Teeming with property options
MALAYSIA’s leading property fair — StarProperty.my Fair 2017 — returns with yet another premier showcase to be held at Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang, starting tomorrow to Sunday.
Come and explore your investment options ranging from landed to high-rise residences, integrated developments, retail and office space at the fair, which is back for the third time in the northern region this year.
This is definitely the place for those on a hunt for their first property, looking to upgrade to something more luxurious and chic or just getting an update on the latest launches.
There is even a free property worth RM550,000 to be won! And not forgetting the much anticipated Spin & Win contest featuring fabulous prizes worth over RM50,000!
Visitors not only get to view prime properties across the country, particularly Penang, under one roof, they can also find vital related services as well as gain key insights from industry experts through the series of special edition talks.
The fair has drawn overwhelming response with 24 exhibitors all set to unveil their offerings.
Prominent names include
Eco World Development Group Berhad, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, Ivory Properties Group Berhad, IJM Land, Hunza Properties (Penang) Sdn Bhd, Ideal Property Group, Runnymede Group of Companies and BDB Land Sdn Bhd.
Also lending their support are GUH Realty Sdn Bhd, Ewein Zenith Sdn Bhd, BHL Waterfront Sdn Bhd, Prisma Bumiraya Sdn Bhd, Mah Sing Group, Airmas Group, Fairview Residence and My Sakura 28.
Not to be left out are East West Horizon Plantation Berhad, Eureka Artisan Sdn Bhd, Forest City, Farlim Group (Malaysia) Berhad, ABSM Land Sdn Bhd, GIC, Premier Plus Property Sdn Bhd and Standard Chartered Bank.
East West Horizon will feature its innovative oil palm plantationbased scheme that offers a high rate of returns.
It is the nation’s leading and largest Companies Commission of Malaysia-approved oil palm plantation interest scheme operator and manager with close to 30,000 acres of land in Sabah.
Many think that it is difficult to buy property, but with the wide range of options in the market and the attractive promotional packages offered by developers at the fair, you can easily secure your dream home here.
A recent poll by Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) found that 56% of Malaysians want to own a home within the next six months.
Besides buying from trustworthy developers, location is an important criteria. Another factor to consider is to invest in projects that have unique features that set them apart from others.
To further entice purchasers, property developments should be built with future-proof features to keep up with modern innovations and ever-changing technology trends as well as environmentfriendly designs.
Projects by the sea and integrated mixed-development lifestyle schemes are also much sought after.
The residential property transactions in Penang are expected to improve by about 5% this year compared to 2016.
Property prices had remained stable although there was a slowdown in the property market. Prices have either remained unchanged, or increased slightly compared to a year ago.
Experts have also forecasted that Malaysian banks would record a loan growth of between 6% and 7%, which should help spur the take-up rate of properties. Bank interest rates currently hover at 4.5%, compared to 12% when housing loan interest peaked in 1997. Interested buyers, especially first-timers, should take advantage of the current low rate.
So, make a date with StarProperty.my Fair. Organised by Star Media Group, the four-day event is open from 10am to 10pm daily. Admission is free.
For further enquiries, please contact Maggie Ang or Janice Tan 04-6473388 (ext 3023/3021) or log on to www.fair.starproperty.my.
WAH (Win A Home)
Owning a home is a dream for many. StarProperty.my Fair seeks to give the people a once-in-a lifetime opportunity at owning one through the Win A Home (WAH) campaign.
There are several ways to join the exciting bid to become the winner of a one-bedroom serviced suite worth more than RM550,000 located at the bustling PJ Midtown, Section 13 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
For starters, those who want a shot at winning can click ‘like’ and follow the StarProperty.my Fair Facebook page, register online at wah.starproperty.my and submit the most creative slogan in English of not more than 250 characters: “I want to win this home because ...”
Alternatively, visitors can register at the WAH booth located at Gurney Paragon Mall during thefairtogainanentryto participate. Those who buy properties from any of the developers will get more entries for a better chance at winning.
The WAH campaign is open to all Malaysians aged 18 and above who are not bankrupt at the point of submission and winning. The purchase of properties at any of the StarProperty.my Fairs from now until Dec 31 will entitle the buyers to three or five entries per submitted proof of purchase.
For more information on the fairs that will be featuring the campaign, visit http://fair.starproperty.my and also follow the StarProperty.my Facebook page to get alerts.
Spin & Win
Up for grabs are RM50,000 worth of fabulous prizes, including Samsung Galaxy A7 (four units), Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with S Pen (four units), Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (four units), perfume sets and Crabtree & Evelyn products.
Simply proceed to The Star Contest booths located at Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall, buy a copy of The Star, cut out the contest coupon, fill in your personal particulars and answer a simple question correctly for a spin on the wheel.
Getting the ‘star’ on each spin earns you a stamp. Two stamps give you a chance at winning the grand prizes during the special draw sessions at 8pm daily.
Visitors who sign up for properties during the fair will get 10 spins while those who participate in the StarProperty.my Fair survey will also receive a free spin. Every participant is guaranteed to take something home with the abundance of many other great prizes.
Sign up or renew your ePaper bundle annual subscriptions to get 10 and five spins respectively. New subscription is at RM460 and renewal at RM280 and come with a year’s free dimsum.my video streaming subscription or free StarFiesta Lifestyle Collection or free two-year Kuntum subscription.
Alternatively, there is also the one-year standalone ePaper subscription at RM180 with a complimentary RM20 Starbucks card, three free spins and two additional months of free ePaper.
For more information, kindly contact Kam (04-6473399).
Members of the public looking to brush up on their knowledge of the property industry will be spoilt for choice with experts in their respective fields sharing their insight.
Gain useful information on a series of captivating topics encompassing feng shui, property investment and taxation. The talks over the four days are sponsored by BDB Land Sdn Bhd.
Feng shui masters Mak Foo Wengg and Stephen Chin will be using the developer’s properties as reference in their talks on ‘How incredible i-Ching helps boost prosperity in your home feng shui’ and ‘Feng shui tips for selecting the right home’ respectively.
Other not to be missed sessions include ‘Creating wealth through property investment’ by Kaygarn Tan, ‘Feng shui tips to achieve the 4R’ by Professor Joe Choo, and ‘A landmine free roadmap to property ownership/investment’ by Khaw Veon Szu.
‘First time home buyers tips plus renovation strategies’ by Khalil Adis, ‘Every smart property investor has to know about taxes’ by Richard Oon, as well as ‘Transformation – Timing – Demand: the propenomy model applied’ by Dr Daniele Gambero are some of the other topics.
Sharing their input are also Agnes Wong on ‘How to maximise returns on your property investment through tax optimisation’, Gregory Low on ‘Co-working the next office solution for investors’, and T. Selva on ‘Choosing a lucky property following Vasthu Sastra (Indian feng shui) and ancient secrets’.
Equally interesting are ‘5 trends that will change the Malaysian property market forever’ by Ahyat Ishak, and ‘Penang property outlook’ by Leon Lee.
Crowds checking out models of the various housing schemes at Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang at the StarProperty.my Fair 2016.
The fabulous prizes in store for winners in the Spin & Win Contest 2017.