hai all,


With the current economic situation, property investors should always look into bigger picture and aim for their goals. Fret not; house is always a need and people with different lifestyle, various levels of income levels, obligations and other life needs yet they still need to buy or rent a house like Urbana residences. Residential property is always in demand regardless of the economy situation. Based on personal observation, there’s one category in the real estate market that is still moving – high end market, transactions are still happening. Nonetheless, it all depends on the right pricing by setting reasonable pricing as per market demand is crucial.

Let’s all consider the market right now is a buyer’s market and sellers are in the urge to sell their high-end property by settling with realistic market price but lower profit margin. Aspiring buyers will make a move to purchase the property when the price is below the market value or if they ace the good deal. In order to attract more buyers, buyers will need to add in some effort by value adding with some simple touch up or refurbishments like adding carpet in the living room, this does make a difference.

Often investors would want to invest in high-end market but questions like areas or neighbourhoods have high-end properties. In the city of Kuala Lumpur, there are few prime and high-end neighbourhoods like Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Damansara Heights and KL City Centre. But why are they considered high-end areas?

1. Market awareness and mature market – these areas mentioned earlier have been well established as ‘expat’ areas, it is frequently recommended to the foreigners by their friends, relatives or business acquaintances.

2. Established transportation infrastructure and amenities – usually couple with children has the biggest factor in making decision whether to purchase or rent the property. Reason – convenience to commute to their children’s school rather than their workplace. Their most preferred and ideal home is to be near to their children’s school and nearby amenities like groceries, eateries and services centres.

3. Larger market for foreigners – most of the high-end areas mentioned are located in central Kuala Lumpur instead of Selangor state. Let’s take into account of the state’s ruling of the minimum cap for purchase of properties by foreigners where expats are only allow to purchase property with the value of RM1million in KL city centre. Thus, the lower restriction will encourage expats to purchase more than renting.

4. Rise of expat population

5. Residential property located nearby multi-national companies or grade A offices.


There are some tips for consideration when purchase high-end residential unit.

1. Price and value: Do some research and gauge the demand and current price for properties around the area or consult your real estate agent. Check around the latest transaction price for similar projects and compare from areas to areas of their value.

2. Demand: The occupancy rate of the project can tell you something which is the demand for residing around the area. You can check it from property websites or get your real estate agent to get the report for you. Then, you will be able to justify the average rental rates for the project.

3. Maintenance: Keep your property well maintained to brush up the potential of capital appreciation. Speak to the property management committee or the neighbours to understand the efficiency of property management. Get background check on the developer’s background and past project.

4. Developments in the future: Keep yourself abreast to the latest news and happenings around the area. Are there any developments that might degrade or enhance your life or tenants’ quality life? Any new projects surrounding that are going to elevate the value of your property in the same area? Will this improve or worsen the traffic condition of the surrounding?

5. Unit’s condition: Inspect the individual unit which you have the intention to purchase. Make sure there are no defects or minimal defects – cracks on the walls or ceilings, pipe system leakage or even bathroom leakage, flooring’s condition especially if it is timber and others. If there are major defects, please get your property management to look into it and get it fix as soon as possible because you want to lease out to tenants smoothly.

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  1. I just wanted to thank you for sharing some tips for consideration when purchase high-end residential unit. Great post!

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  2. useful information! thanks!!

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  3. Good write up. Thanks for the tips!

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  4. Good info. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing good info👍

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  6. org yang muda2 baru nak UP suka kut pilih rumah mcm ni

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  7. indeed, high end market selsom said for high end people but honestly wherever this high end residence located, there's always so many accomodations around them!

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  8. Thanks sharing good info..

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  9. Bagus tips ni, dapat membantu orang yang tercari-cari tips ni

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  10. Yes, always a demand for it, because the facility and locatiob wise very demanding

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  11. Well, property is all about location location and location. Some dont mind pay more for the location that is near to their job, children school and etc.

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  12. Husband pun beli rumah high end jugak. Tapi tak sangka developer memang jenis teruk. Banyak yang rosak. Dari rumah sampai lah problem dekat public area. Menyesal pun ada.

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  13. Yes betul tu memang sentiada ada permintaan dan sentiasa harganya masih tetap tinggi kita pun baru dapat tahu thanks share semua info berguna ini...

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  14. Great article, I need to consider lot of things before I choose to buy a house. In KL it will be a higher cost than in Selangor because of the location and some of other factors.

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  15. Thanks for the tips.That was really useful eventhough i'm not going to buy it for now. Maybe later who knows right?hahaha. Since i was staying in apartment, i will really considerate about maintenance cost. Some place charge very expensive but their place still dirty.

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  16. thank you for sharing this tips. It's a must to read especially those planning to buy property. Maintenance is one of important point to consider since we need to pay monthly. Choose trusted developer to avoid unnecessary problem and stress before and after buying.

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  17. Kalau namanya high-end residential, pasti akan ada yg nak beli dan harga akan sentiasa naik xpernah turun walaupun kawasan tu kawasan yg xbrp nak strategik. Kena tambah ilmu lagi nie pasal hartanah. Bagus utk masa depan

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  18. It's a great investment for the future, at the moment it's a bit slow but can see the changes of trend.

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  19. Thank you nad share info ni. Boleh juga dijadikan rujukan. Hehe
    Bab hartanah ni tak la pndai. Tapi kena juga ambil tahu kan sesikit.

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  20. Tepuk dada tanya selera. Tapi adakalanya keperluan dan faktor2 lain menyebabkan jenis kediaman seperti ini masih mendapat permintaan yang tinggi.Aslakan masih berkemampuan dan perlukan sedikit pengorbanan

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  21. Yes memang kena menitikberatkan kalau nak beli high end unit. Jangan main beli sebab design cantik je tapi banyak faktor lain kena ambil kira. Ni kira investment untuk masa depan gak.

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  22. Terima kasih atas perkongsian ini.. boleh jadi bahan rujukan utk asset ataupun investment nie..

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  23. Good info for the property. Never had a reference for the information. Of course there many are many factor need to consider while buying property.

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  24. That is a good tips for buying property. Must buy it with knowledge else will loose a lot of cost. Thanks for sharing good info and will make it as a guide

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  25. Nak beli property mmg mcm2 kena tgok..location salah satunya. Kdg2 org x kisah mahal janji location cantik dn byk kemudahan

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  26. Sebenarnya, ramai lagi yang suka rumah mahal-mahal ni. Tapi itu la tak semua mampu, mampu sewaje paling-paling pun.

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  27. I love your tips for buying property. Its all depends on the individual when comes to type of property. As for me even when I am preparing to grow old alone, I find that landed property still my first choice for my convenient mobility. Safety factor is still a big risk for me. So I look out for guarded community.

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  28. Nice sharing nad. Betul nak beli property ni bukan mcm beli baju kt supermarket. Kalau boleh kena detail se detail nya. Yalah sebab rumah bukan murah kot. Memerlukan lifetime commitment gitu haaa

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  29. The information shared is very useful to all. We must inspect and be careful with whatever unit that we are buying - it is an investment.

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  30. If Financial permitted. Is a good time to own your first house. I usually will survey more and location is my first priority when come to .

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