PROPERTIES located within the proximity of the Free Industrial Zone (FIZ) which has been earmarked for the LRT line were the most sought-after at the StarProperty.my Fair 2016 in Penang.
C.M. Ong, 32, who works in Bayan Lepas, said he was looking for a high-rise unit near the FIZ as an investment which could generate better yield in rental.
“It is good to consider a location where there will be major infrastructure developments.
“The area is also close to the Queensbay Mall.
“I understand that the property value in FIZ has shown a steady increase for the past five years due to the number of fresh amenities in the area,” he said yesterday.
He was checking out the condominiums in Tropicana Bay Residences in Bayan Mutiara by Tropicana Ivory Sdn Bhd.
Air freight clerk Naseem Ali Shaik Othman, 38, said the Triuni Residences within The Sanctuary masterplan by the Runnymede Group of Companies offered the best of both worlds as an urban resort condominium.
“The appeal is the location in Batu Uban, where it is easily connected to the Bayan Lepas area and George Town. We like the urban setting, the sea view and resort-style amenities,” he said.
The father of four said the gated and guarded safety feature would also provide a safer environment and community to raise a family.
Administrator Nor Syahira Roslan, 23, said her preferred location was Bukit Jambul as it was close to her parent’s house.
“I would prefer a landed property as it offers better privacy.
“The value of a landed property, as I understand, also appreciates faster and is more stable.
“The Bukit Jambul area has a wide range of landed properties up for sale.
“One of them is the Trehaus project which comprises condominium villas and semi-detached villas,” she said.