First of all, let me share some great news. The GoodPlace network is now on track to reach 50,000 unique visits per month, having passed the pivotal 4,000th subscriber to the GoodPlace Digest (GPD) list early last week.
(To put things in perspective, even the best selling property magazine in Malaysia reaches less than 3,000 people a month, and the most trafficked local property blogs (outside of classifieds sites like iProperty and PropertyGuru) register less than 1,000 uniques per day.)
This has made us feel pretty good, and to celebrate, we are going to release a series of Premium Buyer Guides to our dear readers for free. Yes, free. Percuma. 免费. இலவச.
To paraphrase a young GoodPlace.my reader who emailed me over the weekend, “Why are you so moronic that you’re doing things for free?” Well, the answers to that question are (1) because I feel like it, and (2) see reason (1). Not everyone has got an agenda, my young grasshopper. Besides, I get my bills paid – just not by pimping out this site.
Now without further ado, I present to you…
Inside this concise, all-killer-no-filler, 35-page Mont Kiara Buyer’s Guide, you’ll find the answers to three big questions –
- Is there a glut in Mont Kiara?
- Where are the best investment opportunities within Mont Kiara?
- What is the fair price to pay for <property name here>?
Additionally, you’ll also get a Comparison Sheet (in Excel) which maps out every Mont Kiara property across these important aspects:-
- Transacted price (a sample of the most recent transacted prices in PSF)
- Trend of asking prices for the past three months
- GoodPlace Walkability Scores (GWS) – more on this later
- Pros & cons of each property (we pull no punches here)
Below is a screenshot of the Comparison Sheet –
Even if Mont Kiara is not in your focus area currently, you’ll still find plenty of examples on how to analyze a property for fair price and investment potential. Also, you’ll be able to request for Premium Buyer Guides to be developed for the area of your choice. 🙂
I read through the MK guide and its awesomesauce man! The good, the bad and the ugly… just what everyone needs to know without the sugar-coated BS.”Amanda Andrew, Savills Rahim & Co
These buyer guides are eventually going to be in the soon-to-be-launched GoodPlace Store where we will sell our proprietary guides, but for now you can get it for free. Right click on the links in the download box below, and choose “save as”.
And that’s not all… here’s more free stuff!
Free: Mont Kiara Walkability Maps
Especially true for Mont Kiara condominiums, being able to walk to nearby amenities and transportation choices is becoming more important by the day (and especially so with the horrendous KL traffic which doesn’t seem to get better). So for the past couple months, our small R&D team here at GoodPlace.my have been experimenting with a new feature that computes the walkability of a neighbourhood by pulling together a couple of data points to compute what we call the GoodPlace Walkability Scores (GWS).
The GWS is built on top of Google Maps API and is scored using the walking distances to:-
- Basic amenities such as restaurants, clinics and schools.
- Secondary amenities such as drinking spots, entertainment outlets, laundrettes, shopping centres and police stations.
- Transportation points (taxis, train stations).
We apply a “dampening factor” on the overall score which increases logarithmically with distance. The maximum GWS score is 100.
We have since rolled out this feature for KLCC condominiums (more details at our sister website on KLCC properties here), and at the time of writing we are doing the same thing for Mont Kiara. Apart from computing the scores, we are putting them on a beautifully drawn Mont Kiara map which you can download and print if you like.
And as you should know by now I’m a real stickler for details and perfection, but we are already putting the final touches to the maps which should be ready sometime in the week. When it’s done, I’ll send you a copy via email. 🙂
Now scroll all the way down to the “Speak Your Mind“, and leave me some feedback. Also, let me know if you want a Premium Guide for any area you like (Bangsar? PJ? Ampang? Cyberjaya? Iskandar? Kampung Timbuktu!?)