You’ve already fattened your piggy bank. Now, it’s time to crack it open and enjoy your hard-earned savings.
While you might find it difficult to actually spend your savings, the decision to do so may become easier especially if you’ll be investing it in something worthwhile such as your first new home.
To ensure that your savings will be well spent, you may need to do a little research and your own due diligence before forking a huge sum for a lot, a house-and-lot package, a townhouse, or a condominium unit. Don’t just take their word for it, too—best to check out the actual project site and the developers’ previous projects to see if they are worth your hard-earned money. Here are a few more tips to ensure your home investment will be all worth it.
Location, location, location
Make sure that your future home is in a strategic location that affords you proximity to key establishments and institutions. Nothing can be more disappointing than knowing you live so far off the grid that you feel like you are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your home should give you the much needed convenience and accessibility —meaning it’s near commercial areas, schools, hospitals, offices, transport nodes and major thoroughfares, among others.
Finding the right fit
Your future home should be right-sized to match the needs of your family while the community should provide spacious nooks, crannies and other common areas where people can converge. A development’s amenities and features should likewise suit your lifestyle and allow you to achieve balance and wellness as well.

Guide to a smart, practical home buy

Bel-Air Residences in Cainta


Flexible payment schemes
Scout for the best, most flexible payment schemes that will fit your budget. Make sure to talk with several resource people—from sales agents, brokers, to even bank representatives. Verify if you are dealing with the right people you can trust with your money. And of course, the total cost of your home should fit your budget. It’s pointless to live in a nice unit or home but you can barely make ends meet.
Among the projects that you might want to consider would be those by trusted property developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc., which has long been in the business of providing quality homes for every Filipino. It has studied the needs of its buyers to help them purchase their ideal homes. Potential homeowners can acquire a stylish and enviable lifestyle through Sta. Lucia Land.

Catalina Lake Residences

One of Sta. Lucia’s projects is Catalina Lake Residences , located right in the heart of Bauan, Batangas.
The breathtaking man-made lake here and the development’s iconic lighthouse clearly made this development a cut above the rest. It brings about an idyllic atmosphere where residents can live better in a healthy environment. The picturesque lakeside community boasts of contemporary and Spanish residences as well as archetypal lake houses.
Guide to a smart, practical home buy
What’s good here is the accessibility: Makati City is less than a few hours away from Catalina Lake Residences. The drive to and from work will be a smooth one via the South Luzon Expressway and other major thoroughfares. The development is also near the Bauan International Port and other major establishments including the Bauan General Hospital, Plaza Recto, Citimart, Bauan Public Market and the Bauan Technology High School.

Bel-Air Residences

The Bel-Air Residences in Cainta, Rizal promises comfort and ease of living in the eastern corridor of Metro Manila. The complex is composed of six buildings with only six storeys each, thus ensuring low density, exclusivity and privacy as well as ample living space for future residents. It is also strategically located near Sta. Lucia Mall as well as other establishments like banks, retail and convenience stores and dining outlets.

Guide to a smart, practical home buy

East Bel-Air is a suitable home for growing families.

Wide open spaces and corners where one can take a breather make East Bel-Air a suitable home for growing families. Homeowners can choose from studio, one bedroom or two bedroom units. Amenities, including a two-storey clubhouse, swimming pool, children’s playground and basketball courts, are all located within the property. Families can make wonderful memories in the lush gardens to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle.
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