Find your ideal investment in Johor without breaking the bank.

Johor’s proximity to Singapore offers attractive opportunities for home-buyers. Residents here get to experience the best of Singapore while enjoying a lower cost of living in Johor (in comparison to Singapore). With the steady post-MCO recovery, the state’s market is expected to perform better in the next few months (Butcher, 2022). Hence, it is timely to start looking into properties here.

While properties in Johor tend to lean on the pricier side, you can still definitely find a home with a lower budget. Here is what we found on our hunt for the Top 5 Johor Properties below RM500K.

1. Meridin East

If you yearn for a quiet life away from a busy city, Meridin East is a good fit for you. The gated lake garden community is located in Pasir Gudang on the east side of Iskandar Malaysia. It offers double-storey terraces and link homes that start from RM380k. With build-up options ranging from 1,595 sq. ft. to 2,392 sq. ft., families can have a spacious place to relax in.

For accessibility, it is connected to the Senai-Desaru Highway. It takes 35 minutes to drive to Senai International Airport and 46 minutes to Johor Bahru city centre. If you wish to cross borders, Singapore is only 110 km away. A user review praised this location for its clear roads which are free from traffic congestion.

There are many fun activities for residents to choose from. The facilities here include a clubhouse that contains a mini theatre, cafe, gymnasium, and lounge. They also have a jogging track and a playground.

See properties for sale in Meridin East.

2. Taman Mutiara Rini

Taman Mutiara Rini is a mixed development located within a prime area in Skudai, Johor. It offers a convenient lifestyle near Johor city centre and is surrounded by other townships (including Taman Universiti and Taman Sutera). The gated and guarded residence offers 2-storey terrace houses starting from RM414k, with build-ups ranging from 1,878 sq. ft. to 2,171 sq. ft..

The area is self-sustaining with many nearby amenities such as restaurants, sundry shops, service centres and shopping malls. The Plaza Tasek and Jusco Taman Universiti malls are only an 8-minute drive away. One user review said that the area has grown to become a ‘happening place’ with the opening of several more commercial outlets, attracting people from surrounding neighbourhoods.

Taman Mutiara Rini is accessible via the Skudai-Pontian Highway and the Second Link Expressway (connected to Singapore). This makes it an excellent place to stay for those who work in Singapore.

See properties for sale in Taman Mutiara Rini.

3. V @ SummerPlace

V @ SummerPlace provides the ultimate urban lifestyle. It is located on Jalan Bukit Meldrum, very close to the Malaysia-Singapore border (7.3 km away). Since it offers ease of access to Singapore, it became highly-coveted by both Malaysian and Singaporean home-buyers. The price of this serviced residence starts from RM450k with build-ups ranging from 642 sq. ft. to 1,375 sq. ft..

Within walking distance is The Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) building, ensuring convenient travel to Singapore. Also nearby is Johor Bahru City Square, the most happening mall to satiate your shopping needs. In addition, V @ SummerPlace is surrounded by plenty of amenities including convenience stores, restaurants, mini-marts and government service offices.

The building has layouts that cater to individuals up to medium-sized families. It also provides facilities for a delightful resort lifestyle including 2 golf simulators, a tennis court, and a sky gymnasium.

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4. Mewah View Luxurious Apartment

Low-cost luxury living is made possible with the Mewah View Luxurious Apartment. It is located in Taman Mewah, between Johor Bahru and Skudai. Beautifully designed and surrounded by landscaped gardens, you wouldn’t expect the starting price to be from RM298k. The build up size here ranges at approximately 1,262 sq. ft..

Despite being in the heart of the city, residents still get to enjoy the view of lush greenery and bare farmlands when they look outside their unit. Moreover, there are nearby public transportations including the Jalan Skudai station, Giant Bukit Indah bus stand, and the Kempas KTM Station. The apartment is accessible via the Pasir Gudang Highway, Jalan Skudai, the North-South Highway (NSE) and the Second Malaysia-Singapore Link. One of our user reviews even stated that it is very convenient to travel to Skudai and Pasir Gudang from here.

Paradigm mall is located right in front along with many other nearby amenities. These include schools, restaurants and more, the area provides for all your needs. This apartment offers great price and value for what you get in return.

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5. M Condominium

M Condominium is a luxurious high-rise with an enticing price tag that offers more than you pay for. It is situated in Larkin, Johor and is designed to simulate a resort lifestyle right at the centre of the city. The subsale price starts from RM460k with two available build ups: 1,068 sq. ft. and 1,100 sq. ft..

All units come with top-notch interior design by experts in the city, giving each of them a classy and personalised feel to it. The facilities are plenty and luxurious as well, including a kindergarten and also a 2-way audio intercom system direct to the guardhouse (as a part of the 24-hour security).

M Condominium has great accessibility to nearby amenities for shopping, healthcare and public transportation. The Larkin Bus Terminal is just a walking distance away from the condo.

This condo is designed for young families who want a taste of grandeur at a more attainable price.

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Has this list helped with your search for an affordable Johor property? Let us know in the comments below. Why not leave us a review of your neighbourhood while you’re at it? It would help other homebuyers who are searching for a new place to move to. We might even feature your review on our website and social media!

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(Written by Michelle Yoon, 3rd October 2022)