Regardless of an individual’s taste in design, fashion or fine art, buying a house is probably the most important and expensive investments one will ever do in a lifetime. After all, buying your own place is far more sensible than lining the pockets of a landlord.
But before diving into the property game, there are several points a buyer needs to consider. What is your budget? What kind of community do you want to live in? What type of lifestyle do you lead? Where’s the best place to start a family? Helping buyers make sense of these questions is part of Stateland, Inc.’s thrust to provide their clients with the ‘dream’ house they rightfully deserve.
Gran Seville interior
Gran Seville Alegria house model
Within its 36-year-track-record in the real estate industry, Stateland has built more than 27 horizontal developments in Cavite, Laguna and Metro Manila. With each project the company focuses on well planned, flood-free communities with durable houses that last.
But according to Stateland president Reynaldo Cometa, what sets them apart from other property developers is the quality of service they provide.
“We’re very conscious about the needs of our buyers. We talk to them first. We show them our model units. Ask their preferred designs, their paying capacity, their kind of lifestyle, how big their family is, then we match their needs with the houses,” Cometa shares.
The service doesn’t stop when the houses are built. The thing about houses is it takes years before any defects show. To avoid any inconvenience, Stateland sticks with the conventional system of house construction and land development.
Gran Seville interiors
“As developers, we try to move towards more economical ways to construct the houses. We don’t rush it. We build house models that our people actually live in before showing them to buyers. That’s real market study. It’s something we’re very proud of and our sellers are very confident about it. Matitibay ang mga bahay namin,” maintains Grant Orbeta, first vice president for planning and production.
Washington Place interior
Stateland offers various types of housing projects in terms of architectural design. In Washington Place, the company’s flagship project in Dasmariñas, Cavite, is a modern contemporary style development with 1,701 units in 40 hectares. Gran Seville, located in Cabuyao, Laguna, is a Spanish-inspired project with 1,099 units in 21.6 hectares; while Chester Place, also in Dasmariñas, is a 9.6 hectare housing project with 496 units in an English-inspired design.
Stateland also has more upscale pocket townhouses developments in Metro Manila that go for P8 to 10 million per unit. However, 60 to 70 percent of their buyers are mid-income families, specifically Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
“OFWs really save up their hard-earned money to buy their own house. So for us, it’s important that we deliver houses to them they deserve. They can leave their families here in the Philippines and continue working abroad knowing that they are living in a durable house in a safe community,” says Delie Chua, first vice president for sales and marketing.
Washington Place interior
Meanwhile, Stateland’s various projects feature amenities such as a landscaped main entrance, 24/7 security personnel and a property manager on location. Property managers make sure maintenance concerns are taken care of. Other amenities include a clubhouse, parks, playgrounds, and basketball and tennis courts. Some projects will include a commercial phase with planned retail and dining facilities; while some will feature a strip mall and a school.
“We try to be as flexible as we can with our buyers. We have a number of house models but if they want to customize their house design, as long as we can and the house isn’t built yet, we try our best to accommodate. It’s their house after all. We want them to feel that we value their comfort. Even in terms of payment, we can tweak the payment terms to suit their needs,” Cometa ends.
(article originally published on Manila Bulletin Lifestyle section by Jackie Oiga)