Deciding that you want to rent a condo is the easy part. The problem might show up, once you start to realize that there’s a lot to consider before finding the right fit. This task can be daunting, and it’s easy to get caught up in the details. Many buyers or tenants leave this to an expert. Instead of finding the best condo for them, they try to find the right broker instead. While help from an expert is necessary for finding your new place, it’s also necessary for you to have a guide of what to consider along the process. One of the most common things to consider is the location, and this is very important as this will serve as the environment where you and your family will spend most of your time. You want this to be a wonderful experience.

Choosing the right location to rent a condo comes with numerous details. Especially if you’re not only considering yourself but also your family including parents or kids. Your broker should be able to show you the pros and cons of a potential choice, but for you to know you got the right one, take a quick look at this guide and make sure you won’t miss a thing.

 

What’s Within Your Reach

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You want to get the best convenience possible. Strategize, plan, and map out your possible routines and identify necessities before making a deal. See to it there are grocery stores, hospitals, or schools if you have kids. And don’t forget about shopping centers. Condo for rent in major cities will make this less hassle for you and most can offer great experience without leaving your area. Fitness gyms, sports facilities, and even activity areas are just some amenities you can find.

 

Safety First

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Safety is one thing you shouldn’t miss in your condo search. This is the place where you’ll come home to after a long day and once you’re in the area, you should feel safe with your surroundings. Check the security system and protocols of the condominium. Also do this with the areas nearby. The best way for you to start is to check the crime rates and history of the place with the nearest police station. A quick way to identify if a place is safe is by checking the lighting at night and observing vandalism. You don’t want to trade in your good night sleep with worries.

 

Nose-Friendly Zone

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Take a quick walk in the areas nearby, observe the condominium, and know more about their trash collection system. Also check if the water drains away from the building, as stated by Katherine J. Reuter, a Family and Economics Educator from University of Illinois Extension. This can prevent unpleasant smell in the surroundings, and keep it from ruining the ambiance. There are things that you cannot see but can greatly affect your living. Cleanliness is a sign of a well maintained property and a responsible community. When choosing a place to rent, a Nose Friendly Zone is must.

 

No to Hazard-Prone Areas

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Listening to your local news, and hearing about floods, earthquakes and other calamities, you should also consider living in an area where there’s less risk. You don’t want to be stranded in your flat because of the flood right outside your building or in all the possible routes that you can take from there. Also, earthquake poses a threat and should be taken seriously. This is a no-brainer if you’re considering renting a condo in the Philippines. However, it pays to know what the government is doing about the situation. In Metro Manila and surrounding areas, a Flood Management Master Plan was already laid out according to the Department of Public Works and Highways’ report.

 

Love Your Neighbors

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Community plays a big role in making your decision. You wouldn’t want to stay with people you just can’t stand. Of course, you wouldn’t be able to identify this completely without staying there for a while. But key factors to consider with condo rentals are the Homeowners Association and the interaction between people in and out of your building. You might be looking at the right place if you know the HOA (Homeowners Association) is active when it comes to meetings and gatherings. This only shows that they are serious in making your area a better place to live in. Also, if you can hear a lot of people greeting each other or exchanging few words, that’s a sign of a friendly neighbourhood.

 

A Breathe of Fresh Air

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If you’re looking for a condo for rent in major cities, chances are, you would be surrounded by tall buildings and inhaling polluted air. Put nature into consideration and look for condominiums with a lot of green fixtures. An open space with a small garden should be a good indicator. Aside from looking inside the building, gaze outside and look for trees. You wouldn’t be living in a mountain but that shouldn’t mean you need to live in ghost town.

 

A Place Your Eyes Would Love

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Nothing beats the sun touching your skin when you wake up in the morning or the beautiful sunset late in the afternoon. You wouldn’t want to miss this part of the list when choosing the place to spend most of your free time. A gorgeous scenery will energize your mornings and will help take away the stress brought to you by a very productive and busy day.

 

You want to make your stay worthwhile, and have a wonderful experience. A good planning and a guideline will help you achieve your dream lifestyle without having to worry about what the big move will bring you. Knowing that you chose your place for yourself, gives you all the bragging rights for what you will call your home.