While condominium units and landed properties are more common in the
Philippines, townhouses (or terrace houses) still hasn’t lost its
appeal. Townhouses are a good option for middle class families in the
Philippines. Aside from being cheaper, it is also able to make use of
limited space available in densely populated cities such as Manila,
Quezon City, San Juan, and Mandaluyong in Metro Manila, where it is
more common. Usually, this type of house would be stacked together, with a gated complex featuring rows of
vertical units. Each unit is, of course, owned by a single family.
Interested in having your very own? Make sure you answer these
questions to make sure a townhouse is right for you and your family.
are the advantages of a townhouse?
you plan on buying or building your own house this type of property is very
attractive for those looking for an economic solution. This house is
not as expensive as single-family homes because their foundation and
walls are shared. You also save on cooling and heating requirements.
The final value can be even lower if the materials used and the
workforce are cheaper, and there is still the option of talking to
neighbors to share the costs or work with the same company. For
example, if there is a need to change the roof, try talking to the
local owners. The maintenance of this type of property is also low,
since the backyards are much smaller or nonexistent, considering that
the size of the terrain is generally modest. Another advantage is
that usually the fee paid by the compound includes some services like
the removal of leaves and trash and other major repairs.
are the disadvantages?
terraced houses offer many advantages, it is not without its
disadvantages. Since this style of property is build side by side
with another unit, often sharing a wall, there is a lack of privacy,
especially if the walls were made very thin. If your neighbor has
small children, for example, you will probably hear the sound of
crying and the little ones running and playing around the house.
Space for parties and sunbathing are also limited as opposed to
living in a bungalow or country house. If an infiltration occurs, for example, the
problem will probably affect both houses and it will take a lot of
patience and communication between families to remedy any problems in
the best way possible. Another point that should be taken into
account is availability of natural light. With homes built on narrow
lots and walls dividing units, there is often less opportunity for
light to come in, thus careful planning is advised. It is best to
contact a professional architect
to help you make the most of your investment.
townhouses a good option for Filipino families?
of the oldest known townhouses, such as in Paris and England, were
built as an answer to the growing working class population. And, in
the Philippines, it is the same. While its use and popularity came
later, townhouses have become a very good choice for Filipinos
families are looking for homes that are less expensive that bungalow
properties. It is also great for parents with young children because
it lets their kids grow up up in a social and safer environments, as
these compounds are often gated and feature 24-hour security.
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