Whether you’ve decided to try having your first child or are already expecting another, what you need in a home changes with the changes your family undergoes. So while the one-bedroom condo you’ve continued to rent after moving out of your parents home might have been the perfect start to your adult life, it is most likely not enough to meet the demands of life with a spouse AND child.
Upsizing where you live along with growing your family is an exciting time, and is filled with decisions to be made about the next few chapters of your life, among them the type of childhood you’d want your kids to have, where exactly do you envision them having it, and, of course, how much impacts your current and future finances.
Considering the leap but don’t know where to start? The following are essentials to look for in a home meant for growing your family.
Size will always be among the top considerations when looking to buy a home in the Philippines or anywhere else. With that said, while condos are great and convenient, it more often than not will barely meet the needs of a growing family. Sure, you may be able to manage living there with your spouse, but a family of three will always require more space than a family of two, and a family of four will always need more than a family of three.
A house and lot is always the best bet for a family. Granted, a compromise you’ll likely have to make is living in the outskirts of the city, as places like Metro Manila don’t have as many houses and lots for sale, and the ones available can be quite pricey. Still, an extended commute to and from work is surely worth it to let your family live more comfortably and not feel boxed in.
The great outdoors
Arguably the common aspect among all childhood memories is the time spent playing outside. Whether it was at the park or playground or the front or backyard, outdoor space is definitely something any kid will enjoy and make their stay at the home most memorable.
Having accessible green spaces gives children a natural and safe environment in which they can explore and let their imagination run wild; unlike when they’re stuck indoors. In this time of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, it is even more beneficial to have an open space to yourself that the family can access without putting their health at risk.
Location, Location, Location
The neighborhood and overall municipality or city you live in is just as much part of creating a home as the property itself. Compared to your house and lot, you have significantly less control over what occurs outside of it, making it important to remember that your children will grow up within the neighbourhood you choose, and the community will play a large part in shaping their personality, education, and personal well-being.
While no place is perfect, it will help to look for as many good qualities to a neighborhood/city/municipality as possible. To start, consider looking at how walkable a place is and if it is a place you and your family can move comfortably about, if there are enough schools that are relatively nearby, if public transportation and healthcare are accessible, and if there are at least some retail stores, restaurants, and recreation facilities that can also enhance your stay.
The cost of buying a house and lot in the Philippines ultimately dictates when, where, and how spacious a home Filipinos are able to buy. As real estate is a significant expense, it is understandable how some property seekers usually postpone home ownership to the time they eventually need a place that can accommodate their new and growing family.
When deciding on your price range, also consider your future expenses. If you are buying a home before having children, for example, consider if both parents will continue working or if your future finances should be based on one income instead of two.
Buy a home in Magalang, Pampanga
Buying a new home is no simple feat, and fortunately there are some real estate developers who have notably figured how to make affordable options available without compromising on space, quality, and overall livability. With these options, buying a home for the family can happen sooner, even at the point when you are still living alone and have yet to start a family.
Leading the way has been Bria Homes. A subsidiary of publicly listed company Golden MV Holdings, Inc., the developer is committed to the development of affordable house and lot packages and easy-on-the-pocket condominium units that cater to ordinary Filipino families who aspire to acquire their own homes. It had become the perfect choice for average Filipino workers who wanted to invest in a home that is both high quality and affordable.
With over 50 projects in the Philippines and counting, Bria Homes has options for homeseekers in almost any location. Among these is Bria Homes Magalang, which is located in its namesake municipality Magalang in the province of Pampanga.
Featuring brand-new one- and two-bedroom homes with as much as 44 square meters of floor area and 36 square meters of lot area, the 29-hectare community is an ideal place to invest in a home and begin growing a family.
Situated in Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Bria Homes Magalang is easily accessible not only within its own municipality. It is also easy to get to and from the municipalities of Mabalacat in Pampanga and Concepcion in the province of Tarlac, allowing residents access to all three municipalities and what each has to offer. The municipality is also accessible to and from Angeles City via the Magalang – Angeles Road.
If not enjoying life in any of the aforementioned municipalities and city, Bria Homes Magalang residents can act as true homebodies and take in what their own closed community has to offer. Featuring basketball and covered courts, a jogging path, and playground, there is plenty of room for children to safely have fun outside, while being kept secure with the help of a perimeter fence and guardhouse dedicated to the community.
Affordable, high-quality homes in a secure and spacious community, Bria Homes Magalang is indeed a considerable place to buy a home for a starting family, be it now or for preparation in the future.
Want to learn more about Bria Homes and how and why to buy a home for your family in Magalang, Pampanga? Visit Ohmyhome for the latest Bria Homes for sale or contact us for more information and assistance with your property search and purchase.
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Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.
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