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A Guide to Landed vs High-Rise Properties

Finding the right residential property can be a daunting task – there are so many factors to consider. As to whether a landed or non-landed property is better, this is often a matter of personal preference. We have compiled a list of advantages of both property types to help you make a decision.

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The Advantages of Landed Living:

  • Bigger Living Space

In general, a landed property is more spacious, usually have a reasonable amount of yards around them. Making landed properties the better choice. Especially for people with a bigger family.

It provides the much-needed space and ground to grow a garden! Something that individuals with green thumbs would definitely appreciate.

  • Enjoy total freedom

Living in high-rise homes usually comes with a set of limitations such as strict rules against the keeping of pets, no shoes and plant outside, not allowed to display and placement of any item in common area, or else will be fined? Not to worry. Your house, your rules. You don’t need to deal with regulations and house rules, if you’re staying in landed property.

  • No limitation on exterior design

You can’t change the exterior facade or extend your space as per your wish in a high-rise building. Even with permitted renovation work, you will be subjected to the rules and regulation of the management. Exterior (such as wall & gate color) required to be consistent among all units. However, you have complete control in creating or renovate your landed dream home, be it interior or external design. 

For those that have a growing family and are looking for a long-term home, then landed property is the best way to go.

  • Privacy 

Unlike high rise living where you have more neighbours due to higher density. Landed living allowed you to keep comfortable distance with your neighbour. 

  • Convenience

High-rise properties have numerous floors, and because of this, elevators are installed for easier flow of movement. This usually leads to residents waiting for extended periods of time while the elevator goes down to their floor. In addition, it also takes some time to go to the parking area due to the distance. This takes more time and effort when transporting groceries or supplies home.

In contrast, if you’re staying landed house, you can park your car right Infront your doorstep, easy access to the car porch. And, you don’t need to take the elevator to pick up heavy groceries and parcel, especially when you’re in a hurry.

  • Zero maintenance fee 

With the added amenities in high-rise buildings, you will have to pay the maintenance fees regularly irrespective of what services you use.

In contrast, no maintenance fees, no sinking fund if you’re living in landed house. In other words, more disposable income which you can spend or invest in.

The Advantages of High Rise Living:

  • Facilities & Amenities

Planning for healthy activities, but don’t want to take risk which may stuck in traffic jam? Looking for car park at gym room or shopping mall could be frustrated too.

Condos and apartments usually feature a wide range of facilities. Hence, condo living could be hassle free, which you could enjoy facilities and amenities including gym room, swimming pool, futsal court, badminton court, movie rooms, playground, multifunction room and etc. just within the vicinity. In an affluent neighbourhood or city centre, it is also more affordable than living in a landed property.

Cheaper to buy-in. If you are a first-time homebuyer who’s looking for something more affordable and probably wants to enjoy all of the facilities, then high-raised condos are the ones to pick.

  • Socializing 

As you will be sharing all the amenities with your neighbours, it is a great way to meet people who are interested in the same things you are. Highrise development with ‘lifestyle convenience’ in mind to cater to community living.

  • Security

When it comes to ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones, high-rise developments are generally safer as they are equipped with multi-tiered security system that includes CCTV, secured access card, secured parking lots, perimeter patrol, and a guard entrance.

  • Great views

You also have a bird’s eye view of the city, skyline, greeneries, sunrise and sunset. The higher you go, the better the views. This is something that ground-dwellers will never experience.

  • Worry no more on maintenance

Do not having to monitor and carry out maintenance activities. The management office or Joint Management Body (JMB) will settle things out for you.

With great space comes great responsibility – you will be footing the bill for repairs, maintenance, and other upkeep. Moreover, if you have a large garden, consider lawn care and mowing fees too.