For any overseas Filipino (OF) reading this with the intention of purchasing an Avida condo unit or house and lot as a vacation home, did you know that there are a number of ways you can make this dream a reality while abroad? You don’t have to let your peace of mind wait until it’s time to come home because, believe it or not, you can view property, select a unit, and manage your financing plan while you’re out of the country.
Follow these simple steps, and you can be on your way to being the latest happy Avida owner!
1. CHOOSE A LOCATION AND PROPERTY TYPE
Whether you’re in the Philippines or researching from abroad, make your first stop at www.avidaland.com to select an option from the city or area of your choice as aligned with your passion. Fancy being in a community where new concept art and lifestyle options are? Try Avida Towers Turf in BGC. How about scenic views of nature and outdoor leisure activities? Nuvali might be your best bet. Reading up will help you in selecting a unit based on factors like location and amenities.
2. CHECK OUT YOUR PROSPECTIVE UNIT
An inability to be physically present shouldn’t prevent you from choosing the Av-ida unit of your dreams. View prospective units through 360-degree technology, or review property-specific Avida video presentations at youtube.com/user/avidaofficial. After you’ve made your selection(s) virtually, you can ask a Philippine-based family member to check it out in person to get their opinion. Their participation in this process will prove valuable, especially if they will be staying in the property with you.
3. CONTACT AN AVIDA REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK QUESTIONS – LOTS OF IT
Now that you have an idea on what kind of property you’re looking to buy, it’s time to speak with an Avida representative via the live chat window at the official Avida site. The representative can answer any questions regarding your prospective property, while guiding you through the necessary steps and processes you need to complete in order to buy your dream home.
4. ASSEMBLE YOUR DOCUMENTS
These documents will be standard, and your Avida representative will provide you with a checklist which should include such paperwork as copies of your government-issued identification, proof of billing, and certificate of employment. The actual documents needed will also vary based on the payment plan you select.
5. CHOOSE A PAYMENT PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU
If you are unable to pay for your unit outright, you can opt for a loan or select a payment scheme according to a schedule that is suited to your intended budget and timeline. Your Avida representative can help walk you through the pros and cons of the different schemes, and recommend options based on your specifications, as well as any necessary deposits or taxes that need to be paid.
6. HONOR YOUR PAYMENTS AND ENJOY YOUR HOME
During the entirety of the payment process, you should be able to check on your payment status, as well as that of any loan you may have undertaken in the pro-cess. Stick to your payment schedule and avoid defaulting so as not to accumulate interest charges. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, your Avida representative will be able to assist you or a designated family member at every stage. Once the unit is ready and you’ve settled the downpayment and bank guaranty, your next milestone will be the actual turnover. Then, you will finally be able to enjoy the fruits of the time you spent working abroad.