Since buying a home is a huge life decision, it’s not a surprise that people have a long list of things to consider, from the size of the house and number of bedrooms to the kitchen layout and look of furniture pieces. We have to know what’s really important, and there emerge only two must-haves in a home: convenience and comfort.
Keeping these two in mind, you can make your house hunting a little less overwhelming. Guided by these C’s, you can find the right home sooner rather than later.
Conveniences of Living in an Estate
The make or break of convenient living lies in the location. The neighborhood you’ll move into dictates how easy it will be for you to reach certain establishments, or what kind of lifestyle interests you can pursue. For those who want to experience the peak of convenience, one type of community is particularly appealing: mixed-use estates. These are urban developments, which feature residential, commercial, and entertainment spaces in one huge piece of land.
Moving into this community, these are the best facets of convenience you can experience:
- One-stop service
With offices, retail stores, and medical establishments surrounding your condominium building, you will easily get to what you need and want. Take, for example, one of the most popular communities in Quezon City, Vertis North. When you set up your home at Orean Place, a soon-to-be-completed condo building in the estate, you can easily drop by your office at Vertis North Corporate Center, and then have a relaxing staycation weekend at Seda Vertis.
On top of that, indulge in retail therapy at Ayala Malls Vertis right within the estate. No need to go far in striking a work-life balance.
- Increased accessibility
Most mixed-use estates are located in progressive cities, with some near major infrastructure and thoroughfares. Vertis North, for one, is close to EDSA, Mindanao Avenue, and Quezon Avenue. Future residents of Orean Place can go around the vicinity and reach key destinations with ease.
Prestigious schools like Ateneo de Manila and University of the Philippines Diliman are only 20 minutes away. St. Luke’s Medical Center is likewise a short drive from Vertis North. Since the estate is already in the metro, other business districts, such as Makati and Bonifacio Global City, can be reached easily.
Aside from the location, what makes mixed-use estates very accessible are the pedestrian-first roads and multiple entrance and exit points.
- Smart, sustainable urban planning
Expect excellent design and use of land in mixed-use estates. Modern communities in the metro generally feature green spaces, with some dedicating even half of the total land area to nature parks. This not only offers a relaxing sight to dwellers, but also helps reduce the urban heat island effect.
Such neighborhoods also have a storm water management technology in place, preventing flooding in the area, as well as an integrated basement parking system. When you live in Orean Place at Vertis North, you can expect these smart, sustainable features in your community.
Comforts of Living in a Condo
Meanwhile, in terms of comfort, vertical living has long been the preferred choice. Condos perfectly embody the definition of living comforts such as:
- Leisure amenities
Most vertical villages come with hotel-like amenities, such as swimming pools, gyms, and landscaped gardens. In the case of Orean Place, they take it up a notch, featuring a co-working space, a board room, and all kinds of swimming pools–children’s, lap, and lounge. With this, it’s easy to retain or find new hobbies and interests. You can practice self-care better using these recreational facilities.
- Comfortable living spaces
If you look at the right residential buildings like Orean Place, for instance, ideal floor areas are available for condo living.
The studio unit has approx. 34 sq.m., larger than the typical. The one-bedroom features approx. 58 sq.m., while the three-bedroom has approx. 117 sq.m. For the penthouses, the bi-level type has approx. 165 sq.m., while the flat type has approx. 217 sq.m. If you decide to live here, there are plenty of spaces for both work and play.
- Curated spaces
Adding to the comfort of condos is the fact that units are designed for the future homeowner’s tastes. Orean Place offers units with balconies, giving urban dwellers a good view of the cityscape and extra space for different interests, say, painting, doing yoga, or meditating. This is just one of the many features Orean Place has curated to suit dwellers’ lifestyle preferences.
There’s a lot to consider when buying a home, but when it comes to the bare essentials, you already know the two C’s. What would be your next home? How comfortable and convenient would it be?