Congratulations! You have settled on Laguna as the location of your family home. Location is one of the primary considerations in a real estate purchase–and one of several decisions involved in shortlisting your options.
As you get closer to securing a property, you might be asking: what else should I consider when buying a family home? Before narrowing down your choices, read our tips to aid you in making a more informed purchase decision.
Choose An Ideal Community Within Laguna
While buyers choose to live in the “Deep South” because of an abundance of green spaces and less congestion, Laguna is also home to several residential communities, each with something unique to offer.
Finding your ideal community requires delving deeper into the location of the development you are eyeing. First question to ask: how accessible is the development to main thoroughfares and key destinations such as hospitals, schools, offices, places of worship, and business and commercial centers?
Calamba City, for example, is an ideal address for your next home because of its proximity to main roads such as SLEX and Daang Hari Road. A key infrastructure project, the North-South Commuter Railway, also known as the Clark-Calamba Railway, will further boost the city’s accessibility and business activities.
The city’s high literacy rate of 98.8% can be attributed to an abundance of campuses that include Miriam College, Xavier School, Philippine Women’s University, and the Lyceum of the Philippines. This also means more choices for your school-age family members as well as for post-grad studies.
And as one of 25 “New Wave Cities” in the Philippine countryside, thanks to a high potential for growth in the IT and Business Process Outsourcing industry, Calamba is bustling with economic activity and is projected to continue bringing in more jobs. The city was also designated as the regional government center of CALABARZON.
When it comes to choosing an ideal community, the potent combination of easy access, development of infrastructure projects, and long-term socio-economic growth, all contribute to a valuable real estate investment.
Consider Your Family’s Unique Needs
Once you are decided on a community to live in, give careful thought to the type of lot you require. First of all, size matters. How much space would you consider comfortable for your family? Is a 600-square meter lot sufficient for the dream home you plan to build? Are there any features you wish to include? Perhaps, you enjoy gardening and swimming and wish to build a generous-sized backyard or a pool. In this case, would a 1,000-square meter lot suit your needs better?
The location of the lot is another consideration. It is typical for developers to zone subdivisions according to clusters. These clusters can have unique features themselves, such as a proximity to amenity areas.
Whichever lot you settle on, always account for your current as well as long-term plans, such as future modifications to the property, as your family grows and as your changes evolve.
Explore The Amenities On Offer
What else must you consider when buying a family home? Amenities.
Amenities are a key feature of residential subdivisions, but some communities provide more attractive features than others. It’s vital to look into what the developer has to offer, as these will have a lasting impact on your family’s quality of life.
Recreational parks provide spaces for you to socialize, exercise, and enjoy open skies, greenery, and fresh air, all of which are vital for health and well-being. Furthermore, inquire about the sports and fitness amenities. Apart from the requisite indoor gym and swimming pool, ask the developer about the availability of covered courts, outdoor jogging paths, as well as a playground.
Lastly, explore the availability of a function room or clubhouse, preferably sizable spaces where you can comfortably host family celebrations, and as a result, create memories in your new address.
Go Over Your Practical Considerations
As a final step, consider the logistics involved in procuring your new home. Your developer will provide you with all the necessary requirements for buying a lot, such as a customer information sheet and government IDs, to name a few. If you intend to pay the selling price in full, developers will usually provide a discount for cash buyers, so make sure to discuss this incentive with the sales representative.
Next, ask about the expected turnover period of your lot. In the construction of your home, timing is crucial. For example, do you have children headed for university in a few years, or are you expecting a new family member? All these will factor in the logistics of constructing then moving into your home by a target date.
Lastly, discuss safety guidelines with the developer. An idyllic home should be matched by a sense of security and privacy.
Settle At Rockwell South At Carmelray
Enjoy the best of the Southern Lifestyle at Rockwell South at Carmelray. With a variety of lots to choose from, sizes range from 650 square meters and all the way to a generous 1,019 square meters.
At Rockwell South at Carmelray, you and your family can enjoy an abundance of space amid a lush, green setting. While the 1.9-hectare Central Amenity provides plenty of opportunities to relax at one of several recreational parks, fitness centers, as well as a retail row.