Western pop culture has appended a certain stigma to it, but here in the Philippines, there should be no shame in admitting the truth: You’re a grown-ass man, still living with your parents. And that’s okay. One of the best things about our culture is that we like to keep close ties with our folks.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking of your next steps. Acceptance must come with resolve: eventually, you’re going to want to make your own calls, and give your parents more breathing space. Once you’ve gathered enough resources, come to terms with making a decision: is it finally time to move out?
Think of it this way: condos are an investment, and these days, especially in Metro Manila, they make for pretty damn good ones. There are plenty of good reasons to start investing money into your future living arrangements, and to start early. Here are just a few:
A good condo unit can be a step towards personal growth and success.
On paper, it might seem more practical to continue living with your parents, but moving out can also be a practical choice, especially in the long view. Having your own space will allow you to focus on your own life—your career, your skills, and your interests. If you can find one in a convenient location, a condo can also save you a significant amount of time that you might otherwise spend in daily commute, and use the time instead for your personal development.
As an investment, a condo in Metro Manila is steady and almost foolproof.
When considering condos as “investments” rather than personal living arrangements, two main options come to mind: reselling it after a while, or renting it out. Considering the market in Metro Manila now, either way is an easy win. It’s becoming simpler than ever to find someone who could use a place to stay, especially with social media and lodging apps available. The general consensus is that condo units in the metro are attractive investments.
Nothing beats having a place that you can call your own.
Sounds like a plan, having your own pad. It’s a place for some good ol’ me time, where you can laze around to your heart’s content; or where you can have a small post-office hours gathering with a few select buddies of yours. If the condo has amenities that truly complement your lifestyle, then you’ve definitely hit the jackpot.
Most importantly, it’s a good first step towards true personal independence.
Pooling enough resources to buy a place of your own is an important milestone. If you’re buying a condo to live in, it will teach you to deal with the responsibilities that come with personal freedom. If you’re buying a condo as an investment, doing so will teach you fiscal responsibility, and the importance of sacrificing first to reap the rewards later. Either way, it’s a big step towards personal success, and if you work really hard, you can take it early on.
So give it some thought, and don’t delay. Once you’ve decided on copping a pad of your own, consider Park McKinley West, a Megaworld development that’s still in its early stages. It’s an excellent window of opportunity for anyone looking to invest: an ideal location in a burgeoning area of the city, all the amenities you could need, plus a retail space down below. In terms of space allocation and interiors, the units are tailored for young professionals and small families. Park McKinley West could very well be the big step you’ve been wanting to take.
The property is located in McKinley West, which is close to McKinley Hill, Uptown, and other lifestyle hubs in Fort Bonifacio.
To learn about investing in Park McKinley West, follow this link or visit the Uptown Bonifacio Information Center on 11th Ave., Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig.