For most people, buying a home is quite far beyond reach but for this young couple from Talisay City, Cebu, there is no better time to buy than now. With such a venture, finding one’s dwelling is not a walk in the park. The couple experienced hardships along the way but efforts and difficulties are rewarded with fulfillment. 

Married for three years now, Edwina and Canny Edward Hilongos decided to finally buy a house that they can call their own. The house is under MSY Holding Corporation which is known for its environmentally-friendly designs in accordance with international standards. For the house’ amenities and surroundings, Edwina said that those are the things they like about the unit. Although they are not an exception to those other families who dream to own a big house where kids can play just about widely anywhere, the light of the family shared that for now, they want to start in a small home that fits their budget and more preferable compared to renting an apartment.

The journey of the hunt did not come as easy as one, two, three. Location, budget and never-ending papers, any homebuyer shall conquer all through it all. “Buying a house is not an easy decision to make, especially when it involves a big amount of money, at first we settled in buying a vacant lot where we could plan for our own design for our dream house. But as the years go by, we realized that if we are to build our house five years from that time the cost of housing would increase every year, that is why we decided to just buy a rent-to-own house to save cost and to own a house in less than 5 years”, said Mrs. Hilongos.

But after the daunting phase, Edwina then saw the light at the end of the tunnel. She narrated that the first night with their new house was just unexplainable and mixed emotions came at play within their hearts. “We didn’t want to sleep and just stare at the corners of the house” as she reminisced. Right there and there, Edwina and her little family felt that they definitely found themselves a home.

Edwina gave her insights about the advantages of owning a house rather than renting a property. Aside from the obvious reasons such as having a sole right to the house, one may grant oneself the satisfaction and happiness knowing that it is the result of hard work and determination. She shared a few short tips to all other young adults out there who are still in the planning stage:

You will never know what you can do and what you can achieve if in the first place you are not willing to try.

Mrs. Hilongos believes in the law of attraction that says if one thinks he can then he will. She then elaborated that hardships are just on the first step and after the obstacles, one will be amazed at the journey and of how one survived the big rocks along the way. Everything that one work hard for will be worth it in the end.

We don’t know what’s at stake for us, why wait when you can have it now.

Sometimes, things will never come if one will never take the track at some point in life. Edwina encourages every individual to start the hunt now, explore for possibilities that might be helpful in one’s journey. One may not have all the time in the world, every minute counts.

It is best to invest right now.

Edwina explained that the competition is still tight and there is still a lot of low-priced housing today than there will be in the future. “We should always remember that investing in a house and lot is more practical knowing the value of the house and lot gets higher every now and then compared to other investments such as cars and gadgets. Also, it is way better than those apartments for rent,” said Edwina.

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