Home-hunting in the Philippines

If you’re ready to start looking for a house or any other residential property to buy in the Philippines, actual visits would help you best decide which residential estate feels like the best fit for your specific needs.

It’s common sense to fit in visits to three or four different residential areas, but when you’ve seen several homes, you may get overwhelmed by the details. It’s very common to You would have a hard time remembering which house was which.

To avoid confusion, here are a few aids for an organized and progressive search of residential property in the Philippines:

Schedule three to four potential residences or houses a day. This way you can properly  remember each property’s offerings and other important information. Additionally, you should take your time in each residence for a full examination.

Schedule visits at different times of day. Residences may appear different during the day than they do at night. It is also wise to visit the property again right after a heavy rain to see how the residence and its location fare under such weather conditions.

Make and keep notes. With a small notebook or even with your smartphone, make a record of the residential properties you’ve visited. Make notes about your experience, along with your likes and dislikes. Also, take photos of the residence with a camera or smartphone. Some home aspects to make special note of:

  • Square footage of the residential property.
  • Number of rooms and their dimensions
  • Storage space, including closets and cupboards
  • Are the windows and doors in good working condition?
  • Is the foundation solid? Are the walls free of cracks, no need for repairs?
  • Is the property well ventilated and well insulated?
  • How old is the property, and its electrical wiring?
  • Is it close to any major conveniences—malls, travel or commute to work, school, etc.?
  • Road and traffic conditions, access to commute?

Afterwards, put all the information together in a spreadsheet where you can compare each property’s features, amenities, and faults.

Then short-list your residential prospects down to the top three. Arrange revisits to all Philippine residential properties in your short list. A second look or a third look can provide you something you may have missed during your first-time visit.

As there are websites that can help you search for your dream home, LandAsia Realty and Development Corp. has a wide and diverse listing of residential properties in the Philippines. We can help you with your hunt for your ideal home or residential property to make your ideal lifestyle real!