Fair sees long queue of visitors seeking affordable homes

The two Penang Development Corporation (PDC) affordable housing booths at the Star Property Fair 2015 at the Sunway Carnival Mall and Sunway Convention Centre in Seberang Jaya have seen a long line of visitors.

A spokesperson said there was strong interest in the homes located in Teluk Kumbar, Kampung Jawa and Batu Kawan.

“We have given out 50 forms to eligible buyers.

“Most of them are concerned parents looking for affordable housing for their children,” she said.

Meanwhile, units with prices ranging from RM455,000 to RM850,000 are still the most sought-after property in Penang.

“Our Setia Sky Vista project in Relau priced from RM530 per ft is getting a lot of enquiries,” said SP Setia (property north) sales and marketing manager Susie Loh.

“We have sold about half of them since the launch during Chinese New Year.

“It is strategically located near the Bayan Baru township, the Penang International Airport and the Penang first and second bridges.

“The project is also equipped with comprehensive facilities.

“We are expecting more people to visit us in the next two days of the fair.”

Tropicana Ivory marketing executive Mutiaza Ismail said the Tropicana Bay Residences condominiums in Bayan Mutiara, priced from RM455,000 to RM847,900, received many enquiries.

“Due to its location in Bayan Mutiara, which is close to Queensbay Mall and the Penang Bridge, we managed to close sales for several of the units,” she said.

Nusmetro City Sdn Bhd sales consultant Chuah Kheng Eng said its Arte S condominium project in Jalan Bukit Gambier had also attracted many visitors to its booth.

“The units, priced from RM535,000, have attracted those interested in upgrading their homes.

“Due to the attractive pricing, we have already sold 70% of them,” he said.

Sunway Bhd senior general manager Tan Hun Beng said its Sunway Wellesley project comprising townhouses in Bukit Mertajam also received a positive response as it was located within a gated and guarded community.

“This is due to the pricing which starts from RM450,000.

“The state government’s booths for affordable housing priced from RM72,500 to RM400,000 per unit have not affected interest in our project,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zeon Properties marketing executive Alex Leong said 55% of its Iconic Skies project, comprising 299 condominiums and 14 landed villas in Relau, have been sold.

“The price ranges from RM699,000 for the condominiums and RM1.79mil for the landed villas,” Leong said.

BSG Property business development manager Chong Hock Aun said the Oakridge project, comprising 10 ultra modern semi-detached homes in Sungai Nibong, had received its certificate of completion and compliance.

“The project has been assessed by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and given the highest score from the Construction Quality Assessment System,” he said. - By The Star

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