Condo for Rent Manila

Sunday, March 15, 2009 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

I was looking for a good condo unit in Manila not so many years ago. I was lucky then; it seemed that God reserved my condo unit for me before I moved in. However, I don’t want to rely solely on luck when looking for a good condo unit. I learned early on that there are a few things you should look for in a condo unit.

But what do you look for in a condo unit if you want to rent one? After all, living alone in the city can be tricky. I got mugged right in front of my former dorm, witnessed three muggings outside my window, and saw someone’s cellphone get snatched twice during the commute!

What to look for in a Condo Unit

If you want to know what to look for in a condominium unit in Manila, pay careful attention to the pointers I’m about to share with you. I have moved about five times in and out of condominium units all over Manila.

condo friends

As chance would have it, I made friends with a handful of people living in the same condo as I was. They came from the same province as I did, which was why transition – and moving all the heavy stuff – became quite easy. But even if you don’t make friends with your neighbors, here’s what you should look for in a condo unit.

  • Make sure your condo unit has a good water supply. Is water supply okay in that condo unit, or is it not strong enough for comfortable and clean living? Does the toilet flush too slowly for it to be of any use? Do you constantly have to collect water just so you get enough water? Water is something you use every single day, so make sure water supply in your condo unit is adequate.
  • Find out where the sun rises. No, this has nothing to do with feng shui; it’s just good sense to find out if you get hit by the sun as it sets, since this means your room is going to be quite warm. And imagine the glare you will get in the afternoon. Do you want to close the windows every after lunch? Go for rooms with windows that face any other direction other than west.
  • Find a condo unit that is close to public transportation. Knowing what to look for in a condo unit means knowing that safety is very important – and walking a far distance at night because your condo unit is a few blocks away from the main road is going to get you mugged, stabbed, or raped.
  • Your condo unit should be nearby a 24-hour convenience store. If you are looking for a condo unit in Manila, you are bound to be hungry or in need of some other supplies in the middle of the night. Having a convenience store that’s open 24 hours will save you the trouble.

Moving into a new condo unit in ManilaI was lucky to have found friends in the condo where I lived. I could buy food from the 24-hour store without fearing for my life, thanks to them. My friends from my old condominium helped me move my heavy stuff. Thanks, guys! We look a little sweaty in the elevator after having lifted heavy cabinets, tables, books, and what-not. I have successfully moved to a new condo unit for rent in Manila! Two rooms, nice view, a cafe right downstairs – perfect!

But this is not the first – or the last – time that I’ve ever moved into a new condo unit. Looking for a condo unit in Manila is tricky, but I seem to be pretty lucky at finding good ones. I hope you find a great condo unit after the tips I gave you. Now that you know what to look for in condo units in Manila, you are much closer to finding a great home. You might also want to know about my newest condo unit and the horror story that I experienced there.

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.