By Sharmilah Deviy
For first-time home seekers who are looking for their ideal affordable home, this is a list not to be missed. These developments offer affordable dwellings priced below RM500,000 located across the nation.
i-Condo@I-Santorini, I-Platinum Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Pinang, Penang
I-Santorini is an ideal home for first-time homebuyers. The structural design of the building has an outstanding touch of Greek, making it a relaxation haven highlighted by blue shades of the sky and the sea.
These shady spaces offer calm and relaxing environs, poolside cabanas, a stunning grand entrance that are coupled with tranquil Mediterranean-style landscaping.
A “green wall” concept will be implemented along two separate sides of the eight-level multi-storey car park to reduce heat.
I-Santorini offers a range of quality facilities and amenities for residents, which include a signature pool, Jacuzzi, children’s playground, gym, Santorini walk and sky terrace.
Palmyra Residence, Knowledge Vision Sdn Bhd, Bandar Puteri, Bangi
Palmyra Residence offers lovely ideal homes consisting of spacious and flexible three-bedroom, two-bathroom standard layout with generous ceiling heights of 10.5ft.
Palmyra homes are not only designed for first-time home-owners, but it is also suited to future family expansion as each property offers spacious built-up spaces.
This residential offering also provides a comprehensive range of relaxing and recreational activities with its well-served amenities which include a gym for an active work out as well as an Olympic-sized pool for a relaxing swim.
Palmyra is developed neighbouring a hypermarket, universities, retail and food outlets, as well as local government agencies.
Selayang18 Residences, Selayang18 Sdn Bhd, Bandar Baru Selayang
Selayang 18 is an integrated commercial development comprising 360 units of serviced residences and 18 units of four-storey shop offices in the township of Bandar Baru Selayang. The development consists of two-tower blocks and offers units with two or three rooms.
A grand main entrance welcomes lucky residents to indulge in the lush green environment with more than 20 communal facilities and amenities.
There is also a breath-taking recreational floor on the podium and a landscaped garden made whole with sizeable vertical planter boxes.
The development enjoys easy access to Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya, aside from offering unmatched connectivity via major highways and main roads such as Jalan Kuching, Lebuhraya Rawang, the MRR2, LDP and LATAR.
Seri Kasturi@Bandar Setia Alam, Shah Alam Sdn Bhd, Setia Alam
The Seri Kasturi site is the centrepiece of five parcels within the urban core precinct in Setia Alam North, directly facing the Urban Park and Setia Taipan commercial strip.
It is a four-block apartment complex encompassing 636 units of three-bedroom and two-bathroom apartments sized from 950 sq ft.
The well-planned interior design offers practical and spacious floor plan with a more extensive dining area and balcony, which in turn increases the overall living space.
Extensive recreational facilities are also available for Seri Kasturi residents, including a recreational park.
SkyAwani 2 Residences, SkyAwani 2 Development Sdn Bhd, Off Jalan Ipoh
Sky Awani 2 Residences encompasses two tower blocks of 39 and 44-storey condominiums, with nine levels of podium parking, three storeys of retails shops and Service Office Versatile Office (SoVo).
With a built-up of 800 sq ft, Block A and B comprise 414 and 294 units respectively. Each residence features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The property offers facilities such as children pools, bamboo and reflexology gardens, gym, a yoga deck, multi-purpose hall and a BBQ area.
An upcoming MRT station will also be located close by, while other amenities such as a medical centre, shopping mall, schools and the Metropolitan Batu Park are also located in the vicinity.
The Olive, Sunsuria City Sdn Bhd, Salak Tinggi
The Olive offers a wholesome dwelling, especially for families. The tower blocks are oriented in a north-south direction to minimise solar heat exposure while providing refreshing views of the pool deck and recreation areas.
The unique selling point of this development is the incorporation of lush green environs which include jogging and cycling tracks, as well as other facilities for an active lifestyle.
There are also single pickup and drop-off points for each block, as well as shaded car parks, walkways and link bridges.
This property also offers excellent connectivity to the city centre and other urban areas, as it is close to several major highways and the Express Rail Link (ERL) Transit hub.
Almyra Residence, Knowledge Vision Sdn Bhd, Bandar Puteri Bangi
Almyra Residence at Bandar Puteri Bangi offers a modern lifestyle whereby the structural design defines a comfortable and elegant living.
The streets are given special names to reflect the distinct flavour of the community including “Street of Dreams”, California Street, Tropical Street and Art Street.
An ecoOasis Parkland is developed within this township to provide a lush environment.