If you have a chance to choose, would you consider living in a subdivision in row house or buy your own lot and build a house?

Philippines
August 6, 2016 10:37pm CST
For me, I consider buying my own lot and build a house. The reason is, I will get a chance to design how my house will look like and be able to arrange its interior based on my preference. I will also be able to put fence the way how I want it to look like. Unlike living in a subdivision there are lots of limitations. There are even subdivisions that would not allow you to put a fence around your yard. You need also to pay for monthly dues. That's been my opinion. How about you?
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13 responses
@toniganzon (41123)
• Philippines
7 Aug 16
I have bought a lot in a subdivision owned by Ayala Land and I can't wait to build my dream house there soon. Yes, we have to pay monthly dues, and we have to observe some deed of restrictions. However, I would rather pay monthly dues and be safe in a subdivision than live somewhere else where my family and my house could be endanger of robbery.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
That's nice to hear from you. That's right either way, our priority is safety.
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@ida123 (6283)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Aug 16
I also prefer to buy my own lot and build my own house with a fence so that bad elements can't penetrate immediately to our own dwellings.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
Right, there arr row houses that will give you an option to have your own gate but then you will not have enough space.
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@AkoPinay (10826)
• Philippines
11 Oct
Just like you I want my own lot too but it would be impossible in Manila I want to have a big farm/garden near the beach.
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• Philippines
11 Oct
That's nice to hear . Hoping soon
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@AkoPinay (10826)
• Philippines
11 Oct
@eliza_godinez12 I grew up and live by the beach but I do not own it.
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• Philippines
11 Oct
@AkoPinay nice photo. .no worries time will come you will own that someday.
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@Susan2015 (18665)
• United States
7 Aug 16
And in a sub division, most require you get get a permit to do many things too.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
Yes. So true.
• Guernsey
7 Aug 16
For me it will be more fun and happiness buying my own like you. But for reality I'll go with what is less expensive
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
Yes, we're still looking for that such thing which we think we can spend less and save more.
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Aug 16
I would want my own lot to build my house too.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
Nice to hear that side from you. Thanks
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Aug 16
I live in my own farm now. I use to live in a condo in the city but I am so tired of a fast paced life. Now I am homesteading. No more office jobs for me.
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@ebanreb (4747)
• Philippines
12 Oct
i prefer owning a lot and build a house on it. I will design my own dream house
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• Philippines
12 Oct
Same here. Thanks
@ebanreb (4747)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@eliza_godinez12 my pleasure
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• Philippines
12 Oct
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@kepweng (6349)
8 Dec
in want to live in farms and rural area and if i have a chance in mars
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• Philippines
8 Dec
I love to live in place far from cities, too.
@lokisdad (4307)
• United States
14 Oct
There are many places that have restrictions. Bigger population more comforts and also restrictions. I suppose it is all a matter of preference. We have a land deal package its not designed by us but it has everything we wanted so its a nice compromise.
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• Philippines
14 Oct
That's so right.
@dgobucks226 (6718)
11 Oct
I have my own home now. Lot's of yard work and fixing all the time is no fun. Now, I would rather downsize and buy a townhome. Let someone else do the maintenance. Oh yes, it would have to be no further than 20 minutes to the beach, ha.
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• Philippines
12 Oct
That's for sharing with us your thoughts.
@JustBhem (22506)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Aug 16
I also want to have or own a lot and build my dream house on it. Hopefully someday.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
Really nice to build our own house friend. Hopefully. Thanks
@acelawrites (10750)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
You are right; you can have more freedom if you will buy your own lot then build a house; but if it is in a village or subdivision, you still have to follow some restrictions and pay the monthly dues for security.
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