If you’ve been searching for properties for quite some time now, chances are, you have an idea of how important it is to consider the property’s location before making a final decision. Aside from making sure you can afford the place you also need to determine if the said address can make it easier for you to move around and get things done.
What makes a good location, anyway? Some give value to living closer to major roads and there are a few who prefer having commercial establishments nearby. It can be difficult to find an area that meets all your requirements but if you know the specific things to look for, narrowing down your choices can be a breeze.
If you’re leaning toward switching cities, you can consider the two viable options the north has to offer. Quezon City is a desirable address should you wish to stay in the Metro; while Pampanga is shaping up to be an ideal location for a home if you’re looking to move out to the province. Whichever you choose, #MovingUpNorth is worth considering.
5 advantages your home’s location needs to give you:
Convenience and mobility
Living through a pandemic has underlined the importance of having easy access to hospitals, supermarkets, and open spaces. It’s considered a huge advantage if you can run errands efficiently and stock up on supplies when needed. Good thing life’s essentials are within reach at Century Properties’ condominium communities up north.
The Residences at Commonwealth by Century, Century Properties’ expansive gated community along Don Antonio Drive in Quezon City, is conveniently located near life’s necessities. The nearest mall is only three minutes away while the nearest church and hospital are both seven minutes away. Once the MRT Line 7 is completed, the Don Antonio Station will only be a five-minute walk from the property.
On the other hand, The Resort Residences at Azure North, the developer’s resort-inspired development found in San Fernando, Pampanga, likewise offers accessibility. It’s right across shopping malls so shopping for essentials won’t be a chore. Since Azure North is located right at the San Fernando exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), going to and from Metro Manila is easier, plus, the Skyway extension of the NLEX is done, so the property is only 90 minutes away from Makati. With time as a valuable commodity these days, it’s important to accomplish must-dos swiftly so you can allot more time for other pursuits.
A unit at Azure North can also give you a ticket to new adventures, especially since the Clark International Airport is only minutes away.
Different work opportunities
Who wouldn’t enjoy a shorter trip to the office? A location near workplaces is a dream, especially if you’re required to report to the office every now and then. Commonwealth, Quezon City is a good location to live in as traversing Commonwealth Avenue can help you get to different cities in Metro Manila. There are also numerous transportation options you can take if you’re commuting.
The same thing goes if you have a home in San Fernando, Pampanga. It’s 15 to 20 minutes south of the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City and 40 to 45 minutes north of Manila.
You can check out different employment opportunities and widen your options depending on where you want to work. Health workers who want safe living spaces that are close to their place of work should look into these areas.
The Residences at Commonwealth by Century is your best bet especially if you’re a health worker or a medical practitioner serving at the Diliman Doctor’s Hospital, New Era General Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Kidney Institute, or the Philippine Heart Center. Meanwhile, consider making The Resort Residences at Azure North your home if you work in institutions like Mother Teresa of Calcutta, V.L. Makabali Memorial Hospital, or the newly opened OFW Hospital in San Fernando.
But if working from home is your new set-up, the units and communities in these two developments offer conducive environments, what with the good space plans that their units offer, including spacious balconies at The Residences at Commonwealth and serene vacation-like surroundings at Azure North.
Safety and peace of mind
Are the areas you’re shortlisting safe and flood-proof? Would you be able to sleep soundly at night knowing you and your loved ones are secure? When looking for your forever home, it’s critical that you factor these questions in. After all, you’ll be staying in the place for the long run, so you need to make sure you’re moving into a safe community.
Century Properties takes pride in the top-notch security and safety measures they have in every development. Both Commonwealth by Century and Azure North guarantee 24/7 security, with CCTV cameras in place and a reliable security team.
Access to parks and recreational spaces
It’s no secret that the pandemic has shaped our lives in unexpected ways, making us realize the importance of having access to open spaces and parks. Quezon City is home to numerous outdoor spaces from the Quezon Memorial Circle to the La Mesa Ecopark. While it’s a treat to pay these spots a visit, nothing still beats having access to a sprawling outdoor space without leaving the property you live in.
Commonwealth by Century features The Great Lawn, an outdoor area where residents can walk with their loved ones and furry friends. In addition to the Great Lawn, the units also have usable balconies that can be transformed into mini-indoor gardens and al fresco dining spaces so you can have your own outdoor nook.
Meanwhile, Pampanga is also known for must-visit leisure and amusement parks that families can enjoy. Aside from these, the province also brings you closer to the north’s beaches from Subic Bay and Capones Island to Anawangin Cove and Morong Beach. If you live in Azure North though, you can skip the trip as the beach is only an elevator ride away. A one-of-a-kind development in Pampanga, the property has a man-made beach, a lap pool, and a clubhouse, to name a few, so you can unwind in your next free time.
A possible return on investment
Inflation has been on the news for weeks and the prices of goods are increasing. If you purchased a condo unit in a good location and you’re not planning on using it yet, you can rent it out so you can earn money from it and let it pay for itself.
An article on Forbes explains that “if you’re able to adjust your rent up while keeping your mortgage the same, this can create the opportunity for increased money in your pocket.” The same article also explains that “real estate can be a good hedge against inflation” given that property values stay on an upward curve over time.
Purchasing a home entails spending a huge chunk of your savings which is why choosing the right property is of utmost importance. After all, you won’t just spend your hard-earned money on the space, you’ll also be using it for a long time so might as well pick one where you can thrive.
Whether you’re thinking of staying in the familiar comfort of the Metro in Quezon City or you want to venture further north to San Fernando, Pampanga, Century Properties assures you that #MovingUpNorth is the best step you can take.
Commonwealth by Century’s final tower, Quezon South, is on track toward completion as the first batch of residential units is now in the final stages. Meanwhile, Azure North has units that are ready for occupancy while its third tower, Barbados, is now open for pre-selling and you can reserve your unit today.
To learn more about these properties and to schedule a visit, log on to www.commonwealthbycentury.com or visit www.azurenorth.com.ph respectively. You can also visit www.century-properties.com for inquiries. A customer care specialist will be online to assist you.