How big is the ideal lot size for a house? Since the pandemic began, residents and potential buyers from Metro Manila have begun inquiring about properties outside of the city. After all, investing in real estate outside the metro ensures larger property sizes, as these developments pride themselves on the expanse of their neighborhoods coupled with top-tier amenities that create the best in suburban living.
With people only beginning to emerge from their homes after recently loosened restrictions, families have already re-evaluated their way of living during the lockdown, as they considered moving into second homes away from the city. The rising desire for a more holistic lifestyle and dealing with continuously changing quarantine levels have made sprawling properties outside Metro Manila a more attractive option for buyers to set up a more permanent second base.
In case you need more reason to invest, consider this: Economists are projecting a more cautiously optimistic outlook for the economy. With vaccination programs underway and certain economic sectors gearing for a revival, the country is getting ready to rise on its feet. ADB projects a 5.5% GDP growth for the country in 2022. If you feel that moving to the outskirts of Metro Manila suits your and your family’s needs, then it is time to take advantage of this strategic period to make opportune investments in land.
But just exactly how big should your residential lot size be? The answer is not a one-size-fits-all matter. It will all largely depend on your plans for your house and how you imagine living there. This does present nearby provinces such as Laguna as a charming, unique, and vibrant alternative to Metro Manila that keeps premier city conveniences within arm’s reach.
What factors should investors consider when it comes to lot sizes? Find out more below.
Factors that help determine your ideal lot size
Metro Manila’s state as a congested metro, along with last year’s lockdown, has convinced people to diversify their properties, establish second homes away from NCR and in places with lush greenery and master-planned outdoor landscapes.
Aspiring investors and property owners are looking at locations that have vast open spaces for relaxing and a slower pace of living. These buyers want communities that grant the luxury of space and nature, providing a higher quality of life for the family.
Your projected house size
Common convention dictates that a household of four may comfortably live within over 200 square meters. That said, it is still up to you on how you and your family define a comfortable living space, as well as what amenities you can work without. Instead of immediately thinking in square meters, think with purpose first. What parts of the house are non-negotiable? How many bedrooms do you think your family will need? Answering these questions first can help you get closer to the right house size for you and your family.
Property setbacks in place
The National Building Code of the Philippines (p.83) provides that the building footprint of a residential house must comprise 60% to 70% of the total lot area. When it comes to property setbacks, the minimum setback for the front yard is 4.5 meters, while it’s at 2 meters for the rear and sides. That said, some villages will also specify their own setbacks for each house within the neighborhood so it is best to check early and consult an architect on how to work around these setbacks.
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Investing in a high-value property by a reputable developer not only ensures you get the ideal lot size you need for your next family home but also ensures the security of your investment, as well as your and your loved ones’ future.
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