dpizza buyers should be paying 15 - 20% tax if sell between year 3 or 4 from date of purchase. The 5% is applicable only if sell on year 5 or thereafter from date of purchase. Pls reconfirm with ur lawyer or tax consultant. The reinstatement is really a pain for those investing last year since the property bought is only completing this year or next year. If they see on year 3, they pay 20%. NOW we will see fewer investors chasing new project. Big impact to investors of The Spring and Summer Place also = caught unexpected!

 
October 25, 2009 at 3:35 PMBK

I thought most bought below 200k during pre-launch. No?

 
October 25, 2009 at 5:25 PMBG

It is 5% regardless the number of years. Anyway, this will only impact the buyer, not the seller. Seller will include the tax into the selling price. This means, we will will be force to buy more expensive property next year onward.
Due to this reason, I still this will not stop the invester to take up new project. Only buyer will suffer, unless you able to buy directly from developer. Maybe there will be more people queue up in front of new project sales office in future.

 
October 26, 2009 at 8:15 PMBK

Then why the sellers (IJM land, SP Setia, Mah Sing etc.) share price dropped like "lau sai" today?

 
October 31, 2009 at 2:44 PMkub0ta

I have a few questions hope u kind ppl can answer...

1. what is the current selling price for 1300sq?
2. any developer unit left?
3. this project is free or lease hold?
4. any show unit/ showhouse available?
5. where is the sales office?

I went there just now n was told by the guard that the office is closed on wkends (how sad cos i am only free only on wkends n i believe most ppl oso rite?) n the office is located @ the shoplot 3rd floor?

Many thanks in advanced for your kind answers :)

aligatooooo! :)

 
October 31, 2009 at 2:46 PMkub0ta

also where to find the project layout in terms of Block A, B, C& D?

 
January 19, 2010 at 11:53 AMgoh

just my personal opinion, no harsher

i believe all humanbeing is greedy, they want to earn much as he can.

but i think the offer price nowadays for this apartment is ridiculous. 700 unit condo, asking for 380k above, high density, will be pack with traffic jam. no matter how good the location area, how hot the area is, still consider 700unit condo. 700unit = 700 carpark = how many resident, if ask me to pay for such high price for staying in one big pack building, no way.

i prefer to spend another 10min drive, buy at bargain condo with low density, spend more in renovation. end up is cheaper then i spend 380k in this pack building, not count the renovation yet.

people keep saying after OC obtain, the price will be go up alot. friend, i understand the value is there, but say 10% is investor, 70unit avaliable for sale. is it a real big buyer????

be realistic. like KL condo, u got the value, but no body want to buy, so????? i believe this apply to this condo also. let wait and see.

my advice to buyer, no rush to get one unit, market now prefer wait and see

 
January 21, 2010 at 3:57 PMPeejoe407

No doubt this is a strategic location... but do remember, 700 units in total and selling at RM292 per sft... is totally ridiculous.
guys, do you think RM260 per sft is reasonable?

 
January 25, 2010 at 4:18 PMproperty savvy

any show units for viewing? seem like so many owners plan to sell thier units, so just wondering if any problem seen? anyone can share somethings here? thanks

 
January 27, 2010 at 11:48 PMD

To Whom It May Concerns:

Please stop creating tension thru this blog by sending negative messages - although your primary objective is just to reduce the total number of buyers (a trick in Demand and Supply Theory), in the hope that you might get a cheaper price in your next D'Piazza Condo bargain hunting.

Shame on you.

 
January 28, 2010 at 9:41 AMcalvin

Why is it shameful to try to reduce price as a buyer? Is it not shameful for seller to try to increase price in this context?

 
January 29, 2010 at 2:44 AMMalek

haha...just like stock market. demand and supply balance itself out.

 
January 29, 2010 at 8:58 AMLawrence

buyers don rush into this flat. this flat is overpriced for 700 units crowed place. initial launching price below RM190k, now wan to sell 320k some even ridicolous 380k ? if do renovation 80k. total 400k, 460k for this sardine flat ???? add on few k more, you can get a better, nicely renovated, classy neigbourhood condo at sungai ara. Regency Height so far the best in this area i have searched, the layout is better. visit there, sure you will not want to see D'piazza anymore.

 
January 30, 2010 at 9:03 PMPeter

I think many of the original buyers here have had enough pain because:

First - Most of them paid a huge a amount money for down payment as well as for legal fee during launch. And I believe that was time before world economy plunge to recession.

Secondly - These people also have to pay a couple thousand ringgits for their housing loan interest payment in the past 3 years.

And now I heard some of them are badly hit by the recent job-cuts (because most of the buyers are B/Lepas factory workers), some others also need to cash-out and move to other states to find a new job.

hmm, really kesian ....

 
February 1, 2010 at 9:40 AMLawrence

so potential buyers, you can nego till let go from the seller as they are fire at their back side, don pay anything more than 280k for this flat. mostly r engineers bought the unit, they dont have much holding power, so play time with them. else, look for other better place

 
February 1, 2010 at 3:52 PMJLA

Lawrence,
i agree with you. it is over pricing. Previously, i nearly buy Block D back in Oct'09, it was already RM310K. But luckily the owner turn me down as he wants more than what he offer. Reason is, he had better buyers ($$)that time. Now the prices shot up to 330K or more. sigh.. after that, i turn away from D'piazza and bought RM365k at Regency Heights. For all potential buyers, if you are buying more than RM330k and above, please think twice. Just compare it with Regency Heights.
The elevator in D'piazza is freaking small. (i been there myself) Somemore right now, they have issues with the parking lots. ~700 units which is high-density. Parking will be huge problem for those with only 1 parking lot purchased.
For those who bought Block B or C facing pool view, you will know how it feel. There is no privacy due to the balconies opposite are so NEAR. My friend, he sold his unit at RM320k when he saw this issue.

But BUT... this D'piazza is very good in terms of strategic location. :)

 
February 6, 2010 at 5:00 PMBrian

I totally agreed with you JLA.

Located at heart of Bayan Baru, which just a walking distance to public amenities such as coffee shops, banks, restaurants, hotel, school, post office, public library, wet market, stadium, private hospital and Sunshine Square + Giant HyperMarket.

This is probably one of the most perfect Feng Shui I have ever seen.

 
February 9, 2010 at 7:55 PMTKuruvilla

Dear Lawrence and JLA,

I'm an engineer and I moved out of Penang.

My price is still 388K.

Thomas K

 
February 9, 2010 at 8:45 PMJLA

Hi Tkuruvilla,
Congrats if you have sold it. :)
Good Luck and keep waiting if you haven't.

 
February 10, 2010 at 4:30 PMTKuruvilla

I don't mind waiting. Prices move upwards. Especially in a location like D'Piazza's.
In the meantime, can rent it out easily.

Thomas

 
February 22, 2010 at 5:40 PMovek

Does anyone know if there will be in-house contractors? Also, any idea when the OC will be obtained? I suppose I can't start renovation until OC is obtained, right?

 
February 24, 2010 at 3:54 PMTKuruvilla

Can't even go into unit to view till OC :-(

The One is classified under Service Apartments, right? More expensive electricity bills.

 
February 27, 2010 at 7:09 AMTim

A lot of people are selling.
Not sure whether it is called a glut of newly completed condo in the range of 300K-400K. (e.g. I Regency, Spring, Birch Plaza, Birch Regency, Ixora, Vista Gambier, Summar Place).
Anyway, will take a look on this.

 
February 28, 2010 at 9:08 PMChua

this is not good for investor because they are selling a future price...

 
March 11, 2010 at 10:38 PMNgoh

what is the land title of D'Piazza?

commercial or residential??

 
March 12, 2010 at 11:46 PMchow

that day I pass by I saw a few Indian guys go lepak in that area..

 
March 13, 2010 at 8:09 PMJoely2k

Wow, its really expensive,
When in 2006/2007, it is only 190k - 240k if I remember when lauching.
How come can raise so much?? :(
Is the units come together with renovation?

 
March 15, 2010 at 10:00 AMJoely2k

thanks Thomas, I also surveying here, want to call up some agents to take a look soon.
BTW, I heard that the 1300sqft is actually only ~1050sqft? Because some spaces are actually outside or something...
can someone confirm this?

 
March 15, 2010 at 11:12 AMTKuruvilla

Joely,

The method of calculating built-up area is quite standard for all apartments.

Thomas

 
March 23, 2010 at 6:42 PMJerry

Anyone know when the OC will be obtained ? A bit worry..

 
March 23, 2010 at 9:55 PMKevin Ooi

Hi Jerry,
I went to collect the VP (Vacant Possession) and pay the miscellaneous fees this week. Was told that we will be getting the keys in 2-3 days. But OC will probably be ready in about a month. :)

 
March 25, 2010 at 11:01 AMGnM

I have uploaded a defect checklist for you to use.

http://www.ziddu.com/download/9147376/defects-checklist.pdf.html

Feel free to share it!
It is based on the 1300sft. But should be relevant for the 1100sft units as well. ;)

 
March 29, 2010 at 7:55 AMjoeyning

For those already get the key, can you confirm if the lift is with access card? If not, is that mean outsider can simply access to the premises and facility floor?

 
April 7, 2010 at 5:46 PMTKuruvilla

X-Scan is waiting for the response to the survey from Jackie before agreeing to the 4K rebate and sending out the 4K rebate letter.

Three options have been given by Developer X-Scan to affected front/back carpark owners:
a) Accept the rebate of RM 4000 (after negotiation during meeting among developer & resident representatives)
b) * Swap the front/back carpark with single carpark plot owners who are interested to get 2 carparks and do not mind getting front/back car park. Single carpark owner will pay RM12K to the affected front back car park owners and swap lots.
c) * Sell the back carpark to developer and get refund RM 12K. Developer will take over the back car park lot and can do whatever to the car park lot(Including blocking or sealing the car park lot). Developer can also rent out this lot or resell it back to the unit owners at any price in the future(based on willing buyer willing seller arrangement)*Option B & C need consensus and subject to approval from banks (as S&P stated units of carpark attached to condominium)i think this is a fair resolution to the issue.
For affected purchasers, you may sign in and choose your options at the below website:-www.dpiazza.ning.comYou will be asked to select your options when you sign up.
For those who have already signed up, you may edit your profile under My Page to indicate your preference.
We will use this as a tool to gather the voice of the affected front back carpark owners and for use to communicate back to Developer X-Scan on our preference.

 
April 8, 2010 at 9:27 AMKing

I went to see the Condo last week. I really disappointed with the work from X-Scan. U can see that their wall are not 平。u can observe it when u stand at ground floor and look up the building. Inside that unit, their 手工 also make me very disappointed. Beside that, the wiring also very worst...

 
April 8, 2010 at 10:08 AMDennis Phoon

Is the schedule to obtain OC around next week? Any owner has Blk D unit?

 
April 8, 2010 at 2:00 PMkeane

King,
must renovate one la.. you cannot expect the workers have passion and enthusiasm to build a perfect building. They are not artist.. they are workers...

 
April 10, 2010 at 12:10 AMMd Yusoff

hi i need a unit at block A 1300 with 2 car parks facing pool and high floor below 18 floor willing to pay a reasonable price condo owners pls. response agents and brokers need not response we wish to deal with condo owners only

 
April 10, 2010 at 8:36 PMalex

Hi all Blk D seller,
according to one of my valuer frend rough extimation, the unit pice for blk D is RM330k and above.

So please dont simply sell your unit and crash the price...........

 
April 12, 2010 at 9:31 AMTKuruvilla

Have to be very careful with information on this site ... a lot of misleading information about "owner's" comments on condo quality and price.

 
April 12, 2010 at 9:45 AMGreg

I agreed King's comments, for those who wish to sell your units at very high price, please dream it! The layout structure is so bad in design and not practical at all. You will need extra ~100K to redo the unit. For those looking for new place to stay, don't buy this! the price is over rated.

 
April 12, 2010 at 5:38 PMKing

Greg, I agree with you. This condo is not worth with this price because of the design and 手工. Beside that, inside unit there are many piping at ceiling. It make the unit look very messy.

 
April 12, 2010 at 7:38 PMalex

King and Greg,
I totally disagree with both of you.
Firstly, you can feedback these defects to developer within 18months and they need to fix it for you. This is their responsibility.
Secondly, I had just take a look for my frend new landed property and the quality also no good.

You will make more fair statement after take a look on other condo/landed property (which getting VP/OC recently).

 
April 12, 2010 at 8:23 PMAnonymous

OMG.. Nowadays ppl are so crazy.. This high den condo sell at 400k? Wondering who is going to buy.. willing to spend money on other properties like Vista Gambier 1.3k sf - RM410k with 2 car parks, 6 unit per floor, or I-regency RM380k 1.2k sf 2 car parks unit better..

 
April 12, 2010 at 9:15 PMFerti

In my opinion, a lot of original investor want to rake 100k – 150k cash from this dpiazza.
But as buyers, please think carefully, does it really worth, it is up to you.
Just go and take a look, the surrounding, quality, and see if everything great.
It is up to you.

And in my opinion, assume you need to reno RM50k – RM80k, I certainly don’t believe this condo can fetched RM500 – RM550 in next few years.
The investors are trying to hit to the MAX limit so they can rake up the profit as much as they could.

In this project, they have more holding power, because they buy it much cheaper earlier. 185k - 250k.

I am not buyer/seller but spectator, but, this is another game and battle against the buyers vs sellers :)

 
April 12, 2010 at 9:54 PMAnon

Wah, so many armchair experts spouting doomsday wisdom. I bet (and always win) that these "experts" are always proven wrong. Dpiazza is better that what I had expected. High den? OK mah. Blk A,B,C only 400+ units. Blk D (smaller) is separated and has different entrance. Tell me how many condos today are also 400+ units? The price now is good, and those sour grapes are crying foul..

 
April 13, 2010 at 1:01 PMmeis

I went to see my unit (Block B) last week. Here is my comment.

(1) Need to hack down few walls to get 12xxsf. Meaning more money is needed.

(2) The finishing is average. But no complain from me as I don't expect much from this developer. Even big shots like IJM also provide average quality so no complaints for D'piazza.

(3) Is it worth 360k-400k (as advertised in this forum)? Personally I think its worth (1300sf units) >400k once the shop houses are open for business. The shops will take >1 year to be fully occupied in my opinion. The location is very good (no need to explain anymore).

So I feel that as long as the seller has the holding power, hold it for another year or so (prepare a few thousands RM as maintenance fee/interest etc). It should fetch a better price then.

 
April 14, 2010 at 2:09 AMfire

i plan to rent out my 1100sf unit with basic reno and fully furnish at rental RM1500.... is it acceptable??

 
April 14, 2010 at 3:30 PMameer

Hi Fire,

It depends what kind of furnishings,keep it simple and nice.

 
April 16, 2010 at 9:29 AMJoe

I saw gangster already setup booth there...
Good luck

 
April 16, 2010 at 1:45 PMjoeyning

I think you just need to buy cement and sand from them if you do not want to engage with them for renovation.

 
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