Deciding where to build your home is one of the most challenging stages when settling down. Once it’s decided, you can never turn back easily. It’s the riskiest part as this is where your hard-earned money will be spent. Therefore, hesitations are a normal feeling when making this decision.
When buying something, it’s always the price that is the primary concern of every prospective buyer. It goes the same way when buying a property, specifically house and lot. The value of a real estate property increases each year and running after what seems to be a relatively affordable price is getting tougher each day.
To help you narrow down your options, here are some cities in Metro Manila where you can find the cheapest house and lots.
With the most affordable house and lot to offer, no doubt Caloocan is listed as the fourth most populous city in the Philippines. It offers the most affordable properties comprising the CAMANAVA area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela). It may seem a bit far in terms of proximity but it’s just a ride away going to Makati Central Business District. For those who have their own mode of transportation, Caloocan is accessible through major routes like EDSA and Taft Avenue.
This small town situated in the northern area part of Greater Manila Area is accessible to those working in Makati and Manila. There are buses, jeepneys, and taxis to choose from. Though some areas may easily get flooded during heavy rains, it offers residential areas within the budget of every Filipino family. They even offer home loan programs through Pag-IBIG.
- Quezon City
This city is continuously becoming competitive in offering affordable homes for Filipino families due to the development of the Novaliches area. It may not have its own “official” business district yet, but Quezon City is just a few years away from being the center of the country’s economy with left and right developments being implemented by private institutions, as well as the government. Currently, it’s already considered as the richest city in the Philippines without even reaching its full potential.
- Las Piñas
Enough with the north, going to the south can be a good place to look for your next location. Based on research, half of its total land area is residential. This city is getting urbanized with shopping centers, high-rise buildings, schools and hospitals. Living in this city can be very convenient and close to business centers and offices.
It’s literally a big city at over 600 square kilometers in area. The population is big reaching 11 million for the record and residents are spread all throughout the city. People gather here primarily to work, study and visit several amusement parks, pubs, malls and entertainment centers. With its close proximity to all major places, Manila is ideal to permanently settle down. However, there are several other factors to consider such as the environment, health, safety, and traffic condition and transport system before finally moving in this city.
The city of Pasig is purely residential, industrial and commercial. It is becoming a city for professionals with the help of the Ortigas business district. It has numerous high-rise buildings and residential condominiums. Pasig is accessed through major roads such as Ortigas Avenue, Pasig Blvd., E. Rodriguez and Shaw Blvd.
Finding a home is indeed a tough decision to make. There are thousands of house and lot in Manila to compare to before narrowing down the options. It’s necessary to clear one’s mind first, setting up goals and finding ways to achieve such goals. Think twice or thrice or even more before making the final decision.