The locations with the most clicks in 2020 are …

Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Cheras, Klang and Puchong

No, they are not the daily report on Covid-19 new clusters. In fact, far from such infamy, these were the five most-searched locations in the Klang Valley on in 2020.

Interestingly, all the five were also the most searched locations on the portal in 2019 — but in a different sequence. While Shah Alam remained at the top spot in 2019, it was followed by Cheras, Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Klang.

The reality is, good times or bad times, property buyers are always on the prowl for attractive deals.

Following the prolonged movement control order that started from March 18 last year, we have been adjusting life to the new normal. Online shopping — including for properties — is gaining momentum.

Still, caution was the order of the day and this was reflected in the fewer transactions recorded.

In the first three quarters of 2020, a total of 204,721 properties valued at RM103.15 billion changed hands. This was a 16% and a 22% dip in transaction volume and value respectively from 2019, according to data from the National Property Information Centre (NAPIC) which is under the Finance Ministry’s Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH).

Back to the top five most-searched locations by property enthusiasts; what is so special about them?

For a start, all the five are highly-populated matured areas with proximity to amenities. They also boast easy accessibility and offer robust business activities.

How did these areas fare in terms of property price trend? Which projects in the five areas shine? Read on to find out.

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Locations with the most clicks in 2020: No 1. Shah Alam
Locations with the most clicks in 2020: No 2. Petaling Jaya
Locations with the most clicks in 2020: No 3. Cheras
Locations with the most clicks in 2020: No 4. Klang
Locations with the most clicks in 2020: No 5. Puchong

This story first appeared in the e-weekly on Feb 12, 2021. You can access back issues here.

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