No Excuses: Location-Related Compromises You Should Never Make

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When you’re scouting for your next home, compromise is a virtue. It’s rare to find a property that ticks off all your needs and wants. You should weigh options and let go of a few things on the list, especially when it means snagging a good deal as a young professional and first-time home buyer. But of course, there are some aspects you can never compromise on.

Case in point: location.

Unlike the paint color in the bedroom or the finish of the kitchen counter, where you live changes a lot of things in your lifestyle. This is why you should never make compromises on the location of your next home, particularly in these areas:

How Close You Are to Work

Communities near central business districts quickly get saturated. Young professionals who aren’t keen on waiting for vacancies or new launches tend to settle for homes outside cities, which are often far from their workplace. While the residential set-up certainly can work for some, it’s a major hassle for many. Traffic jams are an everyday reality, which drains not only your finances, but also your emotional energy. Don’t compromise on your proximity to the workplace.

Remember that your option isn’t just within or outside CBDs. Explore fringe cities, such as Las Piñas. A new condominium community in the area, METROTOWNE, being developed by PHINMA Properties, is less than an hour away from key cities and business districts, including Ayala Center and Bonifacio Global City. Going to Madrigal Business Park in Alabang is only a 15-minute drive.

Moreover, it’s near a connectivity center, a commercial hub that hosts several businesses, including BPO offices. You will also be next door to essential establishments such as Robinsons Easymart, and even leisure amenities such as salons and spas.

How Near You Are to Transportation Systems

Related to the one mentioned above, you’ll be making a huge mistake if you compromise on your location’s access to transportation hubs. Just imagine the everyday stress of an hour of commute to the “nearest” train station.

In the case of METROTOWNE, the community is close to transportation hubs, such as the South Station Terminal and Ninoy Aquino International Airport. For a studio unit that costs P2.9 million and a two-bedroom at P6.08 million, it’s certainly a good deal for professionals who are always on the go.

If There Are Schools Nearby

You’ll probably think this shouldn’t be a priority since you don’t have kids yet. But remember, life events quickly change. Even if you choose not to have children in the future, it’s always a good idea to buy a property in a location close to good schools. They increase the resale value of your house.

In PHINMA Properties’ METROTOWNE, several academic institutions are nearby. These include Southville International School and Colleges, San Beda College Alabang, De La Salle Santiago Zobel, MIT International School, and University of Perpetual Help. Being near these prestigious schools, you won’t experience hassle taking your kids to class. In the event that you decide to sell or rent out your home in the future, you can expect a huge pool of buyers and tenants wanting to move in.

How Safe the Community Is

In this aspect, there should be no questions asked. The location of your home should give you peace of mind throughout your residence. If your research and observation point to safety red flags, don’t bother including that community in your home options. That being said, do your assignment. Look up crime statistics about the location you’re eyeing to move into. Visit the property at different hours of the day and on different days of the week to observe. Talk to neighbors, if possible.

If you’re considering moving to METROTOWNE, you can be rest assured that the neighborhood is safe. There’s a 24-hour roving security in the vicinity. Uniformed guards are in the main entrance gate. You can also report incidents to the emergency command center within the community. Every residential building has an RFID security system. All of these facilities are designed to give residents peace of mind.

What Amenities Are Included

For those who lead busy, active lifestyles, a convenient location is important. It’s even better if your home already has the amenities you need to live a fulfilling life.

If you’re the type of yuppie who’s conscious about work-life balance, METROTOWNE is the perfect condo community as it features the facilities professionals need. In keeping fit and maintaining exercise routines, residents can use the swimming pools, gym, basketball court, and jogging paths. For your meditation sessions, you can go to the leisure park and garden.

If you’re into hosting social gatherings, there’s a function hall that you can book. Finally, for your work needs, there’s a coworking space available within the community.

The location and accessibility of your home is one thing you simply cannot compromise on. These are must-haves, as they make a convenient, comfortable living possible. Don’t settle for less. The perfect home for you is one that puts you near all the work and play essentials that make living truly worth it.

For more information about PHINMA Properties’ METROTOWNE, visit their development page on Lamudi or check out You may also call 09175356800 or visit the development’s showroom at 2020 Marcos Alvarez, Ave. Talon V, Las Pinas City.