3 Ways Home Buyers’ Needs Are Changing Amid the Pandemic

Before the pandemic, a safe, decent shelter is a need. When the outbreak hit, it became an urgent necessity, with some seriously going house hunting online. Months into the lockdown, with most of our activities done at home, from work to learning, down to leisure and relaxation, people are considering moving as soon as it’s safer to go.

The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly changed the way we view our homes. No longer just a place of residence, it’s supposed to support everything that we do now. As they say, it’s now the new normal. But if there’s one thing constant here, it’s the fact that real estate is a need through and through.

We, at Moldex Realty, aim to help people find their safe refuge in this time of crisis. If you’re an investor looking to address people’s needs for the ‘new normal’ home, take note of these market preference changes to guide your portfolio expansion:

From a Limited Living Space to a Roomy Residence

MetroGate Angeles – Actual Photo of Clubhouse

Staying home for long periods, some people have developed cabin fever. Since we can’t go outside freely, there’s only so much you can do at home to relieve the ill effects of isolation.

For many urban dwellers, there may not be enough room for productive leisure activities, such as gardening and doing home makeovers. Space has become a major concern for those who live in the city, with several of them wanting to move into a house in a village.

In communities like MetroGate Prime Subdivisions, dwellers can easily shake the cabin fever away with the relaxed atmosphere brought by nature, while being very much accessible to Metro Manila. Our subdivisions have more than enough amenities, where people can freely move around without worrying about interacting with crowds.

Far better, residents wouldn’t have to step outside their homes, since the bigger lot cuts (starts at 120sqm) in MetroGate allow for recreational activities within one’s backyard. Our MetroGate Prime Subdivisions are located along major highways and present in the following locations: Pampanga – Angeles City; Bulacan – San Jose Del Monte City and Marilao; Cavite – Silang, Dasmariñas, Trece-Martires, Indang, and Tagaytay; Laguna – Canlubang and Sta. Rosa. Moving here, you will have lasting homes and timeless memories.

From Living with the Family to Living Independently

One of the biggest adjustments during the community quarantine period is the work-from-home arrangement being the default set-up for most employees. For many who have been living with their family members, it has been a bit challenging to be productive and focus on the tasks at hand because of the lack of privacy in the space. For this reason, some professionals had a renewed interest in moving out of the family home and starting the independent life.

To cater to this kind of buyer, it’s worth looking into units in the mid-rise condominiums of Moldex Residences or the high-rise towers of the Grand Series.

Moldex Residences Silang | Architect’s Perspective Studio Unit

In Moldex Residences, we have three locations: Baguio, Valenzuela, and Silang, Cavite. The last one is in its pre-selling stage. In Moldex Residences Baguio, studio units range from 22.4 sqm to 28.8 sqm (with balcony). In Valenzuela, you can get budget-friendly 20 sqm studio units, while in Silang, Cavite, Moldex Residences’ studio units range from 22 to 28.8 sqm. Our studio units start at PhP1.8M (select locations).

The one-bedroom and two-bedroom units are perfect for professionals who are seeking more privacy for their work-from-home living arrangement. With Moldex Residences’ strategic locations, future residents can be close to nature all while enjoying resort-like amenities for health and wellness needs. As we say in Moldex Realty, happy living starts here in Moldex Residences.

Get a one-bedroom in Moldex Residences Baguio with sizes ranging from 35.28 to 48.28 sqm (with balcony). Valenzuela residents have 21 to 30 sqm options, while in Silang, Moldex Residences has one-bedrooms from 30.4 to 44.6 sqm in size.

1322 Roxas Boulevard, The Grand Towers Manila, Grand View Tower, and Grand Riviera Suites

In the Grand Series, we have four towers:

  • 1322 Golden Empire Tower (Roxas Boulevard). This residence allows dwellers to live the luxury they experience at their families’ homes even when they live independently. The tower comes with top-notch amenities, very spacious cuts (starts at 187sqm) and exclusive feel.
  • The Grand Towers Manila (Vito Cruz), Grand View Tower (Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay), and Grand Riviera Suites (Padre Faura). These condo projects are in central locations near business districts, supporting the independent life of most professionals. The Grand Series studio units start at P4M.

Located in the capital region, surrounded by establishments, future residents can live comfortably, being able to get what they need easily, while they’re in a work-from-home set-up.

Grand View Tower offers studio units ranging from 21 to 27sqm, one-bedroom units from 24 to 45 sqm, two-bedroom units from 62 to 66 sqm, and combined units. Meanwhile, Grand Riviera Suites offers studio units from 18.52 to 22.35 sqm, one-bedroom units from 27.28 to 43.84 sqm, two-bedroom units around 64 sqm, three-bedroom units around 121 sqm, and combined units.

From Being Present to Keeping Protected

Moldex Residences Silang | Architect’s Perspective 1-Bedroom Unit

We’re all aware that certain people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others. The elderly are one of them. For this reason, those who have older folks in their house are more careful around them, in fact, wanting a living space entirely separate from the elderly. They prefer a residence that’s near enough that they can easily support older loved ones, but distant as well, that they reduce the risk of infecting, if ever.

For this segment of the market, Moldex Realty has units in our budget-friendly communities in Heritage Homes. Buyers can get a house and lot for their senior loved ones and then live next door. With reasonable prices, aspiring homeowners can make this dream happen.

Heritage Homes at MetroGate San Jose

What’s more, some properties for sale in Heritage Homes have a one-story design, ideal for older folks who may not be able to climb stairs. Moreover, these homes are smaller in sizes, making them easier to clean.

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed people’s perception of homes. Preferences switched. But one thing’s for sure: a property is a human need regardless of the situation. For investors, this is always a good news.


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