What To Do With Your Land Before House Construction

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Some people think that buying a house is as easy as 1-2-3, that after a buying a land, there’s only the matter of construction left. Well, that is only the simplified version of it. In truth, there are plenty of things that need to be done before you begin constructing a house, or any building for that matter. Here are just some of them.


Not all lands are physically the same. Lands vary in terms of elevation, slope and, to a certain extent, even composition. This is why it is very important to have the land surveyed first before you even lay the first brick in your home’s foundation. In fact, you can do this earlier by surveying any land for sale in the Philippines that you are interested in buying.

On the other hand, although the usual framework of a house is built on flat ground, some people take the time to design a less obtrusive structure and opt to build around and incorporate the surroundings instead of flattening it all out. In these cases, surveying becomes an even more critical step before construction.

Geological investigation

The country is prone to earthquakes and floods, so the place where you plan on building a house should be stable enough to withstand any or both calamities. This is where geological investigation comes in. Even if you are buying a house for sale in the Philippines instead of land, it is important that you go through this investigation.

Geologists have the right set of skills to tell whether your piece of land is more prone to such disasters compared to others. And it would be wise to heed whatever advice they might give. Otherwise, you would end up all covered in mud, drenched with floodwater, or swallowed whole by subsiding soil.

Plan for extra provisions

A fully constructed house is not something you can easily dismantle or move to one side whenever you think of adding something new to your lot. So it is very important to plan ahead and plan for extra provisions before you begin constructing your house. It is always good to leave some room for future extensions, improvements, and renovations even if it is not in your immediate plans.

Things such as pipework, electricals, drainages, and such will require some expensive re-construction if you do not plan for them early. You will save a lot of money, time, and effort, if and when you are ready to do additional work on the house.


Tips For Cleaning Your Condo

Living in a condo in the Philippines has become popular in the past few years. While some of those who live in a condo unit are actual owners of the unit, there are lots of people who are just renting the condo unit that they live in. Whether you are the owner or the renter of the condo unit you are living in, it is very important to know how to maintain and clean your unit. Below are some cleaning tips to help you.

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  • Pack away after using. Since most Philippine condo units are very small, it is very important to know how to reduce the clutter that can easily make your unit look disorderly. No matter where you are in the condo unit and no matter what it is you’re doing, make sure to pack away right after using anything. Get a lot of creative storage solutions where you can put your things quickly. By packing away immediately after using anything, the clutter that needs to be put away will not pile up into unmanageable levels. Packing away becomes even more important at nights. Make sure that your condo is organized and clean before going to bed so that a clean condo unit will welcome you when you wake up in the morning.
  • Use the right cleaning tools. Different cleaning tools have different functions. Even if it may be tempting to use alternatives, the best way to clean something is to use the right cleaning tool specifically designed for it. This also applies to cleaning products such as solutions.
  • Set a schedule. It is good to set a schedule when you will regularly do the cleaning. Once you have set it in your calendar then it will be easier for you to remember. Make your cleaning a routine and do not compromise it for anything else.
  • Make it fun. If you have kids then you know that they can either be a hindrance or a help in getting your groove in cleaning your condo. Try to make it bearable by offering to let your child help out. Although it will not be a permanent schedule, keep in mind that letting your child help means that it will be faster and better. Chances are, you will have to redo some of the things that you d did. Just make it fun for the kids .