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.
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?
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.