Wednesday, May 7, 2008

PKNS offers over 1,000 units at rock-bottom prices - The Star

May 7, 2008 By DEBBIE CHAN

OVER 1,000 properties are up for grabs at rock-bottom prices in various parts of Selangor, including the state capital Shah Alam and the prime property hot-spot Kota Damansara.

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has announced that the Jualan Hartanah Mampu Milik PKNS 2008 (PKNS Affordable Properties Sale 2008) will take place from this Friday to May 18.

A total of 1,173 residential units, 53 bungalows, 25 shoplots and 206 industrial land lots are on offer at bargain prices.

Big promotions: Md Nasir showing a poster for the sale of properties.

On top of the discounted prices, buyers will also get incentives for each property bought.

A 10% discount will be given to buyers of factory buildings in Rawang and Air Manis, Sabak Bernam.

All other buyers will be given free air-conditioners, LCD television sets and electrical appliance vouchers, depending on the price of the properties.

According to PKNS deputy general manger (administration and development) Md Nasir Md Arshad, the sale is intended to give the public an opportunity to own their dream homes at an affordable price.

“PKNS properties are always priced at 7% to 10% less than other properties on the market,” Nasir said.

This time around, the sale will encompass properties in Shah Alam, Kota Damansara, Antara Gapi, Kota Puteri, Bernam Jaya, Bandar Baru Bangi, Kuala Selangor and Bandar Sultan Suleiman in Port Klang.

Almost all these projects have been completed.

“PKNS is also offering a payment facility where buyers only need to pay a RM500 down payment before commencing on a loan scheme being offered to qualified buyers,” Nasir said.

“The facility is a confidence boost for buyers of PKNS properties.

“The buyers can also pick strategic locations, including the upmarket hot spots like the new eight-storey apartment block in Section 10 at Kota Damansara, which is priced from RM180,000 onwards,” he said.

The new apartment block is equipped with a swimming pool, a badminton court and sports area.

It is strategically located in the vicinity of Petaling Jaya and is linked to highways, including the Damansara-Puchong Highway and MRR 2.

In Shah Alam, PKNS is offering 167 apartments at RM145,000 each in Section 24, a strategically located residential area with many nearby facilities like schools, clinics, 24-hour restaurants, car workshops and the Giant, Mydin and Ole Ole supermarkets.

“The lowest priced apartment is RM59,000 for the five-storey apartment in Bandar Sultan Suleiman,” Nasir said.

He said PKNS decided to hold another special sale this year as the response to the previous one was overwhelming with buyers snapping up all the properties because of the competitive prices, strategic locations and other attractive facilities.

“We have started using the tagline ‘Living with PKNS’ that is representative of the buyers’ confidence in our properties.

“It represents 150,000 PKNS property owners who have bought and continue to grow with our new properties,” Nasir said.

The properties sale will be held at the PKNS Complex in Shah Alam as well as at all PKNS sales gallery in the state.

1 comment:

leandroman said...

Syabas PKNS for helping the rakyat be homeowners. Later on, help them be a happy and proud homeowners after spending a lifetime paying for it.

I bought a PKNS home in ampang ulu klang over 15 years ago. It was advertised as "Pangsapuri Mewah", a16 storey menara. Started full of enthusiasm, buyers forming a residents association and winning the PKNS awards being the clenest and most beautiful among the kelompoks and menaras. Now i fell regret mostly, and too old for another home loan, and even to sell for another one, the flat worth much less compared to comparable I&P units nearby. Quite stuck, really.

Past 15 years the menara look dirty and tired. From afar, the looks remind me of the infamous shabby lumba kuda flats of johor baru.

Daily, theres one indon sweeper to take care of 16 floors of common area, the stairs, lifts and parking lots. Most of the time its dirty, stairwell stinking and motorcycles parked right to the stairwell.

The most organised and legally-equipped PKNS management blame the residents for not paying their monthly maintainance fees. I do pay, so do most residents. I know of at least one chap who has not pay for years, maybe few others. Local party bigwigs. The residents association hapless and demoralised.

I hope the new PR chief in PKNS can help stop this rot. Seriously encourage and enforce compliance for the sake of the majority owners to live in a clean and hospitable environment.

Give me and my fellow PKNS dwellers new hope and something to cheer..perhaps, as a start, a first new paint after 15 over years..?

PKNS dweller