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Top Benefits of Living in Townhouses

We all have our dream house. Even if it’s not your current priority, it’s undeniable how you wish to live in a place that can offer you the ideal environment for relaxing after work, spending time with your family and more.

With the drastic boom of the real estate business, it’s no longer a surprise to see towering condominiums being built in the city, offering room spaces for anyone interested. For those who want the convenience of city life but want to settle for a more affordable and community-driven setup of living, then townhouses are great options.

Here are benefits you can enjoy when getting one.

You’re literally a landowner.

Once you purchase a townhouse, you practically own the space as well as the land where the unit stands. Compared to condominiums that only allows you to own the airspace inside, buying a townhouse unit makes the space your own. It’s under your name.

You have access to common amenities in the area, but don’t necessarily have to worry about maintenance.

Townhouses have already evolved through the years. If before they are characterized by a simple community pool or garden, now facility enhancements have been astounding. Wide spaces like a tennis court, gym and even a vacant lawn for all residents to enjoy is present. As a resident of the townhouse, you are always free to access these facilities.

Best thing is, you don’t have to worry much about maintaining the great looks of the place, which you could participate if you want, by the way. The Homeowners Association will take care of it in your behalf.

It’s more affordable than free-standing homes

If you look around your locality, you will realize that there are actually lots of residential options you can choose from. The choices could vary from apartments, condo units, single-standing houses and more. If you compare the price of a house and lot with that of a townhouse, you’ll see a significant difference in the cost.

The former is way more expensive. If you’re looking for best-value properties within the city, then finding available slots like townhouse in Manila for sale is a good choice.

It makes socializing with neighbors easier as you’re all living in a connected property.

There’s no need to walk a couple of blocks just to say ‘hi’ to a new resident. One of the basic characteristics of townhouses is their wall to wall structure. Meaning, one unit is attached to the next and onto the next. The partition wall, of course, differ in quality. But given that you choose a quality townhouse, you don’t have to worry much about hearing the noise coming from the other side.

With residents living closer to each other, it becomes easier for you to communicate with others, hear about the recent news in your community and join activities with a group.

You have direct control on how you wish to design your interior

The homeowners association might be in-charged of keeping the order outside your unit, but you’re in direct control of your place’s interior. You are free to add furniture, do some rearranging and even remodel certain areas in your unit.

Of course, if you plan to repair something, it would be best to inform the other residents near you in case they might be slightly disrupted by the process.

You feel safer.

Lastly, the closeness between the residents gives off this feeling of more safety. You can look out for your neighbor and vice-versa. When something out of place occurs in one unit, you could easily call on your closest neighbor to check it out.

Compared to the more individualistic setup of homes and condo units, townhouses pride itself for nurturing the spirit of community among the occupants.


Your home matters because it gives you the perfect ambiance to wind off after a full day’s worth of work. Choose a place that does not only let you enjoy solitude but also keeps you coordinated with the people around you!

Ayala-led IMI doubles 2013 net profit to $10.5M

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MANILA, Philippines — The Ayala-led Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) nearly doubled its net profit in 2013 to $10.5 million, as strong business expansion in Europe and the Philippines allowed the company to defy the global downturn in the global electronics outsourcing industry.

IMI, a leading worldwide provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and test services, grew its net profit in 2013 on the back of a 12.6-percent growth in revenues to $745 million. Comparative net profit in 2012 was at $5.6 million.

“Our diversification strategy has afforded us extensive global footprint, amplified technical capabilities, and wide-ranging customers, so that despite several challenges we realized higher revenues with corresponding profitability,” IMI president and chief executive officer Arthur Tan said in a press statement on Thursday.

IMI grew its income and margins despite subdued global economic growth in 2013. As such, it outperformed the decline in worldwide electronic equipment production and global electronics outsourcing industry.

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