Real Estate

How Do You Choose the Right Condo for You?

Take note of your needs and the property's amenities

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

With the many condominiums being built per year, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with the many amenities that each developer offers. However, before you pick the right condo, you need to take into consideration your lifestyle and if it applies, the needs of your family too!

Do you need to use the gym daily? Do you have kids who would love to have access to the playground? These are just some of the things that you need to consider.

Here are a few tips to help you choose what’s best for your lifestyle. 

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For Families

Families with children should pick a place where kids can explore and indulge in their hobbies, be it in sports or arts. Look for developments that have sports-related amenities like basketball courts or swimming pools, or those with a playground or an arts/crafts room.

For Young Professionals

With your busy and active lifestyle, having a gym or spa in your building will allow you to unwind after work. A jogging lane or a pool is also a convenient way t stay in healthy shape. Having a WiFi-enabled common area where you can hang out with your guests is also a good draw.

For Neo-nesters and Empty-nesters

If you’re a retiree, look for a place that offers socialization, like spacious lawns, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls. Having a pocket garden or a generously sized balcony will also let you indulge you green thumb.

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