As your family grows, so should your home. Over the next few years, life will take different turns and your use of space will be nothing like when you moved in. Your bachelorette pad may feel like the perfect home for you and your newborn now, but it will be bursting at the seams if you have two to five kids down the road. Considering possible drastic changes in the future, say, another health crisis or pandemic, which experts warn could happen again, it’s important that your home should be future-ready.
As early as now, you should be on the lookout for the kind of home that grows with you and helps you grow your family and dreams. Suntrust, a leading property developer in the country, builds ‘forever’ homes, spaces that families can enjoy for generations. If you’re considering going house-hunting for that forever home after the lockdown, here are some tips you can follow:
Anticipate Future Needs
You can’t predict the future, that’s a given. But there are certain things that you can expect to happen years from now, which may change the way you use your space. By this time, you probably know how many kids you want in your family. That alone should give you an idea of how much space you’ll need in the future. At the very least, your children should have their own bedrooms and open space to play around in.
As the coronavirus crisis made it impossible to go outside, causing cabin fever in many households, you may be considering a forever home with more outdoor space where you can relieve feelings of being stuck.
In Suntrust’s The Arcadia, an upcoming development in Porac, Pampanga, property seekers can soon find options suitable for future needs. Its model houses, Arrah, Alexandria, and Aberdeen, all feature four bedrooms, a family area, open space, and a carport–amenities perfect for your growing household. For this reason, a house and lot in Pampanga is worth considering.
Look for a Family-friendly Neighborhood
It’s not just the actual house you should be focusing on when finding your forever home. The neighborhood should also be a top consideration. These factors make up a family-friendly neighborhood:
- Safety. You’ll be staying at your home for many years. It’s fitting that you look for a place where you feel safe and secure. In the case of The Arcadia, the community is planned to have 24/7 security, with guards patrolling areas every now and then. What’s more, the province itself registers a low crime rate. In fact, last year, the police reported a significant decrease in the number of crimes in Pampanga.
- Availability of amenities. A future-ready neighborhood is equipped with the right facilities to support the various kinds of lifestyles its residents have. With that, check out the amenities planned in your village and see if they fit your lifestyle. In the future, you will enjoy exclusive access to the clubhouse, swimming pool, children’s play area, and basketball court that will rise in The Arcadia. Your health and wellness needs, as well as social needs, will be met in these shared facilities. Imagine taking your children with you for a relaxing stroll around their pocket parks in the near future.
- Density. Given this era of social distancing, it has become a pressing priority for property seekers to find a community that’s not very saturated, a place where they can practice a safe distance from others with ease. Before the pandemic, some have been on the lookout for these kinds of neighborhoods for privacy reasons. What this tells us is that a low-density community is a timeless essential. It is the mark of a future-ready neighborhood. If you’ll look at the masterplan of The Arcadia, you’ll find that it’s designed to provide a lot of ‘breathing space’ to residents.
Evaluate the Convenience
Look beyond your neighborhood and see if the community on the larger scale can accommodate your lifestyle in the future. Since you’ll be having a couple of kids down the road, a large part of your life will be sending them to school. That said, it’s important to check out the campuses near your future home. If you’re considering moving to The Arcadia, you’ll benefit from various school options around Porac: The Holy Trinity School, Neverland Christian School, and Saint Catherine’s Academy are just a few options.
In addition, given the likelihood of a pandemic happening again, it’s important that your future home is near other key establishments, such as supermarkets, hospitals, drugstores, and banks. If it’s possible that you can access the things you need without ever leaving your community, that would be the best scenario.
Again, your home should grow with your family and dreams. It should support your lifestyle for years to come. As you search for properties online and drive by houses and lots once the lockdown is lifted, keep in mind your goal: a future-ready home.
As seen on https://www.lamudi.com.ph/ - May 14, 2020