Living in Baguio: Picking a place for your dream house
Baguio city is continues to bedazzle a lot of tourists all over the country and that is all thanks to the comfortable climate, the unique ambiance, the city’s charms, and the wonderful people. It’s not very hard to fall in love with Baguio City. There are lots of people eyeing for a property around the city, and the great news is that properties are still available around here. The trick of course is to know what you want, and how to choose among your shortlist of choices. So let’s get down to business shall we?
There are three kinds of properties that you can choose from namely the condos, the houses and the apartments.
There are several for sale condominium in Baguio City. There are several condominiums that are being constructed like 88 Condominium, Megatower, and Moldex Residences. There are also the existing condos like the Courtyards, The Residences at Brent, Minesview Condominiums, North Cambridge Condominiums, and Pine Ridge Condominium. Realtors are found all over Baguio and you can just feel free to inquire about the properties they sell especially the new ones. These can be quite pricey especially if they’re located near the heart of the city. Prices would range from P2M-P5M.
There are also quite a number of house and lots in Baguio City if you feel like this is more comfy than condos. There are some houses that are in the market because their owners are moving to new places, or houses that are foreclosed, and houses that are newly built or renovated. The price of houses here would range from P2M to P10M depending on the built, and the location.
If you fancy apartments especially if you’re a student or a worker, then there are also a handful. Apartments here would range from P5000-25,000 or more per month, depending on the size of the place, the number of rooms and the location.
Now that we have seen your three options it’s about time to see what we need to look at the things you need to consider. First of all, you need to consider the location. Since the city has quite a very tricky terrain, it’s very important to choose a place that’s accessible by the public transportation, or your own vehicle. It’s very hard to go up and down on foot, unless you’ve got a bionic pair of legs. Aside from accessibility, you also need to consider if the location is safe.
Mines and Geosciences Bureau has mapped out the places that are prone to landslide so it would be best to take it to consideration when buying or renting a property.
The last point to consider is if the area doesn’t have problems with water supply. A lot of areas in Baguio city suffer water shortage. So before renting or buying a property, make sure you ask if there are water supply problems in the area.