Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Why We Always Have a Messy Home?

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One of the problems most homeowners encounter is having a messy home. It applies to all even if you are living in a house and lot in Cavite, Laguna or any township in the Philippines. Even if we clean our homes every now and then, it is just undeniable that our home will eventually become in a messy state. Well perhaps, some of you have kids who always run around the house and tend to mess things up, or you are just too busy to tidy things up one by one. Of course, it's not just you, but we all do experience having a messy home. Who hasn't?

But have you ever wonder why we tend to have a messy home? Why is it that it keeps getting messy even if we do our cleaning regularly? Some of you here might disagree, but having a messy house is just normal. Especially when you are living with someone, you have to expect that things would definitely turn out to be in chaos. And sometimes, this is one of the reasons why we feel embarrassed having our friends and/or families come over to our house.
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Just because your house is in a messy state, it doesn't mean that you are also a messy person. Agree? Well, it is definitely not always be the case. Moreover, it will always depend on who are we referring to, right? For instance, when you are a businessman, and you have a tight schedule, and there is a need to strictly follow it, then there is a possibility that you don't have enough time to clean up your own home. Moreover, when you are living alone, finding time to clean your home is also one of the things that we find it hard to achieve. Since our mind is so focused on the things we need to do at work or in school, tidy up things is the least we have in our minds.

How much more when you have kids. When you are a parent, finding some time to arrange whatever things that you need to organize might be difficult to have. Cleaning their mess every single minute can also be dead tiring. Sometimes, there are even parents who tend to let their kids roam around for as long as they want, and when the kids are tired, that is the time parents would clean up the messy things in their home.

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We may not know what your daily routine is like – waking up, having some breakfast, preparing for work or school, then you are out of the house. Well, unless there is someone who will be left at home, then there is a reason to clean and tidy things up. But if you are alone, no one will do it for you – then it is one of the reasons why we sometimes have a messy room and/or house. Why is that? TIME – we just don't have that.

Yes, we all do have our own reasons as to why we don't and can't find the right time for us to clean our home. However, it is still not reasonable and acceptable enough not to clean your house. And yes, we usually have the time management as one of the reasons why we can't achieve the desired outcome. However, if you just know how to manage your time – when to do a particular task in a given time, then you will definitely be able to organize your thoughts on to what things you need to do; whether that task is for your work, school or your daily routine at home. Finding time would be easy for you to have.

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Generally, if you are a kind of person who hates to see a home that is too messy and you don't usually have enough time to clean a messy home, then it is your call to tidy things up one by one. If you see a particular thing that is not in their proper place, then you have to put it in the right place where it belongs. Also, isn't it nice to see and feel that your house is really a home? The feeling of satisfaction, whenever you see that the things you have at home are all in order, is one of the best experiences that we want to have.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Commuter’s Point of View: 4 Things They Taught us about Homebuying
When we talk about investing in a property, there are a lot of things that we need to think about. The price of the property – whether if it is affordable or not, accessibility, location and/or any other concerns when it comes to finding the right property for us. Of course, all of these concerns matter if we want to live a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Who wouldn’t, right? I bet, you don’t immediately decide to buy that particular property without inspecting the interior and exterior of it.

One of the many things most people think when it comes to investing in a property is to seek help from the real estate professionals. First time homebuyers, usually can learn about a particular property from the articles on the web, word-of-mouth, and/or from the brokers. Of course, when it is your first time in buying and/or investing in a property, it is a must for you to seek some advices from the professionals for you to avoid unwanted circumstances later on. Do you know that commuters can also give you some advices and tips when it comes to buying a home?

Commuters have also had their stories to tell, since they experience what most commuters do with their everyday routines. Well, if you want to know what their side of their story about home buying, below are some of their views and opinions about it.

1. “Accessibility” doesn’t always mean “convenience”

One of the misconceptions of most homebuyers, accessibility and convenience is most likely the same. They might be related, however, they are not the same. What makes it separate the two is your personal connection to any amenities, services or facilities in your neighborhood.  For instance, you prefer living in the suburbs because of how affordable the property prices are. However, when you consider travelling for work or school, you would definitely rather increase your budget in favor of cutting down the everyday hassles. Right? Sometimes, this is where we usually stuck when it comes to decision making.

2. It is better to commute than to use public transportation

Ok, let admit! We definitely hate traffic, especially when we are about to be late for work or school. There are even times that our walk is faster than the vehicle that we are riding. If you are one of those commuters and your home needs an hour traveling, then why don’t you reconsider moving out. Well, for some commuters, they would prefer moving into the nearest property to their working place or school. Usually, they would not mind the budget for their monthly dues, for as long as they can be at their destination on time.

3. A neighborhood should allow us to find our way to a location easily

When you are new to the neighborhood, it is better for you to walk and familiarize places around your community. And one of the many ways you will know is by walking through walkways, underpasses, and footbridges. With that, it will give you the comfort when moving in the city and know the visual cues on how a city is designed and aide people, including foreign people. Of course, it is also one way to map out an efficient route to their destination. Well, if you are lost in the big city, why don’t you try walking and familiarizing the place. When you do, then it will be easier for you to know where and how you can go back to your home.

4. We need to consider our bodies of water as an alternative route

Due to the heavy traffic that we experience every day, one of the alternative routes you can do is to have a ferry ride. Well, it is a good thing if your property is near a Pasig River and/or any other place where you can have the ferry as one of your means of transportation, then you can definitely choose that kind of alternative. However, it is impossible for you to consider a ferry ride when your home is not accessible to the bodies of water.

If you are one of those commuters, you also have to consider your home based on how convenient and accessible for you. Just because you like the property, it doesn’t mean that it is going to be the right one for you. Right? So, choose and plan carefully.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Traditional or Online Property Search: Which do You Prefer?
When you plan on buying a property, the very first thing that comes to your mind is where you can find a good and affordable property. Right? Or even ask what real estate company can give you the property that you wanted? Of course, you cannot move on to the next step of your transaction if you don’t know any of these basic queries.

For some repeat homebuyers, they prefer property hunting through online since it is a convenient way to transact a business. However, for some, traditional way of searching for a property is their best bet since they want to avoid possible online real estate scams. But how sure are you that searching a property through traditional or online can give you the right choice?

Generally, both have a pros and cons when it comes to transactions. It can be your best or worst step in starting your investments. Well, if you are one of those people who are planning to purchase, you might as well know what benefits you can have when you choose a traditional or online property search.

Traditional Means

1. Flyers:
Yes, there are still real estate professionals who give flyers to the people who are interested in buying a property. Basically, what you will see in a flyer is the necessary information about a property in a condensed, visually presentable format.

However, it may not contain the property that you wanted to have, and the discounted properties that they offer may be overdue or would come in a specific term that you first need to comply.

2. Word-of-mouth:
One of the behavior of most homebuyers is that, they tend to recommend what’s in and what’s not. And if they suggest and/or recommend you a particular property, it means it has a positive outlook. However, just because they like the property, it doesn’t mean that you like it too. Agree?

Unless you both have the same interest and taste when it comes to properties, but one way or another, the recommendation that he/she have may be biased in nature.

3. Newspaper ads:
Considering the fact that we are already using technologies in watching and/or reading news, newspaper still manages to get a lot of readers. It is known to be a high quality marketing medium for ads, which is why, there are still a lot real estate companies who place an ad in the newspaper.

However, there are certain jargons that most homebuyers don’t understand. There are even times that you just can’t understand what they want to imply to their target customers.

Online Means

1. Google search:
We can consider this as people’s best friend. Whatever queries that we want to know, we can have the answers right away. For as long as we enter the right keywords like “Makati condo for sale”, there you will have it, hundreds to thousands of answers for you to choose.

But have you ever wondered whether these answers are true or not? There are even results that don’t have the right and relevant information once you click on them.

2. Social media:
Real estate professionals have the advantages when they put their ads on social media. Considering the fact that there are thousands to billions of users world-wide, people who are interested in purchasing a property will have the chance to notice it.

However, who among you here have a full trust on social media when it comes to the real estate information? Considering the fact that online scammers are already every social media platform, trusting is the very least you can do to avoid these scams.

3. Developer or property website:
One of the quickest and easiest ways to know about a particular property is to go directly to their official webpage. There you can find information regarding the property that you want to buy. Moreover, you can also see the developer’s construction and inventory updates.

If you are a homebuyer, it is also one of your responsibilities to know whether the information about the property that you are going to purchase don’t have any problems at all. It is definitely a no-no for you to jump into your final decision without any proper thinking and careful planning.