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
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.
Round-the-clock security patrols,
Single entry and exit points,
Closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) throughout the development,
Perimeter fencing around the development and
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.