Posted on: 22 May, 2019
Article written in collaboration with IOI Properties. Thank you for showing me around.
A slow market, especially one where the demand is low because of negative sentiments meant that some good projects may actually be overlooked. By the way, it’s exceptionally not true that most properties under the overhang category are the ones people do not want. I have personally been to many which ‘yeah, it will stay in overhang for a very long time.’ I have also been to projects where I am happy to visit it again after it has been completed because when I visited it for the first time some time back, only the show house was ready. Today, we look at N’Dira, a townhouse with a minimum built-up of 2,099 sq ft. (Yes, this is a review of a home of which the size is huge in comparison to typical property sizes of today)
#1 – Build Quality. Some buyers love to ask this question. How’s the build quality? N’Dira has a Qlassic score of 85. I think gives that indication of build quality and great assurance to potential buyers. Reference: Works Minister Baru Bian said that his ministry targets to have at least 30 percent of housing projects to achieve a Qlassic score of 65 percent by the end of 2020. Average industry score is 74 percent as per whole of 2018. So, we can safely conclude that N’Dira is well ahead of most of its peers here in Malaysia.
#2 – But it’s a townhouse? I think a better question would be, what’s the actual build-up size? Could it park two cars? Is it huge enough for a comfortable family home? Is it priced attractively for a gated and guarded home with playgrounds for the kids? The answer is a Yes for all the questions. Build-up wise, this is definitely bigger than many of the newer launches of terraced homes. A typical 20 x 60 terrace home, double storey will usually have a build up of around 1,600 sq ft. (sometimes slightly higher, sometimes slightly lower but nowhere near 2,000 sq ft)
#8 – Huge savings of RM132k and more? Take a close look at the message from the developer in the image below:
#9 – Greenery is scenery. Look around the whole development and we realise that there are lots of trees and greens. Imagine a few more years when the trees grow taller and bigger. N’Dira will mature comfortably. Every development within 16 Sierra has a public park with its own theme. This meant that there are more than 16 themed gardens for everyone to enjoy and 16 Sierra also have its very own central park too.
#12 – Pricing advantage with Puchong as the main town. Let’s be realistic. If 16 Sierra is within the Puchong town centre, the current price for N’Dira is definitely not realistic. It’s actually 13km away. Far enough to offer pricing advantage and near enough that a mature township with everything we needed is just 16 minutes away. Of course, it’s more probable that we will have a good dinner at a famous eatery in Puchong before coming back to 16 Sierra on working days.
#13 – Connectivity is guaranteed. Beyond just the MRT Line 2 for which 16 Sierra MRT station is in progress, 16 Sierra is also served by three major expressways; SKVE Highway, MEX Highway, LDP Highway. This meant that buyers could choose to drive or take the MRT. Let’s not forget that the Sri Petaling LRT Line where there are many LRT stations within driving distance too.
#14 – Clubhouse (Amigo) is ready and fully functional. Joining fee is also very affordable for the whole family too. I do not know about you but my kids need to have access to the swimming pool and playground (at least for now). This is why it’s very important for families with young kids to buy into a development where they have access to the current trending need; facilities. Here’s the link to Amigo to understand more. Refer below for some club house Amigo photos.
Kids will have lots of fun here.
Older kids will enjoy too.
Lots of running around perhaps?
Sweat it out!
#15 – Tastefully designed. It has a semi-detached facade design, an open terrace / balcony as well as large windows for lots of natural lighting and ventilation. The lot size is actually 27′ x 73′. Seriously, townhouse mindset aside, do go and take a serious look because if we are in need of a spacious and cozy home, N’Dira fits the bill nicely. (the bill too… )
Cosy home. Just laze around…
#16 – N’Dira is inside 16 Sierra. It is within 16 Sierra, a township which is 535 acres and as the name says, there will be 16 developments within 16 Sierra, each with their own uniqueness but all would form to become a community of its own. Every development is gated and guarded and I can safely say that it gives me the feel of another very famous little township but 16 Sierra is on a larger scale and there are much fewer high-rise developments in comparison.
Click here to register and they will give you a call. Yes, they do serve you coffee when you drop by to take a look. Thus far, the people I have encountered are friendly and could really tell a lot more than just these 16 things I shared above. The show house is ready and we could get some inspiration but if you ask me, do take charge and make your very own unit your very own design. What’s certain is that for the price point, this is indeed an attractive proposition. Only decide after understanding. Happy visiting this potential home sweet home.