The Four Cs of Looking for Your First Home

Thinking of finally getting your own place? Here are some startup tips you should consider when it comes to location. By Dandee Adapon

Four Cs of Getting a New Home
To find your own place, consider convenience, connectivity, the community, and how cost-effective it will be for your lifestyle

You’re ready to embark on perhaps the greatest adventure of your life, getting a place that you can call your own. This may be more complicated than it sounds because of the many choices out there. So to help sort out your options, here are the four Cs that young professionals like you should look for when getting your first home:

1. Convenience

Convenience is one important factor. Supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and malls should be within easy reach. You also have to make sure that banks and ATMs are near the area.

At Avida Towers Sucat in San Dionisio, Parañaque, convenience is not an issue. Along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, you will encounter several malls, groceries, convenience stores, and other similar establishments. Supermarket chains such as Puregold and Shopwise are mere minutes away. Major banks and ATMs are also around the corner with the immediate community surrounded by laundromats, barber shops, salons, and other service shops.

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2. Connectivity

Connectivity, or your ability to go around the metro from your place, is another factor to watch out for. How easy is it to get public transport? If you have your own vehicle, how convenient is it to access main roads and highways.

Avida Towers Sucat is along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, which is the main thoroughfare that cuts from east (South Luzon Expressway) to west (Baclaran and Pasay) of South Central Metro Manila. This means that you can easily get to Makati CBD by connecting to the Baclaran MRT/LRT station, which is one jeep or shuttle ride away. Many shuttle services to Makati CBD, Ortigas, BGC, and Lawton/Manila also traverse the main road. A quick weekend trip to Tagaytay is doable with Coastal Road/Manila-Cavite Expressway (CavitEx) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) easily accessible. And if you’re looking to travel further, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is only a 10-minute drive from the development!

3. Community

Your first home should also be able to support your hobbies and interests. Are you into fitness and exercise? Look for a place with a gym nearby. Do you love going on food trips? Make sure that your place has a lot of foodie spots that you can visit on a whim. A good community also means being safe and secure in your surroundings.

If you’re a foodie, the Aguirre food strip inside BF Homes is one ride away. The original dampa is also around the corner, as well as the origins of Don Galo tapsilog. If fitness is your thing, neighborhood gyms are aplenty in the area, and one of the biggest jogging and biking communities in Manila Memorial Park is nearby. There are also a lot of spas, holistic treatment centers, and yoga studios in the vicinity. For safety and security, the police and fire stations are just a block away, and many clinics and hospitals (The Premier Medical Center, Olivarez General Hospital, Medical Center Paranaque, Unihealth Paranaque Hospital and Medical Center, The Medical City) are accessible along the stretch of Dr. A. Santos Avenue.

But you don’t even need to look far to enjoy a great community as Avida Towers Sucat is equipped with swimming pools, an outdoor gym, a jogging path, a basketball shooting area, and a game room. It also has an open-air roof deck and garden area where residents can hang out and enjoy each other’s company.

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4. Cost-effective

Last but not least, your new place should not cost you an arm, leg, or kidney to purchase. You need a place that fits your budget and allows you to have some extra cash to enjoy life and your new home!

With studio units, one-bedroom units, and two-bedroom units, there is an Avida unit that will fit your budget. Studio units and two bedroom units are available at flexible payment terms.

Convenience, connectivity, community, and cost-effectiveness—you’ll find all these at Avida Towers Sucat. What’s more, getting a place of your own won’t be such a challenge as Avida Towers Sucat is a value-for-money investment, which you will enjoy for many years to come.