Home seekers to check out bargains on last two days of StarProperty fair


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  • Saturday, 23 Jul 2016

Home hunting: EcoWorld Development Group Bhd staff members (in white) briefing visitors on the company

EXHIBITORS at the StarProperty.my Fair 2016 at Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang are gearing up for a bigger crowd over the weekend.

The exhibitors, who were already getting numerous enquiries since Thursday when the fair opened, expected more people to come today and tomorrow since they are non-working days.

Nusmetro City Sdn Bhd sales representative Eric Choo said the company was expecting a productive weekend.

Karrnan (second left) and his wife S. Anusha, 39, (second right) checking out the model of Clovers at the Asia Green Group booth, with theirchildren Sinduraa, 14, (left) and Shanchi, nine, (third right) at StarProperty.my Fair 2016 at Gurney Plaza, Penang.? (Below) IJM Land sales advisorLim Eong Khai (right) explaning The Light project to visitors at the company’s booth in Gurney Plaza.

Karrnan (second left) and his wife S. Anusha, 39, (second right) checking out the model of Clovers at the Asia Green Group booth, with their children Sinduraa, 14, (left) and Shanchi, nine, (third right) at StarProperty.my Fair 2016 at Gurney Plaza, Penang. 

“The first two days were not as quiet as we thought. We received many enquiries about Arte S, a lifestyledevelopment project comprising two residential towers along Jalan Bukit Gambier,” he said yesterday.

Choo said many potential buyers were looking for property units with two bedrooms and above that are priced between RM500,000 and RM800,000.

Some buyers had also made appointments to visit the sales galleries and project sites of developers.

Asia Green Group director Mei Tan said several housebuyers wanted to check out the company’s sales gallery in Sungai Ara for the Clovers project which comprises 892 condominium units.

“We have secured appointments from potential buyers to know more about our projects at our sales gallery after the first two days of the fair.

“It is encouraging. We expect alarger crowd over the weekend,” she said, adding that the company was also showcasing QuayWest Residence which is fronting the scenic waterfront of Persiaran Bayan Indah near Queensbay Mall.

Berjaya Land Development Sdn Bhd sales and marketing manager Eunice Tan said many potential buyers were asking about the company’s Kensington Gardens project comprising 69freehold bungalow lots.

She said a few of them had made appointments to visit the project site which is adjacent to the Penang Turf Club and the affluent neighbourhoods of Western Gardens, Jesselton Heights and Pulau Tikus.

Some of the visitors to the fairyesterday were looking for their first homes, with location and public amenities their primary concern.

IJM Land sales advisor Lim Eong Khai (right) explaning the The Light project to visitors during the StarProperty.my Fair 2016 at Gurney Plaza in George Town,Penang.

IJM Land sales advisor Lim Eong Khai (right) explaning the The Light project to visitors

Commission agent R. Karrnan, 40, said he had been looking for a property for his family of four for the past three months.

“I want to have a house of my own, preferably a landed property in Balik Pulau or Batu Kawan priced at RM500,000. Based on my observation, properties in Batu Kawan seem like a great deal and could generate sound investment in eight years. I do not mind moving there.

“I also have great interest in the Clovers and QuayWest high-riseprojects by the Asia Green Group. They look impressive,” he said when met at the Asia Green booth.

Fresh graduate W.J. Teh, 25, said he was helping his mother look for aproperty in Bayan Lepas or somewhere near Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Visitors checking out a model of the Jesselton Villas project by Berjaya Land Development Sdn Bhd at the company booth in Gurney Plaza.

Visitors checking out a model of the Jesselton Villas project by Berjaya Land Development Sdn Bhd at the company booth in Gurney Plaza.

“We are looking for a condominium unit priced between RM450,000 and RM600,000. We are quite drawn toThe Forestville, a twin towers freehold project by Ideal Property Group in Bayan Lepas,” he said.

Besides browsing for properties and other products offered by exhibitors, visitors could also take part in the daily Spin & Win Contest which offers RM100,000 worth of prizes. To participate, they have to cut out the corresponding entry form printed in The Star and submit their entries at The Star’s contest counters at Gurney Plaza or Gurney Paragon Mall.

There are also daily property-related talks. The fair is open from 10am to 10pm until tomorrow. Admission is free.

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