In few of my previous posts, I did mention how I always fancy a condo as my first house with husband, in fact it was one of my 2011 wishlist.
Eventhough I like the idea of living in a condo cos of the facilities and the safety, it's undeniable that having a landed home has more ups than down. If I were to buy a landed house, it must have few criteria that I want.
It makes me feel safe. Even so, I must install an alarm system at home. Especially during the time when I have to stay home alone while husband has to go for his night shift.
It makes the small community looks organized, like the ones in Bukit Jelutong. It also makes the small neighborhood area looks neat.
Most of new houses are moving towards modern design. I just don't fancy the idea of people keep renovating their house, it makes the area looks like a hoarder's cupboard, shambled and disorganized. If you settle down with a nice design that you like, there will be less likelihood that you will renovate it. Therefore, it's equivalent to saving more money :)
Nice neighbourhood area
Cos they offer you a promising township...Sime Darby has proven it :)
Courtyard in a house? with a water features??...hmmm..that's soo calming..
Better quality than a parquet flooring...which after a while it comes off and looks ugly too
I love the idea of having two sink in a bathroom, for him and hers..can gosok gigi together one..haha
A lot of new, up coming area, that offer affordable price are located away from KL eg. PutraHeight, USJ Heights, Bukit Jelutong, etc..I wouldn't mind of having to move away from KL, but that place must be easily accessible to highways..
We were so close to buying Armanee Terrace in Damansara Perdana, a duplex condominium that we've been eyeing for so long. The condo is quite spacious (2100++ sf), with huge master bedroom, nice toilet, with a more than 10ft balcony which is huge it can fit a car, can turn into a very nice garden, and enough space to have a BBQ party. The unit that were eyeing was facing a greenery hill.
It was on a Sunday afternoon, when the real estate agent called us to inform that the landlord has agreed to give us more discount from RM650k to RM600k, which is a good offer to us, considering that it cost about RM700-800k for non-Bumi price. We were far beyond content. But we still needed to discuss with our parents. It's good to ask from their opinion since they have more experience than us. Plus, purchasing a house involves BIG MONEY, and we don't want to make a BIG MISTAKE. After discussing with them, only then I knew what is freehold/leasehold means, what is a build up area means, why it matters to choose a house that is not in direct contact with the sun, etc.
On the weekend trip back home, husband and I went to Bukit Jelutong to have a look at the houses. I like the area, and if I were to buy a landed house, I want a nice neighborhood like Bukit Jelutong. Then we went to Denai Alam, and stopped at the show house. I would say the place is huge like Bukit Jelutong, has good potential for further development and a wonderful place to settle down, as they came from the same developer.
It was like love at first sight when we saw a newly launch super-link houses, having all the features that I'm looking for in a landed property. I never felt for a landed property as much as did before. We then headed back home, feeling torn between the 2 choices!
Guess what???...we came back again on Wednesday to meet the sales person, and came back the next day again..and finally booked our unit at Mulberry Grove, Denai Alam!!!..haha. Even though the price is way expensive than the condo, but it didn't take us that long to decide.
With a size of 26'x80', and a build up area more than 2,700++, we were happy with our first property :) Alhamdulillah..
I'm so over the moon!!...now I am very excited for the furnishing, the water features, the walk-in closet etc, but the house will only be ready in 2013!...dang...
On the brighter side, I have plenty of time to save money...
Now, it's time to berangan. It's true when people say, preparing for house is much more fun than preparing for a wedding!! :)
Hmmm.....maybe I should give Rizalman a call...hahaha...NOOOOT!!!