PROPCAFE Buyer Diary is the new column for whoever interested to share experience or reasons on the property that they just booked or bought! So, put in at least 10 reasons and submit it to us now!
First post, let’s PROPCAFE founder starts it!
There were so many messages flowed into our mailbox after the news on Hampton Damansara published in PROPCAFE Facebook last weekend. To save time (reply everyone), here I put down the reasons why I (one of the PROPCAFE founders) BBB this project. It is purely based on my own individual’s perspective and nothing to do with or represent PROPCAFE’s view.
1. What’s make me starts to look at this project?
Location x 3. Freehold Petaling Jaya with limited new launches! Opps it is KL address! Where else to find?
2. What is so good about this location?
Forest as my neighbour and exclusive address at Country Height Damansara! Only highrise here. Sick of the areas surrounded with many buildings. It is near to all amenities in Petaling jaya (Ikea, One Utama, Curve, Paradigm Mall, Best Eateries etc) yet it is secluded with green and UBER Rich community.
3. What are the other unique selling points of this project (product itself)?
Very, very, very!
Very friendly and attractive entry package especially for those who still qualify for LTV 90% or even LTV 70% loan.
Very generous 70,000sf facilities. You have indoor golf and Aqua Gym! What else? Very grand lobby and lifts etc which are Mayland’s DNA.
Very efficient layout especially the 924sf unit with 2+1 bedrooms. Two large rooms with an extra room that can fit queen bed! What else you want for less than 1ksf? Check this out in the show unit!
4. What do you like the most in the show units?
Big luxury bathroom with island bathtub to match this luxury address! High ceiling (10.5ft) and good quality material (e.g. Grohe bathroom faucet and accessories, bathtub, branded electronics items etc) and tiles/flooring.
5. What are the freebies?
Absolutely love it. The unit comes with free airconds, water heater/boiler, fridge, washer cum dryer, full height kitchen cabinet with hob and hood, built-in oven, plaster ceiling, wardrobe for master bedroom, shower screens etc. Please get a list from sales personnel!
6. What is the potential of this project?
Potential on the ROI. If Empire City mall can be completed, this part of Petaling Jaya will fly. Also, if the developer really make another block as Service Suites managed by hospitality company, it will reduce the supplies and improve the values of this property. Those like hotel services (room services and cleaning etc), bingo!
7. Who are the competitors? What about the price?
Highrise in Mutiara Damansara, Desa Parkcity, TTDI. But if you look at the price like Reflection or Mutiara Damansara or TTDI’s Segaris, Ascencia etc, it has moved above RM800psf. For Desa ParkCity, other than the inferior location (like its Westside series), the rest of the highrise like Breezeway, Northshore, and One Central Park all have moved above RM800psf, not to say majority are bigger size units. In 3-4 years time, many of the condos could be aged and pricing may move to next level. No one has the crystal ball but the pricing of Phase 1 Hampton Damansara from nett RM7xxpsf (sub RM700k) is clearly below its competitors now. Someone asked me about Damansara Perdana properties like Metropolitan Squares, well, it is not in the same level of playing fields with Hampton Damansara or competitors mentioned above. It is in different segment.
8. How about the reputation of Mayland?
I personally bought Mayland’s product before. Yes, it wasn’t a great experience when it was VPed but I have no problem on making money from it. Good news is, this Hampton Damansara will be the first project under Mayland to follow Singapore Conquas standard. Also, Hampton Damansara project is managed by the new management team from ex-Sunrise, from marketing, sales to general manager. There is hope to see the change in Mayland’s product delivery.
9. What else can you look forward in this part of Petaling Jaya?
Infrastructure upgrade in term of access to Empire City and the new Damansara Specialist Hospital besides it. MRT and DASH highway will bring more traffic and make this area to be the main focal point in Petaling Jaya. NEW PETALING JAYA in the making!
10. PROPCAFE hardly collaborates with developers. The only last two projects were 28 Boulevard and REVO which was two years ago. Now, if you look back, these projects becomes super good buy. When you see PROPCAFE say it is worth to look at it, means you should look, at it at least twice! Lol.
Other than the 10 good reasons above, I noticed there are some “imperfection” in this project. 😉
a. It is right besides LDP toll plaza, the non-forest facing units i.e. LDP facing may need to consider the noise issue. However, developer will put in double glaze windows/sliding doors to mitigate it. Well, to compare with other developments beside major highway, this should be better as it is right beside the toll plaza and you cannot speed there!
b. Current access is not perfect but it can only be better with the on-going upgrading works on infrastructure there. Unfortunately, there is no MRT station besides the development. Hey! With Uber or short distance drive to MRT near the Curve there, it is not the end of world!
c. Only One carpark for 924 sf unit, not great but developer has put in the plan of shuttle service to MRT/Malls/Schools nearby. With Uber, you just need few minutes wait! If not, rent it!
Great location and nice & luxury product without premium price tag (as of now! Phase1 released units). No perfect property, only decision. And mine is, to put it into my portfolio as I always like Country Height Damansara address.
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