Although the price and the type of home are easily among the top considerations most make when buying a new place to live, location almost always emerges as the deciding factor when finally making a purchase.
Indeed, it stands to reason why where the home is located is of the utmost importance. Be it the safety of a neighborhood; proximity to the office, school, and other key areas; or even the potential of the property to increase in value over time; all revert back to where the home is.
Understandably, given that buying a home is a significant expense, most of us want to cover all our bases. Apart from getting to live in a locale we think is best for ourselves and our families, we also want it to be exactly the type of home we want and have it fit our finances. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.
More often than not, the most ideal locations are also the most in-demand and most populated. Metro Manila, for instance, is home to three of the top business districts in the country, with many living–and wanting to live–in its cities like Makati and Taguig. Due to the lack of developable land in these areas, home options in these places are understandably both limited and costly.
Fortunately, there are nearby locations that can provide a wider range of options that are comparably more affordable. Among these is the city of Las Piñas.
While officially part of Metro Manila, Las Piñas is comparably less busy and less populated than the bigger name cities in the capital region. Its greater amount of open spaces combined with its proximity to the previously mentioned central business districts makes it a place worth considering when aiming for a home that is more affordable but also not wanting to live too far from Metro Manila.
While Las Piñas takes on a comparatively more relaxed pace than most of Metro Manila, it is still part of arguably the Philippines busiest region, and as such similar features homes built living a dynamic urban life.
Like the rest of the National Capital Region, condos for sale in Las Piñas are among the most readily available options. These types of homes are, after all, usually developed to both caters to the needs of commonly large urban populations, and to also make living spaces affordable in markets (cities) where homes and land, in general, are costly.
What differentiates buying a condo in Las Piñas from buying in other places in Metro Manila is that it is not only slightly more affordable buying here than buying in cities like Makati and Taguig, but the city’s landscape presently also accommodates a wider range of properties. This means being able to choose to live in midrise and highrise condominium communities, the latter of which is more typical in busier cities.
A good example of the former that is currently available on the market is South Residences by the SM Development Corporation (SMDC). Part of the SM Southmall Complex, South Residences is a definitive highrise community in that it is centrally located and almost everything one would need is within reach–be it the amenities within the community itself or the different retail establishments and transportation terminals that are just right outside of it.
Life in a high-rise home would not be complete without views of the city, and at South Residences, homeowners have a great look at the Las Piñas City landscape within their studio or one- or two-bedroom units.
Of course, not everyone is eager to live in a highrise and, as mentioned, one of the main reasons many choose to live in Las Piñas is to be in a place that is comparatively less urban than most of Metro Manila. With that, mid-rise condos are often an ideal choice, given these are priced similarly to high-rise units but are in communities that are less dense and have a little more open spaces with the key trade-off being they are not as centrally located.
A notable mid-rise community to buy a condo in Las Piñas is The Hermosa COHO. A project from COHO by Vista Land is a resort-inspired condo development tucked away in the Pulang Lupa Uno area of Las Piñas. The 2.9-hectare project features three residential buildings set within a walkable community that has its own commercial establishments as well common amenities like a swimming pool, function hall, and fitness gym.
Featuring studio and one- and two-bedroom units, The Hermosa COHO is a suitable choice for young families who spend a significant amount of time outdoors but don’t want to go too far away from Metro Manila to get it.
With Las Piñas having slightly more developable land than most of the other cities in the region, houses and lots are expectedly among the most common places to live in the city and are arguably the reason why many consider buying a home in Las Piñas.
However, given that Las Piñas is part of Metro Manila, house and lot values in the city are in no way low, although they are slightly more affordable and more available. As it has both a good number of existing subdivisions and gated communities, there continues to be an extensive selection of houses and lots for sale in Las Piñas to choose from.
Among the more exceptional of these properties are the homes in Portofino. Developed by Brittany Corporation, Portofino is a 300-hectare Italian-inspired exclusive gated community featuring European-styled homes and distinctive courtyards complimented architectural details such as cupolas, gabled roofs, and pocket gardens.
Portofino’s Las Piñas location has it almost bordering the city of Muntinlupa, making key business and commercial locations like the Madrigal Business Park, Alabang Town Center, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, and nearby educational institutions like De La Salle Zobel, Paref Woodrose School, and San Beda College Alabang, among others, within convenient reach.
An expansive estate, Portofino features residential enclaves that each have their distinct community and architectural features. Among the latest of these to be developed is The Amore at Portofino, a community that adheres with the same level of excellence and quality as the other Italian house and lot communities in Portofino, but with properties that are at a slightly affordable price range. Exclusive to the enclave is the cluster, an assemblage of 4 single-detached homes with a charming common driveway and pocket garden.
Among the amenities in The Amore at Portofino are an Italian-inspired swimming pool, basketball courts, jogging path, playgrounds, outdoor activity area, and a grand ballroom large enough for 300 people.
These are but a few of the homes for sale in Las Piñas. As the city continues to see more development, more will likely become available in the market. To learn more about what residential options are currently available in the city, be it to buy or to rent, or receive complete assistance in acquiring a new Las Piñas home, visit the Ohmyhome website or connect with an Ohmyhome agent, today!
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