Thursday, November 28, 2013

Finding a commute-friendly condo

The greatest advantage of a condo investment is the option to choose an accessible location. With the many condo buildings being developed throughout Metro Manila, there is surely an option that will suit your everyday needs. 

The shortest distance to your workplace is not necessarily the best option, and this goes for drivers and public commuters as well.

The first thing to consider is the location of your everyday activities, such as your workplace or your children’s school. The most convenient location for your residence is still within walking distance away from your daily routine. 

If you can’t find a location that near to your workplace or school, the next thing to consider is your mode of transportation. Do you drive or do you take the train? Or is it a combination of driving and taking public transport? If you are a driver, see if there is a parking space in the building before anything else. 

The shortest distance to your workplace is not necessarily the best option, and this goes for drivers and public commuters as well. The main challenge for drivers is heavy traffic. If your home is at a nearer place, but once you leave, you’re stuck in traffic right away, then it’ll still take a lot of time to get to your office. Opting for a location that is farther away but is not as congested with traffic, can be a safer choice in this case. 

There are different modes of public transport, the most popular of which is the MRT and buses along EDSA, if you’re a regular office-goer to business districts such as Ortigas, Makati and the Fort. Condos along EDSA can be good choices if you’re in this situation. 

However, remember that you can also take a jeep or a shuttle service. Their routes are often in the inner roads, which may be just as fast or even faster to get to your workplace. Be sure to research well on your transportation options as you look for the perfect condo location. - Aislinn Kee 


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