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Kuala Lumpur is the city in which property capital appreciation is almost always guaranteed. If you are seeking a property for investment in Kuala Lumpur, we have compiled the four best-selling housing developments in the city arranged by their capital appreciation. The sales data comes from the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) and covers the period from September 2016 to August 2017.

I. Seringin Residence

Median Price: RM1.1 Million (RM566 psf)
Median Capital Growth: 8.1 Percent Per Annum

Located along Jalan Senang Ria in Taman Serangkai, this freehold condominium comprises two 24-storey blocks containing a total of 542 units. Built by See Hoy Chan Group, unit sizes at this project range from 1,707 sf to 6,760 sf.

Apart from having a high capital growth of 8.1 percent, this is among the top five best-selling residential projects in the capital due to its large space. Its developer also constructed numerous facilities, some of which are not offered at other luxury condos.

Among them is a 1-kilometre bicycle track, a library with a study and tuition room, and an eco-discovery centre with lounge areas. There is also an adjacent structure that was built in conformance with Sustainable Application of Green Energy (SAGE) which contains a herb garden and a function room. The project’s other facilities include a floating gym, a 50-metre swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, a tennis court, children’s playground, convenience stores, and lifestyle pavilions.

Another reason for this development’s popularity is its proximity to the mature neighbourhood of Kuchai Lama, which is home to many amenities. For instance, the Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park and Kuchai Business Park are just a short drive away.

In Kuchai Lama,, one can find a plethora of local eateries, small markets, cafés, clinics and pet shops. Travelling to the heart of the capital and elsewhere in Klang Valley is also a breeze due to the project’s proximity to Old Klang Road and New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

II. Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Median Price: RM1.4 Million (RM893 psf)
Median Capital Growth: 7.9 Percent Per Annum

The roughly 6,500 units of freehold terrace housing at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is among the most sought-after dwellings in KL. Developed by UDA-Seapark, a joint venture between the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and Sea Housing Corporation, these properties have 1-, 1.5- or 2-storey houses.

The aforementioned properties have become more attractive to both home buyers and property investors due to the opening of the TTDI MRT Station in December 2016 as the area had no such transport nodes before.

With the MRT station, residents can easily commute to the city centre as the Muzium Negara MRT Station is just four stops away. From there, you can stroll to the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. Moreover, one of Klang Valley’s largest malls, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, is merely one stop from the TTDI station.

Another reason why the TTDI terrace homes are a hit with buyers is that the hilly neighbourhood is a prestigious address, with most residential properties there commanding prices of over RM1 million. The development also features wide roads – a rarity among townships in Klang Valley.

Apart from having two large recreational parks (Taman Rimba Kiara and TTDI Public Park), the neighbourhood has all the essential amenities. For example, one can procure fresh agricultural products at the TTDI Wet Market and people from all over Klang Valley often visit Lorong Rahim Kajai in TTDI with its restaurants, cafés, bars, gyms and beauty salons. For medical concerns, the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital at Damansara Utama is close to the neighbourhood.

III. Bandar Baru Seri Petaling

Median Price: RM750,000 (RM559 psf)
Median Capital Growth: 4.9 Percent Per Annum

Another hot property investment are the freehold terrace homes at the township of Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Constructed by I&P Group, these properties number over 5,900 units and come in layouts of 1-storey, 1.5-storey, 2-storey and 2.5-storey.

Real estate experts reckon that the terrace homes are popular among buyers due to the wide choices catering to different clientele. Prices vary based on built-up sizes (770 sf to over 2,000 sf) and zone area (e.g. Zone D, F, H, K, L, M, N and P).

Houses in the latter letters are more affordable than the prior ones. For instance, two-storey residences in Zone M are priced from nearly half a million ringgit, while those in Zone D cost almost RM1 million.

But the most appealing factor for home buyers is Bandar Baru Seri Petaling’s strategic location. The township is just within 10km from the heart of the capital and it is close to many property hotspots, such as Bukit Jalil, Happy Garden, and Taman OUG.

Besides being near the Sri Petaling LRT Station, residents of the township can easily travel to other important areas in Klang Valley thanks to its accessibility to multiple major roads like the Maju Expressway, Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), New Pantai Expressway and Shah Alam Expressway.

Furthermore, Bandar Baru Seri Petaling is an established township with complete amenities. It has its own shopping centre, the AEON Endah parade, while IMU Healthcare and the International Medical University are a few minutes’ drive.

IV. Desa Green

Median Price: RM525,000 (RM695 psf)
Median Capital Growth: 1.0 Percent Per Annum

This is KL’s top-selling residential project, with 103 units changing hands during the aforementioned period. However, the year-on-year capital appreciation is a paltry one percent.

Situated along Jalan Desa Bakti in Taman Desa, this project comprises three 35-storey towers, housing a total of 1,388 units with sizes ranging from 578 sf to 945 sf. Developed by UOA Group, this freehold serviced residence was completed in 2016.

Experts believe the units at Desa Green are well-liked by buyers due to their reasonable price. For example, the 1+1 bedder (604 sf) is priced from RM454,000, while the bigger two-bedroom unit (715 sf) will set you back for around half a million ringgit.

Apart from the reasonable prices, the development is also close to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. In fact, KL Sentral and the popular Mid Valley Megamall are just within four kilometres. Besides being close to Cheras and Petaling Jaya, the development is near many major highways like Old Klang Road, New Pantai Expressway, Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway and East-West Link Expressway. Moreover, the authorities are considering setting up a metro station in Taman Desa as part of MRT 3 (Circle Line).

Also, Taman Desa is a mature neighbourhood, where you can easily find the amenities you need. For instance, the Faber Towers shopping centre was renovated in 2017 and now provides a wide array of retail and dining choices. The area’s commercial scene is also vibrant thanks to the existing Faber Complex and Danau Business Centre as well as the newly completed Desa Commercial Center.

Another positive aspect of Desa Green is that it was built by UOA Group, a reputable developer which provided appealing facilities. These include a gym, main lap pool, wading pool, a leisure pool, sauna, multi-purpose hall, a playground for kids, and a generous amount of green spaces.

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(Written by G.Zizan, 28th January 2020)


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wow, hope we can see the top 10 list

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Thanks for the article and information. Much truth to the Items II, III and IV described above. But conservative about the Item 1. There are additional candidates on the List of Good Investment Properties for Landed Residential and Strata Properties that gained reasonable returns on Capitial and rental yield in Klang Valley the last 10 years.

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Not really accurate. There are more hidden gems