7 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A NEW HOME
Are you planning to acquire a new home?
Whether you are purchasing your house as an investment, a lifestyle upgrade or both, one of the most significant decisions you will make is where you require to be.
Your home’s location will help determine not merely the future value of your investment, but also many facets of your daily life. The location of your new house would certainly depend on your lifestyle. If you desire to remain in your house for a long time, make this decision very carefully, taking into consideration the factors that are most significant to you, like high-priced home area, distance from your workplace, etc. The distance of your daily commute can have a substantial impact on your disposable income and quality of life. How long of a commute can you go? Nevertheless, If you don’t plan to remain in your current line of work, then this may not be your worry.
- City or Rural?
Are you the type of person who wanted to stick around in an active city life? Or you are the type who wanted a beautiful mountain view and peaceful residential area?
What sort of neighborhood would you wish to be with? You should choose the one that goes well with your lifestyle and personality – a community where you will be comfortable and where you are likely to come along with your neighbors.
- Proximity to School
If you have kids, the distance of the school from your home would be another consideration. For some, of course, this may not be a problem, especially if you have a car to help you with this concern.
- Safety and Security
Safety is a major consideration for many people. With the safety factor, most people would want to yield an extra premium in buying houses from a gated subdivision or condominium where security is much controlled. Of course, you can pay less to live in an area with higher crime, but if you’ll have to be in fear or if you one day will be a victim, then no price discount will be worthwhile.
- Proximity to Family and Friends
To some people, the best home may not feel very homey if they dwell too far from their friends and family. On the other hand, your allies and family might end up moving at some time, so make sure this isn’t your only criteria for choosing the location.
- Proximity to Leisure Activities
Are you the type of person who wanted to be near some leisure and entertainment area like movie houses, coffee shops, eating houses, etc.? If you love dining out more often, you might not be happy living somewhere with a few eating places. On the other hand, if your favorite thing to do is just to stay home, then this may not be a big deal for you.
Indeed, buying a new home is not really that easy. This is the time that you will be spending your hard earned money and you cannot afford to make mistakes. Hence, a help from professional people to help clients get a property that best accommodates their lifestyle, desires, and budget is a must. One committed company in Bacolod City that can surely assist you in acquiring your new home is the E. Gatanela Realty Co.
About E. Gatanela Realty Co.
GATANELA REALTY CO. Is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -registered real property services company since January 3, 2007, offering a full scope of services to real estate owners and purchasers in the Philippines, especially in Bacolod City and Negros Island Region. As a real estate property specialists based in Bacolod City, E. Gatanela Realty Co. Provides advice and services for real estate property selling and marketing, appraisal, and real estate laws.
Specifically, E. Gatanela Realty Co.’s services include:
1). Real Estate Appraisal, to know the fair market value of your property and determine its highest and best use, to maximize your income potentials.
2). Real Estate Brokerage and Marketing, which includes a free listing of your property for sale, promotion, and advertising to find buyers, and actual sales transactions.
3). Legal Counseling and Advisory Services on real estate, which includes settlement of estates, cancellation of liens and encumbrances, including litigation to protect your rights as a property owner.
Gatanela Realty Co. Is composed of a team of experienced real estate professionals.
As such, the company can assist you to protect your property and money and give you peace of mind in your real estate transactions – from finding buyers for your property, or evaluate your property, to closing the deal, sales documentation, to the consolidation of the title.
Clients and Accreditation
Gatanela Realty Co. is an accredited realty broker by many real estate developers in the Philippines, like Ayala Land, Inc., SM Development Corporation, Megaworld, Suntrust, Vista Land (Camella), Sta. Lucia Realty.
In Negros Occidental, the company is also an accredited real estate broker of MLD Realty (AKINA), Ferti Acres, Philippine Diversified Developers, Alunan Realty, Bantug Realty, South Homes Realty, to name a few.
The company is also accredited by banks such as BDO, BPI, Security Bank, China Bank, and Maybank, for their home loans financing.
KEY PEOPLE OF E. GATANELA REALTY CO.
Atty. Eli and Ma. Elena Gatanela
Realtor Ma. Elena Pineda Gatanela
As a real estate service professional, she is an International REALTOR® Member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) of the United States of America.
She is a PRC-licensed real estate appraiser and licensed real estate broker. She has ten (10) years experience in real estate brokerage and management.
She graduated with a degree in B.S. Enterprise Economics at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.
She also finished an Executive Program in Real Estate Development course at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Elena is a past president of the Negros Occidental Real Estate Board, Inc. (NOREBI) of the Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards, Inc. (PAREB), the first and largest national real estate service organization in the Philippines.
Elena is also active in civic organizations, like in the Rotary Club of Bacolod South, where she is the President-nominee for the Rotary Year 2017-2018.
Realtor Elias “Eli” Gatanela, Jr.
Atty. Gatanela is a Realtor and a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) of the United States of America.
He is a practicing lawyer specializing in real estate and a PRC-licensed real estate broker. He has fifteen (15) years experience in real estate laws and transactions and in property management. He holds A.B. Economics, M.B.A. and Law degrees from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.
As a real estate professional, he is a Director and Vice-President of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association (CREBA) Negros Occidental Chapter, Inc. CREBA is the largest umbrella organization in the country’s real estate and housing industry.
Atty. Gatanela was a Legal Adviser / Consultant in the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (U.N. Habitat), for its Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) program involved in the Planned City Extensions for assisted Philippine cities.
Mary Lolie W. Te
Mary Lolie Te is the Manager of E. Gatanela Realty Co. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker.
She finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Marketing Management and Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City.
Mary Lolie formerly worked as a Property Manager with Center Properties in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Offices and Contact Details:
Gatanela Realty Co. offices is located Suite 4, 2nd Floor, LD Centre, 7th-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City, above Chowking-Lacson, in front of Capitol lagoon.
E- mail us at: email@example.com. Telephone: (6334) 468-0314.