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Make the smart move: Top things to look for on your next condo investment

Published Aug 03, 2022 3:30 pm

Condominiums offer multiple benefits to homeowners, such as convenience and affordability. In an article published by OhMyHome, investing in a condo is a good investment given how its value appreciates over time. And with plenty of options available, it sometimes becomes overwhelming to pick which one fits us well.

Choosing the right condo needs careful evaluation and research. If you’re one of the people caught up in the moment, here are some tips to help you make the smart choice:

A condo should allow you to move with ease

Location is one of the major considerations in buying a property. Especially these days when most of us are on the go, we look for a home near essential establishments such as supermarkets, restaurants, and our workplace. If the condo is within walking distance to these places, then you can easily tick this check box on your list.

One of the developments that offer this kind of accessibility is Sierra Valley Gardens by RLC Residences. Located within the Sierra Valley estate in Cainta, Rizal, this residential property is designed to provide swift access to retail establishments, future mall, and office spaces – as all are within the same complex. Living here means saying goodbye to long drives and hour-long traffic and embracing time and energy savings that you can use to pursue other activities.

The condo should be able to help you move efficiently

Connection to major roads and establishments is another thing to look for when moving to a condo. For those who have cars, accessibility to major thoroughfares is one of the main priorities. For commuters, public transportation hubs are important. It is a must that these are addressed so traveling becomes easier once you live there or if you wish to put the unit on lease and easily attract tenants.

Sierra Valley Gardens’ strategic location puts the property in comfortable distance to important establishments and destinations

Conveniently located along Ortigas Avenue Extension cor. Suburban Drive, Sierra Valley Gardens is in close proximity to major business districts like Ortigas and Bridgetowne in Pasig; commercial centers like Robinsons Metro East and Robinsons Place Antipolo; universities such as Sienna College of Taytay and La Salle College Antipolo; and medical institutions like The Medical City Ortigas and Metro Rizal Doctors Hospital. As for transportation hubs, Sierra Valley Gardens is less than 10 kilometers away from LRT 2 Santolan Station. In addition, the Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) terminal going to and from Robinsons Galleria and Makati is just within the Sierra Valley estate.

The condo should have facilities that will help you move freely

One of the basic features of a condominium is having amenities that are exclusively available to its residents. Consider your lifestyle needs when checking for amenities. Are you pursuing an active lifestyle and need a place where you can safely work out and exercise? Do you love bonding with friends and loved ones and want an amenity where you can hang out with them? If you have kids, does the property offer safe spaces where your children can play and have fun? Is the property pet-friendly?

Artist’s Perspective: Sierra Valley Gardens’ Grill Station by the Outdoor Pool

Facilities like these are incorporated inside Sierra Valley Gardens, allowing residents to move freely and live their best life. Its outdoor amenities  include swimming pools for kids and adults, a play area, a basketball court, bicycle lanes, landscaped areas, a jog trail, and a pet park. On the other hand, indoor facilities such as a 3-level clubhouse, work-study lounge, function rooms, game room, fitness center, and yoga room are accessible for all residents of the property.

The condo should have useful features

When checking the units of the property, be on the lookout for how well-spaced it is plus the deliverables that you’ll be getting. These days, some condominiums offer more than the basic home features for enhanced safety and convenience of the homeowners. Look for these upgrades so you can easily decide where to invest your hard-earned money.

Artist’s Perspective: Inside the unit of Sierra Valley Gardens

Sierra Valley Gardens is the first of its kind in the East, as units in this property are equipped with smart home features and work-from-home nook. For enhanced security, the main door has a smart lock that can be accessed via key card, keypad, fingerprint, and a mechanical key. Inside, the unit comes with an audio-video intercom to easily see and communicate with the reception area and guests in the lobby. Smart lights are also installed, allowing you to control your home lights via a smart power outlet or your phone. A mesh gateway, infrared emitter, and a central control panel are also included in the unit so you can interconnect your devices for a seamless smart home experience.

Sierra Valley Gardens is designed with fiber optic technology for faster connections. This, along with the dedicated WFH space, will allow you to be more productive while inside your home.

Make the smart choice now. Check out Sierra Valley Gardens today by talking to a property specialist and find out how you can avail of the 5% launch discount. For other condo investment opportunities, visit rlcresidences.com and follow RLC Residences on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by RLC Residences.