Is the Year of the Ox a good time to buy a house?

Even though the much anticipated CNY celebration is different this year, it is still a time where families look forward to coming together, no matter how physically far apart they are. CNY reunions may not be possible, but we make the best out of technology through virtual reunion dinners, online gifting and other creative ways to welcome the Year of the Ox.

Albeit open houses and lion dances might only make a comeback next year, there are still plenty of CNY promos to soften the blow of this hard-hitting period. For one, Sime Darby Property (SDP) is bringing auspicious CNY deals online with a number of beautiful freehold developments for you to choose from.

What makes this year an Ox-picious time to invest in a home?

In every crisis lies the seed of opportunity. If you’ve been thinking about it, this could be the  best time to buy a property as the overnight policy rate (OPR) is at a record low since 2010, which can translate to thousands in savings per property through a lower repayment amount.

Another layer of savings comes from the government’s ongoing Home Ownership Campaign  (HOC) that will end soon this May 2021. HOC is a great way to reduce your cost of buying or investing in a new home through:

  • Stamp duty exemptions on instruments of transfer and loan agreement 
  • A minimum 10% discount offered by developers

On top of that, SDP’s CNY deals are happening from now till 28th February 2021, offering great savings on selected properties:

1. RM8,888 Prosperity Package

2. Up to 18 months of loan instalments taken care of

3. Lucky Draw for selected properties

A new year is a new beginning. If you’re looking for a new home, read on for exclusive festive deals on the selected SDP properties. 

Featured properties with auspicious CNY deals

1. Serini in Melawati, KL

Nestled in a popular matured township of Melawati, the twin towers of Serini Serviced Residence are freehold and surrounded by both nature & modern conveniences. Type A (from RM499,000) is move-in ready & comes partially furnished with kitchen cabinets and air conditioners – perfect for investors or first home owners looking to move in soon.

Be the first 8 to book during the campaign to enjoy up to 12 months of loan instalments, plus a chance at a lucky draw!

2. Lot 15 in Subang Jaya City Centre (SJCC)

This freehold serviced residence located in the centre of Subang Jaya is a dream home for urban dwellers. Lot 15 is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, so there is no need to wait long to move in or to rent out. From RM592,999, it comes semi-furnished with hotel grade finishes. 

The first 8 units booked during the campaign are entitled to the RM8,888 Prosperity Package and up to 18 months of loan instalments* taken care of. Limited units remain, so don’t miss out!

*Selected units only

3. Ilham Residence in City of Elmina, Shah Alam

Ilham Residence is one of the recent launches in the City of Elmina, featuring freehold double-storey linked houses that come with up to 20 exciting facilities catering to all generations. 

Type 3 has a flexible dual-key layout with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. For bigger families, there is Type 4 with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This CNY, purchasers of selected units of Type 3 and 4 get to enjoy the RM8,888 Prosperity Package plus 3 months of loan instalments taken care of.

4. Serenia Ariya in Serenia City, The Garden City of KLIA

Serenia Ariya is located in the picturesque Serenia City which stretches along the ELITE Highway, between Putrajaya and KLIA. Don’t miss the special CNY preview for the final phase of this popular development. The final phase consists of freehold 20’ x 70’ double-storey linked houses with 3 types of build-ups, ranging from 1,589 to 1,934 sqft. Type 2 starts from RM 667,888 and comes with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Best not to dally, as the first 2 phases are already sold out. Remember to book by May to take advantage of the HOC 2021 benefits and stamp duty waivers.

5. Embun 2 in Bandar Ainsdale, Negeri Sembilan

With the WFH lifestyle becoming a norm, one can consider living further away from the bustling city. Imagine staying in a lakeside home surrounded by parks and open spaces – that’s what Embun 2 is all about. 

Located in Bandar Ainsdale, Seremban, Embun 2 is the newest launch comprising 20’ x 70’ freehold double-storey linked houses priced from RM551,888. Make this lakeside home your reality this CNY with extra savings from the RM8,888 Prosperity Package on top of 8 months of loan instalments taken care of. 


To discover more participating properties with auspicious deals, check out SDP’s CNY website.

But how to buy houses safely during the pandemic?

With Covid-19 cases raging all over the country, there is great concern for safety. Furthermore, no inter-district and inter-state movements are allowed during MCO 2.0. Purchasing a property is a huge decision, but how do you buy a property without being able to visit the show unit or the sales gallery? Fret not, SDP has addressed these concerns for you.

Explore from home! SDP now has 360 degrees home tours of existing show units and 3D virtual show units on its website, complete with all the information you need for every development. 

Have questions, need more information, or want to book your unit immediately to lock in the special deal? Let the sales gallery experience come to you via an Online Guided Sales Experience, all from the safety and comfort of your own home. 

Simply visit Sime Darby Property website and follow these steps: 

1. Register your details for the property you are interested in.

2. SDP Sales Consultant will get in touch to guide you over the phone, provide advice and answer any queries you may have.

3. When you are ready to book your unit, the Sales Consultant will help you complete your booking online & safely from home.

For more information on the CNY 2021 promotions and participating projects, check out their website here.