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The perfect property is gated and guarded, near work, and has good neighbours

Accoding to a recent survey conducted by StarProperty.my to find out their top criteria when it came to choosing a property.

Criterion 1: Gated and Guarded


A gated and guarded neighbourhood is important when defining the perfect property

Top on the list for our Malaysian respondents was being in a gated and guarded community. Nearly half the respondents voted this as the most important feature in their dream property.

This can understandably be traced to the number of break-ins and robberies which has been increasing in certain areas, so much so that many homeowners have now installed alarm and security systems.

Somewhat reflecting these findings, the gated and guarded feature has increasingly been seen as a key selling point for many projects.

  1. Round-the-clock security patrols,
  2. Single entry and exit points,
  3. Closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) throughout the development,
  4. Perimeter fencing around the development and
  5. Access cards give homeowners peace of mind.

Criterion 2: Proximity to work

The amount of time wasted on the road may after all be spent taking your children to the park, catching up with friends over dinner or working out at the gym.

Criterion 3: Friendly, good and trustworthy neighbours

The third most important factor that surprisingly ranked high among most respondents was having friendly and trustworthy neighbours.

Criterion 4: At least two parking spaces

The respondents also agreed that having at least two parking spaces was important.