Get an agent

Buy with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

FOR OFWs

Buy a Property in the Philippines

Come home to the property of your dreams.

Buying for Investment

While you’re away, we take care of your property investment.

Buying for Home Ownership

We help OFWs find their forever home.

DO IT YOURSELF

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Browse Resale Listings

Connect with sellers through our app

ARTICLES

Steps for First Time Buyers

Like any new experience, buying a home for the first time is daunting.

Home Buying for Your Family

Make sure you’ve thought about these things before you decide to buy a house.

Get The E-Book

Get an agent

Sell with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Do-it-yourself

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Post a Listing for Free

Connect with buyers through our app

ARTICLES

Factors Affecting Home Value

Know the factors that affect property value before you buy a home.

Mistakes to Avoid in Selling

Make sure you’re not committing any of these fairly small, common mistakes.

Passive Income from Real Estate?

Real estate generally appreciates in value and can also be rented out.

Sell Your Property Fast

This is how you can attract more homebuyers.

Get The E-Book

For tenants

Rent with an Agent

Dedicated experts at ayour service

Articles

Renting vs. Owning

Either way, it’s much easier outside Manila.

House or Condo?

Both have advantages and limitations. Everyone has different preferences.

For landlords

Lease with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Articles

Assessing Property Value

Of course, knowing your property’s true value is key to any great investment.

Home Staging Tips

With this checklist, you get a better chance of finding a long-term tenant.

Do it yourself

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Search or Post your home

Connect with landlords and tenants through the app

By Developer

SMDC

Properties from the good guys.

Robinsons Land

Raise, live, and connect.

Moldex Realty

The gateway to ideal community living.

PIK

Russia and Europe’s largest homebuilder

For Ofws

What we do for OFWs

Safely secure your dream home from overseas.

Buying for Homeownership

Connecting you with the top developers nationwide.

Buying for Investment

For a seamless and stress-free property investment.

Location guides

Life in SYNC is a Life Well Balanced

A good home gives good shelter, but a…

Quezon City Community Guide: Why Invest in Property in ‘QC

Quezon City is the Philippines’ second…

Break from the Metro: Why Buy a 
Home in Antipolo

While some seek their faith in Antipolo…

Buy a Home in Lipa for a Break from the Big City

Lipa continues to emerge as a good…

Finance & Investments

Your Starter Guide for Investing in Homes for Sale

Buying a home is a major expense but…

Why Employers Must Invest in Employees’ Homeownership

Employees sign-up and stay with the…

How to Successfully Save for Your Dream Home

With how high property prices are, ho…

Rent or Own? Either Way, It’s Easier Outside Manila

Manila has always been one of the co…

Get in touch with an agent

Find out what an Ohmyhome property agent can do for you.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Bryle Suralta

Bryle Suralta

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

It’s fine to want to wait for the right home for your family. Everyone wants the best for their loved ones. This is why everyone, from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to working moms, chooses to earn and save instead. 

However, waiting for a little too long can have serious adverse effects on your family’s physical and mental health. This is compounded even more so by the lockdown, which, in the Philippines’ case, is the longest in the world. Inadequate housing and long periods of isolation are never good for your children.

That’s why it is all the more necessary to put the family in an environment that suits its size and is built for the future. We’re not just talking about child-proofing houses here. These are mere band-aid solutions to larger problems. 

What are these issues exactly?

Improper ventilation, residential overcrowding, and poor planning and design can lead to a wide range of respiratory infections. In 2018, Statistica reported that the leading cause of death amongst children in the country from the ages of one to four years old was pneumonia. 

While those leaks, grime, mold, and dirt may seem small, they go hand-in-hand with infestation and infection, too. This means that your family is living with all those allergens on a day-to-day basis. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis, which are brought upon by infections, and malnutrition were the other major causes of child mortality in the Philippines, as well.

It can be especially devastating if your family lives with an older relative at the home, as they are just as vulnerable, if not more. Meanwhile, all the while these are happening, the physiological distress it can bring can be debilitating as your kids enter adolescence. These conditions are not something you do not want your kids to grow up with or get used, too.

Apart from thinking about the issues with your actual residence, keep in mind that your family can be in a deficient neighborhood, too. Not every community is built with the proper resources.

Read: Considerations to Make When a Buying Home for Starting and Growing a Family

Disparities in educational, social, and even professional opportunities can deter your family’s ambitions. Even the lack of transportation options can cause unnecessary tension, as well. Convenience stores, schools, clinics, and even playgrounds are vital to your family’s well-being. On top of all these, if your family is already cautious about going out in the streets because of high incidences of crime, then that is definitely not an encouraging sign, to say the least

In the end, you just want a property and location that promotes healthy living, security, and functionality. It may be too difficult to address these with renovations and new installations alone. Simply put, buying property in a great community can certainly help solve some of these issues. It might even save you more money, too. Placing your family in a new house and lot or condominium can, at the minimum, provide them with better air and water quality, as well as less stress. 

Of course, affordability will always be a factor when it comes to purchasing a good home. You can’t just move as you please without securing the financing needed. Pagi-IBIG and bank loans can help you a lot in this regard, as long as you meet the qualifications. But even if your application does get rejected, that doesn’t mean you can’t have someone assist you. 

At Ohmyhome, securing a loan for that house and lot for sale that you’ve been eyeing is made easy with our partnerships with multiple property developers. This allows us to extend assistance to more home seekers nationwide. And we do so with no additional cost at all.

Before you say that these can all wait, you should be wary of the long-term consequences of inadequate housing conditions. This is your family’s health we’re talking about. Above everything else, we’re pretty sure that no family wants to come home to an unhappy, unsafe house, so why should yours?

Read: Three Benefits of Buying a Home With the Help of an Agent

Are you looking to secure a loan for your property? Feel free to get in touch with an Ohmyhome property agent to get started. For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps sellers like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

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.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

Subscribe Now

Get a notification every time we upload a new blog post.

Get in touch with an agent

Find out what an Ohmyhome property agent can do for you.

Featured Blogs

Your one-stop guide for must-know HDB tips

Buy

Sell

Rent

For Tenants

Lease

For Landlords

Articles

Buy

get an agent

Buy with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

FOR OFWS

Buy a Property in the Philippines

Come home to the property of your dreams.

Buying for Investment

While you’re away, we take care of your property investment.

Buying for Home Ownership

We help OFWs find their forever home.

DO IT YOURSELF​

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Browse Resale Listings

Connect with sellers through our app

ARTICLES​

Steps for First Time Buyers

Like any new experience, buying a home for the first time is daunting.

Home Buying for Your Family

Make sure you’ve thought about these things before you decide to buy a house.

Get The E-Book

Sell

get an agent

Sell with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

do it yourself

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Post a Listing for Free

Connect with buyers through our app

Articles

Factors Affecting Home Value

Know the factors that affect property value before you buy a home.

Mistakes to Avoid in Selling

Make sure you’re not committing any of these fairly small, common mistakes.

Passive Income from Real Estate?

Real estate generally appreciates in value and can also be rented out.

Sell Your Property Fast

This is how you can attract more homebuyers.

Get The E-Book

For Tenants

get an agent

Rent with an Agent

Dedicated experts at ayour service

ARTICLES

Renting vs. Owning

Either way, it’s much easier outside Manila.

House or Condo?

Both have advantages and limitations. Everyone has different preferences.

Do it yourself

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Search or Post your home

Connect with landlords through the app

For Landlords

get an agent

Lease with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

ARTICLES​

Assessing Property Value

Of course, knowing your property’s true value is key to any great investment.

Home Staging Tips

With this checklist, you get a better chance of finding a long-term tenant.

Do it yourself

Prefer to do-it-yourself?

Check out how our platform can help

Search or Post your home

Connect with tenants through the app

Our Properties

By Developer

SMDC

Properties from the good guys.

Robinsons Land

Raise, live, and connect.

Moldex Realty

The gateway to ideal community living.

PIK

Russia and Europe's largest homebuilder

For Ofws

What we do for OFWs

Safely secure your dream home from overseas.

Buying for Homeownership

Connecting you with the top developers nationwide.

Buying for Investment

For a seamless and stress-free property investment.

LOCATION GUIDES​

Life in SYNC is a Life Well Balanced

A good home gives good shelter, but a...

Quezon City Community Guide: Why Invest in Property in ‘QC

Quezon City is the Philippines’ second...

Break from the Metro: Why Buy a 
Home in Antipolo

While some seek their faith in Antipolo...

Buy a Home in Lipa for a Break from the Big City

Lipa continues to emerge as a good...

Finance & Investments

Your Starter Guide for Investing in Homes for Sale

Buying a home is a major expense but...

Why Employers Must Invest in Employees’ Homeownership

Employees sign-up and stay with the...

How to Successfully Save for Your Dream Home

With how high property prices are, ho...

Rent or Own? Either Way, It’s Easier Outside Manila

Manila has always been one of the co...

About us

Social Media