Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thinking of Moving South

My husband took me out house hunting last week. I must say I was really surprised with my hubby's planning skills . When we got to Sta. Rosa,Laguna he had already made appointments with 2 agents. We met the first agent in the morning. We did our tripping at The Mandara in Silang-Sta.Rosa. I liked the place, it had a majestic view of Laguna de Bay and the amenities were nice. The sun was at its hottest but I barely felt the heat because of the cool breeze coming from the nearby lake. I fell in love with the place at once, and the properties had large cuts but (here comes the BUT part),...My hubby was concerned with security. The subdivision was easily accessible through the neighboring subdivision which is Sta.Rosa Heights. Plus, hubby had a boss who lived there and he had a bad experience with thieves who stole there electric cables. The agent also sounded desperate, and was really convincing us to reserve. I don't like being pressured. That was minus points for the poor agent. Too bad, but he was really kind and accommodating.

We met with the next agent in Nuvali. He took us to Avida Village and we looked at model units, after that he took us to Avida Settings which I think was a nice community but, we couldn't afford it.

Avida, a project of Ayala Land boasts of an eco-friendly environment and it is close to schools and hospitals. The agent even mentioned that it will have its own Alabang Town Center inside the Avida compound. Commercial establishments are already being developed in Nuvali and it is already beginning to look like Manila, not to mention the call centers. When we finally move in to Sta. Rosa, I'll never have to worry about employment, there's plenty to chose from. While we were entering the Village, I saw a sign saying Xavier School opens by June 2012...Wow, this place must really be meant for us. This was one of our concerns, we weren't sure there were Chinese Schools in Sta. Rosa, until I saw the sign. When the agent mentioned round-the-clock security and a shuttle service for commuters, he had us sold.

I know the kids and I will enjoy living there. Safe environment with cool, fresh air. Unlike the air we breath here in Q.C. it is flavored by Arlington Crematorium.

I wonder what it would be like living in Nuvali. It is such a high-end community I'm worried our funds would not be enough to pay for the new house. Liam would be starting school next year and it would really be tough on my husband's pocket. I really do need a job, but first I need a yaya to take care of my gremlins. I'm thinking about transcription or online english tutor jobs with a little bit of internet jobs on the side. Any suggestions anyone?

 Picture taking while we wait for Lunch to be served @ Conti's
I hope we can make things happen for the little ones.

5 comments:

  1. this place is really promising, anything is within reach. 4 years ago, plan din namin bumili diyan (somewhere in sta rosa) kaso malayo nga lang sa work namin. lalo na ngayon at ang mahal ng togate. :(

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  2. We were eyeing on Nuvali as well. But then ang layo nga sa work and parang ang mahal if we go back and forth from Sta. Rosa to Makati. The toll is really expensive plus gas pa.

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  3. I've been hearing really nice things about Nuvali. The fresh air will definitely do your kids good. =)

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  4. i also would like to live in Nuvali! i've been hearing and reading good things about the area, and it is really enticing since i want to go green. but yes, the prices are a bit high, especially for a subdivision outside the metro.

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  5. Hi there, Im a new follower :)
    Nuvali really promises beautiful and safe community but I'm discouraged by the distance from work and the toll fee. I suggest you try to compute how your expenses will be in 5 years time in case you plan to buy a unit there; with the kids going to school, commute/transpo price, etc. and see if you can really afford the place and not have to sell your soul, so to speak :0 that's how we did it before we bought our place so we know when we will experience choke points financially and prepare for it ahead of time.

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