Friday, January 31, 2014

Buying into residential communities

In Metro Manila, purchasing a residential property is often associated, or even synonymous to buying into the perks and security of residential communities. From the beautiful neighborhood surrounding planned communities and the safety and security of gated communities, buying into a residential community has become more than just having a home to live in. 

Safety and security is a top consideration among Metro Manila residents, and gated communities offer a great solution to these valid concerns.

Planned community

Newer developments in Metro Manila with the likes of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and the upcoming Vertis North are planned communities that integrate commercial and residential areas in one beautifully designed mini-metropolis. The idea of mixed-use communities with all your needs comfortably within reach is attractive for people with modern and fast-paced lifestyles. 

Gated community

Safety and security is a top consideration among Metro Manila residents, and gated communities offer a great solution to these valid concerns. Each community has a different level of security, but some of the common safety features most gated communities have include round-the-clock security at all entrance points and security personnel making rounds at designated times. The features of sprawling gated communities with houses and lots have also been replicated in a condominium setting with the same perks and security. 

Amenities and fees

Residential communities usually have common amenities available for the use of all homeowners within the community. Usual amenities include swimming pools, gyms, playgrounds and gardens. These amenities come with monthly homeowner’s fees, which may vary depending on the size of your land or condominium unit. Typically, these fees also cover repair and maintenance of common areas like roads, hallways and of course, the amenities. 

Neighborhood and exclusivity

Another reason why there is much clamor for residential communities is the neighborhood. Some gated communities have uniform house designs, creating a neat and tidy neighborhood to come home to everyday. Properties in upscale gated communities also come with hefty price tags, which inevitably commands a semblance of exclusivity when it comes to property owners. 

Choosing a place of residence is no easy decision, as there are many factors, such as location, safety and surrounding neighborhood to consider. Various residential communities address these concerns with differing levels of security and amenities that may suit your needs.  


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