Newlywed’s Guide to Homebuying: Affordable Properties to Consider as Your New Home

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Don’t know where to start looking for a residential home? Read here to know eight condominium and housing developments ideal to grow your family.

House-hunting is not an easy task, especially if you’re planning to start and grow your family there. Aside from the financial aspects, there are a lot of things to consider—the location, the neighborhood, accessibility to basic necessities, security, comfort, as well as the architectural design.

To help you with your housing conundrums, we listed down eight residential properties that offer all the advantages you need to start and grow your family.

For newlyweds, condominium properties are a good investment. Not only do they offer a safe and secure neighborhood, but they also provide amenities that are not available when you buy a single-detached house. Here are six condominiums for you to consider.

Arezzo Place by PHINMA Corporation

This 5-hectare residential development is perfect for newlyweds who plan to raise their family in Metro Manila. Located at the quieter side of Pasig, Arezzo Place offers comfort, mobility, and a heavenly respite from the fast-paced cosmopolitan life.

This modern condominium development is inspired by Italian architecture. It includes a Piazza, where residents can relax and enjoy weekends with their family through a dip in the pool or a fun basketball game at the basketball court. The development also features a children’s playground, function rooms and a multipurpose hall—perfect for family gatherings or just fun recreational activities on a typical Sunday afternoon. Other amenities include a clubhouse, jogging paths, landscaped gardens, and commercial areas for lease. Their security system features a gated guardhouse and round the clock security personnel and roving system.

Arezzo Place also offers access to key business districts in Metro Manila. Residents can easily travel to and from Eastwood City, Bonifacio Global City, and Ortigas CBD via the C5 Road, Mercedes Avenue and C. Raymundo Avenue.

Arezzo Place offers a reasonable price range for their one bedroom units with a 30-32 square meter floor area, which ranges from Php 2.2 million to Php 2.7 million. This condominium property is located at A. Sandoval Ave., Pinagbuhatan, Pasig.

For more information, check their property listings on Lamudi here.

Sorrento Oasis by Filinvest

Another great property development in Pasig is Sorrento Oasis by Filinvest Land, Inc. This condominium is an oasis-themed development designed with Italian architecture that was inspired by the beautiful town of Sorrento in Italy.

Sorrento Oasis is a community composed of 17 mid-rise residential buildings in a generous 6.3-hectare land. Newlyweds looking for a safe and relaxing haven in Metro Manila would definitely enjoy their landscaped gardens, swimming pools, music & game rooms, multi-purpose clubhouse and open plaza with cascading water feature. For couples who value physical fitness, the residential property features a basketball court, convertible tennis court, wellness room, and jogging and walking paths. Kiddie amenities, such as a kiddie pool, playground, and tree park, are also available for newlyweds who plan to start growing their family soon.

Aside from quality amenities, security is also a top priority in Sorrento Oasis. It is a gated community with 24/7 security, entrance gate, guard house and perimeter fence that surround the entire property.

Located along C. Raymundo Avenue in Rosario, Pasig, the residence is easily accessible to public transport and CBDs in Metro Manila, such as Ortigas CBD.

Sorrento Oasis Pasig offers 1- and 2-bedroom units at reasonable rates, starting from Php 2.1 million. They also offer flexible payment terms.

For more information, check their property listings on Lamudi here.

Trees Residences by SMDC

For newlyweds looking for a safe and comfortable home in Novaliches, SMDC’s Trees Residence is a great investment. Located within a quiet neighborhood, Trees Residences features top-quality amenities, including elevators, central mailboxes, pool with cascading water feature, landscaped areas, multi-purpose court, and function rooms with Wi-fi capabilities.

Trees Residences is built with security and disaster-preparedness in mind. The property is a gated community with 24/7 security system and two main entrance gates. Common areas are installed with CCTV cameras, including the main lobby, entrances, perimeter fence, and amenity areas. The property is also installed with a standby generator set, fire alarm system, and water tank.

Aside from safety and comfort, Trees Residences also offers the convenience of cosmopolitan living. It is strategically located near SM City Fairview, Fairview General Hospital and La Mesa Eco Park. It is also close to public transport such as the Sacred Heart Station, Quirino Station, Mindanao Station, and Regalado Station. The property will also give access to MRT Line 7 bound from SM North EDSA to San Jose Del Monte, which will be operational by 2020.

This condominium development also has its own retail area so residents need not leave their home for the basics.

Trees Residences offer studio units and 1- and 2-bedroom units for as low as Php 1 million up to Php 4 million.

To check their units, you may visit their property listings on Lamudi here.

Robinsons Communities’ Gateway Regency Studio

For newlyweds looking for affordable quality condos at Barangay Ilaya in Mandaluyong, Gateway Regency Studio by Robinsons Communities is another great investment to consider. Built with premium standards set for every Robinsons Communities development, Gateway Regency Studios offer reasonably priced condos, which caters to every lifestyle.

This residential development features over 20 amenities within the complex. These include an entertainment room, leisure hall, lounge with Wi-fi capabilities, function rooms and Gateway Sky Lounge.

The complex also gives mobility and easy access to lifestyle and commercial hubs, such as Forum Robinson Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Greenfield District and Rockwell. For newlyweds who want to keep their home close to work, Gateway Regency Studios also enjoys close proximity to business districts, such as Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas CBD and Robinson Cybergate Towers 1, 2 & 3.

Gateway Regency Studios offers studio type and 1-bedroom units, with prices ranging from Php 3.3 million to Php 4.3 million.

For more information, check out their property listings on Lamudi here.

AMC Holdings’ Lancris Residences

Newlyweds looking for modern condo units in Parañaque might want to consider Lancris Residences as another great option to set up residence.

Located in a bustling metropolis along Dominic Savio St. corner Japan in St. Don Bosco, Parañaque, Lancris Residences by ACM Holdings offers convenience and accessibility. It is strategically located near schools, medical facilities, commercial centers, lifestyle hubs and business districts—perfect for growing a home while keeping your business and work within reach. The property is also close to NAIA terminals, SLEX, and Makati CBD.

This residential development consists of 4 medium-rise residential condominiums, each with stylish and spacious units. The complex features amenities designed to promote comfort and relaxation, such as swimming pools for kids and adults, function rooms, gym, jogging path, playground for children, basketball court, and badminton courts. The property also provides 24-hour security for tenants.

Lancris Residences is perfect for newlywed couples and medium-sized families. They offer studio type units and 2- and 3-bedroom units at very reasonable rates starting at Php 2 million.

To know more about Lancris Residences, you can check their available property listings on Lamudi here.

Solana Verde Residences  by Imperial Homes

If you’re looking for a quiet and comfortable neighborhood in Cavite that provides access to your family’s basic and lifestyle needs, Solana Verde Residences by Imperial Homes Corporation in Silang is another valuable investment.

What sets Solana Verde Residences from the other residential communities is that it is the first solar-powered condominium development in the Philippines. Each unit is installed with 24-hour solar solutions. Not only does the property promote a healthy natural environment for families and children, but it also enables owners to gain significant electricity savings annually. This residential complex also features a clubhouse (with function area, karaoke room, gym facilities & indoor playroom), swimming pools, parks, playgrounds and playing courts to satisfy your family’s leisure and recreational needs.

Despite its exclusive location in a quiet neighborhood, Solana Verde Residences gives the comfort of mobility within and outside Cavite. It is only 10 minutes from Nuvali and Paseo de Sta Rosa, 15 minutes from Tagaytay City, a few kilometers from AUP and PNPA and 30 minutes from Alabang. The development is also close to major developed areas such as commercial centers, schools, and hospitals.

Solana Verde Residences offers studio type units and 1-bedroom units, with rates starting at Php 2.1 million.

For more information, you may check their property listings on Lamudi here.

Claremont by Filinvest

For newlyweds looking for houses with Asian-inspired architecture, Claremont by Filinvest in Mabalacat, Pampanga is a great home to start your family.

Claremont is an 8.9-hectare residential community that offers modernity and tranquility in the countryside—a perfect respite from the fast-paced lifestyle in Metro Manila. It offers amenities that cater to the needs of a growing family—from recreation to fitness and security. The property features modern entrance gates, a multi-purpose clubhouse, swimming pools for adults and kids, basketball court, gazebos, picnic grounds, and playgrounds. The property also features a guard house and shifting security personnel who frequently visits and checks the common areas.

The residential complex is also close to nearby schools, shopping malls, commercial districts, and religious institutions. the property is only 93 kilometers north of Metro Manila and 27 kilometers from San Fernando, Pampanga. It is also less than 3 kilometers away from Mabalacat City and 8 kilometers away from Clark Special Economic Zone, which includes Clark International Airport.

Claremont offers 3 housing models, namely Walnut, Opal, and Iris. Each model features 3 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, toilet and bath, and carport provision. Property rates start at Php 950,000.

For more information, you may check out their property listings on Lamudi here.

PHirst Park Homes Tanza by PHirst Park Homes

For newlyweds planning to set up residence in Cavite, PHirst Park Homes in Tanza is a great investment. PHirst Park Homes Tanza is designed with modern architecture, built for comfort and style in the idyllic countryside.

This residential complex offers top-notch amenities, which include swimming pools, basketball court, a clubhouse, playpen, outdoor cinema, and linear park—so you always spend quality time with your family in the comforts of your home.

This development is easily accessible via Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Aguinaldo Highway. It is close to SM City Trece Martires, Robinsons Place Dasma, Lyceum University General Trias, and other landmarks in the province. A village shuttle is also available that transports residents to transportation hubs.

PHirst Park Homes Tanza offer four housing models to choose from, namely Calista End, Calista Mid, Calista Pair, and Unna, with price rates starting at Php 1.5 million.

For more information, you may check out their property listings on Lamudi here.

A home, be it a condominium or a detached house, should be a place where you can enjoy the present while planning the future of your family. Investing in housing and condominium developments that features quality amenities and facilities can help you grow your family with convenience and ease of mind.

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