You’ve been daydreaming of this moment since you received your first paycheck. And now, after years of conscientiously saving and living modestly, you finally feel a hundred percent confident about getting your own property.
There’s probably nothing more exciting than having your own home within arm’s reach. There is just one unquestionably significant matter that you can’t settle: do you get a home that is pre-selling or move-in ready?
Pros and cons
Move-in ready or ready-for-occupancy (RFO) homes are those that are already completed and can be readily turned over to their new owners. All you need to do is complete the necessary requirements and paperwork, settle the payments and you’re ready to call it home sweet home.
Pre-selling condo or house and lot units, meanwhile, are those that are not yet built or still under construction at the time of the purchase. These often come at a lower price than RFO units or houses, may require a lower downpayment and could even come with flexible payment schemes. If you’re looking to get a pre-selling condo unit, you may even be lucky to choose your floor, view and unit layout. Some property developers also allow unit customization at the pre-selling stage.
More affordable as they are, pre-selling homes have their trade-offs, too. As these are yet to be constructed, you will have to wait a longer time before you can actually get your own home. Pre-selling residential developments usually take between two and five years to be finished, provided there are no construction or turnover delays. There’s also that possibility that the completed property will not meet your expectations.
If you’re the type who prefers to inspect the property first-hand before investing your hard-earning money, RFO units or homes might be your cup of tea. The price may be more than that of a pre-selling home but you get to have a look and feel of your future living space before making a life-changing decision. You also get to see your future home’s potential. Right then and there, you will know if you and your family would thrive in it.
RFO units or houses likewise allow you to see what your future community is like, from the amenities to the surrounding shops. What you see is what you get. It immediately gives you an idea of the kind of lifestyle to expect once you call this neighborhood home.
Homes by Avida Land
The ongoing pandemic made us reexamine the homes and the communities that we live in. Because of the ever looming threat of COVID-19, many are looking for homes which immediately promise convenience, accessibility and security. The threat to one’s health has made RFO residences more appealing, especially if these are situated in masterplanned communities where one is assured of safe spaces, a sustainable lifestyle and close proximity to essential shops and services.
Needless to say, make sure that you are choosing a home from a reputable property developer. Multi-awarded real estate player Avida Land, for one, has long been building affordable dream homes and communities for many Filipinos. With 95 projects in 25 key locations, Avida Land no doubt remains a leader in its segment, offering homes that would aptly cater to the needs in the new normal.
Currently, the renowned developer has a wide range of RFO units which you can choose from, all of which promise to tick all the boxes of your new home—from safe communities, green spaces, sensible amenities to easy payment terms. The strategic and accessible location, design, high quality and durability of each Avida Land development further assure its homeowners that it is indeed a smart and worthy investment.
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