The Vale is the luxury townhouse situated at the “threshold” of the Sutera Damansara development – which is fast becoming OSK Property’s signature project. It’s pretty easy to see why, really. Continue reading…
Between the three development projects on this side of Sutera Damansara (which is not in Damansara by the way – we’ll cover more on this later), including the two superlink projects of Almira 28 and Zaria, The Vale has the smallest land size, built up, and is also rightfully and relatively the cheapest. It is best for medium-sized families who wish to get the prestige of a Damansara Damai township address but could not quite afford the price tag of the superlink homes in the area. (/sarcasm)
To be fair, The Vale delivers in grandeur and looks for its price, as well as the size. Put next to its more expensive neighbors in the greater Sutera Damansara locality, its design kind of pales in comparison. That does not make it any less better though; it still carries the same concept of minimalist, nature-driven design theme that runs throughout the OSK’s real estate development projects in Sutera Damansara. And as with its other neighbors, the beautiful hills on this side of Sungai Buloh serve as its backdrop.
Price-wise, homeowners and investors cannot quite agree on whether this is a good investment or not. Even we had a healthy debate here at PropertyReviews.my offices with no clear outcome. 🙂
Home prices in this area, considering how small it is in comparison with Zaria and Almira 28, the units of The Vale could well reach up to more than a RM1 million. The launching price of RM330 PSF, much lower than Almira’s almost RM400 PSF, but this price has gone up to RM400 to 600 PSF depending on the condition of the units for sale. To check if this is a fair price, use this guide.
The Vale is leasehold.
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The Vale – Your Available Options
There are six types of units to choose from in this 98-unit townhouse building. Each building has three storeys, but with the upper unit getting most of the vertical and floor size advantage. The six types of units all offer the same number of bedrooms (3+1), with built-up sizes between 2,109 sq. ft and 2,717 sq. ft. Homes in the second floor, which get practically half a floor, and corner units usually enjoy much larger spaces than the ground floor units; something that makes up for the disadvantage of having to climb up some flights of stairs everytime.
Like most other homes in the Sutera Damansara, the residents of the Vale will enjoy the in-house amenities. It ranges from round-the-clock and roving security personnel, secure perimeter fencing around the compound, as well as access to the flagship amenity of the Damansara developers, the Sutera Springs Linear Park.
Accessibility-wise, the Vale and all of Sutera Damansara could might as well give thanks to the higher density in population of the Damansara homes these days – the developments have literally opened up more roads to make the homes more accessible via major thoroughfares.
Our Concluding Analysis
OK, we have been griping about “rebranding” of locations to boost the perception (and consequently the value) of properties for some time now, and it seems that Sutera Damansara is next on our hit list. Sutera Damansara, despite its name, is nowhere near Damansara as we know (to most people, “Damansara” means Damansara Heights and the adjacent areas); it is in fact a Sungai Buloh township. If you’re not familiar with the place, it’s about 15 minutes to The Curve in Mutiara Damansara on a day with manageable traffic conditions.
However, to be fair, there are also other places which are guilty of doing this (Dutamas Raya and Kerinchi being rebranded into “North Kiara” and “South Bangsar” respectively for example), and this shouldn’t detract genuine home buyers at all. However, just don’t be too smitten by the “Damansara” name. 🙂 We can understand that “Sutera Sungai Buloh” might not sound that appealing to buyers and investors…
The Vale is a quality development, and we tend to like OSK a lot judging from their rather healthy portfolio and experience; their Mirage projects in Cyberjaya are very well managed and run (reviews coming up soon). Sutera Damansara is fast becoming a self-contained township, and we do see potential for high capital yield given the current Malaysia property bull run. At the time of the publication of this review, the asking prices in the sub sale market is around RM450 PSF which is fairly typical of a “fringe” development. To determine for yourself the fair market value of The Vale, use this handy property price valuation guide below (it’s free) –