8 Advantages of Condo Living
Posted by Ortigas Land
Date posted June 17, 2020
It's true that many Filipinos still prefer to have a house and lot of their own, where they could live and raise a family, but more and more Filipinos are also enjoying the perks of high-rise living. There are good reasons for the developing trend, and this article provides a few.
It Can Be Closer to Work
One of the main reasons Filipinos are looking for condos to rent or buy is that these developments are usually closer to their offices. Living closer to work offers huge benefits, as Manila was recently found to be one of, if not the city with the world's worst traffic.
You not only save time on your commute, but you avoid the stress and fatigue from traveling to and from work. If you're just a walk away from the office, you also get to spend more quality time with your family. That's why it's a sound idea to own and live in a condo that's close to one of Manila's busiest districts.
With the advent of COVID-19, living near places that offer essential goods has become more beneficial than ever. Living in a condo unit, especially one that’s in a mixed-use development, means that you live in a walkable community where grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, coffee shops, and restaurants are all just a quick walk from where you live. Sometimes, they're even right next door. You can also order food from the many restaurants that surround the area, and just get it from the lobby.
You Get Free Use of Amenities
Swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym, badminton or tennis courts, basketball courts, karaoke rooms and other amenities—things you can't have in a single-detached house of your own unless you spend a lot of money to install them. By living in a condo, you have access to these and other features or services you wouldn't normally have.
And if you don't use them, you don't have to worry about their maintenance. The cost for their upkeep is often bundled with the association dues.
Sanitation and Cleanliness
Condos have always had strict sanitation and cleanliness procedures in place, even before the COVID-19 outbreak. These include routine cleaning of commonly touched objects and surfaces such as security desk areas, bathrooms, elevator buttons, and door handles. They also have hand sanitizer stations installed in high-traffic areas. Amenities such as pools, playgrounds, and gyms also have regular cleaning schedules to keep everything in pristine condition.
High-Quality Living Standards
Condo living provides thriving professionals and growing families the ultimate urban lifestyle they desire. That’s because in condominium buildings and mixed-use developments, there’s a system in place that keeps quality of life to a certain degree that homeowners expect.
For instance, there's a set of rules for residents to follow that ensures the safety and welfare of everyone. Condo management also sees to it that there are events so homeowners can get to know each other, specifically activities for children like Trick or Treat and Easter Egg Hunt. There are also parks and playgrounds where families can interact with one another in a safe and controlled environment.
Living in a condo unit also means that you get to enjoy lush green spaces, without having lawns or gardens to tend to. You're only responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your unit. If you need some repairs or house cleaning, property management is just a phone call away.
You're Nearer to Entertainment and Lifestyle Venues
Having your own condo in, say, Ortigas Center can be very advantageous, especially since it's close to many malls, schools, churches, entertainment venues, and other establishments that cater to most of your daily needs. Combined with any in-house amenities, you won't have to think about the hassle of driving to a restaurant to meet up with a few friends. You can always invite them over and cook them a meal, or have them bring dishes for a pot luck party. When the long weekends roll in, you don't even have to leave; you can opt for a staycation that saves you money and spares you from the stress of traffic or a long drive.
It's More Secure
Apart from the amenities, a condo building has security guards patrolling the perimeter of the property regularly, and CCTV cameras that monitor the goings-on in the area. You don't have to worry about your car or your residential unit getting vandalized or burglarized without the possibility of you discovering the culprits. Visitors are always screened, so no outsiders or unaccompanied guests are allowed to loiter or use amenities without permission. You will feel safe in the knowledge that your place and family are protected by security personnel.
It's a Good Investment
Owning a condo is also a wise investment. Should you eventually decide to live somewhere else, you can sell the condo unit at a price higher than what you paid. You also have the option of leasing it to other tenants, making the condo an income property. It's possible to use the condo as collateral for a loan if you need a startup capital or additional capital for a business.
These are some reasons having your own condo is a worthwhile investment or a viable housing option. Depending on your budget and the lifestyle you wish to pursue, a condo can give you one or all of these benefits. If you're looking for a place to settle that's closer to your place of work and offers a variety of great amenities, contact us. We'll be glad to answer any of your questions about our developments.