Emerald 9 is a 10.14-acre integrated project undertaken by award-winning developer GuocoLand Malaysia. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM1.2 billion, it comprises of serviced residences, shoppes, and offices. It also features commercial spaces and a verdant open-air courtyard.

The developer has begun to market serviced residences at the project’s second tower, Audrey on9 Residence, following the tremendous response for the development’s first tower, Bruce on9 Residence which briskly sold 80% of its units.

But if you’re still hesitating to purchase a unit, we listed 10 major reasons why you should secure a unit in this sought-after project as soon as you can:

1. Freehold

Instead of being leasehold wherein you only own the property for a limited time like 99 years, a unit in Emerald 9 is freehold. This means you own your unit forever! You will be able to hand down your home to your children and their offspring, enabling your descendants to still occupy the unit, providing your successors with a great legacy through which they can fondly remember you.

Another good thing about buying freehold properties is the peace of mind it brings. There’s no time limit to worry about and you don’t have to fear your property depreciating as the lease runs out. In comparison, with a leasehold home, there’s a countdown to when the government will take back the land on where the project stands. The lease on leasehold titled land may be renewable, but it involves an expensive premium.

2. Conveniences and Amenities

Emerald 9 is surrounded by a lot of amenities. For instance, residents can work close to home thanks to the project’s co-working configurations. These trendy workspaces are ideal for start-ups and fledgling companies.

Similarly, the development contains five-storey shoppes (92 retail units), so you don’t have to travel far if you want to indulge in retail therapy, or satisfy your cravings for sumptuous meals. The shoppes are catered to all walks of lives. Some of the units enjoy an open air fronting courtyard, and public spaces for activities.

If shopping is your thing, the major shopping centres of Sunway Velocity, IKEA Cheras, EkoCheras Mall, and Cheras Leisure Mall are just a hop and a skip from home. And if you like to frequent hypermarkets, Giant Superstore Taman Connaught and Giant Hypermarket are just a short drive away.

For medical emergencies, one can quickly reach UKM Specialist Centre and Pantai Hospital Cheras. Finding a nearby school for your kids is also not a hassle due to large numbers of public schools in the vicinity. The Cempaka International and Primary Schools are also nearby, likewise for Asia Metropolitan University and Beaconhouse International School.

3. Well Connected

Emerald 9 is the perfect home to stay at if you like being well connected to the city. The development enjoys excellent connectivity to a wide network of roads. For instance, Emerald 9 has direct access to Cheras-Kajang Highway, while SILK Highway, Sungai Besi Highway, Shah Alam Highway, East-West Link, and Jalan Cheras are all within easy reach.

4. Transportation

The Taman Suntex MRT Station is connected via a covered link bridge and walkways, positioning Emerald 9 as a vibrant transit-oriented project. Interestingly, Audrey on9 is the project’s nearest tower to the MRT link bridge.

This means you don’t have to face frequent traffic congestions to work at the heart of the city. You can just leave your car home and just take the MRT. The Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) is just seven stops away, while the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and the posh malls on Jalan Bukit Bintang are just eight stops.

5. Attractive Sales Package

GuocoLand has just made homeownership so much easier, as you only need to pay RM1,000 to book a unit in Emerald 9.

Aside from that, there’s less upfront cost involved as the developer has committed to shoulder the legal fees for the sale and purchase agreement (SPA) and loan facility contract, as well as the stamp duty and legal disbursement fees.

That’s not all. GuocoLand is also offering a limited-time promotion, wherein you can unlock up to RM108,000 when you buy a unit in the development.

6. 0% Downpayment

In addition to the attractive sales package, the developer doesn’t require its clients to pay a downpayment. You read that right, there’s no downpayment!

One of the biggest obstacles to purchasing a property in Malaysia is that many homebuyers typically don’t have enough savings to pay for the downpayment, which is usually about 10 percent of the unit price.

But in Emerald 9, there’s zero downpayment as the developer understands the plight of ordinary Malaysians, who are aspiring to provide a home for their loved ones.

7. Practical Layout

Audrey on9 is the lowest density tower in Emerald 9 with only 339 units, which are found starting from the eighth floor to level 31. These residences have built-up areas ranging from 675 sf to 1,251 sf, catering to different kinds of households. Buyers can choose from five kinds of units (Type A to Type E). Each has 2 to 3+1 bedrooms, while the bathrooms number from 1 to 3.

The residences have practical layouts. The bathrooms are pre-installed with glass screens, eliminating the need for buyers to carry out extensive renovations. Besides, the kitchen, dining table and living room are within close proximity to one another, and the studio units feature a modern open concept.

8. Modern Design

The 31-storey Audrey on9 tower is an impressive sight to behold. The building sports distinctive geometric forms, thoughtfully incorporated with lush landscapes and bustling pedestrian boulevards.

More importantly, the entire Emerald 9 development is expected to become an iconic landmark in the Cheras district, given its massive size and huge potential to become a popular hub housing residences, shoppes, and offices all in one compound.

Aside from that, Emerald’s 9 masterplan and buildings were designed by multi-awarded RSP Architects Malaysia, while landscaping is being carried out by TROP Landscape, which has bagged an Award in Residential Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

9. 48 Fun and Healthy Facilities

Emerald 9 is touted as the development with 24-hour secured environment and the most comprehensive facilities in the entire district of Cheras. Whether it's for fitness, leisure, socialising with others, or just chilling out by yourself, its 48 facilities have something for everyone.

There’s a 50-metre infinity pool, where one can swim to their heart's content while enjoying a panoramic view of Cheras or Kuala Lumpur. There’s a karaoke room for music lovers, as well as a shared gourmet kitchen with a lounge for cookouts.

Apart from charming green spaces, fitness enthusiasts will also be delighted by the project’s numerous sports and exercise facilities, such as a floating gym and elevated jogging track plus the interactive & CrossFit gym. There are also courts for squash, badminton, basketball and table tennis. To soothe your muscles after a tiring workout, there is a jacuzzi pool, cinema, and hammock in the sky.

Emerald 9 is also a perfect place to raise young ones, who are anticipated to enjoy the project’s fun slide, wet playground, sunken playground, children's playground, and family indoor play area.

Besides having your safety assured with the 24-hour security, the project leverages on the co-living and co-working concept with its co-living zone with a communal lounge and co-creation zone. There are also function rooms, an amphitheatre, and many more.

10. Affordable Price

The homes in Emerald 9 are a great package deal. For instance, the units in Audrey on9 are priced from RM415,000.

Compared to the nearby Green Residence development that was completed in 2017 where units were sold from RM710,010 to RM1.21 million, units at Audrey on9 are so much cheaper at approximately 71% to 192%. For the exact amounts, you can save between about RM295,000 to a whopping RM796,000.

More importantly, prices at Audrey on9 are nearly one-half of the median home price in Cheras of around RM800,000 in 2018. Emerald 9 is a great opportunity for aspiring home buyers to purchase their first home.

So hurry, book a unit now.

Call 1300 22 0099 or 018 222 0929, or check out emerald9.com.my for more info.

You can also visit the Emerald 9 Sales Gallery, which is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

(10 March 2020)