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A Modern Marvel: Viy Cortez and Cong TV Share Photos of Soon-to-Rise Future Home

Tier One Architects designed the stunning abode

Photography: Facebook/Viy Cortez

YouTube vloggers and entrepreneurs Lincoln "Cong TV" Velasquez and his partner Viy Cortez are working double-time in securing their firstborn Zeus Emmanuel or Kidlat's future.

Their son, who just turned one month, will be growing up in a very comfortable and spacious home, as shared by Viy on her Facebook page.


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"Soon to rise. Pangarap ko ito, magkaroon kami ng sariling bahay ni Cong. Dito namin papalakihin si Kidlat. Thank you, Lord," Viy said. 


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She shared three perspectives of their dream home designed by Tier One Architects. 




In the recent vlog uploaded by Viy on her YouTube channel, she and Cong TV talked about how parenting changed them.

Viy said they became more responsible as individuals and as partners. "Dati, pwedeng pa-easy-easy, ngayon, mas gusto mo concrete yung plan mo. Yung direksyon mo sa buhay, gusto mo mas tama na kasi may aasa na sayo. Dapat pang-long term na lahat ng ginagawa mo ngayon."

Aside from their earnings from being two of the most popular YouTube creators in the Philippines, the two are managing several businesses - a milk tea franchise, a skincare line, and a clothing line, among others.

Things you need to remember before buying property:

If like Cong and Viy, you are also starting to build your own family, here are some things that you can start pondering with. This is according to a licensed real estate consultant, appraiser, broker, and accredited lecturer Prof. Eden Dayrit, REC REA REB, from a story we previously published.


1. Know your capacity to pay.

One way to do this is to get pre-approved by a bank to determine your capacity to pay and make adjustments if your dream home is above your pay grade. This will save you a lot of time and guesswork in determining and checking only homes you can afford. From here, you can decide whether you can buy a brand new house and lot, or a foreclosed asset through PAG-IBIG.

READ: 8 Things To Consider When Buying Foreclosed Property

2. Make a list of non-negotiables

Together with your partner, this is one of the most exciting yet challenging parts of building a future home. Write down what are the important details that you want to have in your home, such as location, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, etc. This will help both you and your broker in finding the ideal home for you.

READ: House vs Car: Which Should You Buy First?


3. Be emotionally and mentally ready

It's not every day that you get to buy a property, that's why you should be prepared for the emotional process that will bring out the best and worst in you. This is where a real estate broker becomes essential - in helping you make good objective decisions.

Once you're done with these three, answer these five questions before making the downpayment for your home. In the end, the decisions you will make now will impact you and your family in the long run.


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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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