What you don’t know about buying condos

What you don’t know about buying condos is revealed.

Amenities and Features

Before,  condo developers here in the Philippines are very few. By just developing a condo with a small swimming pool, it will already be saleable. But Today, most developers do enhancements and  create more types of amenities and features to meet the investors demand and  also to acknowledge as the best condominium development here is the Philippines.

The modern condominium must have swimming pool, clubhouse , function rooms , sports area , open spaces for landscape garden / lawn, playground area , recreational Area, jogging paths and  there is a commercial area under each building for everyday needs like wet and dry supermarket, banks, restaurants, boutiques and other business establishments a condo has to offer. Add-ons are concierge, CCTV, guards like living in a hotel . Even though,  buying worth a Php 3-4M condo investment will surely satisfy your daily needs because of amenities and features of condominium development has to offer today.

Community and Neighbourhood

Most of the time condo admin has scheduled an events for unit owners. This will be a good opportunity for businessman as units owners in joining such events. They can easily convince and find business partners. Because most of the condo owners are prominent in society. This is the other way to attract more investors for your business.

Location and Accessibility

When we buy a condo our main concern is location. Why? In a large city is hard to find affordable property in the exact area we want. So the answer to this problem is condominium.


I notice now a day’s condominium Investors buying  4 – 8 condo units either cash or installment basis. Then, soon they will sell half units they have bought lesser to current price value to pay the balance for the remaining condo units. Most investors don’t use broker or agents to sell their property because It will just lessen their profit, mostly they encourage their friends or business partners to buy their unit  in lower price compare to the current price. Then soon they will lease their unit  to generate income for future investment again. That’s what cycle of investment they are doing today, safe and effective rather than keeping money to their banks. For starters, I suggest to try 2 condo units to know the flow on investing a condo.


Do you know that you only need 80-100 pesos per sqm per month as monthly dues to secure your safety and maintain your property in good condition. A well secured and proper maintained condo must have guards, concierge, doorman at entrance, 24X7 general maintenance, daily garbage picker. This is very cheap expenses compare you hire one for yourself.

Value for Money

All condo owners knows that the condominium living is cheaper. If we can only try and experience the benefits, upgraded lifestyle, accessibility to the location and the most important our safety. We can say that, the value of our money worth for this kind of investment.

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What you don’t know about buying condos

6 Things to consider in buying a condo property in the Philippines. (ano ba talaga ang dapat?)

Things to consider in buying a condo property in the Philippines. (ano ba talaga ang dapat?)

1. Transportation Oriented

Kahit na meron tayong sariling sasakyan, importante pa din na nakatira tayo sa lugar kung saan madaling makakuha ng masasakyan para sa ating pupuntahan, emergency purpose o pangagailangan katulad ng pedicab, tricycle, jeepney o taxi. Maganda din na malapit tayo sa MRT or LRT, kahit isang sakay papunta dito ay malaking ginhawa na ito para sa atin.

2. Business Establishments

– Sa buhay natin importante na malapit tayo sa mga lugar kung saan makakabili o makakakuha tayo ng mga bagay bagay na magagamit natin sa pang araw araw na pangangailangan. Mas maganda ito kung nalalakad lang natin withing  5 – 10 mins, katulad ng Wet & Dry Market, trabaho, Paaralan, Simbahan o mas maganda kung malapit sa mga Malls kung saan kumpleto na ang lahat.

3. Amenity

Kung bibili tayo ng condo siguraduhing kumpleto ito para sa ating pangangailangan, tignan nyo rin ang sukat ng mga swimming pool baka naman malaki pa bathtub nyo, hehe. Mas maganda kung may commercial space o mall din sa baba. Malaking kasiyahan sa atin ang makita natin ang ating pamilya na nasa paligid lang ng development na nagsasaya at namamasyal sa safe na lugar. Hindi kasi natin nabibili ang Peace of Mind.

4. Property Management

Ito ang kadalasan na nakakalimutan na ng mga buyer iconsider, napaka importante nito dahil kadalasan ng mga condo buyer ay hindi lang isa ang binibili sa iisang lugar dahil kadalasan ay palipat lipat tayo ng tirahan dipende kung saan magiging malapit tayo sa ating araw araw na mga gawain business or trabaho o Paaralan.

Sila ay makakatulong sa inyo kung sakaling gusto natin pagkakitaan ang ating mga unit katulad ng rentahan. Sila rin ang magpapanatiling maayos ang gusali, seguridad, at kalinisan ng paligid. isipin nyo nalang kung wala sila. 🙂

5. Price per sqm.

Kung from 1 to 4 at meron ang isang napiling nyo condo, paniguradong maganda ang magiging lifestyle nyo pero kadalasan ang mga presyo nito ay umaabot sa 130k to 150k o higit pa. Pwede din naman tayo makuha ng ganito ng mas mura kung pipili tayo ng project na pre-selling stage palang. Meron tayong makikita pa na 90k to 100k per dipende sa  kung gaano na kalapit ito maturnover. Mas makakamura kung 2 – 3 years pa sya bago maturnover. pero dipende pa din ito sa pangangailangan.

6. Agent

Siguraduhin nyo na ang agent nyo ay alam ang binebenta nya at commitment nya sa inyo. Siguraduhin din na tama ang binigay nyang information, presyo, location ng unit, at laman ng unit. Siguraduhin nyo din na marunong makinig sa concern nyo at magbigay ng tamang opinion (tagalog man o little english ), hindi yung salita ng salita lang at ayaw na kayong pasingitin. Wala din sa first impression ang galing ng isang ahente,  malalaman nyo lang kung kakausapin nyo sila. Pero consider nyo pa din ang bagong agent na less than 3 months palang sa realestate basta kasama ang manager nila kapag inassist kayo.

Kapag ok ang lahat pwede na kayo mag-reserve ng unit. 🙂