Are you in the market shopping for a new home? Feeling a bit overwhelmed about the different terms and choices? Not to worry, we’re here to give you some things to consider when choosing a house. After all, your home is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, investment you’ll ever make in your entire lifetime. Apart from this, your decision affects not only you but your entire family as well, so you want to put a lot of thought into it.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing a house.
Unlike the other aspects of your home, like the layout and design, the location is something you cannot change which is why it is the first thing you need to consider when choosing your forever home.
Is the home in a flood-free zone? What are the amenities close to it? If you have kids, will they easily have access to schools and universities? What about hospitals in case any of you get sick or into an accident?
If you are considering moving into a master planned community, you’ll want to ask about and inspect the facilities within the development as well. Are there open spaces for you and your family? Did they build anything special in the community to make life easier for residents, such as commercial and retail establishments?
You’ll also want to check how easy it is to get to and from work. Let’s say you plan on moving to a province like Cavite but will continue working in Metro Manila, do a test drive to see how long a normal commute would take. If you plan on relocating completely, check out the available job opportunities for you.
Our next tip for how you can choose the right house is to think about how much space you will be needing. The most important thing to think about when it comes to space is the number of family members moving in with you. You want to make sure each one has ample space to grow and relax. You also want to think about the things you may be accumulating throughout the years, and not just the items you currently possess.
If you’re a young professional looking for your first home, you may not need as much space as a family of four, so a two-bedroom unit will be enough for you. On the other hand, if you’re a newlywed couple looking to grow your family, you might want to think about getting more space than you think you currently need.
If you’re looking to save money when buying a home, you may want to consider buying a preselling house and lot in Cavite. A preselling house and lot is a unit that is sold prior to being built or completed, so it is much cheaper than ready-for-occupancy (RFO) homes. A home in a province like Cavite, on the other hand, gives you a lower cost of living while still being close enough to the capital.
We hope these tips have helped you make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing a home for you and your family!