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joonie
28-08-2005, 10:41 PM
Hello Hello!
I've just viewed a couple of units in Arcadia Apartment and was wondering if any of you have any advice or views on the property? One of my concern is that there are no lifts, and that would probably be a hassle in the future. Any other insights or advice? Thank you! :)

orchipalar
28-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Err...Joonie:)...please permit Orchi to offer this personal experience...

There are many more important things which you need to consider too...

1. Upkeep n Maintenance
2. Financial affordability n obligations
3. Locality n environment
4. Neighbours
5. Security
6. Transport convenience
7. Communication n Internet access
8. Family Size
9. Age group n health conditions
10. Etc etc etc

Ahem...having listed the above criterias...should ya are comfortable with them...err...having a lift or not...would be a minor issue...which might infact turnout to be better for fitness sakes... :D

joonie
28-08-2005, 11:13 PM
Thank you Orchi.. :)

i HAVE of course looked at the things you've mentioned (thank you very much for the detailed list)

at the moment, i've heard news that after a few years, some residents give up the property becoz of the "no-lift" condition.

any other such or similar news that i should be concerned about?

orchipalar
28-08-2005, 11:18 PM
Thank you Orchi.. :)

i HAVE of course looked at the things you've mentioned (thank you very much for the detailed list)

at the moment, i've heard news that after a few years, some residents give up the property becoz of the "no-lift" condition.

any other such or similar news that i should be concerned about?

Err...again...Joonie:)...that should be construed as a blessing...they could have outgrown their living environment in their respective properties there...n move UP to higher levels(got lifts one lar)...or obtain more ground living space with landed properties... :)

joonie
28-08-2005, 11:22 PM
very true. thank you :) i'm guessing it's quite obvious that i'm new to this. heh! thanks for your reponses :)

orchipalar
28-08-2005, 11:29 PM
Err...please allow Orchi the honour to welcome you...Joonie:)...to this 'extra ordinary' community webforum...Usj.com.my...which might soon be a second home to you no doubt...

Ahem...Orchi looks forward to welcoming n having you around our neighbourhood too very soon... :)

achee
29-08-2005, 07:50 AM
I did rent a unit temporarily. To me, Arcadia's environment can be considered condusive.

Joonie, if you are purchasing an apartment of such (not having lifts), go for the lower units. They have better value. If you are renting, of course la, go for the best bargain. But again, refer back to the list of 10 items Orchi listed

jordan
29-08-2005, 08:14 AM
Condos filled with woes (the Star...today)

PETALING JAYA: About 70% of the condominiums and apartments in the country are being badly managed, resulting in the residents having to put up with deplorable, and even downright hazardous conditions.

According to the National House Buyers Association (HBA), facilities like swimming pools, saunas, indoor badminton courts, tennis courts and playgrounds were in a state of disrepair in many of these apartments and condominiums.

The problem is more acute in older buildings.

This is despite residents forking out a monthly service charge of between RM50 and RM500 or even more.

So, maybe you should check out whether Arcadia is in the 70% or the 30%. The lift issue would have to take a back seat ........... :p

joonie
29-08-2005, 01:22 PM
lots of thank yous :)

the units i viewed was at the top floor. :( but i will take achee's advice and keep an eye open for lower floors.

hmmm... i should think arcadia will come under the 30%, jordan. :) there's no pool or whatsorts. just a plain badminton court, guard house, and multipurpose hall, i think. building condition is quite ok. garden compound is well kept. and maintenance fee is about rm99, or so i was told. maintenance + sinking fee per month is about 110 according to the broker.

waktu_senja
30-08-2005, 10:57 AM
Joonie's Quote :- One of my concern is that there are no lifts
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It's common for a Four Floor Apartment not to have a lift, unless you're willing to pay a bomb. Is Arcadia higher than Four Floor ?

joonie
30-08-2005, 12:32 PM
Arcadia has excatly 4 floors :) i dont mind the exercise, but it'll be a challenge for parents and grandparents..... heh!

mon
30-08-2005, 12:56 PM
Arcadia has excatly 4 floors :) i dont mind the exercise, but it'll be a challenge for parents and grandparents..... heh!

i've rented Arcadia 3rd floor for about a year. Pretty nice place, good friendly neighbours. Try Block C (the one facing guardhouse), heard that most apartment owners reside in that block, cleaner and safer.
But do avoid 4th floor however, there were 2 cases of thefts during my stay there. Thieves somehow broke into apartment but got away with cash only. The wall behind Arcadia is not too high for thieves to escape.
Be very friendly with the guards cos they are the only ones who can help to check on your property (aprtment/car/etc.) when you are out of town. Good luck.

and er, regarding the no lift. Actually I miss it.. :p ..Used to run up and down the stairs daily for exercise..but could be a REAL workout for your grands, maybe ground floor would be more suitable..... :)

TheDarkness
30-08-2005, 01:38 PM
i'm staying there. nice & quiet place. they do maintain the place well, it's very clean. only complain is, the guards - sometimes they are hardworking, sometimes they're not. sometimes, just "angkat tangan" and they'll let anyone with no apartment sticker in, but sometimes they have the mood - they'll lock up cars with no apartment sticker or ask those w/o sticker to register before entering.

fulat2k
30-08-2005, 02:30 PM
Why not try Goodyear Courts? 7-9 are quite good IMO. Maintenance is cheap (RM120 for a 1100sqft apt) and the pool is very well maintained.

BRAVO
30-08-2005, 04:49 PM
wate money buying apart better buy a landed propery lah ..so many unconveniences stay in apart....long time ..

lonewolf8
30-08-2005, 06:51 PM
Joonie, staying in the top floor also a big hassle for you especially after a grocery shopping in one of the hypermarket. Imagine, you need to carry loads of stuff and walking up the stairs. Worse if you need to make two trips for it. Furthermore, also need to consider your parents aspect if they are visiting you. Can't expect your parents (if they are in their sixties or seventies) to walk up and down the apartment for a few times in a day.

orchipalar
30-08-2005, 06:58 PM
Err...taking the cue from Orchi...here is the list again:-

There are many more important things which you need to consider too...

1. Upkeep n Maintenance
2. Financial affordability n obligations
3. Locality n environment
4. Neighbours
5. Security
6. Transport convenience
7. Communication n Internet access
8. Family Size
9. Age group n health conditions
10. Etc etc etc

BTW...ahem...Joonie:)...Orchi heard that area is quite pleasurable to live in...

Within short-short walking distance...bus stop...masjid...schools...kindies...a BIG park...there is a clinic...video rental shop...mamak restaurant...2x grocery/mini-marts...n err...a laundry shop...next or near to the apartments... :)

Err...petrol kiosks...Taipan n the business centre...are just a short drive away...too

babayaga
16-11-2007, 02:04 PM
does anyone have contacts for "units for rental?" i'm looking for a apartment to rent, price range around myr700

online12793
16-11-2007, 06:11 PM
If the apartments that have got a lift or two
the monthly maintenance fees is very high
compare to the one without a lift.