Johor’s top 5 best-selling residential projects

The property market in Johor might be challenging but there are best-selling residential projects that homebuyers might want to capitalise on.

The aerial view of Johor Bahru city centre. © Trisno Quartris/ gettyimages.

Just like KL and Penang, residential properties in this southern state of Peninsular Malaysia are selling at astronomical prices. With affordability being the main issue, Johor has the most units of unsold properties in the country, especially highrise residences priced from RM 600,000 onwards.

As Malaysians have limited choices for affordable housing (new developments and subsales), the government has introduced a few initiatives to help Malaysians own property such as the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) programme, Rent-to-Own Scheme, MyHome Youth Housing Scheme by Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) and stamp duty exemption for first-time homebuyers.

 

This time around, we reveal the top 5 chart-topping residential projects in Johor based on the review period between January 2018 to December 2018. The data is obtained from the Valuation and Property Services Department of Malaysia  (JPPH) and compiled by brickz. The properties are ranked in ascending order and presented based on the number of transactions.

5. Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang

Number of transactions: 282

Oil rigs located near the Tanjung Langsat Port, Pasir Gudang. © Mohamad Zaki Mokhtar/ 123RF.

Taman Scientex in Pasir Gudang was developed in 1995 as a pilot ­project for affordable housing. It is an integrated self-contained township comprised of residential, commercial and industrial properties. So far, more than 11,000 residential and commercial properties have been completed within the area. Taman Scientex is within proximity of Pasir Gudang Port and Tanjung Langsat Port and is part of the Iskandar Malaysia region. It is easily accessible via the Pasir Gudang Highway and Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (extension of the North-South Expressway Southern Route).

Type:

  • Double-storey terrace house (Rumah Mampu Milik Johor phase Q23 and Q24)
  • Double-storey terrace house (Rumah Komuniti Pakej B)

Median price (RM) for a terrace house: RM 300,000

Location: Taman Scientex, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Completion status: Ongoing

Tenure: Freehold

Built-up:

  • Rumah Mampu Milik Johor Phase Q23
    • 1,080 sq ft
    • 230 units
  • Rumah Mampu Milik Johor Phase Q24
    • 1,080 sq ft
    • 308 units
  • Rumah Komuniti Pakej B
    • 860 sq ft
    • 479 units

4. Bandar Putra Kulai, Kulai

Number of transactions: 283

The Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) is famous for discounted price luxury goods. © Ivan Lim Yu Meng/ 123RF.

Bandar Putra Kulai is an integrated township that is situated at the Senai – Kulai district. With a ‘have-it-all’ close to the home concept, residents enjoy an array of amenities like hypermarkets, eateries, a recreational park, and healthcare. Bandar Putra Kulai residents also enjoy centrality of location as this township has direct access to the Malaysia – Singapore Second Link (Tuas Second Link), Senai Highway, Senai – Desaru Highway and Jalan Kulai – Kota Tinggi. On the other hand, Senai International Airport is a 15-minute drive away while Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) is 7km away from this township.

Type:

  • Single storey terrace house/ townhouse
  • Double-storey terrace house/ townhouse
  • Bungalow

Median price (RM) for a terrace house: RM 370,000

Location:  Bandar Putra Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor.

Completion status: Completed

Tenure: Freehold

Built-up:

  • Terrace house/ townhouse
    • from 1,281 sq ft
  • Bungalow
    • from 5,494 sq ft

3. Bandar Seri Impian, Kluang

Number of transactions: 341

Sultan Ibrahim crown roundabout in Kluang, Johor. © Mohd Hafez Abu Bakar / 123RF.

Bandar Seri Impian or Kluang South Gate is another fully integrated township in Johor. This urban township offers tranquil and harmonious living in an enclave surrounded by greeneries. The Gunung Lambak Water Park is 5km away while the Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest is within the same area. Bandar Seri Impian is also accessible via major roads like Jalan Kota Tinggi -Kluang.

Type:

  • Double-storey terrace house
  • Single storey terrace house

Median price (RM) for a terrace house: RM 433,288

Location:  Bandar Putra Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor.

Completion status: Completed

Tenure: Freehold

Built-up: from 1,237 sq ft

2. Taman Kota Masai, Pasir Gudang

Number of transactions: 370

Taman Kota Masai is made up of old and new houses. This neighbourhood is filled with a range of amenities like schools, fast food restaurants, cafes, and hypermarkets. Access to the Senai – Desaru Highway is convenient. It is also surrounded by other neighbourhoods like Taman Scientex, Taman Cendana and Bandar Bistari Perdana.

Type:

  • Terrace house

Median price (RM) for a terrace house: RM 195,000

Location:  Taman Kota Masai, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Completion status: Completed

Tenure: Freehold

Built-up: median built-up size 735 sq ft

1. WINNER: Taman Bukit Indah, Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya)

Number of transactions: 419

Puteri Harbour at Iskandar Puteri, Johor. © Mohd Hamdi Zainal/ 123RF.

This mature neighbourhood in Iskandar Puteri is at a central location. It sits in the heart of transportation links with direct accessibility to the Malaysia – Singapore Second Link (Tuas Second Link), Sultan Iskandar Highway and Bukit Indah Highway. Residents enjoy a range of family-friendly attractions like Legoland and Angry Birds Park. The Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) is also a plus point as it attracts visitors to this area of Iskandar Puteri. The Senai International Airport is within a 35-minute drive while Johor Bahru city centre is 20 minutes away from this neighbourhood.

Type:

  • Flat
  • Apartment
  • Serviced residence
  • Terrace house
  • Cluster house
  • Semi–D and bungalow

Median price (RM) for a terrace house: RM 570,000

Location: Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor.

Completion status: Completed

Tenure: Freehold

Built-up: 538 sq ft – 7,459 sq ft

While the journey to get a foothold can be discouraging at times, don’t stop looking for your dream home just yet. Check out iProperty.com.my for more residential properties in Johor and don’t forget to check the budget 2020 initiatives homebuyer can take advantage of so you won’t be missing the latest details of the country’s property sector.

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