The search for the forever home is an exciting journey, especially for families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). There’s a certain kind of delight in visiting open houses, knowing that one of them would eventually be yours–the ultimate reward for the long years of hard work abroad. As thrilling as it is, the search can put a lot of pressure on most people. After all, this is the forever home, the place you’ll be spending most of your years moving forward, if not all your life.
Some families fear buyer’s remorse, while others feel like they might miss out on the best deals once they settle already. To shake these worries away and ensure that you’re getting a home that your family can enjoy for years, keep in mind these ABCDs of priorities:
Location, location, location. Your zip code shouldn’t just be something you’ll be proud of, but also one that would support your needs. Remember, the location of your home would change a lot of your routines, from how long you’ll be on the road going to work to how easy it will be to go for a grocery run. One of the rising locations in the country today is Cavite. With the increased urbanization in the last years and the massive infrastructure projects popping up in the region, the province is unsurprisingly among the top residential destinations. It also helps that it’s only an hour or two away from the capital region.
If you’re considering moving to this urban province in Southern Luzon, include in your options a new neighborhood in Tanza developed by Enduraland Development Corporation, Woodside. Driven by the mantra Better Homes, Brighter Tomorrow, the developer strategically designed this 12.4-hectare first-home community to be close to all the modern conveniences families need.
Malls nearby include SM City Trece Martires, SM City Rosario, and Robinson’s Place Dasmariñas. The neighborhood is a short drive away from prestigious schools, such as the Lyceum of the Philippines Cavite and Cavite State University-Indang. Hospitals and transportation hubs are likewise nearby. Your forever home must be in this kind of location. It’s a guarantee for a hassle-free life.
The forever home is a big purchase. For most people, it’s the most expensive thing they’ll ever buy. It’s partly the reason many worry about buyer’s remorse, being stuck in a money pit for years. By considering your budget from the get-go, you can avoid this altogether. Fortunately, it’s easy to come up with a home buying budget. You simply have to consider your sources of income and monthly expenses. Your monthly mortgage payments shouldn’t exceed 25 percent of that take-home pay.
In Enduraland’s Woodside, house options vary in prices, which fit the budget of different kinds of families. The prices of the house models in Phase 3 of the development–Ashton, Delano, and Broadway–range from P2.2 million to P3 million. There are limited promos and discounts offered by the developer, so take advantage of that to maximize your budget.
While looking at the property’s location to ensure that essentials are covered, zoom in on the neighborhoods themselves and try to assess if they will make your life more comfortable. Explore the amenities. Will they support your active lifestyle? The work-from-home? Will your kids enjoy the great outdoors and the perks of play? Again, this will be your forever home, so you want to make sure that all your family’s comforts are covered.
The good thing about Woodside by Enduraland is that the community is filled with family-friendly amenities. Outdoor facilities include parks and playground, swimming pool, and jogging paths. For indoor spaces, you have the clubhouse and covered basketball and volleyball court. When you move to this village, you can easily access lifestyle comforts.
Aside from the “external” aspects of the forever home, the interiors are obviously important. Your top consideration in this matter is a design that fits your needs. It should have the right size space, and more importantly, the potential for expansion. Ideally, you shouldn’t outgrow your forever home. It must accommodate your present and future needs.
What’s good about homes in Woodside Phase 3 is that they offer spacious areas for growing families. If you’re a newlywed couple, you can buy a home with lot sizes ranging from 60 to 80 square meters and floor areas featuring 40 to 62 sqm. Each of the model houses mentioned above has at least two bedrooms to accommodate your growing brood.
In Phase 4 of the development, The Presidio, you’ll find even bigger houses. Floor areas feature 80 sqm, accommodating three to four bedrooms. Consider the house models–Fell, Grant, and Embarcadero–as you plan to add more children to your family.
While challenging, finding the forever home is an exciting journey. If you consider the ABCDs of priorities, you’ll eventually stumble upon the best property for your family.
To know more about Woodside, visit Enduraland’s development page on Lamudi.
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Completion Date: March 2024