Anywhere you look there are high residential complexes being built. All of them promise to give you the best condo living experience. And maybe they would. But don’t let yourself be swayed that easily. Looking for a home to rent or own is not something you decide on a whim. Identify the condo features that you need to keep an eye out for, especially those that have a direct effect on the way you live. Pay attention to the finishes and materials used, functionality of the space, standard amenities, and other privileges.

When scouting for the best condos or rent-to-own properties reassess your lifestyle and decide on which ones best cater to your needs. Reassess your priorities, too. Are you willing to give up world-class amenities in exchange for a budget-friendly condo? Don’t you mind paying higher for a condo within walking distance to your workplace?

Have a look at the best upcoming condos for rent that are sure to give you exactly what you need.

Verdon Parc: Nature’s Panorama in Davao City

nature's panorama in Davao

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There is a renewed interest in Davao City these days. In the run-up to the elections, developments in the city of the presidential race frontrunner were put in the spotlight and people in other key cities felt a strong liking to how some things are done differently there.

Another addition to Davao’s cupboard is Verdon Parc, a residential development of DMCI. Located at the heart of the city in Ecoland Drive, this three-hectare property is composed of four mid-rise and high-rise buildings that promote the exclusivity of cosmopolitan living in a resort-inspired community. A full one hectare is dedicated to common amenities.

The four buildings—Martel, Belvedere, Trevans, and Maurin will be surrounded by generous open spaces and lush greens, giving residents a feel of nature’s panorama right at their doorstep. It will feature a palm promenade lined with trees perfect for a leisurely walk. It will also have a sky garden for a scenic view of the city.

A trademark of DMCI developments, Verdon Parc buildings will also have landscaped atriums to allow natural air and light to get through.

Verawood Residences: Coming home to a vacation

coming home to a vacation

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The only modern Polynesian-inspired development in Acacia Estates in Taguig, Verawood Residences features simple lines, white walls, wood and stone accents, and steep-peak roofs. It also borrows Hawaiian and Polynesian resort-elements to integrate the community with the outdoors.

The property is composed of seven mid-rise buildings. The first five—Wisteria, Marsala, Peridot, Canary, and Aqua—have been turned over in 2015 and first two quarters of 2016. The remaining two buildings—Flamingo and Lime—will be turned over on September and December this year. If you are looking for a list of the best renting options, Verawood should certainly make the cut.

Multi-activity pools and expansive water features are the highlight of the community’s ground-level amenities that encourage family bonding and relaxation. An open lawn and picnic grove also make it easier for parents to reconnect their kids with the outdoors. There’s also a jogging trail perfect for that early or late-night run.

Zinnia Towers: Your refuge along EDSA

your refuge along EDSA

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So you think EDSA doesn’t have a good side? Well, think again. The good side is the 1.9-hectare community along Balintawak called Zinnia Towers. This two-tower resort-inspired community dedicated 70% of the land area to amenities and open spaces, harmonizing nature and structure.

The pool, tree court, and koi pond integrate nature with city living. It is perfect for small families that want to upgrade their lifestyle and aspire to live in a community that is easily accessible and comfortable. Play areas and garden trails make the place conducive for rearing children, while the roof deck gardens and other podium amenities allow busy parents to relax after a tiring day at work.

Levina Place: Refreshing Enclave in Pasig City

refreshing enclave in Pasig

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This three-tower mid-rise community in Pasig City provides a balance of city living and resort ambiance. Inspired by the Asian boutique concept, Levina Place infuses tropical landscapes in the masterfully-planned community. The refreshing water features and pocket courtyards are perfect Zen areas that Asian architecture and design are famous for.

It is also perfect for a growing family because it gives renters or homeowners flexibility in terms of space and unit configurations in a medium-density living environment. The community is relaxed and calm, but at the same time equipped with invigorating recreational amenities that will appeal to active individuals.

Outlook Ridge Residences: Wake up to the scent of pine trees in Baguio

scent of pine trees

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The latest leisure residential development of DMCI, Outlook Ridge Residences in Baguio City, lets residents explore the rich culture and heritage of the country’s summer capital. It brings to life the scenic home setting you’ve always dreamed of.

Baguio is a favorite destination of people who want to commune with nature, get a break from the sweltering heat in the metro, and reconnect with family. In Outlook Ridge, you can now call Baguio not just your favorite vacation destination, but your home.

The community is strategically located along De Los Reyes Street in Outlook Drive and within a short distance to the famous tourist destinations in Baguio. You want to ride a horse? Just walk a few minutes to Wright Park.

Outlook Ridge Residences also has all the amenities you’ll ever need. It features a coffee shop with al fresco dining perfect for those chilly nights. There’s also a fire pit for when the weather gets really cold and a sauna if you just need to sweat it out.

When it comes to a home, never settle and never compromise comfort and convenience. There are a lot of condo communities opening soon that perfectly caters to the way you deserve to live. Keep an eye out for these world-class developments and enjoy condo living at its finest.