(CONDO) Young professionals soar high with Amaia Skies
Under normal circumstances, it would seem highly unlikely that a young professional could afford to purchase his own home. Believe it or not, however, Amaia Land has just turned the improbable into a probability. In fact, at the recent grand turnover event of Amaia Skies Cubao , most of the new homeowners were professionals in their 20’s, who claimed that Amaia Land made buying units in the condominium easy and convenient.
Two such young professionals, Camille Naredo, 25, and Suzette Cabase, 26, received the keys to their new abodes last November 19, disputing the common notion that millennials are more inclined to party, travel, and shop for expensive gadgets than invest in worthwhile ventures.
The contemporary lobby at Amaia Skies Cubao is the perfect place for homeowners to relax after a full day.
The young women aver that Amaia Skies Cubao’s location and affordability were what ultimately drove them to buy their units in the recently completed project.
Naredo, a sports editor for a major television network, recalls how she used to travel for one hour, going through eleven train stops on the congested Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to reach her office. Thus, when a realtor friend of her mother offered a pre-selling unit in Amaia Skies Cubao, she had no second thoughts about saying yes.
Camille Naredo, a sports editor for a major television network, excitedly accepts her new Amaia home, now conveniently close to her workplace.
“I took the opportunity of acquiring my own home out of necessity. The commute was killing me,” Naredo relates. “The costs of the commute were not an issue; it was the stress of riding nearly the full length of the MRT that got to me every day.”
Naredo explains that she used to stay in her grandmother’s two-bedroom house in Pasay, which is spacious and comfortable. But the location was not ideal for her since her office is in Quezon City.
“The daily trips took their toll on me. Hindi ko na talaga kinaya,” Naredo laments.
Now happily settling down in her new digs, Naredo hopes that her new Amaia home would bring positive changes in her life. “The proximity to Araneta Coliseum, where majority of the games are played, is a big help. First of all, the games usually finish at night. Now, I can just walk home after my coverage is done,” she says.
“I can finally do more with my time, too,” she adds with a smile.
On affordability, Naredo asserts that the payment method soon became easy after careful planning. “After some time I realized the upside far outweighed what little adjustments I had to make.”
Meanwhile, Cabase, an accounting supervisor and a new mother, also says the hassle of commuting between San Mateo, Rizal, and her workplace in Cubao made her decide to buy a unit in Amaia Skies Cubao.
“Since college, nagko-commute na ako. ‘Yung biyahe ko, sobrang haba, tapos mahirap ding sumakay. Naisip kong walking distance lang itong Amaia sa work ko,” she says.
Cabase was also delighted to note that spending less time on the road would give her more time for herself and her child.
“I chose Amaia Skies because of the convenience,” she states. No longer compelled to take long trips through horrendous traffic, she likewise feels that she has more energy to do other things.
Both Naredo and Cabase think that purchasing an Amaia Skies unit will soon change their lifestyles for the better as the property is close to malls and other commercial establishments.
The affordability of Amaia Skies also encouraged the young women to go ahead and invest in a unit. “I chose bank financing as my payment scheme for this property, and I can say that it is easy on the pocket,” Cabase says.
She says, however, that what clinched the deal was the unit she chose in Amaia Skies—it is spacious, cleverly designed, and has innovative features.
When asked if they would recommend Amaia Skies to their friends and relatives, both gave a resounding yes. “It’s close to schools and major establishments, and it’s definitely more affordable than most properties,” Naredo quips. “It is also better than renting a place, wherein you keep on paying for something you don’t even own.”
Cabase excitedly adds, “Ang daming nagme-message sa ‘kin nu’ng nag-post ako na malapit na kami nag-move in. Ni-recommend ko talaga siya sa kanila kasi mura, maganda, at malapit sa lahat ng kailangan puntahan.”