Find your perfect community and enjoy the best of the Johor without a billionaire’s budget.
Johor is an ideal place if you’re looking for a place to live or for an investment prospect. With its prime location neighbouring to Singapore, coupled with an upgrade of infrastructure projects like the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS), it will create a spin-off effect on the local economy, especially within the Iskandar Puteri Region.
If you’ve been looking high and low for a house you can afford, you’re in luck as we have compiled the list of seven townships in Johor with properties below RM650,000. Your house is likely your most expensive purchase ever. With interest rates at an all-time low, now could be the best time for you to get on the property ladder. You may also check out the 10 most expensive homes in Johor for 2020 for inspirations.
Using our calculator, the calculations assume a 10% down payment and a 35-year loan tenure. We also utilised a home loan with a 3.6% interest. This rate was used as the average figure from current rates of home loan products available in the market now.
As prices vary greatly across the country and region, we applied the M40’s average income as they are often one of the leading indicators in modern economies. According to the Household Income & Basic Amenities Survey Report 2019 by the Department of Statistic Malaysia (DoSM), the average household income for M40 is RM7,348.
The following are some areas in Johor that may offer some viable options for homebuyers based on several basic estimates:
Estimated home price with 90% financing: RM650,000
M40’s average household income: RM7,348
A monthly instalment not exceeding RM2,204
This is based on the review period between January 2020 to December 2020 and information from the Valuation and Property Services department (JPPH) that has been compiled by iProperty.com.my‘s big data solution iPropertyIQ.com. The properties are ranked in ascending order and presented based on transactions.
7. Taman Pelangi Indah, Ulu Tiram
Taman Pelangi Indah is a matured township that not only offers contemporary living but also designed to cater to the needs of modern living. Besides its contemporary homes, this township focuses on balancing all aspects of life. There are superlink and terrace houses cocooned within a gated and guarded (G&G) neighbourhood while amenities are abundant within this township. Also, there are recreation centres and parks for outdoor activity enthusiasts while restaurants, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and schools are all within reach. Connectivity is also excellent within this area as it has direct access to the Senai – Desaru Expressway (SDE) and Pasir Gudang Highway.
The median price for a terrace house: RM500,000
Monthly instalment: RM1,886
Built-up size: from 1,033 sq ft
6. Taman Perling, Iskandar Puteri
Taman Perling is a neighbourhood in Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya). It is comprised of terrace houses, flats, apartments, and Semi-Ds. The main landmark in the area is Perling mall and in terms of location, this neighbourhood is in a prime area as access to Malaysia-Singapore Second Link and Skudai Highway is direct. The JB City Centre is within a 20-minute drive, whereas grocery shopping is a breeze for the residents as there is a wide range of amenities. Hypermarkets like AEON Bukit Indah, Tesco Bukit Indah, Giant Taman Nusa Bestari, and Giant Perling Mall are all within 10 to 15 minutes’ drive.
The median price for a terrace house: RM450,000
Monthly instalment: RM1,697
Built-up size: from 943 sq ft
5. Taman Desa Tebrau, Tebrau
Taman Desa Tebrau is a township located along Jalan Kota Tinggi and is only 14km away from JB City Centre. On top of that, IKEA Tebrau, AEON Tebrau, and Sultan Ismail Hospital are a stone’s throw away. Also, residents of Taman Desa Tebrau benefit from its supreme location as access to the Pasir Gudang Highway and SDE is convenient. This network of highways provides easy access to the city centre and Singapore.
The median price for a terrace house: RM650,000
Monthly instalment: RM2,452
Built-up size: from 1,517 sq ft
4. Taman Seri Austin, Tebrau
Taman Seri Austin is the first Smart Healthy City and Communities Township in Iskandar Malaysia. This is due to its focus on outdoor facilities such as jogging tracks, lakes, recreational areas, and smoke-free parks. Not just that, amenities are abundant within this area as there are AEON Tebrau, convenience stores, eateries, private higher institutions, and a private school.
As it is located within the growth corridor of Tebrau, accessibility is convenient as it is surrounded by a network of main roads, providing direct access to the North-South Expressway, Pasir Gudang Highway, and SDE.
The median price for a terrace house: RM597,000
Monthly instalment: RM2,255
Built-up size: from 951 sq ft
3. Taman Mount Austin, Tebrau
Taman Mount Austin is a self-sustained neighbourhood comprised of Semi-Ds, terrace houses, service apartments, and shop lots. There’s a wide option for homebuyers as this neighbourhood caters for everyone – single, young couples, or families.
On top of that, amenities are excellent in this area as there are parks, jogging tracks, and multipurpose courts. Also, Sultan Ismail Hospital, AEON Tebrau Mall, IKEA Tebrau and Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park are all a hop, skip and jump away. On the other hand, bubble tea lovers will be delighted as there are over 30 bubble tea shops within this area!
Other than that, Taman Mount Austin is located in a prime location as it can be easily accessible via the Pasir Gudang Highway, Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), and Jalan Pandan. The EDL makes travelling to JB City Centre and Singapore even more convenient as it connects the North-South Expressway to the Johor-Singapore Causeway.
The median price for a terrace house: RM632,500
Monthly instalment: RM2,386
Built-up size: from 1,173 sq ft
2. Taman Ehsan Jaya, Plentong
Located about 5km away from JB City Centre, Taman Ehsan Jaya is comprised of over 5,000 residential and commercial units. Among the sub-development of Taman Ehsan Jaya are Ehsan Precinct and Ehsan Heights. Not only it is located within the growth corridor of Johor, but Taman Ehsan Jaya is also served by a network of roads; Pasir Gudang Highway, Jalan Kota Tinggi, and Jalan Pandan.
The median price for a terrace house: RM648,000
Monthly instalment: RM2,444
Built-up size: from 1,431 sq ft
1. Taman Setia Indah, Tebrau
Developments in Taman Setia Indah are a mixture of terrace houses, Semi-Ds, bungalows, apartments, and commercial units. The wide range of houses and price spectrum make it favourable among homebuyers and investors.
Not just that, the readily available amenities are also a pull factor as it makes this are conducive for families. There are public and international schools, shopping malls, a park, and well-connected highways. This township has direct access to North-South Expressway, Pasir Gudang Highway, SDE, and Senai Highway.
The median price for a terrace house: RM528,000
Monthly instalment: RM1,992
Built-up size: from 825 sq ft
Note: Analytics is based on the data available at the date of publication and may be subject to revision as and when more current data becomes available.