Jade View is a medium-cost condominium sited in Bukit Gambier vicinity. This condominium is just a stone’s throw away from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and neighbors Ashley Green, Gambier Heights, Ideal Regency, U-Garden, and Taman Bukit Gambier. This freehold condominium comprises 7 blocks of 7 to 13-storey buildings with a total of 496 units. Each unit comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and has built-up size of approximately 700 sf with 3 layout plans to choose from.
Full condominium facilities are provided at Jade View, including 24-hour security, swimming pool, wading pool, landscaped garden, mini market, cafe, car park and management office. There are numerous amenities surrounding Jade View. There are 3 schools nearby, namely SK Bukit Gambir, SMK Bukit Gambir and SMK Bukit Jambul – located less than 1 km away.
Besides schools, it is within close proximity to Tesco Extra Sungai Dua, D’Piazza Mall, Giant Hypermarket, BayAvenue and Queensbay Mall (hosts Jusco). In addition, Jade View is also within close proximity to Bukit Jambul Country Club and Bayan Lepas Indusrial Park. It is about 1 km to USM entrance, 5 km to Penang Bridge and 10 km to Gurney Drive.
Jade View is well-located on high elevated land with series of hills as its backdrop that provide fresh air and eye-soothing views. Besides that, the area is less congested compared to other areas, such as Batu Uban that makes the environment serene and calm.
Investment-wise, Jade View does not enjoy good capital appreciation and rental yield as the price and rate have been constant for the past few years – perhaps due to its ageing factor. Since 2008 until 2011, units here are asked from RM130,000 up to RM150,0000.
A fully furnished unit is being asked up to RM175,000. Rental income is not very interesting too as the highest rental rate is about RM750 per month for a fully furnished and renovated unit – which only delivers up to 5.8% if it is purchased at RM130,000.