Over 7 years ago, when my family and I had no choice but to move from our old house where we lived almost all our lives to our current home here in Malabon, I admit, I couldn’t accept the fact that we’re going to be living in an area where even the slightest hint of rain can result to flooded streets. But, we had no choice back then because we needed to somehow brush off all the negativity and misfortunes we have experienced at our old house in Navotas and move on with our lives.
We were supposed to move to a new house in Bulacan, but because of misleading information and empty promises by the real estate agent we were dealing with, we had no other option. Either move here to Malabon or worry about monthly rentals at an apartment somewhere. Even with the money we had from the sale of our old home, and some from our mom’s loans, in the long run, it won’t be practical for us to rent. And, so, we bought this house in Malabon.
After years of dealing with the flood situation here, especially following that horrific experience during Typhoon Pedring, I am honestly convinced that I don’t want to live here all my life. I cannot live here forever. That’s why I’m determined to start planning now, particularly with my finances. I’m leaning towards buying a condominium within the Metro and possibly share it with my brother. Not sure what I’d do yet, but I hope I can get my important documents and finances ready by the time I finally decide to move out. I might need a housing loan for that.
If you’ve got plans like mine, you might want to check more home loan information to know what financial help / assistance is available to you. I might need someone with a better grasp of how to address concerns like this. I’ll keep you posted on this. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, I’d love to hear it! 🙂