If you’re a new couple, you might probably be thinking about buying your first investment together. You might be feeling excited, curious, and happy for yet another milestone in your life. This is a huge step that would test your maturity, responsibility and commitment to one another.
A lot of couples nowadays are inclined to condo living because of the property location, convenience, and security, not to mention the amenities that one can enjoy. However, condo living might be an attractive choice for many, but it is not as easy as you’d think.
You have to consider a lot of factors in order to come up with an informed decision. Remember, it is not just you who will decide this time, you have to think about it and decide as a couple.
With careful planning and open communication, you can definitely overcome any challenges that may come your way during the condo-buying process. We have listed some tips to avoid any hassle and conflict when buying a condo property as a couple.
Maintain an open communication
You have to be honest with each other about what you think and feel about buying a condo property. No matter how hard it is to say your opinion, you have to communicate it to your partner to avoid even bigger conflict once the property is bought.
Talk about your concerns about every condo you are viewing. Listen to each other’s opinion and be open to each other’s thoughts and preferences in order to arrive at the best decision.
Avoid power struggles
If you disrespect, belittle or dismiss the opinions and needs of one another, you will surely end up clashing, making your conversation more tense. You will also have the tendency to to feel like you’re on different teams and forget about your common goal which is to buy a condo you can call your own.
One simple argument can eventually lead to power struggles where couples will start looking at each other’s flaws, mistakes, and differences. To avoid this, you have to be respectful to each other. Lend them your ears and listen to what they would have to say before saying your piece. Focus on what you both want as a couple, consider each other’s needs, and talk calmly.
Postpone the plan of buying if needed
If it’s difficult for the both of you to arrive at a mutual decision, then you may want to consider taking a breather for a moment. Condo-hunting should be something that excites you and should not make you feel pressured nor forced to do so.
You may postpone the plan of buying a condo, anyway, if you come to think of it, there will never be a shortage of properties, so put a pause on it if necessary.
You have to keep in mind that your marriage or partnership is more important than buying a property. Think things through and plan it out as a couple.
Consult with real estate professionals
While it is so much easier now to search for all the answers on Google search, it is still best if you can talk to real estate professionals who can give you pieces of advice when it comes to condo property.
When condo hunting, ask for more information about the property, the community, and developments within the area. This can help you compare your choices and get new perspectives on the property that you are eyeing.
List your wants and needs
There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a property, one of which is your wants and needs.
Before buying a property, take time to list down the things that you both want as well as those that you consider as deal-breakers in a condo. It is best to do it individually then find time to discuss these points.
This will help you see your conflicting wants and needs as well as the commonalities. Finding a common ground is a great starting point to help you arrive in a smooth and peaceful discussion. Keep in mind that you have to be open when talking about these items and be clear on both the negotiables and non-negotiables in buying a property.
Agree on a budget
One of the most important things to discuss with your partner is the budget that you are willing and planning to spend on a property. While it is ideal to have the best and the biggest unit as your starter home, you have to consider your finances and make sure that you are within your set limit.
Make condo hunting an opportunity to bond with each other
Living together is an important achievement for couples but finding your first home is one of the most precious moments you can share with your partner. Take this opportunity to bond with each other and allow this activity to bring you closer together.
Are you set to buy your condo property and start a new chapter in your life as a couple? If you are hunting for condo units, you may want to consider Vista Residences.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
At Vista Residences, unit owners can take advantage of the property’s centrality. The properties of Vista Residences are strategically located near the country’s premium universities and CBDs, making them an attractive investment for both local and foreign investors.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre selling projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.
Meanwhile, its ready for occupancy projects in Quezon City include Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said city such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.
Vista Residences offers a condo property situated in major locations in Metro Manila – Makati City, Ortigas and Mandaluyong City. If you are looking for a condominium where you can easily move in or a property that you can invest in, Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo units and pre selling condo projects. Salcedo Square, a condo in Makati situated in Salcedo Village Makati, Laureano Di Trevi in Chino Rocess Makati, The Currency and The Spectrum in Ortigas Central Business District Pasig City and Vista Shaw in Shaw boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
To continue its mission in providing condominium homes for Filipinos and investors, Vista Residences is now offering a premium condo living in the other areas away from Metro Manila. You can experience a warm and relax condo vibe in its condo in Baguio – Pinehill, Canyon Hill, and Brenthill. Now in the south, Vista Residences has Suarez Residences, a pre selling condo in Cebu; and The Loop, a ready for occupancy condo in Cagayan De Oro.
In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.
Vista Residences is part of Vista Land’s roster of vertical housing brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.